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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...

Interview Skills Training Turns Managers into Great Interviewers

It’s tempting to assume that anyone can interview potential employees and, with a few tips, accurately assess them. Tempting, but not true. Great interviewers are made, not born. Interviewing is a...

Recruiting Reports for Retail & Financial Services

Every industry is different, but there are many themes that run through all of them. That's what we've found as we release our special industry reports from the 2014 McQuaig Talent Recruitment...

5 Tips to Develop High Potentials

High Potential employees are your future leaders and they can greatly increase the growth and productivity of your company, if you can identify and develop them. If you can't, they can add that value...

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...

How Candidate Assessments Improve Hiring Outcomes

How often has your company hired a candidate based on skills only to find that they just didn't fit the position?  I keep thinking about the results from our recent survey of 570 HR professionals....

7 Components of Successful Team Development

Effective teams can make or break an organization. When they work out, amazing things happen and their contributions can help organizations make tremendous leaps. The flip side of this is the...

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,...

Cultural fit is crucial ... and we'll tell you WHY

Why is cultural fit so hard to achieve? And does it even really matter? Those are questions I get asked a lot. In fact, in our recent Global Talent Recruitment Survey, 51% of HR professionals said it...

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...