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.
Covid has created an opportunity for companies that want to step up and bring new team members into their organization. When your community or region starts to open back up, everyone will be re-hiring. There are a few factors that need to be considered now so that you are not in the middle of the pack. Or worse – the last to post your jobs.
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
Updated: August 28th, 2019 No business ever sets out to hire the wrong employee, but it still happens for a variety of reasons. Unclear expectations, personality clashes, poor cultural fit, and a lack of suitable skills or training can lead to low staff satisfaction and high turnover. But what happens when a bad hire turns out to be truly toxic? … Read More
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
If there’s one situation that’s guaranteed to make managers and CEOs alike break out in a sweat, it’s an open position that goes unfilled for too long. The pressure to fill open jobs quickly is real, and with good reason; the costs of empty positions are very real too: Reduced revenue Increased overtime costs Lost productivity Uncertainty for clients and … Read More
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
Resumes are still one of the most commonly used tools by HR departments to screen candidates for an entry- or mid-level position. However, this is practice is outdated and inefficient. More often than not, what’s written on a resume cannot accurately portray an individual’s knowledge and capabilities in a working environment. Perhaps that’s why recruiters never rely on a resume … Read More