Hiring strategies

Soft skills matter but how do you recruit for them?

When you decide to hire a new worker there are a dozen moving pieces to consider. Where will you find them? Who are you looking for? What traits or skills will signal a potentially successful hire?...

Interview format: It's not just about a meeting anymore

The resume comes in, the hiring manager sets up a screening call with the candidate who seems good-to-go on the phone. Then the interview process commences with plenty of anticipation from both...

Is artificial intelligence the future of talent acquisition?

When someone says artificial intelligence, visions of a robot uprising might spring to mind. But modern AI isn't just following in science fiction's footsteps but rather developing into spaces we...

5 tips to reduce your time to hire

Data is a major component of modern day recruitment. One example of a key recruiting metric that is gaining more attention is the "time to hire" stat which recruiters often focus on as an indicator...

The power of creativity and why you should hire employees who have it

There is an increasing sense that the “traditional models” of hiring aren’t working. After all, turnover rates remain relatively high, which is one potential sign that how (and who!) we’re bringing...

The evolution of sourcing great candidates

What does the new year bring in terms of sourcing strategies? As we’ve become more digital, recruitment must be approached differently, especially when keeping the future of work in mind. If you have...

Is your job description helping or hurting your recruitment process?

Everyone has either written or answered a job description at some point in their lives. But how do we reconcile the fact that the vast majority of job descriptions out there are often less than...

How do you win the right candidate over?

Finding the right resources to bring into your company is never a quick or easy task. Finding the right people can be even more of a challenge. Recruiting can take a lot of time and energy so when...

What can you learn from an unsuccessful recruitment campaign?

What happens when a company is growing and alerts the head of human resources that a few new employees need to be hired, and stat? After advertising the new positions, the human resource manager...

Is your candidate faking good or honestly great?

Congratulations. Your recruitment search worked and you've found a handful of great candidates to bring in for an interview. You're in the home stretch now. Aren't you? 

Why every candidate matters (even the ones you don't choose)

It’s easy to put the focus on the candidate(s) we chose to hire. After all, these are the people who made it through all the screenings, assessments, and interviews. They had what the company was...

Does culture fit matter if your candidate rocks?

Years ago, a colleague of ours pulled up a law firm’s website. He asked us to identify which lawyer in the firm seemingly “didn’t fit.” We scanned the page and lo and behold, it was lots of...

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