Recent research has shown that many take their application materials for granted when a fine-tuning to approaching revisions and the materials themselves might be in order.
Category: Screening, Assessment, Interviewing
Once candidates are found, a variety of measures may help employers choose the final candidate. This may involve interviews, tests, assessment centers, or other means of evaluation.
Yesterday we looked at the problem of candidates turning down job offers after you went through a lengthy and expensive process getting to that point. Today we’ll look at how personalizing a job offer can really make a difference.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest annual report on occupational injuries, which serves, among other things, to alert companies to the hazards of certain jobs.
How often have you or your hiring team put together a job offer for a well-qualified candidate only to have the offer rejected? This can be quite frustrating, and it can increase how long it takes to fill a given vacancy.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we talked about the pitfalls of having too many unqualified applicants for a job—it costs (wastes) time and money to assess all of these applications. We started to give some tips on reducing the number of unqualified applicants, as well as a couple of ideas to speed up the screening process. Let’s […]
With unemployment continuing to sit under 5%, some may find it a luxury to have too many applicants for each job posting. But just because there are ample applicants does not necessarily mean there are a lot of people who are actually well qualified for the job. Yet those involved in the hiring process still […]
Should you involve employees in the hiring process? Those in favor point to an interest on the part of candidates, especially younger candidates, in interacting with employees before they’re hired.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed the idea of hiring entire teams instead of individuals. We outlined some of the possible benefits of doing so including increased likelihood of collaboration and less time to full productivity. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the potential drawbacks of this hiring method.
The hiring process is time-consuming and expensive. It can take weeks, if not months, just to bring on one new hire—and there’s always the risk that person will not work out, and you’ll have to start all over again. Any time you’re bringing on someone new, it’s a difficult task to assess whether he or […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, we talked about the importance of making a good impression during the interview—and noted that first impressions go both ways.