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All Blog Posts Tagged 'selection' (35)

Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 19 Comments

How fools recruit: 'I'll know them when I meet them'

No matter how far we think businesses have come with respect to recruitment and employment practices, there are always plenty of reminders that old habits die hard. 

One of these old habits is the classic client response to a recruiter who requests a job description; ‘I don't need a job description,…

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Added by Ross Clennett on March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Interviews don’t work. But don’t worry, I have the answer.

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…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on November 9, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

One page resumes – does size really matter?

The answer is…

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Added by Mona Berberich on July 11, 2013 at 3:00am — 29 Comments

For accurate recruitment metrics, don’t rely on Candidate Self Selection

One of the most common themes of the HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference last week (you can see my recap here) was the need for recruitment metrics as part of any recruitment strategy.  Capturing data on your talent acquisition process is integral for…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 20, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Facebook check pre-hire? Never. Here's why -

I must be behind the times or just in denial. 





I don't believe that so many employers are taking to the online streets of Facebook for pre-employment screening. I think they might be making it up just to look hip or as part of some kind of…

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Added by Michael Wright on March 5, 2013 at 8:26am — 8 Comments

Key Selection Criteria: When less is more

Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink: the power of thinking without thinking, (Penguin, 2005) provided me with some fantastic insights highly relevant for recruiters, specifically when Gladwell explores the ‘less is more' syndrome.

Gladwell asserts that in certain circumstances, receiving more information about an issue can cause you to become more inaccurate or ineffective in your response to, or conclusions about, that issue with a corresponding increase in your…

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Added by Ross Clennett on January 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The True Meaning of Passion

(Reposted from Make HR Happen 6/15/2012)

I wrote an article last week where I mentioned that one of…

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Added by Tom Bolt on June 22, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Hiring Managers Say The Craziest Things – Lunch Interview

Since 1981, I have worked with over 3000 hiring managers across the United States.  Most of whom have never been trained how to interview.  Therefore, they bring their own unique interview techniques and questions to the interview party.

 

This is the beginning of a series of quick stories that my candidates have experienced.  The names have been changed - if there is even a name attached.  Of course, the candidates bring their own special treats to the interviewing party and I…

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Added by Bill Humbert on May 1, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The Juror Who Was Never Called: Recruitment Lessons from the Jury Selection Process

By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger

 

A couple of weeks ago, I got this notice in the mail that brightened my day, well week, well actually a good month. It was a jury summons! Wait what? Yes, you’ve heard me correctly…jury…

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Added by Karen Bucks on September 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Being competent at competency-based

“So. Please tell me about a time when you…”  No interview type is perfect but as a recruiter I’m a huge fan of competency-based.  Done correctly they really allow the interviewer to get under the skin of what you’ve actually done / achieved in your career.  If you’re lucky enough your interviewer won’t be too clued up and will ask you the old favourites such as: What would…

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Added by Ben on April 11, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

10 Tips for Buying an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Before you sign on the dotted line, do your research to make sure that you are getting exactly what you bargained for. Below I've outlined my 10 tips to buying an applicant tracking system (ATS).

  1. Don't believe the hype! Spending millions in marketing might make a particular system popular, but it doesn't always make it the best. Wade through the marketing promises and get your hands dirty evaluating the system for yourself. Most applicant tracking vendors offer a free 30 day…
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Added by Julia on April 7, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Stuck in the Middle With Two

I recently read this very interesting post (via twitter) about an age old issue that continues to pop its awkward head above the parapet in the world of recruitment.  The double submission - when two agencies submit the same candidate to the same job vacancy (and the subsequent squabbling over ownership that inevitably ensues).

The…

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Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:03am — 4 Comments

Past Performance is Relative

A week into my social job hunt and I’m having some interesting conversations.

The online community has been awesome, giving me some great exposure and alerting me to opportunities. So far the lack of a physical CV has not hindered me, but I accept that it is early days. I won’t write too much about what is happening so far, except to say that my new style blog has attracted many views and some interest. The ‘Watch Me Being Interviewed’ page has been particularly useful for anyone…

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Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 18, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments

If You Achieve HROE Will You Be a HERO?

















In a recent study that was part survey, part focus group, IBM researchers surveyed 707 HR leaders of companies of all sizes around the world; 600 of them were interviewed face-to-face. According to IBM’s senior VP for HR, J. Randall MacDonald, “HR leaders expect their businesses to remain focused on two equally important goals during the next three years — the need to drive growth yet, at the same…

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Added by Nick Tubach on October 26, 2010 at 1:19pm — 7 Comments

What to do when you are caught up in the Selection Spiral











One of the great mysteries in Recruiting is finding a great candidate for the position and then the hiring manager rejects them based on ambiguous reasons. They were perfect, as if the resume and the job description were separated at birth. They had drive, were personable and had all the “right stuff” you thought the position required. But for some unknown reason, you can’t get the hiring manager to budge on this.… Continue

Added by Nikole Tutton on October 14, 2010 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

5 Hiring & Selection Questions with Will Andrew: President of Trimark Sportswear, Top 40 Under 40 for 2010.

Will Andrew was recently named one of Canada’s…

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Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on September 7, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments

5 Hiring & Selection Tips, from Serial Entrepreneur Craig Morantz

This week, we call upon my friend Craig Morantz to instill his entrepreneurial knowledge upon us.

leeds hiring employees

Craig’s company, Leed’s, is the second largest hard goods supplier in the $15B promotional product industry. They focus on bringing to market the innovative but useful products…

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Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on August 10, 2010 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Chequed.com Free Trial

How does reducing reference checking time by over 90% while increasing the overall quality of the reference check sound? Take ChequedReference, our web-based, predictive, automated reference checking system for a 30 day test drive. The free trial program just launched today. No obligation, credit card or limitations. For more information ...… Continue

Added by Greg Moran - Chequed.com on August 9, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Why You Hate Your Job





“In time we hate that which we often fear.”

-William Shakespeare



In a recent article for…

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Added by Nick Tubach on July 19, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

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