Open hiring, at its core, is hiring individuals without regard to their background. It’s completely open, as the name implies. Open to individuals from all walks of life. Open to people who may have histories that would have excluded them from a more traditional hiring process—histories that may include things like time spent in jail, […]
In physical, labor-intensive jobs, companies are often concerned about both the ability of employees to be able to do the work and the potential liability for workplace injuries.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that hiring decisions are imperfect. Despite our diligent efforts, it is quite difficult to consistently get the best candidates who stick around long term. We started to look at some ways to go beyond the standard interview process to further screen candidates in the hopes of making better hiring decisions. […]
Typically, a candidate screening process starts with reviewing applications and résumés and deciding which ones are qualified and which are not. It progresses to further narrowing the list (if there are enough qualified candidates) and then contacting the qualified candidates on the shortlist and perhaps conducting phone screening to narrow the list further. Then, there […]
In Friday’s Advisor, we introduced the idea of using predictive analytics in recruiting. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to do exactly that.
Have you heard? Résumés may be on the way out—or at least that’s what many online articles might have you believe. While most employers are still very much expecting to use résumés to narrow down lists of candidates for the foreseeable future, it’s not too far of a leap to agree that there are a […]
The process of commissioning a pre-employment criminal background search has tripped up many an employer, and for good reason. Criminal background checks can include many data points—arrest records, conviction orders, sentencing, appeals, inmate records and activities logged in sex offender or state abuse registries to name a few—stored in a wide array of locations ranging […]
Background checks for job candidates are commonplace in the United States. Most employers search beyond resumes and interviews for information about a potential new hire. Most job seekers expect employers to dig a bit into their backgrounds.
The job interview process is getting longer. Although there are many reasons for this increase—including more thorough “screening methods” such as group panel interviews, background checks, and skills tests—one of the biggest delays for recruiters comes at the very onset of the interview process, where screening a high volume of candidates is bogged down by waiting for qualified applicants to call back.
Does your organization have a formal drug testing policy? Many employers do, primarily out of concern for safety of all workers. The concern is that employers want to ensure they don’t knowingly hire someone who may end up coming to work under the influence of a substance that will create an unsafe situation.