When Does Fit Trump Experience in the Hiring Process?

Talentsorter StaffHiring for Fit

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

Hiring a Senior Accountant? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate According to Behavioral Science

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Assessment Tools, Hiring for Fit, Hiring Tips, HR, Ideal Candidate Report, Recruitment, Recruitment Tools

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

Top 10 Hiring Myths: Busted

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, HR, Resumes

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

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Assessment Tools, Engagement, Hiring for Fit

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

You Are Who You Hire (Part 2)

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, Recruitment

Note: This blog was co-authored by Paul Pittman of The Human Well, and originally appears here. Read part one of this series here. Birds of a Feather: You attract what you tolerate Every manager wants to lead a high-performing, engaged team that shares a commitment to achieve superior outcomes but how many times in a career do they actually get … Read More

The Easy Route to Blowing the Doors Off Your Sales Plan

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, HR

Truth is, that’s likely the defect rate in your company’s hiring decisions. If your organization is normal, your hit rate – unqualified success for both the organization and the new hire, where the new employee becomes a solid contributor – is about 20%. One in five. Most people spend more time and effort to check the specs on a $5,000 … Read More

Three common mistakes: What’s it like to be your employee?

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, Hiring Tips

Ask your employee what it's like working for you

We spend a lot of time answering questions from business leaders about how to hire the very best people for their business. Everybody wants the very best talent money can buy (in a perfect world they would be both talented and low-maintenance), and most understand intuitively that ‘people’ are the only really sustainable competitive advantage. Your competitors can out-invent you, … 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

Key Hiring Lessons from Amazon, Uber, Groupon

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips, Recruitment

hiring lessons amazon uber groupon

If you want to create a successful company you’ve got to get one thing right – hiring. I caught an article over the weekend by Peter Diamandis (Abundance, Bold) about an interview he had led with Jeff Holden, the current Chief Product Officer of Uber. Jeff is a brilliant entrepreneur and executive who had previously held leadership roles at two … Read More