3 Ways to Assess Soft Skills


Fortunately, there are other ways of assessing them. Ask employees and references to rank a candidate’s soft skills. Ask the candidate to self-assess. Subject them to online tests that have proven effective in assessing your current employees.

Do you really know how to reference check?

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Do you really understand the purpose of a reference check? The reason you are completing a reference check is to confirm the information you already have. What a reference check is not: A chance to convince you you’re making the right decision. Why do you need to reference check?

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The Demise of Reference Checks

The Whiteboard

My week has been filled with reference checks. Giving references. Taking references. Four references for one candidate and still no offer. One reference for a candidate with an immediate offer. Un-nominated referees begrudgingly giving references.

The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Reference Checking

Social Talent

For recruiters, this, more often than not, tends to be reference checking. Ultimately, most employers agree that reference checking is a worthwhile exercise when it’s done well. 1: DO…arrange the reference check in advance. Startup Stock Photo.

The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

3 Ways Pre-Employment Assessments Can Reveal Red Flags

The Hire Talent

The post 3 Ways Pre-Employment Assessments Can Reveal Red Flags appeared first on The HIRE Talent. Recent incidents of violence around the country remind us of the fact that people can have dark qualities to their personalities.

Assessment Technology Revitalizes Reference Checks


Reference-checking software offering a 360-degree assessment of candidates is transforming the process of checking references — formerly a hit-or-miss phone call — into recruiting analytics that can be used for strategic hiring. The post Assessment Technology Revitalizes Reference Checks appeared first on SkillSurvey. News all industries assessments hiring trends reference checking talent analytics

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. An HR pro taking an assessment to decide if it’s right for your organization , and now you’re worried about your own score. An applicant being assessed for inclusion in a government program called Treadsto ne. Some of you will no doubt challenge that assessment. I took a cognitive assessment 8 years ago and scored pretty high.

Poor Assessments Are Harming Your Business and Your Workers

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Any L&D professional worth his or her salt will understand the benefits of proper assessments: They guarantee a level of competence among the workforce, and they also represent an investment in the human capital that makes the company run smoothly.

How to Ask Better Reference Check Questions


Here's 6 steps to ask better reference check questions and get real insight into a candidate’s performance. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies assessments hiring managers reference checking soft skills

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

referred to as unconscious bias. today: There are a ton of assessment systems that profile your. Personality/skill based assessment Given that resumes don’t really have a standard. Video assessment How do. Building AI to Unlearn Bias in.

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. Is the assessment multi-dimensional?

8 Great Questions to Ask in a Reference Check… and What They Reveal


Before you hire you must – and we mean must, must, must – check a candidate’s references. This means that recruiters and hiring managers should see checking references as the last line of defense as opposed to as another task in the hiring process. Why It’s Critical to Conduct Reference Checks. To make sure that your chosen candidate is a fit on every level, do more than have a perfunctory call with their references.

Expert Secrets To Assessing Candidates’ True Interest Level

Spark Hire

Here are six expert tips on assessing candidates and how well they actually match up with your company: 1. — What are some other tips for assessing candidates and their true interest in your company? Talent Acquisition assessing candidates

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


Many recruiters look at reference checks as a mere formality, like something that just has to be done to complete the hiring of the preferred candidate, but when performed thoroughly and properly, they can be a great benefit to your business. If it’s a friend, I don’t call for a reference.

ApplicantStack Announces Partnership with Indeed Assessments

ApplicantStack Applicant Tracking

Indeed Assessments Integration Helps Employers Connect with the Best Candidates Faster . That’s why ApplicantStack is partnering with Indeed Assessments, a candidate screening platform in which candidates have taken over 2.4 million candidate assessments.*. Trying to get to the best applicants as quickly as possible can be tough—but not with Indeed Assessments. Luckily, it’s nearly effortless with the ApplicantStack and Indeed Assessments partnership.

Debunking Some of the Myths of Reference Checking


SkillSurvey’s Chief Analytics Officer weighs in with research to debunk some reference checking myths. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking soft skills

Unscientific Assessment: How To Use Phrenology for Screening and Selection

Recruiting Daily

My research uncovered some weird and wonderful ideas about how to read into physical phenomenon to figure out what someone’s really all about, or what we in this industry refer to as shortlisting, screening and selection. So, who needs background and reference checks?

USNews: Questions You Should be Prepared to Answer as a Job Reference


In this USNews column, Ray Bixler describes the kinds of questions that references should be prepared to answer. News all industries assessments news coverage reference checking soft skills

99 Reasons to Rethink Reference Checking


Get 99 reasons to rethink reference checking and how to incorporate an automated, online solution into your hiring process. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking soft skills

Qualitative Feedback from Confidential Reference Checks


SkillSurvey Analytics Team publishes peer-reviewed research supporting the reliability of qualitative feedback provided during confidential reference checks. The post Qualitative Feedback from Confidential Reference Checks appeared first on SkillSurvey. News assessments behavioral competencies news coverage reference checking talent analytics

Can Work References Reveal an Applicant’s “True” Personality?


Personality assessments can be a very valuable hiring tool. Personality assessments never provide perfect predictions of job performance or other key outcomes—and perhaps this is due to applicant “faking.”. Related articles: Can Applicants Cheat a Personality Assessment?

The Australia Post Talent Story – enhancing the assessment process for casual Talent at scale


We identified that we wanted to improve the quality and reliability of our casuals, we began by reviewing the key competencies of the roles and how they were being assessed. Two things come to mind – the importance of the system integration and the completion rate of the assessment.

Study: Top RN Strengths and Areas of Improvement Cited in Reference Comments


SkillSurvey research explores how reference feedback on RN strengths and areas of improvement help predict nurse turnover. Hiring and Recruiting Lower Turnover Quality of Hire assessments employee turnover healthcare reference checking retention

Thousands of Job References Weigh In: Entry-Level Job Candidates Should Focus on Being Better Communicators


SkillSurvey Analytics Team’s recent study identifies the top areas for improvement for entry-level job candidates based on reference feedback. News assessments behavioral competencies news coverage reference checking soft skills

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Top Five Reasons You Should Rethink Reference Checking


Build Talent Pipeline Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Lower Turnover Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking retention soft skillsThere are a million reasons to switch to SkillSurvey’s online refence checking. We breakdown the top five.

External Assessment Tools: Part Four of a Five Part Series on Recruiting

Applicant Manager

Today, we’ll be looking at some of the assessment tools available to us when our search for talent takes us outside the organization. When putting candidates through the assessment process, having the right tools is critical for employers. Simulation Assessments.

Hospitals that Use SkillSurvey’s Reference Platform Continue to Experience Better HCAHPS Ratings


Study shows hospitals that use SkillSurvey Reference have higher HCAHPS ratings in areas that measure patient satisfaction. News assessments behavioral competencies healthcare news coverage reference checking soft skills

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Tangled Up In Who: Building The Business Case for Personality Assessments.

Recruiting Daily

A Quick One: Building The Business Case For Personality Assessments. For example, by assessing “personality” by applying the above definition, we can see if an employee or candidate is likely to: Show the potential, patience and perseverance to go above and beyond for a client.

Reference Checking is Even Easier Now for Engaging Volunteers, Interns and Gig Workers


Enhancements to our reference checking solution will help employers get critical insights on volunteers, interns and other gig workers. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies all industries assessments reference checking

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


They aim to assess engineering aptitude and predict future performance if hired for the job. Whiteboard testing puzzles don’t resemble the day-to-day work of developers – there are no computers, no access to reference materials. work together to assess team and company fit.

HR Dive: Smartphones may improve the speed of reference checking


HR Dive discusses mobile optimization strategies for HR departments, including texting to accelerate the reference checking process. The post HR Dive: Smartphones may improve the speed of reference checking appeared first on SkillSurvey. News assessments hiring trends news coverage reference checking

How important are reference checks in the hiring process?


1 in 3 candidates were removed from the interview process due to a poor reference provided by a former employer or colleague, according to a recent survey from Accountemps , a global hiring firm. Typically, references are checked in the final round of the interview process.

The Skills Gap: Another Reason to Switch to Online Reference Checking


See how online reference checking can help your organization fill the skills gap by gaining a more accurate assessment of a job candidate’s hard and soft skills. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire Soft Skills all industries assessments corporate hr hiring trends reference checking soft skills talent analytics

Using Pre-Hire Testing & Assessment When Hiring

Newton Software

Pre-hire testing or pre-hire assessment is the process of using tests and questionnaires to screen candidates for job openings on a variety of factors like cognitive ability, critical thinking skills, personality, preferences and motivation. The use of hiring assessments is on the rise, with as much as a 20% increase year over year. So why are companies adopting the use of standardized pre-hire testing and hiring assessments? Types of Test or Assessments.

Fast Co: Do These Three Things When You Check a Job Candidate’s References


SkillSurvey's Chief of Analytics Dr. Cynthia Hedricks explains 3 things employers should do when checking a candidate’s references. The post Fast Co: Do These Three Things When You Check a Job Candidate’s References appeared first on SkillSurvey. News assessments news coverage reference checking

11 Questions You Should Ask When Doing Reference Checks

Linkedin Talent Blog

To the list of things that people either love or hate—Taylor Swift, cats, Nicolas Cage, cilantro—we can safely add reference checks. One of the reasons reference checks can feel useless is that many companies put no structure in place when asking candidates to list references.