CATEGORY: Recruiting

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What We Can and Cannot Expect from Technology-Based Employment Testing

Posted by Jonathan Kim

technology robot

'>'> As with most things in today’s world, the employment testing industry has been hugely affected by technology. We have come a long way, even since the start of my career a short 20 years ago. Back then, I spent most of my time while working as a testing specialist engaged in the low-tech, unfun task of hand-scoring test answer sheets, faxing them to hiring managers, and building Excel files to summarize candidate results. In those days email was high-tech and we were still amazed at the new things it allowed us to do. But the rest of our work was super low-tech.  If we wanted to determine what the best test was for a certain competency or skill, we would have to leaf through huge test catalogs or industry sourcebooks. In this era, t [...]
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Making Events Work for Your Company

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

event speaking

'>'> Every company has countless moving parts, from development to production to marketing. Part of a company’s success depends on how well it manages to sell its image to the world and raise awareness about its products or services, news, and developments among key stakeholders and the public alike. One way to accomplish this is through company events—fundraisers, galas, milestone celebrations, etc. These can be an opportunity for the public to find out more about the company, a chance to attract new audiences and generally put the company and its doings in the limelight. But planning successful events isn’t easy and it’s certainly not something that should be assigned to someone within the company who already has a full pla [...]
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Hiring Employees Overseas. Tips for Making a Global Team Work Effectively

Posted by Eric Friedman

team work

'>'> The world is shrinking. Technology has made it possible for companies to operate across the world, with branches and employees in different countries working together in a global market. Technology has also made it easier for employees to work remotely. Broader internet and phone access make it possible for employees to communicate with one another and their managers, no matter where they’re located. One benefit of this global marketplace is that employers can take advantage of a wider talent pool by hiring overseas. Imagine finding people with different expertise, expanded knowledge, and new ways to approach tasks to improve business around the worls. Plus, having employees working remotely oversees can cut down on overhead at [...]
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How Pre-Screening Can Help with the Recruiting Process

Posted by Eric Friedman

pre-screening candidates

'> '> According to a recent report by the Society of Human Resources Management, 53% of all job applications contain inaccurate information. Pre-screening employees not only helps you weed out those who exaggerate on their applications, it also helps you get a better sense of candidates’ skillsets, character, attitude, and overall personality. These are just a few of the many benefits pre-screening imparts on the recruiting process. If your company isn’t pre-screening candidates, it may be time to start. Here are some of the reasons why you should try pre-screening. '>Reduce Recruiting Time. When you pre-screen candidates, it reduces the amount of time it takes to hire a new person—from scheduling interviews and preparing que [...]
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Is the Decline in STEM Talent Affecting Hiring in the U.S.?

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

mathematics

'>'> According to a recent study by Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group, the United States currently ranks 12th in the race for STEM jobs—those in science, technology, engineering, and math—globally. STEM workers in the United States are a part of an increasingly global economy of innovation, yet the number of qualified workers in these industries is still lacking. The demand for STEM jobs has risen astronomically, but the supply of good candidates in the United States is miniscule. There is a huge talent gap when it comes to STEM jobs. '>Training is not necessarily on the decline The lack of qualified candidates for these jobs is not due to a decline in the number of people who are obtaining STEM-type degrees; it’s because the [...]
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The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Been Given

Posted by Lucy Benton

thank you advice

'>'> One of the worst nightmares for an HR person is when people start to leave the company in groups. I have experienced this phenomenon three times in my career. In one of the companies I worked for the turnover rate reached almost 50%! I’ve been in situations when competitive companies poached the entire division, from the manager to the newly-hired Junior programmer, leaving us with a project but no team to develop it. When I was at one of my previous companies, almost every day people were coming into my office to submit their resignations. Exit interviews were showing excellent relationships with direct managers, and there was good feedback about the general working environment and career opportunities. The other thing they ha [...]
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Work out an Ideal Hiring Process to Boost Efficiency

Posted by Peter Davidson

hiring process

'>'> With economic pressures tightening and competition becoming stiffer, an increasing number of organizations are realizing that the core strength of a company lies in its people. Companies are therefore strategizing to hire smart, to ensure that they have the assets needed to survive and succeed. But at the same time, many are looking to cut down on the time and resources consumed in the hiring process, while optimizing results. The traditional hiring process takes about two months and costs 10-15% of an employee’s annual salary; this definitely affects a company's budget. That’s why companies can benefit from creating an ideal hiring process that lowers the time and cost of recruitment, while at the same time helps them hire t [...]
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Video Conferencing for Interviews

Posted by Lucy Benton

video interview

'> '> More and more, it seems like we’re living in the future. Technology continues to advance by leaps and bounds, providing opportunities to become more efficient and cost effective at work and at home. The advent of the Internet has changed everything, by connecting us to people not just across town, but across the world. In the past decade, it’s provided the platform for radical changes in the way we work and how businesses are run. Imagine companies ten or fifteen years ago, when having a website wasn’t the priority it is today. Can you imagine your company today without a website? The same sort of shift is happening in the way we approach work communication, including the interview process. Performing candidate interviews [...]
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