All Blog Posts Tagged 'fit' (21)

What does it mean to be employable?

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…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Stop showing candidates your A S S umptions

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?

Personality Predictions

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…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Hypocrisy in hiring?

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:

  • Self-starter
  • Innovative
  • High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Takes…
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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 28, 2013 at 9:17pm — 6 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 12.1.12 to 12.7.12

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!:

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Added by Chris Brablc on December 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 ways to stop other companies taking your candidate

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…

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Added by Kay Chouhan - KINNECT PERSONNEL on December 2, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

The Culture Wars

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 –…

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Added by Amy Ala on October 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — 22 Comments

Test Driving the Job: 3 Reasons Why Trial Employment Makes Sense (And 1 Reason It Doesn't)

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…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on July 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

When does Hiring for Cultural Fit become Discrimination?

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. …

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Added by Ryder Cullison on April 19, 2012 at 1:32pm — 18 Comments

Four reasons employers will hire you

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…

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Added by Bob McIntosh on March 29, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments

Beauty and Value and Potential ...are in the Eye of the Beholder - BEHOLD a Photograph that Sold at Christie's for $4.3 MILLION!

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…

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Added by Valentino Martinez on November 11, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Hiring Mistakes: How to Avoid Them and What to Do If You Don’t

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…

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Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 19, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Creating Your Own “A” Players by Giving an “A”

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…

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Added by Nick Tubach on January 31, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

5 Tips on Hiring Employees from Brent Gingerich, CEO and Owner of 500-Employee peopleCare

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.…

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Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 6, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Things You Didn’t Know About the Declaration of Independence!

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

July!





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Added by Daniel F Ridge on July 4, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

5 Tips on Employee Hiring from Jeff Lem, CEO of qdata and President of EO Toronto

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…

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Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on June 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The best recruiters take a drill to client meetings (or how cultural 'fit' is important too)

Some recruiters remind me of my house hunting days. I’d go to great effort to describe what I was looking for - the area, the price range, what I definitely wasn’t interested in etc. and lo and behold I would be bombarded for weeks afterwards with details of properties that were too big or too small, in a different location or not in my price range. I often think it must feel a bit like that for…
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Added by Alasdair Murray on March 18, 2010 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Six bottom-line best practices in recruiting

Recruiting strategies may flex and change with economic conditions and in reaction to competitors in the market. But there are certain best practices that are a constant benefit to every organization that adheres to them, whether the economy is up or down. Recruiting excellence has a direct, and positive, impact on the bottom line. Increasing revenue per employee and saving turnover costs are two important benefits. Here are six recruiting best practices that will make a measureable difference… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on October 16, 2009 at 9:48am — 3 Comments

The Life Cycle of Roles - Not All Roles Are Created Equal

Life is just not fair. There are some roles that get the best out of a person, and then there are roles that were designed to make your life feel at times like hell on earth. It was only recently that I discovered that there is a life cycle for roles, similar as for a company.



The best roles are those with a great company and with a great boss. However, not all roles are created equal. In two of my roles I only stayed for one year, but started looking around after one month, as I… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on September 28, 2009 at 2:13am — 2 Comments

Performance reviews; Do they perform?

Performance review time in any company is detested by most managers and employees. Most companies continue to follow the same old process of reviewing every candidate just once a year and make changes to compensation based on the outcome of the review. How can a manager expected to remember all the events from the first day of the year to the last? Is it right to expect a manager to record every significant event with the employee during the year? Should we expect the employee to accept… Continue

Added by sundar vanchinathan on April 29, 2009 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Understanding and maximizing diversity at work

In the business world, where managers are expected to find ways to improve productivity of a diverse set of employees, it is extremely important to find ways to identify the right FIT for each person in the organization based on their skills and values. Especially, in a global age where almost every large organization is spread worldwide, finding the perfect FIT by understanding the effect of local cultures on skills and values of every employee is critical.



Over these last 17+ years… Continue

Added by sundar vanchinathan on April 27, 2009 at 5:48pm — No Comments

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