Author - Kristen Harcourt

Do Pre-Employment Tests Increase Your Exposure to Potential Lawsuits?

When you’re considering a behavioral assessment tool to improve your recruiting and employee retention results, one of the key areas you need to be aware of is ensuring the pre-employment test isn’t...

Is There Real Science Behind Pre-Employment Assessments?

If you’re considering a pre-employment test or employee assessment tool to improve your recruiting and employee retention results, there are six key questions you should be asking yourself and...

Do Candidates Ever Fake Pre-Employment Tests?

A question I get asked a lot is, do candidates ever "fake" their responses on an assessment like McQuaig, and how successful are they if they do? The recruitment process is, from the perspective of...

The Big Challenges for Manufacturing Recruitment

The biggest recruiting challenge for manufacturing companies is finding candidates with the right technical skills, according to the 2014 McQuaig Global Talent Recruitment Survey. That's not...

Mid-sized Companies Losing More Candidates to Counter Offers

Mid-sized companies - those with 200-999 employees - are finding it harder to find qualified candidates and are losing more of them to their current employers than their small and large counterparts,...

HR’s Bogeyman: Behavioral Assessments

We all have fears. Some rational; some irrational. Take the fear of bugs. For the most part, they’re small and harmless. But if one of those creepy crawlers drops from the ceiling onto my shoulder …...

5 Simple Strategies for More Effective Onboarding

Competition is stiff, so you do everything possible to attract top talent. Once you snag qualified candidates, your next challenge begins: retaining new employees. If your onboarding process is...

Why using your “gut” for hiring decisions can make you sick

You’ve probably come across a person who is convinced that they can make a great hiring decision based on “gut feel.” They can tell, just from a casual conversation or a quick interview, whether or...

4 Tips to Help Hiring Managers Develop Interview Skills

Apparently HR doesn’t have a lot of faith in their hiring managers’ interview skills. That may not be news to you, but when we asked nearly 600 HR professionals if their hiring managers were good...

3 Tips to Create Recruiting Messages that Attract Top Performers

Can you think of a commercial that some of your friends thought was just fantastic, but that left you flat? Or maybe the inverse, you were knocked over by how funny and compelling an ad was, but your...

What to do when your top sales person is a bully

Dave is your top sales person. Since coming on board, he’s consistently beat his numbers and increased revenue. In fact, he’s now responsible for a huge chunk of your total sales volume. In short,...

12 Things You Should Know About Succession Planning

Most senior executives believe succession planning is a critically important business issue, but the majority of them don’t think their organizations are doing enough to identify and develop leaders...

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