Hiring & Interviewing

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.

Don’t make these interview mistakes

December 21, 2018
You could be competing for top talent this year, so don’t turn off the perfect candidate with this behavior.

Is your onboarding process giving new hires second thoughts?

December 17, 2018
You have much less time than you think to make a good impression on fresh employees. So how are you going to do it?