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

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

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

Woman shaking hands with a prospective employer during a first meeting interview.

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

3 Reasons to Consider Personality When Hiring

Stephanie TroianoCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Employee Engagement, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Attitude, Interview for Culture Fits, News

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Why Do We Care About Personality in the Workplace? Personality is a fun topic to discuss, and it does have some real meaning in the workplace so it’s wise to evaluate how a candidate’s personality factors into the position you’re considering them for. when hiring a new employee. Here are are few questions to ask … Read More

Part IV: The Supporter / Empathy Personality

Stephanie TroianoFinding Top Quality Candidates, Interview for Attitude, News

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The Supporter/Empathy Quadrant is also known as the “Supporter,” “Amiable,” “Phlegmatic,” or “Relater” Quadrant. These people tend to be interested in pleasing and caring for others, reconciling differences, working out disagreements, smoothing people, supporting others, helping, consensus building and keeping the peace. These people are usually less interested in (and often poor at) asserting themselves, … 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