Résumés continue to be the foundation of marketing tools for new hires, internal promotions, and networking introductions. Their traditional organizational structure and common content areas allow for easy comparison across candidates. So, with a document holding the importance of a college essay, how can managers know that what they read is fact, not fiction? And […]
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.
If candidates make it through the recruitment process with false pretenses, it can feel like you’ve been duped. Worse, if they’ve misrepresented themselves, it could even mean they’re not actually qualified to do the job—and you end up with mistakes, lost customers, employee resentment, or other problems along the way. And you’ll probably have to […]
So much of the human resource function is geared toward recruitment that retention is often relegated to a secondary position in terms of the broader staffing picture.
As a hiring manager, you probably encounter hundreds of résumés at any given time. And let’s face it: Sometimes, it’s a mundane chore to sift through the candidates trying to find the perfect fit. You’ve probably encountered résumés filled with typos and some that seem to stretch the truth a little too far, but once you’ve gotten […]
As a recruiter or hiring manager, you’ve probably come across countless mistakes on résumés and maybe even some flat-out lies! You may think you’ve seen it all, but in case you haven’t, we’ve got you covered.
How do you know a candidate is the perfect fit for the role, other than the conventional ways of following up with references, cross-checking résumé content for accuracy, etc.? Have you tried any unconventional ways to recruit candidates?
So, you’re looking to hire a remote worker. You’ve gone through the job-posting process, scoured hundreds of résumés, and picked a few people who seem to be a good fit for the role. Now it’s time for the interview, but where do you begin?
The way people work has changed, let’s face it. Gone are the days of a 9–5 desk job; now, we have Uber, Lyft, and telecommuting. People are craving flexibility and switching to contingent careers where they aren’t tied down to just one employer. This new way of work is causing some employers to find it […]
No doubt you’ve heard, “hire for attitude, train for skill.” But is this really the right approach?
There are several reasons job seekers include volunteer experience on a résumé: To show involvement in the community; to highlight their interest in and a commitment to a particular cause that may or may not be job related; and to demonstrate skills that are not apparent from other résumé information.