How to Choose Between 2 Great Candidates

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Hire both! Just kidding. Unless that’s feasible, then stop reading here. If you were hoping to glean insight into how to narrow down a two-person candidate pool, read on. You have great candidate lined up for your open Project Manager role that you’re really excited about. In fact, you’ve even interviewed her, had her complete … Read More

6 Ways To Retain Millennial Talent

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What Are Millennials Looking For in a Career? Ahhhh, millennials. The technology and social media-obsessed, “all about me” generation that somehow managed to finagle LOL and OMG into the dictionary. They’re literally taking over. In fact, Pew Research notes that more than one in three American workers are between the ages of 18-34 and surpassed … Read More

How to Conduct a 10-Minute Remote Interview

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Remote interviews and phone screens provide a unique opportunity to assessing candidates that in-person interviews do not. During a phone screen, you are relying on only the voice on the other end of the line and not as many other cues that in-person interviews provide. This enables you to distinguish subtle signs that you might … Read More

Personality In Your Hiring Process

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Personality is one of those fun topics to discuss, but it does have some real implications for the workplace and it’s wise to consider how personality factors in when hiring a new employee. For example, how will this person fit into your company’s culture and get along with others? Why Do We Care About Personality … Read More

Avoid Playing the Blame Game With Your Next Hire

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You know the conversation well. Employee rushes in late for the 8:00 am conference call. “Sorry I’m running late…” as he nearly drops his coffee across the conference room table, “traffic was a nightmare!” Isn’t traffic a nightmare, though? Sure it is. But do all employees rush in late because of it? Blame and Defensiveness … Read More

How to Choose Candidates Who Have The Ideal Traits You Want

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Many business leaders take a gut instinct approach to selecting talent. This means they know in their gut what they want their candidates to look like but don’t take the time to fully develop a profile of the ideal person into a measurable description. Even if the ideal candidate is described in a job posting … Read More

3 Ways to Identify a Team Player

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Assessing abilities like teamwork in potential employees can be tricky. Without the chance to truly witness candidates interacting with others in the workplace, you must rely on interview questions, references, and assessment tests. The first two should focus on candidates’ past performance in previous jobs. Getting the applicant and, if possible, their past supervisors to … Read More

Hire Yourself a Thinker in 2018

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Candidates come in many shapes and sizes, with different experiences and talents. The most requested, and by far most popular, skills clients tell us they’re looking for in a candidate is critical thinking, problem solving, and logic. Many key executive-level, and even individual contributor, positions require candidates to have a high degree of critical thinking … Read More