Behavioral Interviewing: The Achilles Heel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Glassdoor for Employers

We've all been on the other side of the table when a hiring manager or recruiter asked us a behavioral interview question. Behavioral interviewing has been the gold standard in hiring and recruiting for decades. Break up with "the club" to expand your candidate pool.

How Do Puzzle Interview Questions Affect Your Candidate Experience?


With the unemployment rate continuing to go down, it continues to get harder to recruit — making candidate experience more vital than ever in 2016. The goal of such questions is to test how well candidates can think creatively in unusual and high-stakes situations. But research shows these puzzle questions have a negative impact on candidate experience. ” People perceive behavioral questions to be fairer than puzzle questions.


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Disgusting Interview Questions NOT to Ask


And, with that, comes dreaded interview questions. Something both candidates and recruiters have come to loathe in one way or another, am I right? Take a look below to see what they had to say about interview questions: Conducting lots of #interviews? If you ask a candidate a hypothetical question, their answer is necessarily made up, and you risk hiring the person who knows what the answer should be rather than the person with the experience to do the job.

How to Fix Technical Interviewing


It’s just technical interviewing! Technical interviewing doesn’t need to feel like a DMV trip. But many organizations handicap themselves with one-size fit all interviewing and hiring processes that make it for more painful than it needs to be. It’s not very much fun for anyone involved, and it’s especially unfair to candidates, whose entire day could be disrupted just to have a really bad experience at a company they'll never work for.

How to Recruit with a Small Team and a Lean Budget

Speaker: Tanya Bourque, Founder, OpExpert

This webinar will cover how to eliminate costs while maintaining a great candidate experience. Behavioral interviewing techniques to attract top talent. Resources aren't always unlimited. Especially for smaller teams.

Video Interviewing Isn’t A Magic Recruiting Cure All – Things To Think About Before You Invest

Fistful of Talent

I decided to switch gears and get back to the basics on…drum roll…video interviewing. Video Interviewing has been a go-to recruiting solution in 2020 for 1000 different reasons. That said… Video interviews aren’t the magic pill one needs to find the right talent.

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Structured interview – Why they’re the best for your recruitment efforts


In the following article, we’re going to discuss the various interview formats you can use along with their benefits, as well as tell you how to prepare and conduct a structured interview. Structured interview definition. Unstructured interview definition and overview.

How To Interview Like A CEO


Obviously hiring is a big ecosystem of factors that involves assessments, interviews, referrals, previous work with the person (or knowledge of their work), and more. But what does overlap in so many different hiring contexts is the interview, which has long been a cornerstone of the process.

The Golden Rule of Recruiting: BCU Just Wants To Have Fun


The talent acquisition team currently leverages Convey for Interviewing to effectively and efficiently interview candidates. We spoke with Matt Kemblowski , a Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Culture Development at BCU, to learn more about his views and perspective on candidate experience. Being a strong talent acquisition leader, Kemblowski shared his insights and what the team at BCU is doing to establish a fun process for candidates.

How to Attract Top Talent with a Top-Notch Interview Process

Spark Hire

The text-heavy job ads, impersonal phone interviews, and routine interview questions of yesterday aren’t going to do a great job at attracting and securing today’s top talent. And, considering nearly half (46 percent) of the 3,894 talent acquisition decision makers surveyed in LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2016 report are having trouble finding candidates in high demand talent pools, it may be time to step up your interviewing game.

How to Predictably Hire the Most Successful Candidates Using Structured Interview Questions

Breezy HR

We’ve already talked about what defines a structured interview , and why structured interviews are such good predictors of job performance. Now, we’re going to show you how to run a structured interview – using consistent interview questions that show you the best people for the job, every time. But we’ll be real with you up front: This is not as quick-n-easy as jotting down a few questions before you head to the interview room.

Interview process and strategies: a comprehensive FAQ guide


Interviews are the pillars of recruiting. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you set up an effective interview process: Organizing an interview. What are the typical steps in the interview process? How do I set up an interview? Who should be involved in the interview process? Who should handle interview scheduling, the hiring manager or HR? Interview types. What are the different types of interviews?

How to Interview: The Complete Guide


A job interview is a formal conversation between an employer and a candidate in which the recruiter or hiring manager assesses whether the candidate has the qualifications necessary to perform the open role. . Some common types of job interviews include: . The Interview.

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How This Recruiter Prepped a Candidate for an Interview (and Raised the Bar for Recruiters Everywhere)

Linkedin Talent Blog

When coming in for an interview, the majority of candidates are nervous (unless they have the swagger of Harry Potter). All jokes aside, the nerves are understandable - especially for a candidate going in for an interview at Google, which was notorious for tricky interview questions in the past. Sujay Maheshwari , a friend of the candidate and product mentor at Recruitring , says that when he saw the email, he couldn't believe it. “In

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How to Recruit Candidates Your Hiring Managers Will Love You For


Deep in the daily grind, it’s easy to forget the bigger goal recruiters and hiring managers are working toward: finding the highest possible quality candidates , who will perform well, stick around, and take the company further. Take Your Behavioral Interviews to the Next Level. Behavioral interview questions are a standard part of interviews today, but they are also a standard part of candidates’ preparation. Recruiters have a tough job.

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Why Candidates Are Dropping Out of Your Hiring Process


03/31/2017 // By tracy kelly // Candidate Experience. You sourced a candidate who impressed the hiring manager, has all the skills for the job and fits with your company’s values. But, before you can extend an offer, the candidate changes their mind about the position. To prevent candidates from dropping out of the hiring process or rejecting your offer, start by understanding the top reasons a candidate withdraws. Candidate Experience

Hiring Manager effectiveness is the key to great recruiting (and our new Interview Training site is live)

Recruiting Toolbox

But I do want to get the word out – our new interview training site, , just went live. Beyond Behavioral Interviewing. So, getting hiring managers to be better owners of the process, to really lead when it comes to engaging, interviewing, selecting, and selling candidates…that’s critical. And that’s our total focus with our custom-built interview training program, Predicting Success.

The Secret of Conducting Great Job Interviews

Recruiting Blogs

What is the secret of conducting great job interviews? What is the secret of conducting great job interviews? A lot has been said about conducting great job interviews. You probably already know that a great interview should have a carefully planned structure and use behavioral interview questions. You should also be mindful about your unconscious biases and provide a great candidate experience. Have you created your candidate persona ?

How to Recruit Candidates Your Hiring Managers Will Love You For


Deep in the daily grind, it’s easy to forget the bigger goal recruiters and hiring managers are working toward: finding the highest possible quality candidates , who will perform well, stick around, and take the company further. Take Your Behavioral Interviews to the Next Level. Behavioral interview questions are a standard part of interviews today, but they are also a standard part of candidates’ preparation. Recruiters have a tough job.

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How Do We Make Job Interviews Better? Ask Better Questions


For all the criticism aimed at the job interview process (like here , here and here ), we in the hiring field lack a viable, practicable alternative. Some interviews go better than others, and the perfectionist in all of us feels constant pressure to improve the process and the experience for all involved. Interviews have been compared to first dates countless times. There is an abundant amount of research to support the use of behavioral interview questions.

Using cognitive automation to solve the age-old problem of hiring the best talent


In that sense some of these recent technologies simply automate what used to be done in pen and paper tests and behavioral interviews. In the end, this technology holds incredible promise to help organizations better predict who is going to be their next top performer and who might be a dud, no matter how stellar the candidate’s resume and credentials. Lastly, not all managers will trust that the new tool will recommend the best candidates.

Checking References Earlier Leads to Better Interviews


Technology enables a re-thinking of the typical hiring journey for a better candidate experience. A SHRM blog post More Employers Moving to Fewer Interviews , by editor Roy Maurer, highlights recent research from by the Talent Board that shows employers are providing high-touch service to candidates and trimming their interview schedules. Candidates want more relevant interviews. Candidates benefit because it puts them in the driver’s seat.

5 Tips to Become a More Successful Interviewer

Recruiting Blogs

Implement these 5 tips to become a more successful interviewer! Unsuccessful interviewers hire the wrong person - don’t be among them! If you’ve ever conducted a job interview, this will probably come as no surprise to you. Conducting job interviews is hard. In order to help you recruit the right people for your company , here are top 5 proven tips that will make you a more successful interviewer. 5 tips to become a more successful interviewer.

Building a Winning Interview Team: What Roles Should You Include?


They need to have the required skills and experience to do their job in a way that keeps the company progressing forward. It’s important to ensure an ideal candidate not only has the required skills and experience but is also the right culture fit for the organization. Interviews are traditionally tailored toward finding someone with the right professional background while glossing over team fit, culture fit and professional development factors.

Job Interviews Have Become Predictable and Ineffective – Here Are 10 Ways to Change That

Linkedin Talent Blog

Interviewing is a well-established component of hiring that you have probably used for years without much change. But, now that the use of data and technology has begun to permeate recruiting, every aspect of interviewing is undergoing close examination and change. It’s important for those responsible for hiring to keep track of these developments because some of the new alternative interview and assessment approaches are both powerful and exciting. Interview Questions

Best Practices for Hiring During COVID-19 (and Beyond)

Recruiting Daily Advisor

But Elizabeth Mye, SVG global Human Resources with cloud communications provider Intermedia , says there are a number of best practices companies can follow to boost their effectiveness in recruiting and interviewing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Have I truly considered internal candidates?

Top 5 Mistakes Start-ups Make When Hiring

Proactive Talent

Bad hires are every company’s nightmare and while bad hires cannot be completely avoided, there are a few effective ways through which firms can screen candidates to ensure that they suit the business requirements. Mistake #1 - Failure To Appropriately Pre-Screen Candidates Time is money and wasted time in the hiring process when a company is scaling leads to lost revenues.

How Do Tech Companies Keep Their Talent Bars High?


With an increased pace of hiring, there’s a good chance you’ll face an interesting challenge next year: How do you maintain high candidate quality when you’re feeling mounting pressure to fill more positions, faster? Train and Mentor Newer Interviewers. If your company is growing fast, you may have newer employees interviewing candidates. John stresses that it’s critical to offer guidance beyond the basic behavioral interviewing (and legal do’s and don’ts).

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Boost Recruiting Performance with a Candidate Scorecard

The Hire Talent

Although interviewing candidates seems to be the easiest and best part of a recruiter’s job, things are completely different in reality. Most hiring managers know what they want to hear from a candidate during the interview, and they follow a streamlined line of questioning.

The When, How, How Often and Where of Assessment Tests

The Hire Talent

A great way to use a skill test as a screening tool is before any significant contact with a candidate. This helps to streamline and keep your process flowing smoothly while ensuring you adhere to candidate experience best practices as well. When to Use Assessments.

3 Ways Technology Is Making HR Better


You want to learn behavioral interviewing or how to accelerate “new hire productivity levels” in the first 90 days? Whether it’s transforming the candidate experience or helping your small business find big talent, technology can help you work effectively and efficiently as a talent advisor. Whenever someone talks to me about HR technology, I always black out from boredom.

We asked recruiters to give their biggest pains in tech recruitment


These are the recruiters, executives, and hiring managers on the front line, fighting to place the right candidates in the right positions. Interviews. Verifying candidates skills and experience. Finding an interviewer panel for a role. Tech interviews.

6 Questions You Should Ask a Candidate's References

Glassdoor for Employers

When you're looking for a great candidate to fill an important role, it's easy to get swept up by a stellar application. To really understand whether a candidate would be the right fit, it's always a good idea to talk to the people who know best: their references.

"End User Training"

Recruiting Blogs

the expected ATS user, target-user, interviewers, or hiring decision maker). This brings me back to my point – End User Training and Education…without it you will have a difficult time influencing, educating and implementing new systems, initiatives and a positive overall candidate experience. I would recommend developing a recruitment training process for anyone in the organization who may come in contact with an interviewing candidate.

How To Manage An Emotional Job Market In 2020


More candidates than ever will be trying to stand out in the job market, and as Talent Acquisition professionals, we should see that as a huge opportunity. Candidate Satisfaction and Managing Expectations This can have a huge impact on an organization as well as the individual recruiter.

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]


Employee Experience. Candidate Experience. 15 Interview Questions to Ensure Candidate Quality. 6 Questions You Should Ask a Candidate’s References. 11 Must-Ask Behavioral Interview Questions. Interviewing and Onboarding. Interviewing.

7 of the Biggest Hiring Time Wasters and How to Get Rid of Them


In-demand candidates are not going to stick around before they are snapped up by competitors. Social media is a fast and easy (and free) way to advertise your job opportunities, communicate with candidates, educate them about your company and build awareness about your corporate culture. Oftentimes, they can use social media to verify information job candidates have provided on their resumes, or get a feel for whether or not the candidate is a good match for the position.

Hiring process FAQ: A guide to structured recruitment


How many candidates should I have in the candidate pipeline? How long are candidates typically on the market? Rejecting candidates. What is the best way to reject a job candidate after an interview? What tools can I use to evaluate candidates? What tools can I use for interview assessments? Candidate experience. How does the hiring process impact candidate experience? Attracting candidates. Interview Mocha.

ERE Recruiting Conference Fall 2018 Recap: Most Valuable Tweets


Candidate experience. Candidate selection. angieverros says keep it real, short and sweet, add some humor – 3 key ingredients to get candidates to respond to our msgs! Candidate engagement differs from candidate experience – it’s about managing a recruiting process that creates BUY IN says Royce Robbins #ererc How to beat behavioral interviews shows up 25,300,000 times in a google search.

3 Major Culture Risks When Hiring at Scale — and How to Address Them

Linkedin Talent Blog

It turned out that they were hiring mostly directors and managers, who would also start to interview and recruit new people within their first few weeks, too, as this company’s hiring goals were aggressive. Training is a start: interviewing, selection, diversity, leadership training.