Screening & Assessment

Quiet Quitting Isn’t Harmless… Action Steps For Eliminating Toxic Employees Who Consciously Under-Work

“Silent team killers” who purposely reduce their workload hurt productivity, customers, and revenue. So they are far from harmless. In fact, I call these slackers “silent team killers.” Their selfish decision to reduce their workload will crush the morale of even the strongest teams. A recent Gallup survey indicates that these disengaged workers have accounted for at least 50% of …

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Improve Your Recruiting Results Using These Best Practices From Top Firms (Covering employees as references, impactful fonts, and candidate interview warm-ups)

In this monthly piece, Dr. Sullivan highlights 3 best practices that reveal the future of recruiting. The Benefits Of Adopting Best Practices From Other Firms The best way to rapidly improve your recruiting results involves borrowing and tweaking the best practices from other leading recruiting functions to fit your situation. Adopting best practices is a superior approach because: The arguments …

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Predict Each Candidate’s “Time To Turnover” Before Making A Hiring Decision (A checklist of the factors that predict both short and long retention)

With record-high turnover, it pays to predict which finalists will likely become early turnover. Improve Your Hiring Results By Predicting Each Candidate’s “Time To Turnover” Amazingly, some companies predict current employee turnover with a 95% accuracy rate. However, I suggest that it’s time to expand our turnover predictions to the candidate selection process. I have found that smart recruiters can …

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Covid Lesson – Stop Rejecting Job Jumpers And Those With Employment Gaps

A major talent shortage cause is rejecting those with unavoidable employment gaps. Instead, sidestep this “work history flaw.” Historically, even fully qualified applicants with significant employment gaps were rejected. It was assumed that having employment gaps (i.e., not getting another job quickly) meant something was seriously wrong with the candidate. Similarly, “job jumpers” that changed jobs too frequently were assumed …

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Recruiting Practices That Are, And Deserve To Be Fading Into History

Old recruiting practices going away

There are 8 common recruiting practices that are becoming obsolete, just as newspaper ads and application forms did years ago. Smart recruiting leaders need to be aware that these common practices like fit, salary disclosure, drug testing, and non-competes are already being pushed aside at top companies. This gradual obsolescence isn’t new. In fact, the very best recruiting leaders assume …

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Top 8 Diversity Killers – Stealth Assessment Areas That Hurt Diversity Hiring

The diverse are often dropped after failing assessments on minor factors, not because of overt discrimination during hiring. Yes, almost every organization today sets high goals for diversity hiring. Unfortunately, I find that most fail to meet their diversity hiring goals, not because of major institutional discrimination. But instead, due to a multitude of seemingly minor “under the radar” factors. …

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Good Decision-Makers Are Declining, And Don’t Hire Those That Think They Are A Cow

Does your new hire make good decisions?

Good decision-making is needed in every job, but it’s declining in the population.  This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking.  More bad news for most employers that are facing a scarcity of qualified talent… even in a fast-moving world, good decision-makers are needed at every job level. Be aware that the percentage of good decision-makers is likely already …

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