3 Ways to Help Employees in Times of Crisis

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Experience, Employee Engagement, Remote Workers & Employment, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests, Work Tips & Productivity

stressed out employee staring at her computer

From Hurricane Michael in Florida to wildfires in California, natural disaster strikes impact more and more people around the country and disrupt every facet of life in the process. When someone is dealing with a crisis like this, often one of the last things on their mind is work. These trying times are opportunities for … 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

Group of people in a huddle with their hands together

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

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

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

How To Manage Toxic Team Members ????????

Stephanie TroianoFinding Top Quality Candidates, News, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Two colleagues sitting in a restaurant. One with a displeased look on her face.

Unfortunately, most businesses will encounter problem employees or toxic employees from time to time. These problem employees can cause havoc and pose a potential risk to your organization’s success. In some cases, what you think of as being a serious difficulty may simply be a misunderstanding or difference of personality, but it can be more severe as … Read More

What is Your Process for Using Assessments?

Stephanie TroianoNews, Screening Resumes, The Latest, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

Two colleagues sitting across from each other having a conversation

How and when you use assessments is perhaps just as important as the types of assessments you use. The placement of where assessments fit into your hiring process depends on your goals and objectives. Many clients decide to use assessments after they’ve screened a candidate’s resume and had some kind of conversation with the candidate. … 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

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

hand pointing at a piece of paper on a desk with graphs on it

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