Hire Fast and Fire Faster: Why Panic Hires Can Bruise Your Bottom Line

Talentsorter StaffHiring Tips

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

Is a Prospective Employee’s Fit More Important Than His Or Her Resume?

Talentsorter StaffHiring for Fit

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 an Assistant Store Manager? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate According to Behavioral Science

Talentsorter StaffIdeal Candidate Report

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This another instalment in a 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 … 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

10 Examples of Innovative HR Practices and Policies that Amplify Success

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, HR Policies

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An eight-to-five work schedule, with two weeks off a year, and a corner desk were once considered perks to a job, creating satisfaction and loyalty. Not anymore. Today, especially with Millennials transforming the workplace, potential employees are searching for more of a work/life integration, and a greater sense of fulfillment from their jobs. The structure of work has broken down and shifted, … 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

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

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