Hiring Process

Candidate Coaching Improves Hiring Results — So Stop Losing Candidates For Preventable Reasons

If you are failing to coach your candidates prior to their interview,  you may be unnecessarily losing as many as 20 percent of your qualified candidates simply for trivial reasons. Candidate coaching is where a corporate recruiter provides pre-interview guidance to qualified candidates on what to expect, areas to focus on, and any…

5 Ways to Check References to Avoid Toxic Employees

Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and date of employment? If so, that’s understandable because they fear lawsuits. On the other hand, the former employer may give a glowing reference. And only later you find…

How Innovations Revolutionize Talent Acquisition

This past week I had the opportunity to attend the Spring SourceCon event in Anaheim, CA. It was chock full of ideas, information, and enthusiasm. One of the highlights of the trip for me was a presentation by Kerstin Wagner. Wagner is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Deutsche Bahn. The theme of…

A Few Words About Hiring, Managing and Training

Short takes on hiring, managing and training from the Humetrics blog: Cultural fit Want to know what that job applicant’s life philosophy and values are? Try this interview question: “You have just agreed to give the commencement address to your local high school graduating class. What would your message be?” Job posting advice…

Court Says Liability Waivers Can’t be Part of Background Screening Disclosures

The  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employer’s inclusion of a liability waiver in a background check disclosure is a willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This is an important finding and will affect any third party company who performs background screening. In Syed v M-I, LLC,…

How to Stop Lobbing Candidates Over the Wall

I’ve worked with hiring managers across several sectors now and I’ve seen, Hire great talent, quickly become a constant theme. It’s all about speed to hire with a steady eye on candidate quality, right? Still, there are times when recruiting teams can deliver value by slowing the hiring process down. Recruiting first for a…

Your Guide to the More Popular Pre-Hire Assessments

Personality tests are a growing industry. Though recruiters have differing opinions on personality tests as an indicator of  fit, according to a 2011 report, the use of personality assessments was then increasing by as much as 20% per year. Part of the reason pre-employment personality tests are on the rise is because of…

There’s More to People Than Being An “Owl”

I just saw a “game” on Facebook that got my attention.  It said, Each of us possesses different types of personality that fall in the certain category. There are basically four types of people in this world. You can only fit into one of these four personalities; which one is it? The call…

Lifecycle Mastery: Interviewing for the Right Talent

This is part two of a six part look at how employers can master the talent lifecycle in a way that will help build a high performing workforce. Today’s post examines interviewing. Other posts are listed at the end of this article. ———— You created your ideal candidate profile, promoted your job openings,…

What Are You Doing to Reduce Insider Threats?

Most companies agree that background checks are critical in ensuring a good hire. If events revealed in a background check prevent you from hiring a malicious employee, wouldn’t you want to know the same about an existing employee? An effective human resources leader wants to put their company in a position for success….

Help Your Board Make a Successful CEO Hire

The Center for Creative Leadership has estimated that “failure” in senior leadership positions has increased in recent years. As the senior partner for a boutique career transition firm, working exclusively with senior executives, I have been a witness to a large number of executive exits. We assist in transitioning these same executives into…