It’s no secret that “fit” is one of the most important characteristics to assess when evaluating potential new hires. Here at TalentSorter.com, we believe so strongly in the value of measuring fit first, we built an entire platform designed to help hiring managers do just that. But should fit ever trump experience? Let’s be clear; the ideal candidate should be … Read More
What is job fit and why should it matter to you?
Job fit – it’s more than just the latest HR buzzword. When it comes to attracting and keeping top talent for your team, a candidate’s potential fit should be considered as important as their education, work experience and skills. But what exactly does “fit” mean and how do you measure it? A new employee has to be a good match … Read More
Testing 1-2-3: The Dos and Don’ts of Job Fit Assessment Tests
Chances are when you graduated college you thought your days of taking tests were over. Then you decided to enter the workforce and discovered that your test-taking days were in fact just beginning. But now the stakes are even higher; in many cases your success in landing that job you want depends less on your skills and experience, and more … Read More
Is a Prospective Employee’s Fit More Important Than His Or Her Resume?
With hiring managers across the country projecting uncomfortable retention rates this year, the HR community in general is ripe with discussions on hiring practices and techniques. One common theme that emerges time and again is the concept of hiring based on the “fit” of the candidate with the culture and goals of the company. As the founder of a company … Read More
Top 10 Employee Advocacy Examples to Boost Your Brand
No company gets anywhere without its employees. They’re workhorses; pillars of your company community; excellent sources for a bad joke or smidge of water cooler gossip. But that’s not all. As influencer marketing exits its infancy and saturates the promotional sector, more and more companies are starting to realize that employees can advocate for your brand. How does this work, exactly? … Read More
Measuring What Matters: Recruitment Tools that Sort Through the Noise
The Human Resources department lies at the heart of any organization. And if it doesn’t, it should. Today’s HR pros are responsible for a multitude of key functions beyond hiring and firing: strategic planning; payroll, pension and benefits administration; employee communications; training and development; and so much more. HR should be the hub of the business, the oil that keeps … Read More
Fact Or Fiction? When It Comes To Resumes, Don’t Believe Everything You Read
There’s an old adage which says “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” When it comes to resume fraud, applicants have been fooling hiring managers for years. Knowing this, any HR professional who still relies primarily on sifting through a stack of resumes as the first-level sort should be feeling some shame. The statistics are shocking; studies … Read More
Searching for a new job? What Glassdoor.com really tells you about a company
The internet has opened up a whole new world for job searchers. Not only can anyone search, find and apply for a job online, they can also research companies that are hiring. Location, lines of business, size of the company – even names and photos of key employees are all readily available online, but today’s job searcher wants more. The … Read More
Life-changing events are just that: life-changing. To the core.
Note: This post originally appeared on MaestroQuality.com Reintegrating back into work isn’t easy after a long-term absence or critical illness, for anyone – the returning employee, their co-workers, or the manager. Life goes on, or so they say, while the person is away. Work carries on, challenges are met, goals change, and the team sort of ‘re-forms’, either figuring out … Read More
Hiring a Pharmacist? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate According to Behavioral Science
This is another blog in a series about “ideal candidates“. We take a position, run it through TalentSorter’s scientific algorithm, and provide you with the behavioral characteristics of an “ideal candidate” (note: download the full report at the bottom of the post). Because of the way TalentSorter has been designed, it is able to compare the personality traits and other … Read More