Tag Archives: Interviews

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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Hiring Interviews Have Lost Their Accuracy — A Warning

Yes, job interviews have been a tradition for well over a century. But we now live in a world where many new developments threaten the accuracy of interviews by transforming them into more like a version of liar’s poker. For example, candidates can now easily identify their likely interview questions and even the appropriate answers in advance, using the Internet. …

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Hire Smarter … Based on the Way That a Candidate Solves Problems

Once you realize that most of the work done by professional-level employees involves solving a series of complex problems in a team environment, it makes sense to ensure that you assess a candidate’s problem-solving capability. The smartest recruiters and hiring managers go the next step and focus specifically on how a candidate solves problems.

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Signs That You Aced Your Job Interview – So Now You Can Relax

The job search has been ranked #3 as the most stressful thing in life. The interviews are typically the most stressful step in job searching. Moreover, interview stress is often worse during the long delay between the end of the interview and hearing how you did. As a recruiting expert, I can help reduce some of your stress during and …

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Using Incentives to Attract Interviewees — Don’t Miss This Trend

If you are having difficulty getting prospects to interview, join the trend of offering qualified candidates incentives for interviewing or job acceptance. This might initially sound like a crazy idea until you realize that using incentives to attract customers is a proven practice with a high ROI. So learn from marketing and offer small incentives (usually a gift card) for …

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Whiteboard Tests Can Improve Your Hiring Results in Many Jobs

As seen on ERE Media, January 22, 2018. Improve Candidate Assessment by Adding Problem-Focused Whiteboard Tests Let’s look at the data. The current state of hiring and candidate assessment is problematic because research shows that 46 percent of new hires fail in their first 18 months on the job. Because most firms don’t track this important “failure rate” metric, they can’t really …

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When Hiring for Attitude — Catch ‘Attitude Fraud’ Because Candidates Fake It

“Attitude fraud” – when candidates with an undesirable attitude, purposely deceive and act as if they have a great one to get hired. Even though it is a major problem, few in recruiting make any attempt to detect or avoid it. Most interviewers think that they can accurately spot deception. Unfortunately they are wrong because data reveals that even sophisticated …

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