Interviewing

Go beyond the resume: Is a candidate right for the job or just right on paper?

Recruiting professionals look at a lot of candidate resumes… and I mean A LOT. It can get fairly monotonous, even with all the helpful resume screening software and other tools available. In the end,...

Are You Treating Employed Candidates Fairly?

Here’s a harsh reality some of us don’t often consider: many of your most-qualified applicants to a given job opening will already have a job. How does that shift the picture of hiring them?

Interview Strategies To Improve Candidate Experience

Employers are in a difficult spot. Candidates currently have the advantage in the job market, especially those with in-demand skills and knowledge. What can employers do to improve recruitment...

How Pre-Screening Can Improve Candidate Experience

Pre-screening can seem like a small blip on the map to hiring an employee. Applications come in, you review them, choose who you want to screen, have a quick call with each applicant, and then decide...

Ask The Right Questions To Reduce Turnover

Interviewing job candidates is a tricky thing to navigate. Most interviews might start the same, but it can be hard to predict where they’ll go from there. At the end, you might decide you’ve found...

How Interview Guides Can Help Increase Retention

Interviewing is difficult. Whether your candidates are well-rehearsed or ill-prepared, getting the information you need from them requires skill. Improving this skill takes practice – but exactly how...

4 Quick Wins To Keep Your Interview Process Healthy

Let’s say you’re sick, and the doctor gives you two options. If you choose Option One, you’ll get better in three days. If you choose Option Two, you’ll get better in 30 days. I’m guessing you’d pick...

2017 In Review: Our Favourite Infographics

Who doesn’t love a good infographic? Over the past year, we’ve come across a ton of gorgeous, insightful infographics, but there are a few that stuck out as particularly interesting. We’re constantly...

2017 In Review: Most Popular Blog Articles

It’s been a busy year for the McQuaig blog, and an even busier year for our readers! To close out 2017, let’s take a look back at our most popular blog posts over the past 12 months:

4 Easy Steps For A Fail-Safe Interview (Interview Process Template)

Your hiring managers don’t conduct interviews very often, which means each time they start the hiring process, it’s almost like they need to develop their interviewing skills from scratch. Although...

Here's How To Ask Better Interview Questions

There seems to be some common, standard interview questions that always get asked during interviews – ones that seem to be popular but aren’t always effective. “What’s your greatest weakness?” “Where...

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...

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