A Strategic Approach to Hiring Assessments

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Source: dizain / Shutterstock. Of course, you can’t automate the entire process, as this activity needs a human approach—something that can’t be put into mere numbers. Preemployment assessments are good predictors of job performance. Skills assessment. Value assessment.

Using Personality Assessments in Hiring

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Does your organization utilize personality assessments as part of the hiring process? Source: Stephen VanHorn / Shutterstock. Personality assessments can help reduce this issue. Employers should be aware that not all personality assessments are created equal.

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How to Advance your Talent Sourcing Skills

WizardSourcer

How can you advance your talent sourcing abilities when you are in the game for awhile? How can a seasoned Recruiter excel and advanced in the craft of talent sourcing and research? You will need to continuously learn and improve on talent sourcing to make placements. .

What is a competency assessment – all you need to know

Devskiller

In fact, 74% use internal skill gap assessments to identify which skills are lacking. In today’s article, we’re going to explain what a competency assessment is and what are the benefits and risks of running them. What is a competency assessment. Source: Unsplash.

Candidate Experience: A Crash Course for Modern Recruiters

Jibe

Due to an unprecedented demand for more foundational candidate experience content, we’ve created the first-ever candidate experience crash course. Candidate experience refers to how job seekers perceive and react to employers’ sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding processes. Talent acquisition professionals would do well to work to improve and optimize these areas of the hiring process, just like they would for sourcing and recruiting.

Where Should Beginners Start in Talent Sourcing?

WizardSourcer

One common question that I do receive is from new Recruiters and Sourcers wanting to learn more about Talent Sourcing and where to start. “Where should beginners start in Talent Sourcing?!” source: Finding a news related source on Google. #.#. Talent Sourcin

Unscientific Assessment: How To Use Phrenology for Screening and Selection

Recruiting Daily

Most of these ideas, of course, were total rubbish, but so too is the pseudoscience being peddled by most of the vendors operating in the assessment space today, too. For the uninformed (or scientifically minded), phrenology is the belief that an individual’s character and mental capacity could be determined by interpreting their cranial structure – in other words, reading the bumps on a person’s head to assess their true potential (or lack thereof).

Sourcing & Recruiting Candidate Funnel & Output Calculators

Boolean Black Belt

How efficient your sourcing/recruiting/hiring process is? How wonderful it would be if you could educate your hiring manager/team on exactly how much effort goes into producing 1 hire, and the effects of a poor assessment/hiring process? ” to any of the above, you’re in luck, because I’ve whipped up a couple of candidate funnel and sourcing team calculators that can help you answer those questions and more. Candidate Sourcing Funnel Calculators.

Facebook’s Hiring Surprise is Good For Sourcing & Recruiting

Boolean Black Belt

What Does This Mean For Sourcing and Recruiting? However, effective recruiting and especially sourcing, based on my proposed definition of what sourcing is – the identification, engagement and assessment of non-applicants (what most people refer to as “passive” talent) with the goal of converting the right people into applicants (i.e., Whether you realize it or not, the sourcing and recruiting process practically mirrors the traditional sales process.

Finding Hidden Gems and Assessing Their Fit

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Discerning the difference hinges on your ability to assess “fit” traits that override technical aptitude. Traits vary depending on the job and the goals of your organization, of course. As a starting point, you’ll find sample attributes below that are valuable for assessing candidates. (We’ll We also recommend assessing candidates’ hireability: their likelihood to accept your offer.

How to source top software development candidates during and after COVID-19

Workable

There are many companies still hiring, particularly technology companies seeking engineering talent , and recruiters at such companies are adapting their strategies for sourcing and hiring. Tech recruitment in London: Luring and sourcing top tech talent.

The Ultimate First Aid Kit For Recruiters

Social Talent

This book is a collection of Sullivans greatest blogs he’s written on recruitment, covering areas of the industry as diverse as agency culture, retained recruitment, assessment, employer branding, job advertising, the candidate experience and even employee engagement. Sourcing Summit (SoSu). Sourcing Summit brings together sourcing innovators from across the world and highlights the important role of sourcing.

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Evaluate candidates with a pre-employment assessment process

Workable

Assessing these skills can take a wide variety of forms. For jobs with an easily quantifiable skill-set, you may ask your candidates to complete a skills assessment , or standardized test to objectively gauge their competency. Assessing the qualifications of your job applicants can be challenging. A company’s pre-employment assessment process can take many forms. For creative jobs, this assessment might come as a portfolio. Usefulness of assessments.

Candidate Sourcing Software: The Time Management Issue

Ideal

The HR tech market, including candidate sourcing software, is estimated to be $14 billion globally – and rising. Sourcing qualified candidates ” comes in as the #1 stressor for recruiters in almost every survey. This is only logical: good sourcing takes a lot of time , especially manual searches using Boolean strings and LinkedIn, and good sourcing never stops. Sourcing is constant. And, of course, it’s massively time-consuming too.

How to source developers from Stack Overflow

Devskiller

In this post we explain how to source developers from Stack Overflow and how to use the data available on the platform in the recruitment process. HR professionals should use Stack Overflow for three purposes: Accessing vital information to leverage during outreach, Assessing candidate competency, Discovering new leads. Source: Stack Overflow Talent House Rules. How to use tags & synonyms for sourcing developers from Stack Overflow. Source: YouTube.

Top Sourcing Tools: The Ultimate Collection

Beamery

To support this growing need, we’ve seen a fantastic ecosystem of new tools and technologies evolve to make sourcing far more efficient (and far smarter). We’ve broken down 13 sourcing tools that every recruiter should consider, and collected a number of our favourite sourcing articles and resources from around the web. From start to finish, our aim has been to make sourcing and engaging talent totally seamless. Sourcing

The whiteboard interview alternative: how to (finally) assess coding skills right

Devskiller

They aim to assess engineering aptitude and predict future performance if hired for the job. Open Source. Full-time making open source for *you*. work together to assess team and company fit. have their skills assessed in a objective way. With the right approach to tech skills assessment, you can cut down the number of unnecessary interviews by up to 65%. In the case of tech skills assessment, the devil is in the details. Sourcing.

Automated Sourcing – Find, Zap, Engage

AllyO

so I’ll go ahead and close the poll and see what the what what what our audience is thinking about when it comes to the time they spend finding people and sourcing so Doug and David here are the results and everybody else so the majority of the folks are saying that they’re not spending enough time or and actually quite close in second place is too much time so any feedback or reactions to those to those answers Doug .

Tech recruitment in London: Luring and sourcing top tech talent

Workable

The struggle for hiring and sourcing tech talent is the same in all three: many job opportunities, but not quite the talent. Tech, of course, doesn’t change dramatically from city to city or country to country. So, you can step up your game at conferences and events where you’re sourcing tech talent, getting far more involved rather than simply making an appearance.

10 Go-To Sources All The Best Recruiters Use For Inspiration

Social Talent

So we wanted to drill down to the most valuable news sources and work inspiration sites for recruiters so you can get the most value for your precious online moments. Of course, that’s not the only reason they’re here. From assessing candidates to recruitment technology and everything in-between these guys have it all covered. The post 10 Go-To Sources All The Best Recruiters Use For Inspiration appeared first on SocialTalent.

10 tools that help IT recruiters in sourcing technical talents

Devskiller

IT sourcing takes a great deal of recruiter’s time. Of course as a technical recruiter you have your tips and tricks, proven methods and techniques that work and let you find the most valuable tech talents. That’s why we looked for sourcing tools that can improve your recruitment process. These tools also provide contact information on candidates, another time saver for IT recruiters in the sourcing stage. Have a look at these sourcing tools and check them out.

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How to source and recruit software developers on GitHub

Workable

To find talented developers who are a great fit for your company, you need to be thoughtful about your sourcing efforts. Here at Codility , we use GitHub (among other sites) to source and recruit developers. You can also see their contributions to public collaborations, like open-source projects. Sourcing on GitHub. Here, you can see their forks (projects they’ve contributed code to) and sources (things they’ve built or are building.).

How to source and recruit software developers on GitHub

Workable

To find talented developers who are a great fit for your company, you need to be thoughtful about your sourcing efforts. Here at Codility , we use GitHub (among other sites) to source and recruit developers. You can also see their contributions to public collaborations, like open-source projects. Sourcing on GitHub. Here, you can see their forks (projects they’ve contributed code to) and sources (things they’ve built or are building.).

Tech recruitment in London: Luring and sourcing top tech talent

Workable

The struggle for hiring and sourcing tech talent is the same in all three: many job opportunities, but not quite the talent. Tech, of course, doesn’t change dramatically from city to city or country to country. So, you can step up your game at conferences and events where you’re sourcing tech talent, getting far more involved rather than simply making an appearance.

5 Sales Skills That a Candidate Can’t Fake

Social Talent

Of course, it’s lovely to get a nice commission at the end of every month, but you want to be sure that any salesperson you hire will work as hard as they possibly can to deliver results, and even if they don’t make target, they are going to keep going, rather than throw in the towel! Assessment Job Advertising assessing candidates interview questions Recruiting recruitment sales sales skills Sourcing

How to Increase Quality of Hire by Only Sourcing Semi-finalists

Linkedin Talent Blog

Separating sourcing from recruiting never made a lot of sense to me. The best people, whether they’re active or passive job seekers, always have multiple opportunities and convincing them your opportunity is worth considering involves just as much recruiting as sourcing. Here’s how to do it: Source semi-finalists by defining the job with key performance objectives. Here’s how to source candidates who meet these two conditions: 1) The candidate must be performance qualified.

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7 Incredibly Intriguing Recruitment News Stories this Week – 6th June 2016

Social Talent

RELATED: For a demo of our exclusive Veteran Sourcing module with Dean Da Costa, click here ). Source: business.linkedin.com. Though Allgood said initially on his blog the company told him all its summer internship spots were filled, Horizon Media eventually offered Allgood a paid summer social media internship ― via Snapchat, of course. In recruitment news this week: Say “Goodbye” to SimplyHired.

4 Hints Your Interview Approach Is Pushing Candidates Away

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Source: Zenzen / Shutterstock. While it’s challenging to look at your own interviewing techniques as a source of stress for candidates, the key to improving is understanding candidates’ experiences and expectations. Recruiting assessment candidates Jobvite Speaking

Evaluating Candidates for Soft Skills – and Why It’s Key

MightyRecruiter

We stole 30 minutes of her time to get some insight into how technical recruiters – and pretty much every other hiring leader for that matter – should be thinking about and sourcing and screening for soft skills. Soft skills are undoubtedly harder to assess, what tips can you give to recruiters and hiring leaders struggling with this challenge? Otherwise, I think when it comes to assessing resumes, it’s about mitigating bias and keeping an open mind.

What You Need to Ask the Hiring Manager In Order to Source the Right Candidate

Linkedin Talent Blog

I overcame this personal lack of job knowledge by being more inquisitive and asking the hiring manager this critical question when starting the intake meeting: What does the person in this role actually need to do over the course of the year to be considered extremely successful? With this insight about the job, assessing competency became straightforward. The reason was obvious: People were attracted, assessed and hired based on work they found intrinsically motivating!

The Case for an Open Source ATS/CRM

Staffing Talk

The result of course has been the proliferation of job boards (great post by Staffing Talk’s David Gee on that) and career sites that has turned recruitment on its head. Carry this job board line of thought to payroll systems, background checks, employment eligibility, assessments, and the case for openness becomes overwhelming.

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What Is Skills Mapping?

Recruiting Daily Advisor

How do you assess what skills your employees need to be trained on? Source: Tashatuvango / Shutterstock. These are, of course, just a few examples.) Skills mapping could also be done on a team level or an organizational level to assess what training programs may need to be offered in the future. Consider getting input from multiple sources, both for the skills required for the role and for the skill level of any given individual.

Spotting sporting talent–Art or science?

IBM

A successful Talent Scout had just been interviewed and had mentioned a course he was involved in to train others in how to spot potential sporting excellence. The ‘experts’ were critical and dismissive of this course idea. The successful Talent Scout was right, you can apply science and analytics to the sourcing and selection of talent, whether that’s on the football field or in the boardroom. Click here to learn more about IBM Kenexa Assessments.

Episode 4: Why tech hiring based on skills should be your #1 priority ft. Stranger Things

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Source: Reddit. Source: Amino Apps. Source: The Geek Herald. Incorporating skill-based assessments in your tech screening process is a sure-shot way of bringing only viable candidates to the interview stage. A skill-based assessment can save 87% of your hiring cost !

Real Lies, Realized: 10 Fake HR Tech & Recruiting “Trends” You Should Really Ignore.

Recruiting Daily

For an industry whose professional certification involves “competency based assessments,” there’s a surprising amount of incompetence when it comes to sorting out the product marketing buzz and BS coming from companies offering the coolest stuff you never really needed to fix a problem you didn’t know you had. Of course, where “best practices” are basically […].

Top 5 Talent Data Sources

CodeSignal

When identifying talent data sources, it’s essential to focus on accessibility and accuracy. Just because a candidate may have one source readily available, doesn’t mean it’s highly accurate. Let’s jump into the top five talent data sources and see how they rank. Because almost anyone who attended a school or took online courses will have them, they rank as a medium on the availability scale.

MidWest TechRecruit ‘19 is just around the corner! [Recruiters can’t miss]

Hacker Earth

The MidWest TechRecruit ‘19 in Chicago promises to be equally interesting and knowledgeable (and of course, fun!) The conference will house 30+ internal talent acquisition, employer branding, recruitment marketing, talent analytics, and sourcing experts, sharing their tricks and tips on recruitment. Sourcing Lead at Lockheed Martin. Sourcing Lead at Lockheed Martin, Derek is actively involved in sourcing and recruiting top technical talent for the organization.

Adhere to Scout Motto: ‘Be Prepared’ (During Interviews)

Recruiting Daily Advisor

The article discussed the three interview questions that General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra asks of every job candidate: Source: Steve Bruckmann / Shutterstock. A candidate’s response to questions about horizontal and vertical relationships in the workplace can help assess important character traits, such as her ability to think spontaneously and her level of self-awareness. A recent CNBC article, written by Ruth Umoh, got us thinking.

Reference Checks: 3 Recruiters Tell You How to Do Them Better

MightyRecruiter

“Of course, I can get a hell of a good look at a T-Bone steak by sticking my head up a bull’s ass, but I’d rather take the butcher’s word for it.” – Tommy Callahan in Tommy Boy. In addition to preventing bad hires and validating a good candidate’s professional information, reference checks can serve as sourcing and networking channels for every recruiter.

Job Interview Personality Tests: Do They Pass or Fail Legal Scrutiny?

Recruiting Daily Advisor

The tests may include the Myers-Briggs or the DISK assessment, which are both designed to measure certain personality traits. Source: Stephen VanHorn / Shutterstock. One common form of assessment is called an integrity test, which is designed to measure whether the prospective hire is likely to steal from the company or otherwise engage in illegal activity while on the job.