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

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 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

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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

How to Spot Talented Managers

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Job Advertisements, News, Uncategorized

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The process of hiring managers can be more difficult than hiring other employees. Both the process and the selection have an extra weight to them, thanks to the nature of the position. You will be working more closely with these individuals and it is essential they are capable of teaching and directing others. Discovering which … 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

Interviewing for Attitude Issues: 6 Steps

Stephanie TroianoFinding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, News, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

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Attitude is one of those things that oftentimes get by interviewers in the interview phase. Candidates are on their best behavior in an interview and so it’s not always easy to spot red flags or areas of concern. Mark Murphy wrote a terrific book on interviewing for attitude, which I highly recommend. His company, Leadership IQ conducted … Read More