There are fewer things in this world that irritate me more than when someone can’t follow simple directions. For example, fill out the application (at the time after we’ve scheduled an interview of course – I wouldn’t want to enrage any of the candidate experience gods by asking for legal paperwork too early on when I should be offering a Frappa Mocha Someshit so that I can make…Continue
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger George Ehinger.
Stop the interviewing! Right now. Cancel any that you have your calendar, tell the candidate to leave, whatever it takes.
I mean it. Before you spend another minute interviewing you need to be sure that this critical step in your hiring process isn’t falling prey to the bias…
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One week from today, Suzie started her fit.
Frank told Suzie to do her job, and not rely on gossip as a source for references.
Like the Tasmanian devil on Saturday morning, Suzie started to spin. Her thin skin couldn't take it. She was the HR person! This was her domain! How dare Frank tell her what to do!
Using her power, she behaved badly. Her target was Frank. Her reach was far greater. She spun and spun and spun until she drew attention to herself. Frank looks like…Continue
After all the drama, John agreed to take the job.
I THOUGHT all was well. The other shoe just hit the floor.
To bring you up to date:
At this point in the story, we have a contrite Frank, who will now measure his words carefully, an Exec VP who is looking askance at…Continue
Two weeks ago, one of our candidates signed an offer to begin as a Director of Ops for one of our clients. John is to begin work next Monday.
BIGDEAL INC. has given us four positions to fill. We are working with an Exec VP (Not HR) to fill the positions. Talent Acquisition Specialist Suzie is coordinating the…Continue
What is the true value of a referral? It is hard to define and quantify because the referral is more than a transaction, it is an act of faith and an act of loyalty. People refer others because they have knowledge (or at least a hope) that the referred will not be disappointed. No one wants to make a personal recommendation and have it backfire because it reflects badly on them (unless they are filled with alternate and sinister motives). Referrals are the strongest form of…Continue
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Sorry I missed Monday’s chat regarding references. My computer was on but I was nowhere around!
I love doing the reference checking on candidates. Some just because of who their references are. Others because I want the straight scoop - I don't trust what candidates are telling me.
One weird reference I got was for a woman that was well respected in her field and I asked my routine questions regarding her work ethic, work style, ability to work within a team environment etc.…Continue
Ah, references. They can be that little added oomph your candidate needs to get the job- It can also be the axe that puts them out the running.
Many candidates offer references when you interview them. You may already have some if they applied online and your company requires they list a few.
The reference check is a valuable way to check the validity of the claims made by the candidate in respect of experience and qualifications. It gives another point of…Continue
Somewhere in the vast landscape of job hunting, someone convinced job seekers that references are something that employers no longer check. I mean, after all, you’ve interviewed twice, got a free lunch, and even a shiny new pen with the company’s name on it. Why would they care about what other people have to say about you?…Continue
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