Job postings sometimes include what might be called a disclaimer, intended to let job seekers know that the tasks and responsibilities listed are not the only ones applicable to the position.
Have you heard the one about the recruiter and the hiring manager? The recruiter asks about candidate qualifications, and the hiring manager says the person must be breathing.
In light of March Madness, it seems appropriate to think about your job interview techniques in terms of effective offensive and defensive moves. Best way to start? Put the ball in the job applicant’s court.
On Sunday, I heard someone speak about servant leadership. I was struck by how appropriate it was that he chose that topic the day before we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, a man who dedicated his life to civil rights, once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What […]
Before you examine your employer branding strategy, it’s a question worth considering—especially in an environment of ever greater scrutiny.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed the fact that gender discrimination is still prevalent in today’s workplace. We started outlining some of the many ways that recruiters and hiring teams can help to eliminate gender discrimination in their recruiting and hiring processes. Let’s continue that list now.
At a conference earlier this year, I had the honor of moderating a lively, open, and engaging roundtable on women’s leadership. I opened the session by asking the participants whether they felt they were expected, as women, to act or behave a certain way to succeed in business.
Employers today often find there are a dearth of available candidates located in the exact geographic location where they would like to post a job. This is but one of many reasons for the increase of telecommuting in today’s workforce. By allowing telecommuting, the employer is greatly expanding the geographic reach for candidates, since they […]
One of the most common mistakes in interviewing is asking questions that don’t generate meaningful answers. Here are some tips for what doesn’t work, and what does.
Being a user of your company’s products or services isn’t a prerequisite for employee engagement, but it doesn’t hurt.