Hire An Insider or Bring in an Outsider: That is the Question!

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Employee Development, Employee Performance Reviews, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Promotion & Employee Performance, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

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When it comes to planning for the continuity of your business when you leave, it’s crucial that you not only have a succession plan in place to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible, you also need to hire an ideal candidate to replace you. Indeed, hiring your successor, and laying out a … Read More

3 Ways to Avoid Candidate Ghosting in Your Hiring Process

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Experience, Candidate Selection Process Strategy, Employer Branding, Job Advertisements

Empty office chairs around an empty conference table.

Have you heard about ghosting? Ghosting is when one person in a two-way communication stops responding to the other. It’s increasingly common among relationships whose primary form of communication is through texting and online dating apps. Although the phenomenon started primarily with relationships and online dating, it has now spread to the workplace and happens … Read More

Why the Government Shutdown is Great for Passive Recruiting

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Economic Status, Finding Top Quality Candidates, News

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The current U.S. government shutdown — the longest in history — has left more than 800,000 workers across the country without paychecks. While the government will eventually reopen, it does not look like it will happen anytime soon. Many people take jobs in the government because they perceive them to be more stable than the … Read More

Avoid Playing the Blame Game With Your Next Hire

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Attitude, News, The Latest, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Small wooden figurines of different colors resembling people lined up next to each other

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

What Happens After You’ve Tested Your Candidates?

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Closing the Deal with Candidates, Finding Top Quality Candidates, News, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Colleagues passing a folder across a table to each other.

You’ve been through why testing saves time and money, what types of assessments are available, and how to utilize testing tools to help you identify and select more qualified candidates for your positions…so what happens after all of this? What if you’re ready to make an offer? What if, after your thorough assessment of the … Read More

The Secret Weapon for Finding the Perfect Candidate

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Emotional Intelligence, Initial Interviews, Interview for Culture Fits, News

Two young employees sitting across from an older gentleman at a cafe who looks to be interviewing for a job.

There’s a lot riding on a job interview — for the candidate and the employer. Both parties need to evaluate whether or not the candidate will be a good fit for the position and the organization, which is always easier said than done. Even defining the term “fit” can be difficult. In the end, it … Read More

Your Candidate Selection Strategy: 3 Considerations

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

Two people dressed in business attire shaking hands over a table

Choosing between two or more great candidates isn’t a terrible problem for a business owner to have. 1. Previous Performance One way we evaluate candidates is by looking at their past performance to determine if they’ve successfully navigated the challenges of their previous position with ease. Did they learn from their challenges and were they … Read More

Is the Gig Economy Luring Away Workers? What Hiring Managers Need to Know.

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Employee Engagement, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Hiring Process, News

Employees huddled around a desk collaborating on a project.

Over the past few years, the media has been flooded with stories about the gig economy and how it’s changing the future of work. That’s a pretty bold statement and one that makes for a catchy headline, but how much of an impact is it really having? Once you understand how the gig economy shapes … 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