5 Reasons Employee Assessment Should be Part of the Hiring Process

Fortune 100 companies and small businesses alike are leveraging the benefits of employee assessment companies to help them hire the right employees. The financial impact of a bad hire can have dire consequences for your business. According to the US Department of Labor, replacing a bad hire can cost 30% of the first year's potential earnings. … Continue reading 5 Reasons Employee Assessment Should be Part of the Hiring Process

Rank your Candidates

Not all prescreening questions are equal.  Some are black and white with yes/no question disqualifiers, while others screen for “nice to have” skills and experience.  Rather than using a blanket yes/no response system, utilize multiple response questions with ranking.  Ranking allows you to assign scores to question responses and sort applicants based on the “nice … Continue reading Rank your Candidates

The Uphill Battle: 5 Ways to Use Your ATS for Good

The applicant tracking industry is being slaughtered in the press. Why? Because so many people are focusing on the automated resume ranking and parsing of keywords. Of the hundreds of features in an applicant tracking system, why is everyone so focused on this one piece? Because of the candidate experience.  The candidates are speaking out, … Continue reading The Uphill Battle: 5 Ways to Use Your ATS for Good

Don’t be an Information Hoarder

I admit that I watch the A&E show "Hoarders".  While watching the most recent episode in shock (and disgust) I was reminded of a certain application process and its similarities to this show. Although it's necessary to collect SOME information, at some point enough is enough.  (I'd prefer this realization on the 4th kitten figurine … Continue reading Don’t be an Information Hoarder

Common Interview Mistakes

Four Common Interview Mistakes that may cause Compliance or Inequity Issues: 1)      Failure to define requirements – Not taking the time to carefully define the requirements for successfully performing a job. Interviewers may not consider the full set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that underlie  successful performance. Some interviewers just look for candidates who are … Continue reading Common Interview Mistakes