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
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
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
Hiring a Senior Accountant? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate According to Behavioral Science
This is the ninth 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 … Read More
Today’s Top HR Challenge: Attracting The Best Talent Is More than a Full Time Job
It requires a shift of mindset. Today, attracting dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic employees is more of a challenge than ever before. Millennials, and increasing numbers of all other working-age generations, are not interested in just getting a job. They won’t even settle for just a career. And it isn’t all about money, either. The HR game has become much more … Read More
You Need a Sales Person. But Exactly What Kind of Sales Person Do You Need?
Colloquialisms have been around since the dawn of time: I need a ‘Hunter’ (one who thrills at the chase, isn’t afraid to push for the order, etc), or I need a ‘Farmer’ (one more motivated by nurturing relationships) are probably the two most common variants I hear. But the world’s changing at a blistering pace. Customers and prospects have access … Read More
Top 10 Hiring Myths: Busted
Are you hiring the best talent for your business? If you are evaluating candidates based on traditional measures, you may be making a costly mistake. We’ll help you tap the top talent and boost productivity by busting 10 popular hiring myths. Myth #1 – The position requires a candidate with at least 3-5 years’ experience It’s tempting to rely on … Read More
Why CFOs and CEOs Need to Put Real Value on Their Most Critical Asset – People
Too many leaders and managers view things like performance reviews as an exercise in “compliance with HR policy” and not as a task to do because it is simply good business! The job of every single leader is to manage for performance, engage employees, and retain the best people. Something is still missing in our core thinking around people: we … Read More
10 Interview Questions to Ensure Fit with Manager
This is another set of interview questions as part of our “hiring for fit” series. Check out previous posts including interview questions to ask to ensure fit with company, fit with job, as well as questions designed specifically when hiring sales managers. This week we focus our attention on interview questions you want to ask candidates to help ensure fit … Read More
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