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Assessing Intangible Skills: Four Ways to Evaluate Candidates

Posted by Grace Carter

You've assessed your candidates through online testing that is EEOC compliant, and you know you've objectively got a group of candidates who have the skills necessary for the current job opening, but how do you choose the one who will be the best fit for your company in the long run? It can be difficult to assess candidates’ intangible skills. Their résumé may have some clues, but to assess intangible skills properly involves asking the right questions and knowing what to look for in an interview. Energy It’s possible for candidates to appear more energetic in an interview, knowing this will be assessed, but how do you assess their normal energy levels? You can do this by asking candidates about their interests and hobbies [...]
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As Soon as You Switch to eSkill, Screening Candidates Gets a Whole Lot Easier

Posted by Eric Friedman

Bree Gurin, the Director of Client Services at Oliver Staffing, Inc., shared with us how her company struggled with skills testing before switching to eSkill. They were frustrated with the lack of flexibility in editing the other testing vendor’s tests and the inability to add their own content. In addition, the other vendor’s platform was not user friendly. We asked Bree a few questions about Oliver Staffing’s transition to eSkill, and here’s what we found out. Why did you choose to become an eSkill customer? Why did you make this change? The contract with our previous vendor was coming up for renewal and, due to their less-than-charming customer service and our unpleasant user experience with their system, I began search [...]
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5 Ways Recruiters Can Use Big Data to Find the Best Candidates

Posted by Olivia Ryan

Human resources have changed drastically with the rise of IT and data science. Modern recruiters don’t waste time searching for the best candidates on their own. Instead, they use big data to find new talents and keep potential applicants informed about the company’s job opportunities. Recruiting software enables HR managers to avoid generic searches, so now they can post positions and filter applicants based on a number of highly specific preferences. This is very important because studies prove that businesses that use a maturity model, perform 30% better than their peers on the market. If you want to improve recruiting, you should also exploit the new technology. In this post, we will show you 5 ways recruiters should use big [...]
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2018 Hospitality Trends and the Skills to Look for When Hiring Your Hospitality Staff

Posted by Eric Friedman

Summer is almost here, and the hospitality industry is booming. PwC’s forecast for 2018 anticipates that a stable economy and tax stimulus will help to support the highest occupancy level in the hospitality industry since 1981 and forecasts occupancy to grow to 66.1% for U.S. hotels. Therefore, as a hospitality employer, you should be prepared to see increased competition for skilled managers and employees. But that is not the only thing you should keep an eye-on. The trends in the hospitality industry are changing because of a new and passionate generation of travelers, the millennials. According to Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, the millennial generation will represent 50% of all travelers by 2025. Therefore, hotels need [...]
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Time to Hire and Train – a Never-ending Story in the World of HR

Posted by Eric Friedman

According to a Linkedin Report on 2018 Global Recruiting Trends, recruiters can more easily discover talent by focusing on diversity, new interviewing tools, data and artificial intelligence. In the following article we will discuss the interviewing tools and how they can leverage the time component from the selection process. Hunt Scanlon Media recently reported that employers will face increasing challenges to find and retain employees. These challenges begin with the hiring process: “Seventy five percent of employer responses stated that their hiring process, from initial interview to offer, takes more than three weeks, while the vast majority of professionals surveyed felt it should take two weeks at most.” eSkill Corporat [...]
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The Most In-Demand Skill Set of 2018 and How to Select It

Posted by Michael D. Haberman

In today’s world of ever increasing and changing technology, people often wonder what skill sets they will need to be successful in today’s job market. Of course, that begs the question: Are we talking about hard skills or soft skills? In 2018, and 2019, both types of skills will be necessary, so let’s take a look at both types. Hard skills If you were to survey several articles, you would find technical skills listed as being the most in-demand. In one large LinkedIn survey, the Top 10 hard skills desired include: Cloud and distributed computing Statistical analysis and data mining Middleware and integration software Web architecture and development frameworks User interface design Software revision control sy [...]
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How Can HR Address the Problem of Skilled Employee Shortage in an Organization?

Posted by Kamy Anderson

Up to a certain point, a startup or a small business (if it turns out to be a successful one) skyrockets, its progress charted as a vertical line with an arrow pointing upwards. Because of this initial growth, most businesses feel compelled to take on far more challenging projects – which usually leads to a “we just bit off more than we can chew” situation, causing the business to stumble. It’s no one’s fault in particular, and it’s everyone’s fault at the same time. New demands require new skills. To be capable of handling these new projects, your talented staff needs training and you need to take a close look at how you manage workflow. But how to get there quickly, before stakeholders give up on your business and [...]
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5 Innovative Ways to Select Quality Talent for Customer Service Positions

Posted by Kristina Minyard

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Without customers, businesses don’t exist! We can all agree that having someone to buy our products or services makes customer service a key component to a successful business. But all customer service does not have to be conducted the same way. Some key skills, however, contribute to excellent customer service across industries. Gregory Ciotti recently reviewed the 16 customer service skills that every employee needs. Beyond these foundational elements of customer service, what kinds of customer service, unique to your organization, do you aim to provide? You will need to take the time to evaluate what skills your employees need to reach those goals. These differentiators will help you determine what skills to recruit and test [...]
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