Hiring & Interviewing

Is it a bad idea to recruit someone for a job they’ve already done?

August 12, 2022
“The moment you set the bar at ‘must have done this job before,’” writes talent and leadership advisor Jordan Burton on LinkedIn, “you immediately skew your sample toward weaker performers.”

Worst onboarding incompetence ever? A true story by an anonymous job applicant

August 5, 2022
Like many people in the last couple of years, my working life changed. Some of it was choice, some circumstantial, but I found myself looking for supplemental part-time work. I applied for a position in the bakery section of a nearby grocery chain. The chaos started right away.

5 biases sneaking into your job interviews

July 15, 2022
If you’re serious about becoming a better interviewer, record yourself in interviews and make adjustments. In any case, removing biases from the equation is critical if you want to find the best person for the job. Here are some unconscious interviewing biases worth looking out for.

What do job candidates really want?

July 1, 2022
As part of a study of remote work, the Society for Human Resource Management created fake job profiles with seven different features—work location (remote, hybrid or on-site), commute time, compensation, position level, benefits, professional growth potential and company reputation—to determine what candidates favor.

The 5 worst interview questions & what to ask instead

June 24, 2022
The interview remains a hiring manager’s most effective tool for evaluating job candidates. Unfortunately, managers too often rely on a list of standard interview questions for which most applicants have canned responses. Here are five common questions to avoid, as well as suggestions for more productive queries that will help you make the correct hiring choice:

Summon applications via good writing

May 13, 2022
Recommendations for crafting job descriptions that attract good talent.

The gamble of hiring bonuses

April 22, 2022
The last two years have seen dramatic shifts in the job market, many of which will cause ripple effects for the foreseeable future. One of the most pronounced markers has been the surge in signing bonuses offered by employers to potential candidates. Here are some important questions to consider about this practice.

5 questions to ask yourself just seconds before you fire someone … and 5 to ask yourself just seconds before you hire someone

March 24, 2022
Are you really sure you want to press that button just yet? Run a few things through your mind before picking up the phone … or making the long hard walk down the hallway.

Who’s got a worker magnet? Anybody?

January 28, 2022
What’s an organization in need of workers to do? Here’s a look at some measures proving successful.

Should you take that worker back?

January 14, 2022
2022 may be the year of the boomerang employee.