Hiring & Interviewing

6 interview tips that stop the nonsense

June 4, 2020
Mel Kleiman of the hiring solutions firm Humetrics has pretty much seen it all—every type of prospective hire, and every mistake that can be made by those who have jobs that need filling. In a recent webinar, his advice to managers struggling to take away the best insights from job interviews included these eye-opening nuggets.

Scrap useless interview questions

February 26, 2020
The more job applicants you interview, the more at ease you are in the process. Unfortunately, the more self-confident you get, the more likely you are to rely on the same questions over and over. Try these tips for pruning out less useful questions.

Be a résumé detective

January 23, 2020
The résumé from the job-seeker’s perspective is a one-shot deal to get a foot in the door. So it’s no surprise that many candidates will embellish, fudge and downright lie to earn an interview. Scrutinize these three areas of a résumé.

Their last job isn’t the true picture

January 9, 2020
Recruiting and retention expert Mel Kleiman of Humetrics says that we make a mistake conducting job interviews when we immediately fall back on asking about the applicant’s current job or their last one.

1-hour interview, in 5 stages

January 2, 2020
An hour, give or take 15 minutes, is about right for an initial job interview—long enough to obtain basic information and an impression of the applicant, and short enough to fit in a busy schedule.

Atten-HUT! Are military spouses the answer to your staffing problems?

November 1, 2019
With the national unemployment rate never higher than 4% during 2019, many organizations experienced difficulty filling job openings this year. One segment of the population, however, still continuously posts an unemployment rate around 24% despite being educated and eager to work—military spouses.

This exercise pulls your team into the risky game of high-stakes hiring

July 11, 2019
In this team exercise, participants are challenged to build the perfect new leader of a hypothetical startup company. But no one is perfect, right?

Don’t worry about motivation; hire self-motivated people instead

April 22, 2019
There’s a philosophy out there that you can motivate almost anyone to do their job. It implies we can motivate someone, as well as take away their motivation. Although this viewpoint is typically well-intended, it is counterproductive to greater success.

3 keys to recruiting the best

December 21, 2018
Many of your employees could be looking for a new job, according to research by Adtaxi, a digital marketing firm. How do you quickly find new talent to replace the folks who leave? Adtaxi recommends the following.

New perks to land top applicants

December 21, 2018
To entice—and keep—top talent, organizations may not be able to rely on standby perks, such as a 401(k), vacation time and snacks in the break room. Many are choosing more creative benefits. Consider these trends.