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5 New Recruiting Trends You Should Implement in 2019

Posted by Kristina Minyard

hr trends for 2019

The future workforce is a blended one, with humans and machines working side by side. We cannot leave the future success of our businesses to chance, yet that is precisely what many organizations are doing by leaving reskilling entirely up to employees. Here are the five HR trends for 2019 that you should implement: Work is changing. 1. As work changes your workforce has to change. Invest in reskilling your current workforce to avoid a revolving door and unnecessary recruiting challenges. Finding ways to retain your already valuable workforce is the easiest and most affordable approach to your organizations recruiting needs. Incorporate real-time learning and hands-on application in your development strategy while taking into considera [...]
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Develop a New Skills Selection Process: Talent Acquisition for Remote Employees

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

The remote work trend shows no sign of abating and for good reason: study after study shows us that a remote workforce decrease costs and increases productivity. According to Flexjobs.com, remote work grew 115 percent among U.S. employees during the past 10 years. As a result, HR professionals everywhere are having to adjust our approach talent acquisition. Hiring a remote team is quite a bit different. We’re having to solve for different skill sets over and above what the typical role requirements are. Plus we have to factor in the reality that the employee isn’t going to be shoulder to shoulder with their boss on a daily basis. Six Skills Remote Workers Need to Have  Here are six skill competencies remote job applicant should [...]
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How to Ask Three Uncomfortable Interview Questions

Posted by Eric Friedman

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For HR professionals, a hiring decision is often the most uncertain and costly one they make. The whole point of interviewing a candidate is to gain information that will give the company more insight into the person’s personality, character, work ethic, and potential. There are so many interview questions, assessments, or job preview strategies available, that you must be really “picky” about what you choose. Traci Wilk, former HR chief at Starbucks, says that asking interview questions about challenging work experiences can help discern whether a candidate is willing to learn from their mistakes and reveal if they have a growth mindset. In this article, we will share three interview questions + a BONUS one that can predict s [...]
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Make Your Skills Testing Strategy More Profitable with These Tips

Posted by Kristina Minyard

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Skills testing candidates can save your business time and money. These savings are exponentially increased if you are doing high volume hiring like third party staffing companies. Similar to other business decisions though, if you lack a detailed strategy for skills testing you could be missing out on substantial profit saving opportunities. Consider the following tips to improve your strategy and increase your bottom line with the right talent the first time you hire. Check out how this company saved 64% in selection costs with skills testing. Upgrade to a customizable skills testing option. An “off the shelf” solution for your skills testing is hindering your opportunity to specifically assess skills relative to your positions [...]
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How to Find Your Next Microsoft Office Specialist in 2019

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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Microsoft Office suite is still the most widely used set of desktop applications across all industries. and candidates will often list Microsoft Office skills on their resume. However, as a hiring manager, this doesn’t tell you much, especially since there are so many different versions of MS Office that include different programs. Because a hiring manager’s and candidate’s idea of “proficiency” in any given software system can be two very different things, it’s important to be able to select candidates with strong Microsoft Office skills effectively and test if a candidate really has the skills listed in their resume. It’s also important to you and your human resources department to have a documented process for the ski [...]
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How to Select New Employees Through Social Media Recruiting

Posted by Lucy Benton

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Today, everything is possible with social media. Seriously. Even recruitment. If someone told me five years ago that people will be hired based on their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles, I would have been shocked. But yes, social media has made everything and everyone more accessible. If a company is looking for a specific character type, with a specific set of skills and knowledge, social media is there to help out. But how popular is social media recruitment? Let’s talk numbers: 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn and 55% use Facebook to look for new employees. So how can you make social media work for your company in terms of recruitment? How can you leverage social media to select new employees and recognize their skills? Let’s t [...]
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How You Can Engage Test-takers by Making Tests Realistic, Predictive, and Fun!

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Skills testing offers a reliable way to pinpoint the best candidates, increases hiring accuracy and validates hiring decisions. Therefore, when hiring in a tight labor market, you want to create a positive relationship between you and your job candidates so as not to lose their interest. How can you make skills testing that engages, rather than bore, your candidates? How can you create employment skills tests that candidates actually have fun completing? Engaging skills tests need to be relevant to the job (and aligned to EEOC compliance rules!), and they need to be constructed in a way that won’t make candidates feel as if they are wasting their time.  Engaging skills tests also need to have easy-to-understand questions or tasks th [...]
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The Best Way to Hire Remote Staff

Posted by Chris Fields

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Working from home is one the top perks in today’s extremely competitive job market. According to Indeed.com, candidates searched for jobs using the term “Remote” increased 85% in two years. As someone who works with job seekers often, I can tell you the requests for remote or virtual opportunities are more and more frequent. And why not, the employee gets the flexibility to stay home and save money on gasoline, clothes, food, and other work-related expenses while earning a stable paycheck with benefits and having the ability to handle other matters. The employer benefits from remote workers as well, for instance, a case study developed by Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang found that employees who worked from home [...]
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