You know that guy who used to boost cars around your neighborhood? Maybe he'd really excel as the service manager for your car dealership. Yes, it sounds like we're joking, but hiring mistakes are no laughing matter. This subject deserves some consideration.
In a 2008 interview with the Ladies Home Journal, Barack Obama stated that “The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women.” If that's true, then it's time to think seriously about how HR departments and corporate hiring managers treat pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.
In total, Inc. 500 companies employ 46,600 people – an average of 36 employees per company. According to the survey, once companies grow beyond 5-10 employees, hiring gets more difficult and becomes a top concern for the CEO. That's right, even the biggest companies in the world need help to find talent.
If there’s one truly divisive aspect of the hiring process, it’s the panel interview. Some companies swear by it, claiming that this stressful test is a good way to test a candidate’s mettle. Other companies decry it as nothing more than an ineffective and off-putting leftover from the HR manuals in your grandfather’s attic. Where does the truth lie?
Something odd is happening in the job market. For the first time in recent memory, college graduates appear to be shunning big-time corporate jobs with hopes of American startups hiring them instead. So what’s all the fuss about?
It seems like everyone has business advice for owners these days. Frequently, this advice is helpful. But sometimes following these friendly words of wisdom can actually put a company on the fast track to disaster. Here are a few stories from business owners who decided to follow the advice they were given – and ended up regretting it a few months later.
Admit, you can hire better. Developing job descriptions is a task that many employers dread. It’s easy to take short cuts and develop descriptions that are too general or chock full of jargon. The first step to attracting the right talent is having a description that follows best practices.
Today, more and more companies are using video games as hiring tools. An impressive résumé, a well-written cover letter and a stack of glowing recommendations can tell you a lot about a candidate, but knowing in advance how someone will really perform on the job is as hard as it's ever been.
We’re excited to host Hootan Altafi, Talent Acquisition, for our How2Hire Speaker Series, Using Data to Track Hiring Success. Learn how the pros are hiring better than you.
Tried-and-true recruiting and interviewing tactics are great, as long as they keep on working. But would you know, really, if they weren't? How can we imagine the team we didn't build, or gauge the hypothetical performance of the passed-over candidate who seemed too anxious?