Finding the right candidate for an open position can feel like a challenge, regardless of how many times you have successfully hired a new employee before. There are ways to help increase your odds of selecting the best candidate for the position the first time around as long as you organize the hiring process. If… Read more »
Posts Categorized: reference checks
How to Detect a Toxic Employee
As a hiring manager, it’s your job to hire the very best candidates for your company. The person sitting across from you may seem perfect, even down to their credentials and interpersonal skills. But what if the candidate you are interviewing is a disaster waiting to happen? You could be dealing with a toxic employee… Read more »
Do You Have an Internal Referral Program? Is It Working?
In terms of your recruitment strategy, are you using employee referrals on a regular basis? There are some very compelling statistics around the use of internal employee referral programs, such as the reduction of hiring costs and increase in retention rates they can afford. But if your organization doesn’t have a system for managing internal… Read more »
5 Tips for Hiring Better Light Industrial Candidates
The summer months can be an ideal time to start hiring light industrial workers for your company. This is often the peak season for managing new projects and conducting inventory counts. Light industrial workers come from all walks of life and many are looking for entry-level positions leading to long-term employment. When you’re looking to… Read more »
Can You Have a “Perfect” Admin Interview?
Ready to tackle your next interview for an administrative position? You may be hoping to land a job quickly by making a great first impression on the hiring manager. You already know you have what it takes as a strong administrative candidate. So, how can you ensure that you have the perfect admin interview that… Read more »
How to Address, or Move Past, a Candidate’s Career Gap
As human resource practitioners and managers, it’s become much more common to receive candidates who have gaps of unemployment on their resumes. This is as a result of the poor economy that most of the nation experienced for several years, and some areas that are still catching up. However, one must not ignore these gaps…. Read more »
Major Hiring Mistakes You’re Probably Making
Companies require good people in order to thrive in a changing market. In order to hire the best people, a company must have sound recruitment practices that include plenty of interviewing, screening, reference checking, and assessing skill sets as they apply to each job type. Unfortunately, there are companies out there that have poor methods… Read more »
Are You the Best Candidate For the Job? Prove It!
As a job seeker, you cannot simply walk into a job interview and assume that you have all the skills that the hiring manager is looking for. While you may believe you are a good fit for the job – based on the job description given and your experience – many companies today require candidates to prove… Read more »
Two Great Candidates? How Do You Decide Which One to Hire!?
Nearly every hiring manager has faced the conundrum of trying to decide between two great candidates for one job. It can be heartbreaking. Yet, time is precious, so one of the candidates needs to move forward while the other is rejected. How can a recruiter make the right decision? If you are faced with this… Read more »
Cover Letter Mistake Checklist – Can Yours Pass?
A cover letter can make or break any job seeker’s success with landing a new assignment. When done well, a cover letter intrigues the hiring manager to want to learn more. When done poorly, the cover letter turns the hiring manager off and the resume goes into the garbage can. How can you know if… Read more »