Most resumes suck. And, most job descriptions suck equally or worse. Let's put that stake in the ground. It's a miracle companies ever find candidates for open positions who have any chance of succeeding long-term. Most companies don't know how to articulate what they want and most interviewers wouldn't know it if they saw it. I guess dumb luck must play some role in the process.
Wait, before all the great recruiters, managers and interviewers start sharpening your keyboards to let me…Continue
Added by Skip Graham on August 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
When it comes to interviewing candidates, regardless of the position, interviewers and interview teams often make critical mistakes. Does that mean there is some magic formula that produces perfect results every time – not in the least. After all, humans are involved, and we are all far from…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on May 13, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
I have recruited for some of the top companies in the third party recruiting industry.
And no matter what company it was, upper management loved their buzzwords – “Forward Thinking”, “Deep Dive”, “Manage Expectations”, “Synergy” – the list goes on and on…
I don’t disagree with all of them that are out there, sometimes you really just can’t find a better phrase to describe your thought process.
However here is one we need to throw away right now:…Continue
The world of contingent, agency recruiting is extremely competitive. The salesperson that visits clients will usually have a nice suit on and promise you the world, but as the saying goes, don’t ask how the sausage is made.
The main thing to understand is that contingent recruiting is a sales game and, as with any sales industry, it is all about earning…Continue
It works for now. But if you ask the candidate, which you probably haven’t, they’d tell you that you suck at…Continue
As a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager, you’re aware of the use of video interviewing for your hiring and recruitment needs, but you may be questioning which platform to use. Does it make a difference whether you choose video interviewing technology tailored specifically for…Continue
The panel made plenty of interesting points in response to questions and comments. Unsurprisingly nobody was…Continue
Jim shares job interview questions you might encounter during your jobsearch. Want more? Read: http://bit.ly/oddglass / Follow me on Twitter @jimstroud
Added by Jim Stroud on January 26, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
This is a very expensive failure of your recruitment process because at the time of the offer you have completed around 95% of the necessary…Continue
‘Objection! Leading the witness!
These lines are classic courtroom interjections I have heard in movie and TV dramas for as long as I can remember.
It's all designed to create greater dramatic tension. How true is it all to real life in a US courtroom? I don't know, as I have never been in one but I certainly enjoy watching the fictionalised courtrooms that the characters in the various…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on November 2, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments
Google is famous for being a tough hire. According to The Washington Post, candidates are forced, during interviews, to write hundreds of lines of working code and are asked a bunch of brainteaser type questions, like "How many golf balls does it take to fill an airplane?"
It's a sort of hazing that has been running rampant throughout the tech (and other)…
New Offerings and Renowned Industry Partnerships Help Reinvent Work
SALT LAKE CITY – October 2, 2013 – Digital recruiting provider HireVue, today announced its expanded Talent Interaction Platform™. The cloud-based platform includes new offerings that help employers rapidly source top talent, evaluate candidates’ skills, and enhance the onboarding process for new employees. These capabilities augment the company’s popular screening and digital interviewing applications. The HireVue…Continue
Added by Noel Cocca on October 3, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments
Video is everywhere. Today alone, 89 million Americans will watch 1.2 billion videos. And according to Cisco, online video users will double to 1.5 billion by the year 2016. So when it comes to finding great candidates for your clients, the odds are pretty decent these people are familiar with using online video.
This might just explain why six in 10 employers are already embracing online…
You certainly wish you could snap your fingers and find the right people for your clients. Unfortunately unlike the classic TV sitcom Bewitched, you can’t just wiggle your nose and wait for talent to appear.
The skills gap has made it harder than ever to find the right people,…Continue
Added by Josh Tolan on August 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Christopher Young on April 30, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Interactions among friends, family, and businesses are occurring more and more by video. Digital interviewing has been quietly taking over the talent acquisition process of startups and Fortune 500 companies alike.
Technology has caught up to digital interviewing
Digital interviewing, as an idea, has been around for several years. It’s starting to take hold now because technology is…Continue
There are two things (hopefully) that every person will encounter in their life (among a million other things, but we’ll focus on these two for now).
What do these two things have in common, you ask? I’m glad you asked, let me tell you why.
Imagine yourself walking into a car dealership to buy a brand new Audi A6 sedan. You’re going to encounter 1 of 2 car salesman.
Added by Dane Anar on April 10, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Changes in Technology have changed the way we work, communicate, read books, listen to music and even watch TV so it should come as no surprise that its now changing the way we hire. Although video interviewing has been around for a while 2012 saw it really…Continue