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

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

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

Three Considerations For Your Candidate Selection Strategy

Stephanie TroianoFinding Top Quality Candidates, Initial Interviews, News, Preparing for a New Hire, Screening Resumes, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Candidate Interviewing With a New Team

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 your pre-employment assessments, and are ready to move on to reference checks when your top-performer salesperson announces that his friend, an established Project Management professional has just relocated from … Read More

4 Reasons Panel Interviews Work So Well

Stephanie TroianoInitial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Interview for Culture Fits, News

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Conducting a panel interview the right way can yield great results. When it’s a team effort, each person gains a different insight and perspective that can be helpful in making a final decision on a candidate. Why Conduct Panel Interviews? Panel interviews offer great benefits. Here is a list of reasons why panel interviews are … Read More

Rookie Mistakes Interviewers Make

Stephanie TroianoInitial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Interview for Culture Fits, News, Uncategorized

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You mean interviewers make mistakes? Whaaaaat? I thought we were perfect… It’s true. Interviewing is truly a skill that takes practice. Adhering to a plan of how the process will generally go with well thought out questions can significantly improve your approach. Here is a list of 4 of the most common mistakes interviewers make … Read More