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.
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.
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 […]
In yesterday’s post, we began to explore how you can conduct better interviews by supporting your intuition with an understanding of your values and learning how to recognize those values in your candidates. Today we’ll look at some details of how to use these skills in an interview.
With recruiting technology rapidly replacing in-person interviews, hiring managers are beginning to miss something very important: the personality of the candidate.
Despite record low unemployment, a new study finds that jobseekers have just 7.4 seconds to make an impression on recruiters but can improve their résumés for extra attention.
A candidate I was working with recently interviewed for a chief strategy director position with a rapidly growing independent advertising agency. He was excited about the opportunity and motivated to meet with the COO of the firm.
One of the most difficult tasks for a job applicant coming off a period of unemployment is to explain that gap in dates on their résumé. This was a common challenge for many jobseekers following the Great Recession.
A résumé is often the first impression a potential employer has of a candidate. Absent a referral or previous relationship, that piece of paper (or, increasingly, digital document) trying to list as many credentials and as much experience as possible is what will often make or break the applicant’s chance to move on to the […]