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Keeping your candidates preferences in mind

Companies who are putting the candidate experience at the heart of their recruitment strategy, are best positioned to gain a competitive edge over their competitors. But what does the modern candidate want? Here are three important pointers to keep in mind when designing a candidate-friendly application…


Added by Niddia Paauwe on March 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Does Video Interviewing Encourages Discrimination?

There used to be speculation about video interviewing encouraging discrimination. Some were worried that seeing candidates face-to-face earlier on in…


Added by Julie Salerno on February 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A Questionable Post: Why We Suck At Interviewing

If you want interviewing advice, there’s literally millions of options out there, and more or less, most of them say exactly the same stuff, such as “Research the company, prepare questions to ask, show up 10 minutes early, make eye contact,” you get the…


Added by Matt Charney on February 4, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

UGH! The dreaded question: What do you like to do in your spare time?


No, this is not an illegal question nor is it meant to be discriminatory.  Mostly, the interviewer is trying to find out if you have common interests or something that can always be common ground between the two of you.  It is also a way for the interviewer to gage your personality and possible contributions you could make.

Give specific answers and paint a picture much like you would with any other question you are being asked during the process.  Explain why…


Added by Susan Silver Gotham on December 17, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Redefine Your Recruitment and Social Media Strategies

Rich Peterson stated, Using, non-traditional recruiting media,” is also a chance for you to convey something about your corporate culture and job opportunities to jobseekers.

1.) Signatures: Ask all of your employees, companywide, to put a footer in their e-mails reminding people that their, “company is hiring.” A signature can say "Note: we're hiring Star Developers, Energized Sales Managers and Effective Digital…


Added by Richard Peterson on November 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Professional Instinct: When It's OK To Go With The Good Feeling You Have About That Candidate

You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find…


Added by Amy McDonald on August 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Professional Instinct: When It's OK To Go With The Good Feeling You Have About That Candidate

You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find the best candidate for the position. First and foremost you…


Added by Amy McDonald on August 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Video Interviewing is here to Stay

small__4812251385 Video interviewing hit the sourcing and hiring scene with a bang. Tech tools that are actually relevant, useful and cost effective tend to do that. Video interviewing has made a big name for itself in the HR and recruiting space. When tools like this come along that save so much time and money, with little investment and training needed, professionals will grab on tight.

According to a PGI infographic, in the last two years, the use of …


Added by Angela Yu on August 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

"Are You Pregnant?" and Other Questions You Can't Ask a Candidate

As a job recruiter or headhunter, you have one goal: fill an open position with the best possible candidate. To do so, you want to ask the right questions and get the right information to make an informed decision. However, certain laws -- including the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 -- mean you have to…


Added by Kelsey Castle on August 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Embarrassment To The Profession

Yesterday was a sad day for the baseball profession. 13 major league professionals were handed suspensions for steroid use. I think a better use of words rather than sad, would be embarrassing.  This is not the first time we have seen this happen and it certainly won't be the last.  The names are astounding.  Alex…


Added by Will Thomson on August 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Attract Interns with Video Interviewing

It's summer, and interns are a commodity hot on HR's mind. Internships can do wonders for any business' employer brand. The type of community outreach that cultivates young talent and gives them a foot in the door says a lot about a company. When an internship program offers the intern applicable tools and skills, it…


Added by Angela Yu on July 2, 2013 at 11:54am — 3 Comments

The REKRUTR Vault :

Critical to any recruiter’s career, is the ability to find and maintain relationships with exceptional passive talent. According to one LinkedIn report, only 21% of the world’s workforce considers themselves an active candidate. The other 79% are passive candidates. These so-called passive candidates are where you will build your core network.…


Added by Amy McDonald on June 4, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Does Time of Day Affect Your Job Interview Success?

Job interviews are already stressful enough as it is. Now we're hearing that the time of day you take your interview can affect your chances of being accepted for the next step! In fact, there are even studies that say the day of the week matters.

Whatever is a jobseeker to do? Let's dissect these new findings and then figure out some super stealth ways to ensure your interview goes well, no matter WHEN it is.

Afternoon Interviews Are At a Disadvantage

According to a…


Added by Angela Yu on March 22, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

Some Things are Worth Repeating

A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true. 

Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:

  1. There is the obvious "courting" that occurs in both dating and recruiting, with recruiters often serving the role of "Match Maker" between candidates and companies
  2. Dating and…

Added by Katie Bauer on October 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

Interviewing 101!!

Interviewing 101!!

Over the last 2-3 months I have been hit up about interviewing. Different interviewing styles, questions, setup etc. I remembered a set of posting I did a little over 2 years ago about this subject, and figured it was time to bring them back So here you go the first in a multi-part set of posts on interviewing. Keep in mind these are not in any order.

Conducting the Interview!!

During the interview your goal is to…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 1, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Hiring Managers Say The Craziest Things – Okay, Everything!

Since 1981, I have worked with over 3000 hiring managers across the United States.  Most of whom have never been trained how to interview.  If they haven’t been taught how to interview, they certainly have not been taught how to select the best fit.  Therefore, they bring their own unique interview techniques and questions to the interview party.  Of course, the candidates bring their own special treats to the interviewing party; and I will share some of those also.




Added by Bill Humbert on April 27, 2012 at 4:42pm — 1 Comment

How to ask questions to determine a candidates Integrity & Honesty!!

Recently I came across a series of postings form a staffing professional, about how to determine the honesty and integrity of candidate. I realized I had blogged about that some time ago and directed this person to that post. She emailed me liking what I wrote and asked me to repost it so it would be easier to find, so here it is. Realize that the questions below are all behaviorally based however if you use the BTOS method you can turn these 9 questions into many many more. If you ar enot…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 16, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Do You Confuse “Sourcing” with “Recruiting?”

“I recruit using Dice.” “I recruit using social media.”  “I recruit using LinkedIn.”  “What is the best job board to recruit Sales (or IT or Marketing or Finance, etc) candidates?”  These are all questions I have seen repeatedly in recruitment Yahoo! Groups or in LinkedIn Groups.


It appears that many companies confuse sourcing with recruiting, possibly since many sourcing tools try to sell themselves as recruiting tools.  While sourcing is certainly important, it is the third…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 20, 2012 at 7:01pm — 5 Comments

Critical Corporate Interviewing Improves Retention

When a trusted employee is promoted into management, generally what is their first task?   Replace themselves.  How do they interview candidates for their replacement?  Go to HR and ask for a list of acceptable questions to ask.  If they are lucky, HR has a list of “approved questions.”  Are the questions targeting the skills required to be successful in the position?  Generally not, they are simply acceptable interview questions.  Do those questions include, “If you were an animal, what…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 13, 2012 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Interview Horrors, Just in Time for Halloween

Every seasoned recruiter has experienced a nightmarish interview, so in honor of Halloween, here’s a collection of ghoulish tales from around the Internet. Enjoy!

Added by Terry Starr on November 4, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

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