October 21 , 2017

Interviewing

15 Ways to Assess If a Candidate Has High Growth Potential

Any recruiter or hiring manager would be crazy not to consider a recruiting approach that could double the value they bring to the company. Well, this amazing result can be obtained by hiring individuals that have what is known as a “steep career trajectory” or high potential to succeed. If you’re not familiar with the term, a “steep career trajectory” ... Read More »

12 Effective Ways to Assess Candidates’ Soft Skills

  As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog, July 25, 2017. When asked, recruiters say that screening candidates for soft skills are one of the top areas they want to learn more about. That’s because soft skills (think leadership, relationship building, communications, adaptability, strategic thinking, learning and interpersonal skills) take up to 25% of the skills required to do the job and ... Read More »

Begin Your Next Job Interview With Just A Text Message

As seen on PSFK by Laura Yan she quotes, Dr. John Sullivan on his insight with text interviews. Canvas is a startup that seeks to change the job recruiting process, screening candidates through text conversations before proceeding to real life interviews. The startup capitalizes on millennials’ evident preference for communication over text rather than phone calls and voice mails. It’s ... Read More »

Gig Hopping In The C-Suite

As seen on Forbes by Victor Snyder (CEO at BossMakers) he quotes, Dr. John Sullivan on his expertise with job hoppers. From your employer’s point of view, they may like your large network and breadth of experience, or they may be reluctant to risk an investment in you. Increasingly though, the pros are outweighing the cons as businesses realize the ... Read More »

Want a job? It may be time to have a chat with a bot

As seen in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 15, 2017, by Nicholas Cheng.   A report by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that more than half of human resources jobs may be lost to automation, though it did not give a time period for that shift. “Recruiting jobs will definitely go away,” said John Sullivan, who teaches management at San Francisco ... Read More »

The Amazing ’25 Names Approach’ For Filling Your Talent Pipeline Simultaneously With Every Hire

As seen on ERE Media (May 22, 2017). Not using the hiring process for name capturing for future jobs is a missed opportunity Few hiring managers and recruiters realize that the hiring process itself offers a great opportunity to capture the names of top performers for your talent pipeline. I call this name-capturing approach “25 names” and it used people involved in ... Read More »

Text-Interviewing — The Next Big Thing in Recruiting?

People love texting. In fact, texting is the most widely-used app on a smartphone, “with 97 percent of Americans using it at least once a day.” And among the age group that recruiters often target (18 – 29), 100 percent of those surveyed use texting. In addition, the odds of a tech-savvy or innovator recruiting prospect or candidate not being a ... Read More »

7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

As seen on Harvard Business Review. Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. With sites like Glassdoor.com, candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With that information, candidates now routinely prepare and video their ... Read More »