Julie Salerno's Blog (47)

Functional vs. Cultural Fit: Hiring Beyond the Interview

Hiring for cultural fit is a popular term amongst HR professionals and recruiters. While the latest trends tell us to hire for personality, hiring decision makers can’t ignore a lack of skill…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 25, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

6 Screening Questions You ALWAYS Ask in an Interview

With the proliferation of articles out there on interviewing, you’d be tempted to assume that interviewing a new client is easy, or at least a skill that every hiring manager has down pat. Even seasoned recruiters and HR professionals have trouble occasionally with interviews. In my position, I see lots of behind the scenes data about interviewing, particularly screening…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

6 Skills You Didn't Know Employers Look For

While the history on your resume is impressive, that’s not all it takes to get the job. Soft skills – truly the foundational job requirements – aren’t skills everyone has. Employers can teach the hard skills, technical and job-specific abilities, but they can’t teach soft skills. Recruiters and hiring managers are on the lookout for these during the interview. Today’s…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 11, 2015 at 11:39am — No Comments

How to Recruit Like Charlie Townsend

The man in the phone, Charlie Townsend, isn’t your ideal supervisor. He only ever calls his angels – his team – when there is a problem or when he needs something done. On the other hand, there is something recruiters can learn from this mysterious enigmatic man. Charlie knows his angels, he talks with them, but he never sees them face-to-face. Recruiters,…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 3, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

GOT A VIDEO INTERVIEW? DON’T BE A SCARY MOVIE

Scary movies aren’t everyone’s bag of tricks – pun intended – but people dress up as their favorite characters this time of year, princesses and zombies included. Well, the house down the street ran out of candy, just like your last employer. The company let you go to fend for yourself in the twilight of job-hunting. …

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Added by Julie Salerno on January 29, 2015 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

How 4 Types of Hiring Managers Can Use Video Interviewing

Video interviewing caters to all types of hiring managers. Yes, all of them. Characteristics of video interviewing allow procrastinators a bit of wiggle-room, passive managers a louder voice, micromanagers a certain level of control, and problem-solvers greater victories in the hiring process. These four…

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Added by Julie Salerno on January 6, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

7 Video Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers

You can’t escape them. You can’t ignore them. Your candidates want video interviews, and your organization is looking for ways to save money. There’s no better way to do that than to save 67% on travel costs with video interviewing. There…

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Added by Julie Salerno on December 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Little R & R in the Workforce Revolution

“Successful remote workers can share the systems, tech, and protocol already in place to communicate, engage, and perform.” – the late, Judy Martin…

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Added by Julie Salerno on December 9, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

3 Things to Think About Before an Interview

Preparing for an interview is nerve wracking for the candidates and the recruiters alike. It can be off-putting for both parties, when one or both come unprepared for the interview.

Out of a focus group of 200 individuals, 80% agreed that if an interviewer showed up…

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Added by Julie Salerno on December 2, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

How Staffing Firms Can Use Video Interviewing

It’s not just about the cool new piece of technology anymore. Video interviews make sense because they are efficient, cost effective, and they are simply convenient. Not to mention 60% of …

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 25, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Don't Let the Browser Hit You on the Way Out

No one is pushing you out the recruitment door, but if you don’t stay up-to-date on updates… your browser will. Not all browsers were created equal and with that said, it’s time to catch up to modern web development standards. Everything from the desktop browser capability to career page mobile responsiveness has an impact on the quantity and quality of the…

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Employer Branding for the Future of Your Workforce

When it comes to the corporate career page, it’s clear who stands out from the rest. Those who are responsive and branded specifically to their employer brand are the ones that stand out to candidates – and quite frankly – are the rivals of their competitors. According to a recent study by LinkedIn, companies who have a strong employer brand have a 28% …

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Keys to Perfecting Your Employer Brand

Innovative corporate leaders may wonder why their Talent Acquisition professionals seem darn good at their jobs. When we ask them, many say it’s because they found the key to perfecting the company’s employer brand. Take a look at the anatomy of a lock. It seems rather simple, but all of the pieces work so cohesively that a…

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 6, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

How to Hire Distant Candidates Even if Your Budget is Zero

Situation:

Your company desperately needs an in-house recruiter to augment the performance of HR. The position has been filled internally, and your new recruiter is now responsible for bringing in the talent.

Problem:

You don’t have a budget, and even without a budget, it’s clear there’s no room for travel costs. Distance hiring for the perfect candidate isn’t feasible and neither is sitting in a coffee shop all day processing the…

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Added by Julie Salerno on October 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Teleworking: The Pros and Cons for Employers

What comes to mind when the word “teleworker” comes up in discussion? You may think of an entry-level 20-something parent sitting on the sofa with their laptop on the coffee table and a little one running around singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Truth is, the …

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Added by Julie Salerno on October 13, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your…

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Added by Julie Salerno on September 30, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Big Tools: How Small Businesses Can Benefit, Too

On this blog, we have spoken ad nauseam about how video interviewing and video screening have impacted the Fortune 2000. We’ve discussed cost savings, productivity increases and compliancy protections around having a fully mobile interviewing platform.…

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Added by Julie Salerno on September 23, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Interviewing Techniques that Pique Millennials’ Interest

Millennial unemployment is higher than the rest of the out-of-work population. Of the 6.2% of the American population that is unemployed, 40% of them are Millennials.…

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Added by Julie Salerno on September 5, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Want Great Talent? Think Outside of the Zip Code

You may be feeling the skill gap pressure, or you might be in the camp that believes the talent shortage is a myth. Regardless of how real you believe the talent drought is, you have, as a recruiter or staffing professional, at one point or another, found that finding the right talent can be down right impossible.

If it’s been smooth sailing, odds are the waters are…

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Added by Julie Salerno on August 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, We’re Off to Work at Home

Video interviews have a direct impact on contingency and teleworking. There, I said it. They create a culture of teleworking by allowing candidates to interview from home, no matter how far their living room is from your office. 50 million Americans have jobs that enable them to …

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Added by Julie Salerno on August 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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