Is Your Candidate is a Team Player?

Stephanie TroianoClosing the Deal with Candidates, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Initial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Job Advertisements, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

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Assessing teamwork ability in potential employees can be tricky. Without the chance to truly witness your 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

The Holidays Don’t Have to Stop Your Candidate Search

Jenna SpinelleAdvertising, Closing the Deal with Candidates, Job Advertisements, Job Descriptions

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The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, and conventional wisdom suggests that people are too busy to look for a new job. This is enough to deter some organizations from posting new positions, which means there’s an opening for others to step in. Hiring follows a slightly different rhythm during … Read More

What Types of Assessments Are Right For Your Business?

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

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There are several types of assessments to choose from, and just as many purposes to use them for.  We already know that pre-hire testing helps improve your selection process, provides valuable insights to evaluate internal promotional opportunities, and helps identify areas of employee growth or improvement that can be used for coaching. Using assessments has … Read More

4 Effective Techniques to Screen Candidates

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Closing the Deal with Candidates, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Initial Interviews, Interview for Culture Fits, News, Preparing for a New Hire, Screening Resumes, The Latest, Using Pre-Employment Assessment TestsLeave a Comment

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Utilize an Effective Pre-Employment Screening System A resume is a candidate’s one chance to shine; an initial first impression to grab your attention as the hiring manager. But what about candidates who use this opportunity to highlight fabricated achievements and work timelines to make themselves appear more competitive in hopes to be selected for the … Read More

What is Taking So Long?! How a Slow Process Hurts Your Hiring Efforts

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Experience, Candidate Selection Process Strategy, Closing the Deal with Candidates, News, The LatestLeave a Comment

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Many factors affect the speed of the hiring process. Not all are in your control; everyone knows how suddenly we can get sidetracked. It is important to do all you can to keep an efficient pace. There is no exact number of weeks that suits every opening or company, but you must avoid excessively slow … Read More

4 Hiring Mistakes that Keep Talent Away

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Closing the Deal with Candidates, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Interview for Culture Fits, News, Preparing for a New Hire, The LatestLeave a Comment

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Even after you take steps to improve your business’s hiring techniques, you may have trouble finding the talent you need. There are many reasons for this, some of which may be out of your control. It is important to review your approach to hiring in order to discover the reasons for the failure. Your business … Read More

5 Qualities of Great Candidates

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Resumes are a great place to start when looking for new hires, but you won’t find the great candidate strictly from a piece of paper. As a hiring manager or recruiter, it’s your responsibility to use a resume as a checklist, making sure only great candidates make it to the interview rounds. During those interviews, … Read More

How a Signing Bonus Can Help Your Business Stay Competitive

Stephanie TroianoClosing the Deal with Candidates, Finding Top Quality Candidates, News, Preparing for a New Hire, The Latest, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

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Signing bonuses are a large part of corporate culture as they can provide protection and incentives when hiring new employees. We’ve seen a rise in the use of signing bonuses within the last couple years as the economy recovers and moves into full employment. Wikipedia defines a signing bonus as a sum of money paid … Read More