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Candidate Experience

How Much Should You Automate Your Hiring Process?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the potential disruption that AI will bring to the workforce. Gartner predicts that AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020. This certainly seems to be true in the HR world as companies like ZipRecruiter use AI to match candidates with job openings.   If used correctly,

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3 Ways Pre-Employment Assessments Can Reveal Red Flags

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.

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

Excuses, and the Dog That Ate My Homework

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”  ― Benjamin Franklin This post isn’t really about dogs eating homework. It’s more about excuses, but isn’t that dog with glasses picture up there really cute? Excuses come in many shapes and sizes. When confronted with the threat of a reference check, candidates

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

How Many Years of Experience Do You Seek from Applicants?

Deciding how much work experience to require from your applicants can be a confusing issue. Hiring experts can disagree about the amount and type of experience you should demand. Your own knowledge should be supplemented by the latest research, but it is important to take a close look at experts’ pronouncements. Although situations and opinions

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

Great Questions to Ask Your Candidate’s References

Checking candidates’ references is an essential but occasionally carelessly completed step in the hiring process. At the most basic level, you want to verify employment dates and the job title(s) associated with a reference. More importantly, getting feedback from past supervisors can be invaluable. Their input can support or contradict your impressions, in either case

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