Tag: Hiring Process


Skilled Talent Shortage Impacting Creative and Financial Industries

The pesky skills gap continues to be a challenge for many recruiters and hiring managers in the creative and financial industries. Add in the tight labor market, because of low unemployment, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster … well, not really “disaster,” but it’s definitely not helping your hiring teams. In fact, these challenges may be […]


Improving Employee Experience in a Candidate-Driven Market

It’s a candidate-driven market, which means jobseekers are in the driver’s seat and demanding more than just a higher salary. Jobseekers expect their employer to provide personal fulfillment and meaning. If your employees do not feel supported, aren’t learning new skills for the future, or are disengaged with their work, they will seek employment elsewhere.


Dealing with Candidates Who ‘Ghost’ Interviews and Offers

“Ghosting” is a term that developed in the dating world to refer to a situation in which one person abruptly cuts off all communication with another person, avoiding person-to-person contact when they decide to move on. But, these days, “ghosting” is taking on an entirely new meaning—and new impacts—in another forum, the workplace.


‘Ghosting’ Is Becoming More Prevalent in the Hiring Process

Ghosting is becoming a common theme for 2018—as we’ve recently highlighted in a three-part series—and new research released by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm, shows that more than 40% of candidates say it’s reasonable to ghost a company during the hiring process. With more candidates ghosting companies, it leaves you wondering: What makes […]

Workplace Violence and Hiring

A recent incident in Orange County, Florida, where a former employee entered the workplace and fatally shot five people before turning the gun on himself, has HR professionals 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 […]

Keep Unqualified Candidates Out of the Hiring Process

In yesterday’s Advisor, we talked about the pitfalls of having too many unqualified applicants for a job—it costs (wastes) time and money to assess all of these applications. We started to give some tips on reducing the number of unqualified applicants, as well as a couple of ideas to speed up the screening process. Let’s […]

Involving Employees in the Hiring Process

Hiring decisions are typically made solely by the employer, with little to no input from employees. This is a mistake, Heather R. Huhman argues on Entrepreneur.com. She says that by staying fully in charge of the hiring process, employers may cause potential candidates to shy away from job offers.