Tag: interviewing

THC Screening Banned in 1 State, 1 City

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.

The Value of Soft Skills for Job Applicants

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.

How Recruiting Technology Changed the Game for Esurance

Companies who are desperate to attract and retain talent will try every strategy imaginable in order to stand out from their peers. If your company is struggling to recruit workers, take a page out of Esurance’s playbook and try incorporating custom recruiting technology into your processes.

How You Can Increase the Speed of Hire

In part one, we covered why a speedy hiring process is more important than ever before. To recap, if your hiring process is too slow, you miss out on diverse, highly-skilled candidates—and you’ll also be wasting a ton of money.

Should Candidates Be Required to Have Coding Skills?

With recent advances in technology, it’s becoming apparent that coding skills are in high demand across every industry and sector worldwide. And many experts are dubbing coding languages the “language[s] of our modern world,” as coding schools and online learning platforms continue to pop up everywhere.

Finding the Best ‘Sorting Hat’ for Your Screening Process

In the movie, Harry Potter, an enchanted hat is used to sort the children into specific Hogwarts’ houses, this gadget is called the “Sorting Hat.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have your very own sorting hat to sift through all the different candidates you’re interviewing, to find the best fit for your company?

Take Your Job Videos from ‘Meh’ to ‘Mamma Mia’

Job videos are supposed to tell a story about the role you’re hiring for and what it’s like to work at your company. However, if your videos are an absolute snooze-fest, then obviously jobseekers will pass over your company. Sure, video is great at showing what can’t be easily communicated to candidates, but they’re only […]

8 Modern Personality Assessment Tools for Your Team

Today’s recruiters, hiring managers, and Human Resources (HR) professionals know it’s not enough to hire people based only on the skills they have; these potential candidates also need personalities that align with the company culture and the nature of the work. Keeping that in mind, although there are thousands of assessments to choose from—some significantly […]