Psychometric Testing and Assessments: the Super Heroes of Hiring

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, Statistics

HR professionals realize the importance of hiring the best person for a position. They also know it’s not easy. Even if the applicant shows up with a flawless resume and breezes through the interview questions like a champ, he or she could still end up being, well, a big dud. In fact, it’s estimated by Harvard Business Review that as many as … Read More

Hidden Talent: The ROI of Harnessing Diff-abilities

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, Statistics

It’s funny how work can take you in some unexpected directions, if you’re open to it. Last summer, I reached out to Joe Dale, the Executive Director of the Ontario Disabilities Employment Network. We’d originally been introduced years previously, and much as I admired his mission (helping employers place people with ‘disabilities’ into meaningful work), we just didn’t have the … Read More

What does Recruitment Software do?

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, Recruitment

Savvy employers recognize the importance of finding and hiring the best candidates. The big question is “how” to accomplish this along with the tons of other demands on the schedule. The simple answer is with recruitment software (alternative term is “Applicant Tracking Software”, ATS). While software can seem confusing, recruitment software provides enormous benefits to hiring managers, recruiters, and businesses of … Read More

Still Not Convinced Engagement Makes a Difference in Performance?

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, Statistics

It is tempting to dismiss the mass of statistical evidence supporting the importance of engagement. After all, we are just a small business in relation to these massive global studies. You may be surprised to learn what one mining company found. You have by now no doubt have read numerous articles here and elsewhere about employee engagement and the payoff … Read More

Those Pesky Millennials and their Whiny Demands

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, Onboarding, Recruitment

(NOTE: This post was originally posted on HiringSmart.com by Sue Edwards) This generation of Millennials has a laundry list of expectations about their new hire experience. They are looking to be “onboarded” thoroughly. They want to feel connected to their work. They are looking for meaning. They need constant coddling and feedback. Are you and your managers up for it? … Read More

Top 10 Benefits of Using Candidate Screening Software in Hiring Employees

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips

Business owners and managers in companies of all sizes don’t have time to waste when it comes to filling positions. You want the best talent for the job whether it’s a regional VP of sales or building custodian and there’s no better way to accomplish this than by using top-notch candidate screening software. Here’s the top 10 benefits of using … Read More

Moneyball for Hiring? The same lessons play out every day, on the field and at work.

Talentsorter StaffRecruitment

I’m not a big fan of baseball, but in a fit of boredom and curiosity to see what my business partner keeps going on (and on) about, I finally relented and streamed Moneyball last week. What surprised me is that I’ve seen the very same heated, emotional discussions about player performance and potential that took place in the Oakland A’s back office, … Read More

How to Blow the Doors Off Your Sales Plan with Better Hiring of Sales People

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Better Sales By Better Sales Hiring

If you ran a business with an 80% defect rate in a core product, what would you do? Truth is, that’s likely the defect rate in your company’s hiring decisions. If your organization isnormal, your hit rate – unqualified success for both the organization and the new hire, where the new employee becomes a solid contributor – is about 20%. … Read More

Top 10 #HR Twitter Accounts to Follow

Talentsorter StaffSocial Media, Twitter

Top #HR Twitter Accounts to Follow

Twitter has an impressive user base of more than 320 million people, so it comes as no surprise that this is the premiere social media marketing platform for many human resources professionals. To build your network on Twitter, it helps to look to those who have already turned Twitter into a successful HR platform. 1) Trish McFarlane @trishmcfarlane Trish McFarlane … Read More

Why Resumes Are Bad for Recruitment

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, Recruitment, Resumes

resumes bad for recruitment

How effectively are résumés helping us match talent with opportunity? Let’s take a look: 80% of the workforce is in some stage of disengagement with their work…rendering an estimated 23% of payroll dollars non-productive. Only 14% of the workforce are in roles that draw from their strengths most of the time. In a recent survey, well over 90% of senior HR … Read More