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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

3 Steps for Finding Quality Candidates in a Tight Labor Market

The private sector added 275,000 jobs in April. The unemployment rate in the U.S. is currently at 3.6 percent, its lowest rate in more than a decade. Given those statistics, it might be tempting to scrimp on pre-employment assessments just to get someone in the door and on the job. However, doing that might end

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Finding Top Quality Candidates

Personality Type: Analyzer | Logical

The Analyzer/Logical Quadrant is also known as the “Analyzer,” “Melancholy,” or “Thinker” Quadrant. These people tend to be interested in being methodical, organizing things, being thorough, being exact, being structured, and paying attention to detail. They usually would rather not focus on the big picture, take risks, be flexible and they tend to say the bare minimum

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Company Culture and Environment

Personality Type: Expressive | Social

The Expressive/Social Quadrant is also known as the “Expressive,” “Socializer,” “Sanguine,” or “Promoter” Quadrant. Essence: Promoting Fears: Boredom Under Pressure: Ridicules Traits and Characteristics of Interest: Promoting Networking Lecturing Teaching groups Debating Public relation handling Announcing Interested In These people tend to be interested in talking about their interests, having lots of friends, talking about problems, discussing their opinions, being

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

Can You Make a Candidate Take a Pre-Employment Assessment?

With unemployment hovering at 4 percent, it’s a candidate’s job market, which means there’s sometimes less incentive to participate in what some job seekers perceive as extra or unnecessary steps in the hiring process — like pre employment testing and other assessments related to making better hiring decisions. As a business owner or hiring manager,

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Why Do We Use Pre Employment Testing? One of the best ways to screen and assess candidates in your hiring process is through the use of pre-employment testing. It is estimated that 82% of employers use pre employment testing to assess their candidates in the hiring process, measuring critical candidate skills like competence, attitude, aptitude,

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What Are Discriminatory Hiring Practices? And How Can You Avoid Them?

In the era of #metoo and social media, it’s easier than ever for your organization to get called out for discrimination. Not only can you lose great candidates, but you damage your reputation in the process, which can make it more difficult for future hiring. On top of all that, you could face some hefty

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

Hire An Insider or Bring in an Outsider: That is the Question!

When it comes to planning for the continuity of your business when you leave, it’s crucial that you not only have a succession plan in place to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible, you also need to hire an ideal candidate to replace you. Indeed, hiring your successor, and laying out a

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Company Culture and Environment

3 Performance Management Goals Your Team Will Actually Want to Complete

It’s the start of a new calendar year, and halfway through the fiscal year for some organizations, which means it’s time to think about performance management goals. Performance management is a process by which employees and their supervisor set professional goals to be completed in a set period of time. Goals are usually a mix

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Finding Top Quality Candidates

This #1 Skill Makes the Best Employees

One of the most sought after skills we hear about all the time from clients is critical thinking. Employers are more attracted to candidates who demonstrate a high degree of problem solving, creativity in their thinking, troubleshooting, analytical intelligence, and overall logic because these skills indicate a higher likelihood of success in any role. Pearson

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Candidate Selection Process Strategy

Avoid Playing the Blame Game With Your Next Hire

You know the conversation well. Employee rushes in late for the 8:00 am conference call. “Sorry I’m running late…” as he nearly drops his coffee across the conference room table, “traffic was a nightmare!” Isn’t traffic a nightmare, though? Sure it is. But do all employees rush in late because of it? Blame and Defensiveness

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