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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The 5 Secrets of Great Interviewers

Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the previous 12 months. We’re reposting each of the top 25 articles between now and January 2nd. This is No. 12 of 2016. You can find the complete list here In today’s market, it’s imperative to utilize…

Alexa, Get Me Some Candidates! Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Recruiting

AI is the new new thing in recruiting. Products like Mya claim to use AI and promise to revolutionize recruiting. As usual, the hype far exceeds the reality, since true AI means having a flexible, general-purpose intelligence of the type which allows an individual to learn to complete a vast range of tasks….

One Interview Question Is More Important Than a Resume?

I recently read an article entitled: “85% Believe an Insightful Interview Question Is More Important Than the Application or Resume.” Sounds reasonable enough on the surface, but the suggested interview questions that followed were so commonplace that any prepared jobseeker would have canned answers at the ready, while others were worded so ineptly that they clearly spelled out the answer…