The Washington Post recently published a blog that suggests there is no evidence that interviewing job applicants prompts better hiring decisions.
My own 143 years of experience in the recruitment industry (that's dog years by the way) has brought me to a place where I find myself agreeing…Continue
Added by Mitch Sullivan on November 9, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
‘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…
Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
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
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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
Plenty of explanations or excuses exist for why many in the recruiting industry decide to put minimal effort into creating a quality candidate experience. One of the most common gripes job seekers have is lack of follow up after they’ve applied for a position. Even worse, many applicants never hear any feedback whatsoever after interviewing. Or, the communication they receive along the way is vague, mystifying, and in some cases downright unprofessional.
The following are…Continue
Do you remember driving without a cell phone back in the day? What were we thinking? What did we do if we were the unfortunate recipients of a flat tire on the highway at 11PM?
We survived. We walked. We stuck our thumbs high in the air (not recommended). That’s what we did back then. These days, our mobile devices are pretty much our everything and they can do just about everything.
While mobile is critical for every business and function, it’s currently not the most…Continue
I’m regularly asked by recruiters and HR directors what type of roles video interviewing works best for. It’s a very pertinent question, for which there is no simple, right or wrong answer. It depends on a number of factors such as the seniority of role you’re recruiting for, or the size of your organisation.
The first thing to say is, you shouldn’t be thinking of video interviewing replacing face-to-face interviews. Instead, video interviews provide a great way to filter large…Continue
Added by Tom Stroud on November 19, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments
Two years ago I attended the Annual Carolinas Payroll Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. As a vendor my role was to raise awareness for my organization and discussion potential career opportunities we had for a client implementation. The next morning at 9:45 AM, I was approached by the conference coordinator and asked if I could step in and do a 45 minute presentation given that one of the…Continue
So, I left my last company recently and there were many reasons why. Poor management, poor decision making on deals, awful database for sourcing, no "A" orders on the board, and horrible orders to work on. It was an unexpected departure, but at the same time it was literally a blessing. I have never been happier leaving a job, and to be quite honest, I have come out of the whole thing on top. Bigger base salary, increase in responsibility, better commission plan, better management, older…Continue
Recruiting and technology can be a dreadful combination if personal touch is sacrificed for the sake of streamlining processes (think: being caught in automated phone system hell).
I recently spoke…Continue
Yesterday, I received an email from a candidate that I placed one year ago with a long-standing client. This candidate, let’s call him Ray, phoned our office and he was transferred to me because of it’s “uniqueness” (I get all of the “unique” calls).
Anyway, back to Ray. He told me that he called every…Continue
Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of…Continue
(Reposted from Make HR Happen 6/15/2012)
I wrote an article last week where I mentioned that one of…Continue
This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/blog
If you’ve been feeling like it’s taking longer for companies to hire, you’re not imagining it. In a labor market where there are more applicants than positions, a new trend is emerging – companies waiting to hire the ‘perfect’ new hire at the perfect salary. It can…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on June 14, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments