Hiring & Interviewing

Hiring for character: Rethinking which skillsets matter most

February 8, 2023
Gone are the days when experience was the only thing that mattered. Companies have shifted their mindset to hiring for character and nurturing professional growth. Experience can be learned and taught, while character is the cumulation of your past and a prediction of your future—at the company and in life. So it is ultimately beneficial to both the candidate and the employer to consider character in the hiring process.

5 tips for selling your company to a candidate

February 8, 2023
With today’s employment climate allowing candidates to be extremely selective, it’s essential for companies and hiring managers to recognize that selling the company, its culture and the role can make all the difference between securing that amazing candidate you’ve spent so much time searching for or letting them slip away.

I want you back! Boomerangers on the move

December 15, 2022
While you may be tempted to say, “We’re not good enough for you. Don’t come back!” when an employee quits, experts say that’s the wrong strategy.

Are your job posts too vague?

December 13, 2022
Employers have only 14 seconds to hook potential job applicants, according to LinkedIn. Obviously, the words you use in a job post are important, as is the job description itself. Yet vague language persists when describing goals for the position and how success is measured.

Are you considering hiring refugees?

November 18, 2022
Forty-five U.S. companies, including Hilton, PepsiCo and Pfizer, committed in September to collectively hiring more than 20,000 refugees in the U.S. in the next three years. But many employers and managers seem to be resisting, even though refugees make up a large talent pool.

How AI could replace résumés

November 4, 2022
Since launching under the name Skillset in 2019 and subsequently rebranding, TaTiO has raised money from various investors, including Techstars and Good Company, as it aims to disrupt traditional résumé-based hiring.

Tattoos no longer workplace taboo

October 26, 2022
Since the start of covid, a study shows that 60% of Americans think that the definition of what is deemed “professional” has changed, according to Bloomberg. And that includes tattoos.

Omitting salary in a job description

October 26, 2022
A hot debate in HR is whether to post a salary range in job descriptions. A growing number of local and state laws—California’s, for example—recently mandated it. But is it a good idea? If you ask prospective candidates, the answer is a resounding yes.

What’s in a name?

October 4, 2022
A new study suggests that a tricky name can hurt someone’s chances of getting a callback.

Your best new hire may already work for you

October 4, 2022
More than half of American workers say they have better job opportunities in their current company than in another organization. This goes against other studies, which show that most workers who quit their jobs in the last year did so for better pay, benefits or growth offered by a competitor.