Hiring & Interviewing

Whittle down a stack of résumés

November 14, 2017

When you’re inundated with job applicants, follow this process to quickly pare down all those résumés to the best candidates for the job.

Gauge candidates’ conflict skills

October 25, 2017
You can’t mediate every conflict between employees. You need employees who can manage conflict themselves, so during interviews, ask these questions to determine if job candidates are equipped to do so.

What you need to know about the new Form I-9

August 13, 2017
U.S. Citizenship and Customs Enforcement has issued a new Form I-9 that employers must begin using by Sept. 18, 2017. The release shines a spotlight on employers’ interaction with government agencies that enforce immigration laws.

Survey: Candidates dislike the hiring experience

July 3, 2017
Job applicants want to come work for you, but you’re not making it easy. That’s one of the conclusions to be drawn from a new CareerBuilder.com survey addressing how the candidate experience could be improved.

Reference checks: A wasted opportunity?

June 17, 2017
Though an interview can tell you a lot about a person, his or her references can be the real key to unearthing whether the employee is a fit—but only if you’re obtaining valuable insight from them. Here are six ways to beef up your reference checks:

Hiring mistakes hit small, midsized firms hardest

May 6, 2017
Hiring the right people is hard for every organization, but the stakes are often higher for smaller employers.

Hire education

April 22, 2017
Filling that open position with the right employee is an art you can easily learn. “There are two parts to hiring—the tangible and the intangible,” says Robert Rodrigues, COO of Power Digital Marketing in San Diego.

You’re just like me … you’re hired!

April 10, 2017
A new study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern found that once applicants make it to the interview level, the most common mechanism by which candidates are evaluated is their similarity to the interviewer, in both characteristics and interests.

The real story behind 4 background check myths

April 9, 2017
When it comes to selecting the best candidates, going deeper than just face value should be routine.

Someone cracked the code of job applicant doublespeak

February 28, 2017
As the founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, Mark Murphy has advised on the hiring processes at hundreds of companies—and in doing so, has slowly revealed commonalities among job candidates when they speak during interviews.