3 Ways Pre-Employment Assessments Can Reveal Red Flags

Jenna SpinelleChecking Candidate References, Checking References, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Attitude, Personality

Bundle of matches catching fire from other lit matches.

Recent incidents of violence around the country remind us of the fact that people can have dark qualities to their personalities. Those tendencies can hamper performance on the job and interpersonal relations within an organization. Aptitude tests can help uncover potentially threatening or relevant information about a candidate’s attitude as part of the interview process. … Read More

3 Ways Remote Work Helps Attract and Retain Top Talent

Stephanie TroianoEmployee Engagement, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Culture Fits

Person sitting on couch with laptop on their lap

Good recruiting is one of the pillars of business success. Employees come and go (hopefully not too often), and as you grow you’ll need to expand your team. But in an increasingly competitive labor market, it’s becoming harder and harder to attract top talent. And if you’re lucky enough to hire an all-star, it’s often … Read More

Best Practices: Screening & Assessing Candidates

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Experience, Candidate Selection Process Strategy, Employee Engagement, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Initial Interviews, Screening Resumes, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Candidate Interviewing With a New Team

Screening candidates is often one of the most labor-intensive parts of your hiring process. Following a structured plan can help you work through this screening phase quickly and efficiently. Factoring in the use of pre-employment assessments in your hiring process already puts you light years ahead of other companies who aren’t assessing their candidates in … Read More

3 Types of Interview Questions NOT to Ask

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Initial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Culture Fits, News

An employee interviewing a potential candidate for a job.

There are many guidelines and resources to help you choose the best interview questions. By exploring this advice, interviewers can benefit of others’ experiences and research. What often isn’t addressed is the fact that there are some questions that you should not ask – at least in a certain way. Some interview questions waste time or … Read More

How to Spot Talented Managers

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Job Advertisements, News, Uncategorized

Guy in a business suit adjusting his tie and sitting down.

The process of hiring managers can be more difficult than hiring other employees. Both the process and the selection have an extra weight to them, thanks to the nature of the position. You will be working more closely with these individuals and it is essential they are capable of teaching and directing others. Discovering which … Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Millennials

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Interview for Culture Fits, Job Advertisements, Millennials, News, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

On Hiring Millennials in the Workplace

Millennials, or those age 21-36, are now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce. As Baby Boomers retire, this generation is only going to grow in its power and influence. The lifestyle of these digital natives is very different than the generations that came before them, which can lead to conflicts and misunderstandings in the … Read More

Hire Tech Talent Using These 5 Easy Steps

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Job Advertisements, News

Tech talent in the workplace brings unique talent

Here’s a bulletin.  The face of technology is constantly changing. It evolves and morphs almost by the minute, and even the most gifted geeks are constantly challenged by those changes. Because of the nature of the techno-beast, it’s nearly impossible for the average business owner-entrepreneur to thoroughly comprehend what kind of help s/he needs in … Read More

Should You Talk Politics in the Office This Fall?

Jenna SpinelleCompany Culture and Environment, Diversity, Interview for Culture Fits, Personality

Picture of a rally of protesters holding up signs and demonstrating.

With the midterm elections around the corner, it can be tempting to vent around the water cooler or over Slack about the latest political turmoil. But, is that really what’s best for your company culture and work environment? There are sharp divides between Republicans and Democrats on seemingly every issue, but people from all backgrounds … Read More