Assessing Experience: How-to Understand the Depth of a Candidate’s IT Skills

Recruiting Daily

Basic stats and info, equating to little more than words on paper and hardly a full character assessment. Blog Posts Featured HR Technology News assessing experience assessments candidate screening eteki tech assessments

How To: Conduct a Diversity Assessment

Social Talent

When it comes to diversity, it is a truth universally acknowledges that more diverse companies perform better than their less diverse competitors. However, the path to a successful diversity hiring policy is not as straightforward. Diversity Assessment.

How to: Keep Up with Changing Resume Trends (Infographic)

Social Talent

Today, a simple piece of paper detailing your education, experience and contact details, isn’t enough to cut it anymore. And this infographic from Davitt Corporate Partner s is here to help you do just that: Source: Davitt Corporate Partners. The traditional resume is no more.

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3 Fears About Assessments and How to Get Over Your Fright


In the eyes of many in talent acquisition, there seems to be a perception that talent assessment presents the following obstacles: Screening & Assessment Featured

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in. Recruiting How to use AI and machine learning to ensure diversity in the. workforce By the creators of AllyO, the end-to-end AI recruiter Bias is a problem we. to make. traits common to them).

How To: Measure the Quality of Your Candidates

Social Talent

With the growing need for employers to gain a crucial competitive advantage when it comes to recruiting top-quality candidates, there is a much sharper focus on the value of talent and how talent can have a direct impact on culture, productivity, performance, reputation and customer satisfaction.

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6 Common Interview Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Unfortunately, when interviewers make mistakes, it can turn top talent off and make them less likely to accept a position. Plus, it can result in hiring the wrong person for the job or, worse yet, open up your organization up to potential litigation. Failing to sell your organization.

Employee Assessments:  What You Need to Know

Brandon Hall

Employee assessments were the topic of the recent Brandon Hall Group Research Spotlight webinar , including how organizations are assessing employees and how that plays into a workforce strategy. Employee Assessment Tools. Employee Assessment Questions: Pre-Hire.

How to Assess Candidates With These Surprising Job Interview Questions


It was something I loved to do, and it bled into many aspects of life, both then and now. From a young age, I played baseball. For example, whenever my family would go on vacation, I’d take my baseball equipment with me. Interviewing Featured

How to Tell if a Pre-Employment Assessment is Valid

SHRM recently indicated that the process most employers now use to find and select the best possible candidate includes using a preliminary assessment to screen out those who lack the desired level of skills and competencies for a job. The test measures what it claims to measure.

How to Assess (and Improve) Your Social Media Presence

FireFish Software

Assessing your recruitment agency’s social media presence is quite straight forward to do, but it can be hard to know where to start.

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

to scramble to fill their role. Or how about this one: Your company is expanding, and it needs talented new. staff members to take full. FOR CRITICAL ROLES, TURN TO RECRUITERS. struggle to hire talent.2 that need to be filled only widens. to Them 4.

How to source software developers from LinkedIn


Based on 2016-2017 Talent Shortage Survey , IT professionals constitute the second biggest talent shortage group globally and one of the hardest groups of professionals to recruit. The higher the demand for top tech talent, the more efficient you need to be with your sourcing.

Using Assessments in Your Recruiting/Talent Process for Good – Not Evil

Fistful of Talent

Do you use assessments in your company’s recruiting/talent platform? If you’re like most of us on the HR/recruiting side, you probably fall into one of three camps related to assessments. Check it out: 1–You love assessments.

How to Find Active & Passive Software Engineers on Stack Overflow

Boolean Black Belt

Would you like to know how to find software engineers on Stack Overflow who are actually interested in hearing about new career opportunities? – you’re in in luck, because I am going to show you how to find active and passive job seekers on Stack Overflow for free.

Unscientific Assessment: How To Use Phrenology for Screening and Selection

Recruiting Daily

That sounds crazy, but I’ve actually heard that before, and decided to do a little digging to see what body-related responses, in fact, can tell you about a person. That’s how we get the phrase, “having your bumps felt,” or even “bump it out.”

How to: Prepare and Conduct the Perfect Job Interview

Social Talent

It might have something to do with the fact that just last year 27% of U.S. So what is the best way to prepare and conduct an interview in order to better your chances of making a good hire and lower the risk of getting it wrong? Never leave interview question-asking to chance.

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17 Features Every ATS Must Have

Built By Recruiters for Employers The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System Newton Software, Inc. © | 415-593-1189 | What is an ATS? How do I narrow down my ATS vendor list? As always if you have questions, we’re happy to help. tried to ?nd

How to Use Skills Assessments to Enhance Your Employer Brand


Are you using skills assessments to enhance your employer brand ? In this blog post, you will discover three ideas you can implement to make the skills testing process personal and engaging for the candidates while you transmit your employer brand.

How to Assess Potential Employees Using Pre-Employment Tests

The Hiring Site

While no magic formula exists that guarantees which candidates will fit best at your small business, a variety of assessments can assist with hiring decisions. Here are some different types of screenings and techniques to consider when evaluating talent for your small business.

8 Essential Tips on How to Assess a Future Employee During Interview


Whenever you leave, or simply want to take a break, you should be able to rely on your staff. On most cases, we won’t be able to tell whether a person is genuine or not when they interview. Finding the right employees is very important for your company.

How to Select a Killer Talent Assessment Solution – in 15 Easy Steps

Recruiting Daily

Over the past 30 years, businesses have spent billions on talent assessments. Many of these are now being used to understand job candidates. Increasingly, businesses are asking how (or if) a predictive talent acquisition strategy can include the use of pre-hire assessments. As costs of failed new hires continue to rise, recruiters and hiring managers […]. News Trends analytics Data KPI people analytics talent acquisition talent assessment

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

Built By Recruiters for Employers The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System Newton Software, Inc. © | 415-593-1189 | What is an ATS? How do I narrow down my ATS vendor list? As always if you have questions, we’re happy to help. tried to ?nd

How to Weigh Soft Skills During Interviews


Interviewers ask candidates if they possess certain skills or how they’ve used those skills in the past. In fact, the focus on soft skills has been pushed to the forefront lately. Sometimes, it takes more than one person to completely assess a candidate.

How to Identify and Assess Motivation in High-Performing Candidates


This is the fourth in a series of ten posts on hiring candidates for characteristics linked to high performance. Each post focuses on a key candidate trait, why it matters and how recruiters can develop processes to correctly and fairly evaluate for it.

How To Manage Toxic Team Members ????

The Hire Talent

Unfortunately, most businesses will encounter problem employees or toxic employees from time to time. These problem employees can cause havoc and pose a potential risk to your organization’s success. The post How To Manage Toxic Team Members ????

How to Accurately Assess Culture Fit, Based on My 45 Years of Recruiting Experience

Linkedin Talent Blog

Just about everyone is confused about how to assess if a candidate will fit their company culture. And the problem is that when you ask people to define their culture, not all of them say the same thing. Then compare this to the hiring manager’s dominant style.

The Digital Workplace: How HR Can Lead the Way

Speaker: Nicole Lindenbaum, Director of Product Marketing, PeopleDoc

Because HR is the one function of the business that touches every employee, the digital workplace gives HR the opportunity to move from the back-office and truly be in the front lines to lead change. Practical steps to pave the way for digital dexterity in your HR Operations.

Cognitive Assessment Scores in Selection – Can You Handle the Truth?

Fistful of Talent

An industrial psychologist geeking out in the lab while creating some new assessment designed to protect the world from bad hires. Godspeed to you, Skippy. . A candidate who just wanted to apply for a job – but you’re being asked to do mental gymnastics before you can get to the interview stage. An HR pro taking an assessment to decide if it’s right for your organization , and now you’re worried about your own score.

How to Make Sure a Candidate is a Good Cultural Fit

Spark Hire

It’s no longer enough to ensure that the candidate you’re thinking of hiring has the right skills to get the job done. Cultural fit is becoming an increasingly important part of hiring, particularly when you want to lower turnover rates in your business.

How to source developers from Stack Overflow


Top tier software engineers tend to have steady jobs which makes them hard to recruit. How passive are they? According to Stack Overflow 2016 Developer Landscape , 97.5% In most cases, however, it takes a great deal of time and effort to hire a software developer.

How to Assess If a Candidate Will Be a Team Player, Sherlock Holmes Style

Linkedin Talent Blog

Sherlock Holmes is a master of deduction: Using evidence to determine the crime and the criminal. Surprisingly, this same objective evidence-based approach can be used to interview a candidate for just about any skill, trait or competency. How did you get assigned to the team?

How To: Earn More as a Recruiter

Social Talent

In order to establish yourself as a top recruiter , you need to work hard. You have the chance to grow, progress in your career and earn more- as long as you play your cards right. You need to take the two immediate contributors to your income into consideration.

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How To Answer: ‘What Are Your Strengths ?’


Usually when you are invited to go to an interview two of the main questions that you prepare for are what are your weaknesses? Even though candidates usually find the question what are your weaknesses a lot more challenging to answer, finding your strengths and applying them to the job position you are interviewing for can be just as tricky. Even though this may seem like an easy question failing to prepare properly can result in completely sabotaging your interview.

Mapping Out Your Candidate Personas

Social Talent

Hubspot define personas as “fictional, generalized characters that encompass the various needs, goals, and observed behavior patterns of your ideal customers” So how do you define ‘candidate’ personas? How Does this Apply to Recruitment? How Can I Start?

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HR Mind Games Hangout – Episode #2 – Does This Cognitive Assessment Tell Me a Candidate Is Stupid?

Fistful of Talent

HR Mind Games is a quick hitting, 20-30 minute hangout hosted by Kris Dunn, founder of FOT and the HR Capitalist, and sponsored by Caliper, the leading provider of Assessments for Selection, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. In each episode of Mind Games, we’ll cover how general assessment geekiness/expertise helps HR, and Recruiting Pros make better hires as well as maximize performance once that talent is in the door!

9 Self-Assessment Examples to Prove Your Worth

ClearCompany Recruiting

While clearly important, writing your professional self-assessment can be a struggle. Before you start copying from a template, you might want to consider the value of writing a genuine self-assessment response that reflects on your real contributions to your organization.

7 FREE Twitter Products for Serious Social Recruiters

Social Talent

A total of 55% of you are using it to post jobs, source candidates, share content and message candidates. When it comes to communicating successfully with potential candidates, it pays to be in the know about which sort of messages they respond to best.

These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate

Linkedin Talent Blog

At its simplest, I define leadership as the ability to figure out the best way to solve a problem and then executing on that solution. For an accountant, this could mean describing how to set up a new budgeting system and then setting it up.

How to Prepare for the Next Headcount Meeting with Your CFO


Being that 2019 is around the corner, there has never been a more important time to get in front of headcount planning and ensure your team is staffed for recruiting success. Use this cheat sheet to put your CFO at ease, so you can crush recruiting in 2019.

How To Set Your 2018 Recruiting Goals


When it comes to recruitment, you can’t afford to stand still. You need to keep up with the latest trends, keep an eye on your competitors, and develop effective strategies for making the best hires. Any time that you set goals, you want to make sure that they’re SMART.

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How to: Effectively Sniff Out Resume Inaccuracies

Social Talent

However, resume inaccuracies seem to be becoming more and more common in the current competitive job market, and for the most part, they are intentional. If you are an employer, these lies are problematic and potentially dangerous to you.

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How To Hire Emotionally Intelligent Candidates

The Hire Talent

People with strong emotional intelligence are able to recognize and assess their own feelings and use them to direct their behavior for the best possible results. The post How To Hire Emotionally Intelligent Candidates appeared first on The HIRE Talent. Finding Top Quality Candidates Interview for Achievement News Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests candidate EQ emotional intelligence EQ reference checks testing for EQ