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.

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?

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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.

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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 […]

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Workplace Violence and Hiring

You don’t have to go far back to remember a violent event at a workplace that received national attention. HR professionals are again discussing how acts like these can be prevented. One issue that frequently comes up is the possible link between hiring and workplace violence. But does such a link exist?

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