A growing number of businesses now require job applicants to take a personality test as part of the hiring process. The tests may include the Myers-Briggs or the DISK assessment, which are both designed to measure certain personality traits. From a legal perspective, the tests are permissible in most cases, but there are a few […]
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.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Finding top talent is a huge challenge for many employers across the country. However, if you begin to understand jobseekers and what they want, you may be better equipped to stand out among your peers. One way to do this is by keeping up with the latest […]
A recent CNBC article, written by Ruth Umoh, got us thinking. The article discussed the three interview questions that General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra asks of every job candidate:
If you’ve seen an influx of résumés over the last month, it should come as no surprise because CNBC is reporting that January is the most popular month for jobseekers to start the hunt for new employment. While February is well under way, this doesn’t mean people will stop applying for jobs. In fact, now […]
In 2019 and beyond, you’ll want to look for the six things listed below when you’re considering job candidates.
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.
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 […]