Tag: interviewing

Are You Ignoring the Strengths of Introverts?

They sometimes come across as shy, aloof or even disinterested. In comparison to extrovert job candidates, they may seem less likely to take charge, less inclined to aggressively pursue goals.

Hiring for Soft Skills

So-called soft skills are sometimes hard to quantify. Perhaps that’s why recruiters and hiring managers focus less on these skills in comparison to others.

Screen Job Candidates with Text Messaging

Employees are the most significant investment an organization will make for its future. Recruiting the right people is an integral part of any business plan, but unfortunately, it is also a challenging and time-consuming task.

How to Avoid Hiring a Bully

Much has been written about workplace bullies and the misery they inflict on their staff and coworkers. Addressing workplace bullying is often difficult, however, and so management tends to avoid the issue. Why not take a different approach, and avoid hiring these folks in the first place?

Snap Judgment Recruiting

A recent survey finds nearly half of employers, 49 percent, know within the first five minutes of an interview if a candidate is a good or bad fit for a position, and only 8 percent take 30 minutes or longer to make up their mind.

What's Wrong with the Average Interview?

While many organizations are perfectly happy with their recruiting process, others have found that even with the best of intentions they still end up with an inordinate number of bad hires. Bad hires can be costly in many ways—not only are there literal costs involved in hiring, training, and eventually firing and replacing someone, but […]