All Blog Posts Tagged 'Interviewing' (83)

Why You Need to Stop Hiring with Cookie Cutter Competencies

This post is inspired by a chance meeting with a fellow HR practitioner and the conversation that followed.

 It was a few Tuesdays ago, 10.30am. I was sitting in my favourite coffee shop, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and their not free, but delicious nonetheless, coffee.



Added by Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon on June 28, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

25 Unexpected Questions to Help You Interview for Rare Value

Still need convincing to break some rules and shake up your interview questions?

Here’s why you should.

Unicorns and Purple Squirrels…


Added by Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon on May 20, 2016 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Character, Competency, Chemistry

Interviewing for the sustainable hire 

I’ve had a number of conversations this month with hiring managers who feel like their interviewing techniques aren’t getting the desired results.  One CEO in particular said, “We aren’t doing…


Added by Kimberly Lucas on April 15, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Everything's an Interview

Parents just don’t understand.

This is more than a song by Will Smith, a.k.a. Fresh Prince, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.  This is reality for many people in various walks of life.  Especially if you’re in a relationship, and you meet the…


Added by Anthony E. Gyamfi on March 30, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Can’t Always Trust Expert Advice

As a Boomer I shouldn’t admit this, but I like reading The Daily Muse and the Savvy Intern. While this…


Added by Steve Levy on November 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Employee Engagement Is All About Recruiting

[thnks to Scott Adams for being so astute about HR issues & for the use of his intellectual property]

Dilbert on Engagement

My thesis is that most have no idea what is meant by employee engagement:

That employee engagement isn’t something that company leaders can inspire just by being leaders.

That engagement is not an HR initiative…


Added by Steve Levy on November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Interviewing Techniques that Pique Millennials’ Interest

Millennial unemployment is higher than the rest of the out-of-work population. Of the 6.2% of the American population that is unemployed, 40% of them are Millennials.…


Added by Julie Salerno on September 5, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

WWBD: What Would Buffett Do?

You don’t get to perch yourself on a park bench and eat ice cream with the likes of Paul McCartney by wingin’ it. Most employers don’t start a company because they’re good at doing the books, hiring or leading a team. People start companies because they’re passionate about a…


Added by Raj Sheth on August 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your…


Added by Julie Salerno on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Had An Amazing Interview? Don't Ruin Your Chances By Making These Mistakes

One of my best friends is in the interviewing process with several hospitals seeking a new nursing position. While…

Added by Emily Davis on August 12, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

6 Sheep to Count Before the Interview of Your Dreams

The perfect interview… a dream come true. For a recruiter or hiring manager there is almost no better feeling than a perfect interview with a dream candidate. Unfortunately, the hiring manager can’t really control the quality of the candidate. You can, however, control the quality of the interview. First, actually take the time to read the…


Added by Julie Salerno on July 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

4 Reasons to Serve Your Company with Video Interviewing

Video interviewing does more for your company than reducing costs. While it is a great alternative to traditional interviewing, it doesn’t sacrifice any of the qualities of the face-to-face experience. Rather, it transitions it to eye-to-eye. The camera focuses on a candidate’s (and the interviewer’s) face and gives insight into whether there is interest in the position. With…


Added by Julie Salerno on June 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

8 Ways Video Interviewing Can Slash Recruiting Costs

2/3 of HR and recruiting pros are already turning to video interviewing and screening because of their established return on investment. However, not everyone knows just how many areas of recruiting costs can be drastically reduced by implementing video…


Added by Julie Salerno on June 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

4 Reasons You Should Dive in to Video Interviewing

People thrive on stability and predictability. So when a recruiter suggests video interviewing as an alternative to the traditional, the hiring manager may panic. Unfortunately, many hiring managers aren’t aware of the reasons they should use video interviewing. The cost-effective method of deepening the talent pool provides consistency and…


Added by Julie Salerno on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

5 Tips for a Successful Interview

Getting a job in today’s market can be very difficult. As a recruiter people are always coming up to me and telling me their horror stories of how they are out of work, can’t get an interview or aren't being made offers. I sympathize with them because I know how hard it can be. If I post a position I am being flooded with resumes.…


Added by Chadd Balbi on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Be Prepared To Face (Any) Animal

This week I made my debut appearance on The Recruiting Animal show.  For anyone that doesn’t know this show, compare this to getting the opportunity to meet with the best client you could ever ask for with the reputation of being a lot like the Wizard…


Added by Amy McDonald on May 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

8 On-Camera Tips for The Best Video Interview Possible

Whether you’re the interviewer or the interviewee, on-camera time doesn’t come naturally to most of us. There are very few Shirley Temples in the world that seem to have been born to be in front of a camera. The rest of us need a little help. Here are some pointers for bringing your A-game to the interview, regardless of which side of the camera you’re on.

Sit Up…


Added by Julie Salerno on May 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

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