Author - Venessa Vasilakeris

What Happens When The Whole Team Trusts Assessments?

HR leaders know the value of personality assessments when it comes to making important decisions. We use assessments for hiring, but their potential for impact doesn’t stop there. We can use the...

Here's How Hiring For Experience Is Wasting Your Money

It’s no secret that bringing in a new employee is expensive. Beyond the employee’s base salary, there are also recruitment costs, taxes, benefits, space and other equipment, and of course – probably...

3 Ways Assessments Can Make Your Startup Dollars Last

Imagine being in a room full of startup founders. This crowd knows how to raise money, they know how to drive sales, and they know how to close deals. If we ask them what their number-one challenge...

Ask Better Behavioural Interview Questions: The SARR Method

Many hiring managers know to ask behavioural questions during the interview. This is a good first step, but the door is still open for vague answers and generalities. To get to the heart of the...

3 Steps To More Efficient Phone Screening Interviews

Once the applications start coming in, it can get a little overwhelming to call and rank the first round of candidates. But this is a critical first step to making sure you’re bringing in the right...

Employee Assessments Should Help, Not Hurt: 3 Common Mistakes

Assessments have always been a part of your hiring toolkit and your overall hiring strategy, as they should be – but are you gaining the most value out of them? Here are 3 common mistakes HR and...

Make It Count: Conducting Effective Interviews

I hate to tell you this, but if we’re being honest, there’s a good chance that you stink at interviewing. I don’t mean to pick on you specifically, but statistics don’t lie; study after study shows...

How To Communicate Your Assessment Strategy

Assessments are an important part of any HR toolkit. The challenge with assessments though it that the value we get from them varies to a huge degree based on how well they are used. A big part of...

Don't Let THIS Happen to You When Reference Checking

I want to tell you a story. It’s a story I was told by one of my clients about a nightmare scenario that unfolded for them because they didn’t check references properly on a new sales hire.  If...

5 Steps to Writing Effective Job Posts

In today’s competitive job market, strong job postings are a key element in finding the top talent that you need. The most desirable job seekers out there will not bother applying to a job posting...

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