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

Recruiting Daily

I’m referencing stuff like intrinsic motivation, interpersonal dynamics, cognitive ability and personal skills or experience. A Quick One: Building The Business Case For Personality Assessments. Odds and Sods: A Closer Look At The Personality-Competency Connection.

Best Practices: Using a Personality Assessment to Place Co-op Students


I needed this person to have the right personality to be data savvy, hard-working, and assertive. Often, these soft-skills did not match how they presented themselves in the interview. Pre-employment assessments have grown in popularity recently.

5 Ways to Spot a Bad Hire Before You Offer the Job


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Why Your Recruiting Strategy Isn’t Working

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Why You Should Consider Personality When Hiring

The Hire Talent

Personality is one of those fun topics to discuss, but it does have some real implications for the workplace and it’s wise to consider how personality factors in when hiring a new employee. For example, how will this person fit into your company’s culture and get along with others? The post Why You Should Consider Personality When Hiring appeared first on The HIRE Talent.

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.

You Hate Personality Tests, But Do They Work?

Staffing Talk

This is what personality testing is like. The use of personality assessments in the workplace is as divisive an issue as they come. Personality assessments are neither crystal ball mumbo-jumbo nor are they the end-all, be-all recruitment tool.

Best Interview Question Articles – June 2015 Roundup

Spark Hire

Feeling trapped behind interview questions that leave you with regrettable hires? Yes, this is a good problem to have, however, the way to go about hiring new talent comes down to the quality of the interview. Increased hiring naturally leads to interviews and in order to conduct an interview, you need (awesome) interview questions to ensure the best possible candidates are hired. With that said, the theme for our June roundup is interview questions!

Forget Interview Questions: 4 Fresh Tactics to Screen Candidates for Emotional Intelligence

Linkedin Talent Blog

One staffing company, Office Team , found reference checks were the most common way companies gauged job applicants’ emotional intelligence, beating out interview questions and personality tests. Analyze how the candidate interacts outside of the official interview.

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. Interview Questions

Do you Really Know Who You’re Interviewing?


Tech startups are disrupting the interview process A job interview can go anywhere from 15 minutes, if it’s not going well, to about an hour, if it’s going great! But is this polished, poised, prepared-to-impress you candidate the same person you’d see on a day-to-day basis?

What To Ask & How: Guide To An Effective Interview


Now onto step two: interviewing. Often, our interviewing practices are based on assumptions and status quo – but there is a better way. Studies have been done on the efficacy of different interview tactics providing more concrete evidence.

Are You Doing All You Can to Determine Right Fit?


Personality assessments are old news, right? Personality assessments are even in use in middle schools these days to help teens start to explore their career interests. However, there’s a new and growing application: assessment of job candidates. Business advisory company CEB reports that 62% of human resources professionals are using personality assessments to vet candidates in the hiring process.

My Personal Journey to ApplicantStack

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The candidates that passed the phone screen round were emailed with technical test session id’s and/or personality assessments. If they passed, they were sent another email with yet again a list of dates and times for their first in-person team interview.

5 Ways to Decrease Turnover


A common misconception is to overvalue work experience and education and undervalue work ethics, personality traits and other “immeasurable” items. Assess Your Applicants. You need to know the person, their traits, characteristics and tendencies.

One Personality Trait Great Candidates Share—and How to Spot It

Linkedin Talent Blog

The concept of grit as a positive personality trait was pioneered by psychologist Angela Ducksworth. Use personality assessments to test for grit and teamwork skills. When you interview people, you want to find out what they’ve done to make other people better,” Caroline says.

4 Strategies for Selecting a Pre-Hire Assessment Provider

Brandon Hall

Almost two-thirds (63%) of companies are using pre-hire assessments at some stage of the recruitment process, according to a recent study by Brandon Hall Group. Assessments should be used consistently throughout the organization. Invest in Personality Assessments.

4 Guidelines On Choosing The Right Candidate Assessment Tool


An accurate candidate assessment tool gives you an opportunity to evaluate candidates based on their skills, knowledge, ability to perform, and behavioural style. It becomes clear then that recruiters would benefit by using a candidate assessment tool before a face-to-face interview.



Attaching your Plum Profile as a link in the “Summary Section” will provide those looking at your profile with more personality assessment insights into who you really are. You can also turn these badges into a personal branded representation of you.

Happy Valentine’s Day: The Recruiting Technology You Should Love

Spark Hire

Personality Assessments: A Faster Way to Get To Know You. There are resumes, cover letters, video interviews, and face-to-face meetings to review, all in an effort to make sure they’re both a professional and cultural fit. Love is in the air. Recruiting technology love, that is!

Candidate screening process in IT recruitment – 11 tools for technical recruiters


Weak in terms of their skills, personality, culture fit and so on. There are several different assessment and screening tools which help you get through your IT recruitment process smoother and these tools will save your time and money. Video Interviews.

Does Your ATS Software Integrate With Pre-Hire Assessments?

Newton Software

Predict how well applicants will fit the job BEFORE the interview. NEWTON + PRE-HIRE ASSESSMENTS. Pre-hire assessments are tools that quickly identify the best applicants for specific positions and for your broader company culture.

Blind Hiring: A How-To Guide To Reduce Bias & Increase Diversity


Blind hiring at the screening stage starts by removing personal information from candidates’ profiles and resumes such as their names and photos. White-sounding names on resumes are 50% more likely to get an interview request than identical resumes with black-sounding names.

The Job of Your Dreams in 1, 2, 3


To do this, take a pre-employment personality assessment. But you also have a personality that is actually a better predictor of success. This personality of yours helps determine your fit in a certain workplace environment and predicts your future success.

4 Simple Ways to Optimize Your Recruiting Processes in 2018

Proactive Talent

Sometimes the fat is a two-hour personality assessment no one actually looks at, and other times a third round phone interview prior bringing the candidate onsite. Whether we're training your recruiters and hiring managers best practices around interviewing or building your employee referral program – Proactive Talent offers a wide range of services that will help unearth you from the madness.

The Roundup: Good News for Indeed and Bad News for Google

Social Talent

Indeed buys Interviewed. This week we were presented with the news that Indeed has acquired the HR technology firm Interviewed. Interviewed have been making a huge impact on the way recruiters develop the interview process. Darren Nix, CEO of Interviewed.

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Recruiting Trends to Watch

NPA Worldwide

Candidate Assessments. Employers are getting more sophisticated in how candidates are evaluated, from video interviewing to personality assessments to sample work assignments and more. Qualigence International has released its 2016 Recruiting Trends white paper.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…to Apply for a Job


Be prepared for some companies to ask for personal information like a social security number. Some employers use personality assessments. In most instances you’ll be called and asked to set up a time to do a phone interview, or will be given the opportunity to complete an on-demand phone or video interview (which I’ll cover in depth in my next post). At some point in your life you will be actively or passively seeking a job.

Skill and Personality: Integrating Factors in Hiring Decisions


Can a personality assessment be of use in a heavily skills-based industry? There has been an increase in conversation in the HR world on the topic of hiring for personality – and for good reason. Will this person be able to work effectively with a team?

Are You Slowing Your Company Growth Down By Ignoring These Hiring Trends?

Spark Hire

But it all goes to waste when the person turns out to be a bad fit. Fifty-six percent said they used personality assessments. These types of assessments identify the right characteristics in seconds, while it takes a human hours of interviewing.

Why Empathy, Not Dollars, Is Key to Candidate Experience


At Good&Co, Luke and his colleagues design personality assessment tools “to help companies seamlessly add the right talent to high-performing teams without sacrificing productivity or sabotaging chemistry.”

What Should You Automate in Your Recruitment Process?

The Hiring Site

Video Interview Technology – I love this technology and how it’s evolving. What we know is that our hiring managers love to see candidates before they live-interview them. Video interview technology helps your organization be more effective with its time and resources.

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Personality is the catalyst for career performance.


Personality at work has never been more important. More and more recruiters are using personality assessments to evaluate candidates for hiring and job placement. Decision making Personality plays a huge role in the decision making process.

A Recruiter’s Guide on Candidate Submissions

Spark Hire

As a skilled recruiter in your trade, the hiring manager is quite often going to be curious about your personal assessment of candidate submissions. Don’t think that you can simply submit a candidate and leave out your personal assessment.

The Crucial Hiring Lesson That Sheryl Sandberg Learned From Meg Whitman

Linkedin Talent Blog

When Sheryl Sandberg interviewed for a job at eBay with then-CEO Meg Whitman , she didn’t have any experience in the tech industry. You can tease out these traits by refining your interview questions.

How to Hire “A Players”

Spark Hire

When you are interviewing candidates, you need to be asking the right questions in order to filter out those candidates who are not A players. Use assessments. Take advantage of talent assessments in order to determine your candidates’ actual skill level.

Insurance: Hiring for Cultural Fit


Interviews. During the interview process, be sure to include culture questions alongside ones targeting skills and experience. Assessments. Comprehensive personality assessments can be a great asset in determining culture fit.

Seven Reasons to Choose Plum over DiSC


Here are seven reasons why Plum moved past the shortcomings of traditional personality assessments so you can find employees that are the best fit based on your unique needs and company culture. Resumes and interviews have almost no ability to predict success.

What Should You Automate in Your Recruitment Process?

The Hiring Site

Video Interview Technology – I love this technology and how it’s evolving. What we know is that our hiring managers love to see candidates before they live-interview them. Video interview technology helps your organization be more effective with its time and resources.

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The Ultimate Recruiter’s Guide to the People Analytics Debate (And How You Should Use Them) 


For recruiters, this means people analytics can cover a variety of topics such as skills testing, personality assessments, performance benchmarks, source of hire, cost of hire, and any other metric that is related to a hire’s potential success.

The Biggest Staffing Talk Losers of 2013

Staffing Talk

Here they are: The hiring manager who made a candidate wait for an interview for 45 minutes , and then took a series of phone calls once the interview commenced, including scheduling a time with the cable TV installer to come to their home.

3 Hiring Concerns and How to Embrace Them

Spark Hire

Take into account that by offering your employees a flexible schedule you are allowing them the chance to work efficiently while also allowing them to take care of day to day personal items as needed. The interview process can seem like a game of cards.

The Ultimate Recruiter’s Guide to the People Analytics Debate (And How You Should Use Them)


For recruiters, this means people analytics can cover a variety of topics such as skills testing, personality assessments, performance benchmarks, source of hire, cost of hire, and any other metric that is related to a hire’s potential success.