Your Candidate Selection Strategy: 3 Considerations

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

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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 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

How to Cope When You’ve Made a Bad Hire

Stephanie TroianoFinding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Achievement, News

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Avoiding a “bad hire” is a standard goal for every organization. Bad hires are stressful, costly, and time-consuming. They cause emotional and practical difficulties for everyone involved and have a negative effect on productivity and growth. But how do you know if you really have a bad hire on your hands? A seemingly bad hire might improve … 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

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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

Improve Your Hiring Process with This ONE Tip

Stephanie TroianoFinding Top Quality Candidates, Initial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, News

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If you just do ONE thing differently in your next interview, you can improve your odds of selecting a top producer the first time around greatly. Have you ever asked your candidate a question and received a lengthy, interesting and well-crafted response?  Most of us have an immediate emotional reaction in that situation. It usually … Read More

3 Ways Pre-Employment Assessments Can Reveal Red Flags

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

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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

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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

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