If the process of hiring is your worst nightmare, or if you’ve ever hired a dud before, we know how you feel. Because we’ve all done it too – either we’ve ended up in a job that sounded great but it wasn’t, or, when doing the hiring, many of us have been misled by a candidate who seemed perfect but was anything but.
How to Evaluate & Assess Sales Candidates
Get Your Sales Team Revving with a Better Hiring Tool Do you need to inject new life into your sales engine? Has your sales team lost its mojo? Hiring new people won’t always reinvigorate a department. Hiring the wrong people can even make it worse. You know that when you post for a sales job, you get that flood of … Read More
The Theory of Job Fit
“Experience is usually a principal criterion for making hiring decisions… Yet we found little difference in performance between these experienced individuals and those with no experience.”
Navigating the Employment Assessment Marketplace
Finding the right person for your business has never been more challenging, and over-reliance on the resume as a proxy for what someone brings to the table is risky. So, more and more employers are using assessments to help them reduce risk factors and find out more about people as they hire, on-board, and manage them. But, the term ‘employment assessment’ is used loosely today to describe a wide array of products, all ranging from simple to complex
Hiring Freelancers? 5 Tips for Hiring the Best Fit
Updated: August 28th, 2019 In today’s gig economy, freelance workers are more in demand than ever. Working with freelancers offers small businesses (and large ones too) the flexibility to hire for project-specific expertise whenever needed, without long-term commitment. It’s a cost-efficient approach to staffing which can help businesses remain nimble and competitive. However, relying on freelance staff comes with potential … Read More
Screening Job Candidates for Cultural Fit? Don’t Forget to Ask These 10 Questions
You’ve posted your job opening online, sorted through dozens of resumes and selected the applicants you’d like to interview. Now you just have to pick the one with the best combination of education, skills, and experience, right? Wrong. In all likelihood, you’ve already screened candidates for those factors based on their resumes. Why do the same thing twice? The interview … Read More
When Does Fit Trump Experience in the Hiring Process?
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
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
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