Recruitment

The Intelligence Test’s Place in Hiring

One topic explored at SIOP’s 2019 conference was the IQ test: How important are genetics to general intelligence, and how significant should an IQ score be in recruitment?

Conference season is in full swing, and I’d love to share some takeaways with you! I attended a Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference in Chicago on April 19 and 20, and the speakers I saw and topics they discussed were fascinating. I-O psychology, also known as workplace psychology, is “a branch of psychology that applies psychological theories and…

Review This: Jobs Site Glassdoor Sold to Recruit Holdings

Japan's Recruit Holdings is buying the employer review and jobs site for $1.2 billion.

Glassdoor, the California-based company that has collected more than 40 million employee reviews on more than 770,000 companies in 190 countries, announced the company will be acquired by Japan-based Recruit Holdings for $1.2 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close in summer 2018. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor allows employees to anonymously post reviews of employers, rate their CEO,…

Get Ambitious in Your Hiring

Fact is, you need ambitious people. You probably don’t have enough of them. Here are four ways you can determine candidates with ambition in their DNA.

Fact is, you need ambitious people. You probably don’t have enough of them. Here are four ways you can determine candidates with ambition in their DNA:

The Ugly Truth About Online Assessment Testing

Hiring managers need to make sure online application assessments act as an effective resource to finding qualified candidates as opposed to a barrier that eliminates potential talent.

Hiring managers need to make sure online application assessments act as an effective resource to finding qualified candidates as opposed to a barrier that eliminates potential talent.

Tuning in to Recruit a Roomful of Rock Stars

Recruiting guru Jeff Hyman weighs in on finding the best fit and keeping that employee once they are hired.

Author Jeff Hyman Jeff Hyman’s recruiting process may seem rigorous to some people. The author and chief talent officer at executive search firm Strong Suit LLC has been a recruiter for 25 years and has found the recruiting process to be crucial to a company’s success. Hyman shares his industry knowledge in a new book titled, “Recruit Rockstars,” which includes…

Using Selective Attention to Boost Qualified Job Candidates

The phrase, 'your front line is your bottom line' rings true for organizations that rely on customer experience and word-of-mouth for success.

People drive relationships, and it’s these relationships that drive profitability of every business. That’s why a business owner’s map to success always starts with building a great team. Often, small- to medium-sized businesses focus on quantity versus quality of applicants. They forget the success of each hire is not correlated to the number of interested applicants, but rather to the…

It’s Tourney Time — for Hiring

Forget résumés. Candidate challenges are the new tool to find top talent.

Hackathons and boot camps are great ways to find software engineers. But what about the rest of the workforce? Forget résumés. Candidate challenges are the new tool to find top talent.

Time of Possession and the Interview

While interviewing a candidate, success doesn’t happen by dominating the conversation but by finding the sweet spot that allows you to get the maximum information.

While interviewing a candidate, success doesn’t happen by dominating the conversation. It comes by finding the sweet spot that allows you to facilitate as an interviewer in a way that provides you with maximum information.

Sexual Harassment is the Hiring Scarlet Letter

If I’m advising my client, I’m telling them not to make the hire unless they are convinced the allegations are false.

Dear Jon, I resigned from my last job amid allegations of sexually inappropriate misconduct. The allegations became public. Even though the women are all liars, no one will hire me. What can I do? Sincerely, Steve W. This example has played out (sort of) at my alma mater, Case Western Reserve School of Law. In 2014 its dean, Lawrence Mitchell,…

Sector Report: Tech Gaining Foothold in RPO Space

As the struggle to find good talent continues, companies are starting to realize they may not have the skills and technology to address all of their recruiting challenges. 

Fully 79 percent of companies report that they have skills gaps that are difficult to close and most say they don’t understand how to solve this problem, according to 2017 research from Aberdeen. “More than half of companies lack the insights needed to improve the quality of their talent pipeline,” said Aberdeen analyst Zach Chertok. And they are turning to…