Almost exactly one year ago, my husband and I adopted our little fur baby from the local animal shelter. We both grew up with pets, but this was our first (and only child) together as a couple. Our sweet guy, Hurley, immediately became a part of our family and dramatically influenced our official new lifestyle as doggie people.
As his one year adoption anniversary approached, I wanted to come up with a way to celebrate how much love and enjoyment he has brought our…Continue
In the 21st century, with growing awareness of the importance of staying fit and healthy, fitness freaks have no dearth of opportunities or careers. Be it personal training, counselling or guidance, there is now a whole world of careers centered on fitness and health. Sports Nutrition is one of these many fields which offer careers for experts. If you are a fitness freak yourself, well-versed in the tricks of the trade, and would like to inspire…Continue
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A few of us non-traditional, mold-breaker, non-conformist, square pegs in a land of round holes occasionally jokingly refer to ourselves as unemployable. And, in certain ways that isn’t far from accurate.
If we look throughout history we find plenty of well-known business and leadership success stories that…Continue
Are you making premature assumptions about applicants or candidates? Here’s a few common categories focused on finding the right fit. Do you see anything potentially wrong with these ways of assessing talent?
Once a person’s hard skills are confirmed through visually examining on paper or on screen or verbally over the phone or in person, soft skills almost always become a more prominent factor. Many people place a tremendous amount of credibility…Continue
Obviously, every company culture is different and sometimes what hiring managers think and say they want is exactly the opposite of what they really mean by fit. Do you find this to be the case in your recruiting experience? If so, what's the main cause of this discrepancy?
In job opportunity listings, we often see terms such as:
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about hiring for cultural fit, skills shortages, referrals, overused buzzwords and recruiting in December.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on December 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Sometimes, the client experience can feel a bit like buying a house. I put forward a great candidate, they do a perfect interview and are offered the job. Client and candidate are happy. At least until someone else comes along with a better offer and lo and behold – that client has been ‘gazumped’ by the lure of a higher salary.
This happened to one of my clients recently, with the candidate turning down a role (despite already having accepted it) for the sake of a few thousand pounds…Continue
Added by Kay Chouhan - KINNECT PERSONNEL on December 2, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments
How important is company culture to recruiters? I’m not talking about so called “discrimination masquerading as cultural fit”. If you’re looking to read up on that check out this post from back in April.
My question is simply this – should recruiters screen candidates for culture fit with our clients?
Like so many things in recruiting –…Continue
A few months ago, a job seeker told me that she wished she could show a potential employer what she was capable of during the interview process. The job seeker stated that employers should allow candidates (who are qualified, pre-screened, and in the final running for the position) to perform the actual job for a week…Continue
I have read numerous discussions over the past year in HR magazines and on Linkedin discussing the importance of hiring employees that match your company’s culture. The reason being, if I have three equally qualified candidates from which to choose, clearly at that point I must hire the individual who best fits my organization’s culture. …Continue
Okay, now Forbes magazine in its article, Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions, has confirmed what employers are looking for in…Continue
Added by Bob McIntosh on March 29, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments
This 1999 photograph provided by Chrisitie's shows the Rhine river by German artist Andreas Gursky. Titled "Rhein II," the chromogenic color print face-mounted to acrylic glass was sold for $4.3 million Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Christie's in New York…Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on November 11, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments
Have you ever hired someone who didn’t turn out to be what you expected? Did that seemingly well-spoken, educated and experienced interviewee turn into just another “warm body” consuming valuable office air, or worse, turning off your best customers? We call it a “cultural malignancy” when a senior level hire fails to fit with their team – affecting team members’ performance or causing key team members to leave. Ouch.
Well, it turns out you’re not the only one who’s been caught in a…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 19, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments
Everybody wants them. Every business leader, talent manager and HR executive tries to recruit and hire them. They are the “A” players, the best of the best, the folks who make your company, your department, your division successful and profitable. They are the reason that your shareholders love you. They can save your job.
But what is an “A” player? Most would answer that an “A” player is the best of the best, the cream of the crop, at the top of their game, pretty much an…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on January 31, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments
Brent Gingerich likes to make a difference. He owns peopleCare Inc., a long term care & assisted living community, that’s grown to 500 employees through hiring people who fit their unique family-like culture. Brent sees hiring employees as a mission-critical job for his organization’s success and likes to stay involved in the hiring process.…
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 6, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments
I recently came across a rather rare article that was printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, later to become the National Enquirer. The date was July 4, 1776. Enjoy reading and Happy 4th of
This week, we’re connecting with my friend Jeff Lem, CEO of qdata and President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Toronto (EO/YPO). Jeff is an incredible leader and
technology visionary who is not afraid of growth.
Jeff’s company, qdata Inc., has grown to 40 employees and specializes in…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on June 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments