With the reduced amount of in person interviews and jobs, we have seen a rise in situational based questioning in interviews. It makes sense – if you can’t pick up on some of the non-verbal cues or have the person physically in your office, it helps to understand how they handle certain situations. These are… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Job Seekers
A Practical Reminder: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know
My wife and I have been together for my entire 10 year career in Recruiting. I have changed industries from telecom/wireless to IT to pharma/biotech currently. Most of the time, she at least knows the industry I am recruiting in, but when people ask her what I do, that is about as far as she… Read more »
Candidate Recruiting Tip of the Week:
If you are a passive candidate taking an exploratory call with an Agency Recruiter/Headhunter, understand what could make you an active candidate. This particular opportunity may not have it, but there is nothing worse than a Recruiter asking some form of “I understand you are just passively looking, but is there anything missing (or keeping… Read more »
Your Star Candidate Has a Noncomplete! What Now?
While local rules vary, noncompetition agreements are still widely prevalent in commercial positions. While these agreements can be very limiting to a candidate, they can also open up the door for liability for the hiring company. This article does a great job of explaining how to handle these situations.
The New Challenge for a Remote Workforce: Remote Onboarding
The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us. Companies who may have been resistant to remote working were thrown into the new reality. Initially, hiring wasn’t a priority, but as we get back to addressing hiring needs there are new factor to consider. How do you remotely onboard a new employee? Many companies have… Read more »
Recruiting Leaders Must Play a Key Role in Building a Firm’s Skill Set
Recruiting is reactionary. There is an opening with 5 “Must Have” requirements and the hiring manager’s sole focus is finding those requirements to fill the job. This process often hurts companies in the long term, as hiring is not approached in a way that builds the bench strength that is needed down the road. The… Read more »
COVID-19 has Forced Employer’s Hand – Remote Working is here to Stay
Remote working has always been a dirty word to some (most) companies. They see the potential for lazy, unproductive workers slacking off when they aren’t in the formal office setting. The trend has been changing over the past few years and with that COVID-19 shutdowns, it is now a reality for all businesses. Here is… Read more »
Improve Your Employer Brand to Appeal to More Candidates
Why do some companies have people knocking on their door for a job while others can’t seem to generate any interest in the openings? It all comes down to how they are branded and what type of impact they are making in the market. Without a great story that excites people about your mission and… Read more »
The Top Four Things that Candidates Want in The Hiring Process
In this candidate drive market, candidate experience has become critical to landing the best candidates. Companies who waste time and fail to communicate or be transparent are being left behind by the companies who are on their hiring game. This article provides great insight into what candidates want during an interview process and even details… Read more »
In a Metric Driven World, Quality of Hire Should be Most Important!
We have metrics to track every part of the hiring process, but this article highlights the most important one – Quality of Hire. There are multiple parts to this metric and after breaking it down, you can see which parts fall on the recruiter and which fall on the hiring company. Both parts are equally… Read more »