Hiring Process

Revelation! Unconscious Bias Hurts Your Hiring Results Across All Candidates

One of the primary reasons why increasing amounts of technology are entering the recruiting space is the recognition that recruiters and hiring managers harbor a great deal of unconscious bias, which has a negative impact on a firm’s recruiting results. I live in the Silicon Valley, where in an effort to increase diversity…

HR Tech Update: ScheduleOnce Acquires Reschedge from HireVue

Scheduling phone screens and going back and forth to find the right time to chat with someone has always been one of the most time-consuming parts of a recruiter or sourcers day. For me, the risk isn’t necessarily the time involved; it’s the fact that if I get distracted from the process, I…

Competency Modeling Is As Dated As A Jeans Jacket

What do competency models and jean jackets have in common? They both belong in the nineties, says Christy Panico. She’s assessment manager at Pinsight, a Colorado company that provides online job simulations. In her presentation at DisruptHr Denver in 2015, she challenged the use of competency models as “static and inflexible.” “Does your…

Hiring Managers to HR: Improve Your Recruiting

Visier’s The Demand for Data-Driven Talent Acquisition report is a very quick read and gives some interesting data to consider as you plan your 2017 talent acquisition activities. The opening paragraph of this short white paper sets the stage for some interesting data points: With countless recruiting-related technologies and assessment options on the market, business…

Background Checking In a Gig Economy

The US economy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years — from stable employment in large organizations to an increased reliance on temporary or contracted labor (with an emphasis on service and tech industry jobs). While the manufacturing world has shrunk, the on-demand workforce (or gig economy) has grown. Freelancers are relying…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #2 – Randstad To Acquire Monster For $429 Million

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. Yes, each time you’ve turned around this year, there has been more big news in the recruiting field. If you didn’t get whiplash from the news we broke in May that SimplyHired was…

The Recruiting Times They Are A-Changin’ (How to Stop Worrying and Love AI)

Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. –Bob…

The Top 5 Dumb Things That Hiring Managers Do That Hurt Their Recruiting Results

The talent management practice with the highest business impact, by far, is recruiting. But, a significant part of that impact will be reduced if your hiring managers do dumb things. Yes, hiring managers are the No. 1 contributing factor to hiring success, according to Bersin by Deloitte. Unfortunately, most hiring managers continue to…

Do These 3 Simple Things to Impress the Heck out of Your Hiring Manager

We all have that memory of working with a particular hiring manager, you know, the one which seems impossible to satisfy; the one who no matter how great the candidate is that you present, always wants to see more or the one who nitpicks at the littlest things on every resume you send…

The Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Although it’s a proven best-practice, most employers do not use a structured, standardized question set to interview job applicants. This inevitably leads to a wild variance in the quality of new hires because no one is comparing apples to apples. The shame of this is that most employers do have a structured, standardized…

A Speedy Sourcer’s Guide to Conquering The Intake Session

Now that the election is over, we no longer have to listen to donkeys or elephants. However, if you are a sourcing professional, you probably don’t mind purple squirrels and pink elephants and the PETA-approved hunt. Consequently, you will need to do the quintessential intake session and must prove just how valuable you…

Why We Ask These 5 Interview Questions and Why You Should Too

The best candidates have qualifications that are more than skills-deep. Discovering these qualities in the interview process is difficult. But moving past impression and into reality is crucial to hiring the right people — people who not only have the skills, knowledge, and experience to do the job, but also the abstract qualities…

Fast to Hire and Quicker to Inspire: How to Help Managers Speed Up Employee Selection

Hiring is one of the most important tasks done by leaders in your organization. When they get it right, their job (and yours) is made easier. When they get it wrong, everyone’s job becomes harder—possibly putting careers at risk. The desire to get hiring right is why many executives and managers are slow…

Mastering the Intake Meeting as A Sourcer

In the construction of any building – you have to have a firm foundation. The foundation sets the tone for the building that follows, and with it, assurance that your building will most likely survive environmental factors: earthquakes, weather, or any other potential threat. Usually building a foundation requires excavation, review of the…