Tag: screening

hiring

What Is Open Hiring?

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, […]

More Ways to Screen Candidates

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. […]

Going Beyond the Interview: Ways to Screen Candidates

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 […]

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What Are Some Common Résumé Alternatives?

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 […]

background checks

Criminal Background Checks: A Matter of Risk, Reputation, and Requirements for Employers

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 […]

‘Ur’ Hired: Why You Should Be Texting Job Candidates

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.

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Requiring Drug Tests as a Condition of Employment: Pros

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.