Thu.Jan 16, 2020

Should psychometric assessments be used for hiring?


How to know if you’re using the right tool to support your hiring decisions. If you’ve applied for a job, chances are you’ve taken some kind of psychometric test. For what it’s worth, psychometric assessments have been around since the early 20th century.

How to Write LinkedIn Job Descriptions


How you write your LinkedIn job descriptions is different from writing JDs elsewhere. Here are a few tips aimed to maximize your apply rate from the best candidates. Which Job Description Sections NOT to Write. LinkedIn already has them).

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How to Achieve a Win-Win Hiring Outcome by Categorizing Your Metrics

Linkedin Talent Blog

I contend that “Win-Win Hiring” will become the dominant hiring trend in the next decade. A “Win-Win Hiring” outcome means both the hiring manager and the new employee agree it was the right decision one year after starting. This is a challenging goal, but possible with the proper use of metrics.

9 Common Employee Value Proposition (EVP) Pitfalls to Avoid in Recruitment Marketing

Rally Recruitment Marketing

As talent acquisition and Recruitment Marketing professionals, we all know the importance of setting ourselves apart from other organizations in today’s hyper-competitive hiring market.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

People, Processes, AND Technology Equals Recruitment Marketing Success


As we enter the next decade, so much of how companies function centers around technology. But as Harvard Business Review points out, some employers may be missing the forest for the trees — becoming “obsessed with new technologies” they may miss the ultimate goal: making the best possible hires.

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6 Compliance Issues Every HR Official Must Know


Guest blog by Haifa Aboobacker – growth assistant at All organizations need to comply with the rules, regulations, and laws of the State where they are based. HR has to take a proactive approach to make sure that the organization meets those legal obligations.

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Worst HR Document Ever, the Employee Handbook

Fistful of Talent

We all know it. Employees know it too. It sucks. It’s practically unreadable. No one reads it unless they have to. Only time they’ll try to find it is when they feel like they got screwed by the company, or are about to be by their manager.

The Hiring Manager's Guide To Digital Interviewing


If you are here, your recruiting team has decided to add digital interviewing to its hiring process - congrats!

2020 Vision

The Whiteboard

You all saw it! I was the first person to coin the phrase 2020 vision! A line that will no doubt be utilized in many a marketing campaign to the point of exhaustion throughout the year, just you remember blog faithful, I was the originator!

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

How to Develop a Talent Pipeline

Employment Metrix

Replacing employees is expensive. The 2017 retention report says that it costs about $15,000 to replace an employee making $45,000. To save on high costs, energy and resources, your team needs a talent pipeline.

The Growing Role AI Will Play in HSAs and Employee Benefits

HR Technologist - RB

Artificial intelligence is playing a bigger role in human resources and healthcare benefits today, helping employers and employees automate time-consuming processes. It can also help employees make better, more educated decisions about their financial futures in a much faster, more meaningful way.

Sourcing Scorecard: What Metrics and Skills Should You Be Looking For?

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Hiring talent for specific roles within the company may be an easy task for some; you simply work with the manager to find the skills and traits that would best fill the job. But what about hiring sourcers and recruiters?

Year-End Split Placement Summary

NPA Worldwide

Now that 2019 is officially in the rear-view mirror, it’s a good time to show a split placement summary of the activity we saw in our network. We break down split placement data in lots of different ways. Today I will focus on salaries and practice areas. Salaries Improve Over 2018.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Will Your Website Survive an ADA Challenge?

Recruiting Daily Advisor

By now, employers should know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state and local laws protect the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities.

Indeed Assessments: Why Employers Should Leverage Skills Tests


With the low unemployment rate, it’s a job seeker’s world. To keep up and make great hires, recruiters and employers need to identify and evaluate skilled candidates quickly. .

Your Employees Aren't Performing to Their Potential, and It's Your Fault


It's bold of me to say your employees aren't performing to their potential when I've never even met them, but it's a matter of simple numbers. In the United States, 87.7 percent of employees are not working to their full potential.

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Connecting with the Right Candidate through Automation


2020 is here. With every new year, HR technology is also evolving day by day. We are in the era of recruitment, where we need to be first and fast in hiring the top talent. Recruiters are recruiting in a candidate-driven market, which means candidates have more options to choose from.

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Recruitment Marketing: More Than Revamping Your Career Sites

Speaker: Matt Alder, Host & Producer, The Recruiting Future Podcast

Talent acquisition functions are fixated on developing an authentic employer brand. However, that's not the be-all and end-all. When it comes to attracting candidates, you need to have targeted recruitment content at every stage of the candidate journey where they may interact with your company - your careers page, job descriptions, and social media.Join Matt Alder, Producer and Host of The Recruiting Future Podcast, to learn how to refresh your recruitment marketing efforts and set yourself apart from competitors.

4 Tips for Recruiting Top Talent with Gamification

Achievers - Recruiting

Think of the craziest thing you could do to convince the most qualified candidate to accept a job offer. Would you meet them in Second Life over a virtual cup of coffee? Would you approach them through Tinder? These gamification scenarios might sound a bit crazy or ahead of time.

9 Fixable Mistakes When Creating an Employee Value Proposition

Rally Recruitment Marketing

In talent acquisition, we all know the importance of setting our companies apart from other employers in today’s hyper-competitive hiring market.

10 Ways to Show Empathy in the Workplace


Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings and vulnerabilities of those around you. As your business expands and more team members join your ranks, it will be crucial to your success. Plus, 60 percent of employees would be willing to take a pay cut to work for a more empathetic company.


How to Measure Employee Engagement

Recruiting Daily Advisor

There’s a lot of buzz about how to measure employee engagement these days—and for good reason. Engagement drives satisfaction, which leads to loyalty and productivity. But, how is engagement really determined or measured? Is it about employee satisfaction scores?

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

Want to Lower Your Attrition Rate? Engage Your Employees

HR Technologist - RB

If you want to retain your employees, you need to practice great communication and appreciate them, set clear goals for their performance, and give them a reason to stay. Employee Engagement


Stolen Proprietary Information: As Concerning in Baseball as It Is in Business

Recruiting Daily Advisor

There was big news earlier this week when Major League Baseball (MLB) handed down punishment after investigating a systematic method of cheating on the part of the Houston Astros.

Why Big Tech is Losing Gen Z Hires

TalentCulture - Recruiting

Remember when we were all trying to reach the hiring bar set by Amazon, Google, Facebook and other giants? No more. Toxic work cultures, questionable leadership and recent ethics scandals are tarnishing these once golden employers. The New York Times just reported that Gen Z are staying away.

9 Common Pitfalls to Avoid In Your Employee Value Proposition

Rally Recruitment Marketing

As talent acquisition and Recruitment Marketing professionals, we all know the importance of setting ourselves apart from other organizations in today’s hyper-competitive hiring market.

Cracking the Career Development Code

Speaker: Julie Winkle Giulioni, Author, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

It’s 2020 and it’s time to crack the code on career development. Julie Winkle Giulioni, leadership and career consultant, will share her findings from decades of field research. She’ll deconstruct effective career development, offering a practical framework that makes it more doable and durable by identifying and assessing the skills gaps in your workforce.