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.…Continue
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,…Continue
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
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…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 20, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on January 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
(Reposted from Make HR Happen 6/15/2012)
I wrote an article last week where I mentioned that one of…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Karen Bucks on September 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Ben on April 11, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments
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).
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…Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 18, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on September 7, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments
This week, we call upon my friend Craig Morantz to instill his entrepreneurial knowledge upon us.
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…Continue
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