Tag: candidates

Addressing Bias in the Workplace

A new study identifies key ways in which bias occurs when grooming and promoting talent, maps out which talent cohorts perceive this bias most and how they perceive it, measures its cost to corporate bottom lines, and offers data demonstrating correlations between specific solutions and a lower incidence of perceived bias.

Most Employers Use Social Media to Screen Candidates

Before posting pictures of your late-night revelry or complaints about your job on social media, think again—70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, up significantly from 60% last year and 11% in 2006.

What Happens When Recruiters Get It Wrong?

One common challenge in finding and hiring the best talent is the disconnect between hiring managers and recruiters, which can lead to pricey errors. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the cost of a bad hire at 30 percent of an employee’s first year earnings. With that type of money on the line, hiring managers […]

Empathy, Compassion, and EI Wanted

Soft skills and emotional intelligence are required to succeed in many of today’s most in-demand positions, yet the focus when recruiting for these jobs is often elsewhere.

What Lies Beyond the Job Description

Yesterday we heard from Florence Richard, the director of Human Resources (HR) at an asset management firm in California, on the topic of job descriptions. Today we’ll hear more, specifically on treating a job description like an opportunity to express your company’s culture.

Puzzle Solvers Wanted

Asking job seekers to solve complicated puzzles may not provide all the insight you need into skills and ability, but the exercise serves other purposes.