Hiring Process

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…

Technology is Turning Reference Checks Into Assessments

One of the biggest challenges of recruiting is quality of information. We all know that resumes tell us relatively little and doing structured interviews is expensive. As I discussed in “Using References as a Screening Tool,” technology has given the old sport of reference checking a new life. Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey,…

Your Hiring Process: A Trip Down the Red Carpet or an Episode of Survivor?

There’s no doubt that hiring qualified people is important. Having top-notch talent who do quality work will help your company reach its goals. Unfortunately, in an effort to get hiring right, some companies have made their selection process an obstacle course. Take, for example, a prominent company in Seattle. It’s a great place to work….

4 Ways to Repel Top Talent With Scarce Skills

Let’s acknowledge that, despite our widespread desire to offer a great candidate experience to every applicant for every role, talent acquisition functions simply aren’t resourced to do so. Like every business and family, we have limited resources within which we must operate. One option for managing this budgeting challenge — the traditional HR…

How a CRM Can Help You Hire Faster and Better

Today’s labor market has become candidate-driven. With multiple job opportunities to choose from and easy access to information about companies and their employment brand, candidates act more and more like consumers. At the same time, there’s a strong demand for skilled specialists in many areas (programmers, marketers, consultants, etc.) all of which has…

In an Interconnected Digital Business World … Why Is Recruiting Still An Island?

a “think piece” designed to stimulate your thinking about strategic recruiting Corporate recruiting, unfortunately, operates as if it were an island. Recruiting can, justifiably, be accused of acting as if it is an autonomous corporate entity because it seldom has any formal processes for sharing information and data with other clearly interdependent business…

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…

Preparing for Your Next Virtual Interview

Searching for the right candidate is easier than ever given the rise of the virtual interview. Virtual interviews offer recruiters the opportunity to quickly reach a diverse applicant pool without the cost of time and travel, and have the added benefit of speaking face to face, something that’s missing in phone interviews. While…

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…