Not too long ago, jobs were more difficult to come by and hiring managers had the pick of the litter. Now, thanks to the continuing talent shortage, it’s a job hunter’s market, and businesses everywhere are struggling to fill vacancies with qualified candidates.
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.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) that are administered on platforms like EdX and Udemy have grown in popularity and standing in the past few years, and many employers are starting to rely on them to teach their own employees in the workplace and are beginning to view them more favorably overall.
Research indicates that 85% of job applicants lie on their résumés and job applications because employer application tracking systems expect exact matches from their applicant pools. So, applicants are getting smarter and tweaking their résumés to make it through these technological hurdles and to the first round of interviews.
At the end of the day, you can only tell so much from someone’s credentials. You need to understand how the person thinks—and how you think. Surprisingly enough, neuroscience can be a great help in that regard. After all, the more we know about and understand the human brain, the better equipped we will be to optimize our talent acquisition process.
*Editor’s note: As recruiters, you may be contacted from time to time by jobseekers looking for employment. While Recruiting Daily Advisor generally features tips and tricks recruiters can use to help find talent, there are occasions where a recruiter’s insight is needed to help a jobseeker find a job. This guest post provides information to […]
It’s an employee’s market. With U.S. unemployment at record lows, employees have more choices than ever before when searching for a new job. Hiring organizations are sourcing talent in labor markets with intense competition with more than six million job openings currently listed in the United States. This makes attracting talent difficult for recruiters: there […]
The process of assessing and diagnosing mental health issues in a potential employee is complicated. Certain questions can offer valuable information about an individual’s behavior and reactions to work situations.
Introverts—they are the new extroverts, right? Quiet, reserved, always sensing and watching. Listening for the next nugget of innovation to grace the lips of a colleague. Or are they tormented by the thought of communication and interaction? Do their extroverted cohorts drive them batty? Or the question that matters, the question I pose is—does it really matter? […]
Being able to identify employees with long-term potential is truly an art form, and companies that get it right typically outperform those that don’t. The companies that excel have a well-defined system in addition to having key decision-makers highly engaged early on and throughout the interview process. Furthermore, companies that are successful in identifying great […]
As organizations grow and expand, it becomes necessary to transition from a “staffing” mindset to a true focus on talent development and human capital management. A competency model can serve as the springboard to take your hiring and HR operation to the next level. Today we are joined by Tara Gullans, Industrial Organizational Psychologist at […]