Ernest Hemingway’s character Mike in The Sun Also Rises quipped that profound and seemingly inexorable change occurs “gradually, then suddenly.”
Hiring talent has become extremely difficult in the past several years. In the context of a tight labor market, employers are fighting over talent, and applicants are finding themselves in a privileged position.
An overwhelming 73% of jobseekers revealed the job search process is one of the most stressful things in life, according to CareerBuilder’s 2017 “Candidate Experience From End-to-End” report.
When making hiring decisions, it can be a good idea to get a range of input into the decision-making process. After all, great candidates aren’t just great because of their background and skills; they’re also great because they fit well in the team.
Are you using personality assessments during the recruiting process? If so, are you using them for anything else? While these assessments are great for seeing whether a candidate would be a good fit for your company, you would get more bang for your buck if you were to use them throughout the entire employee life […]
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 do you assess what skills your employees need to be trained on? What about figuring out what skills already exist in the organization and what will be needed in the future?
Whether they’re completing self-assessments, personality assessments, learning and development (L&D) assessments, performance assessments, or some other type of assessment, employees should be encouraged and able to complete their assessments online and via mobile devices. Here are four main reasons why.
As more states move to legalize marijuana, both recreational and medical, one state and one major city are taking legalization to the next level: by banning preemployment drug testing for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana.
Even in a favorable job climate for applicants, it’s still important to be able to stand out from the competition. Applicants and recruiters always place a lot of focus on the skills, experience, and other qualifications that show up well on paper—i.e., résumés and cover letters.