Hiring can be overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider. Without a well-developed plan, it is easy to make decisions based on unrelated factors or to fall prey to confirmation bias. For example, after a grueling day of interviews, the person in charge of hiring may think, “Wow! There are so many candidates who… Read more »
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Looking to Hire? So Is Your Competition
There are few things more frustrating than finding the perfect candidate only to have them accept an offer at another company. Not only have you lost your first-choice employee, but also you have spent time and resources without the desired result. Hopefully, you have a strong second choice. If not, it’s back to the drawing… Read more »
Sell Company Culture to Improve Recruiting
Every company wants to hire the most talented employees, but this is easier said than done. Often, organizations look for quick answers. They use tangible rewards to entice the best and the brightest. Think big salaries, free lunches, fancy titles or even offices filled with beanbag chairs and lava lamps. These are great incentives, and… Read more »
What Is the Best Interview Question for Effective Hiring?
A typical interview usually ranges from 30 to 60 minutes in length, and it usually includes a set of popular questions such as “What you can tell me about yourself?”, “Why do you want to work here?” and “What are your greatest weaknesses?” The Problem with Traditional Questions There are two difficulties with this model…. Read more »
What Does Science Have to Say About Hiring Better?
Many bosses and human resources managers will claim to be pretty good at hiring. If asked why, they probably will mention “gut instinct” or provide examples of great employees they added to the organization. However, there is increasing evidence that a scientific and systematic approach is far more fair and effective. According to Peter Cappelli,… Read more »
3 Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover
Employee retention is one of the biggest challenges companies face. Of course, it is impossible to keep 100% of workers. Sometimes turnover is necessary or unavoidable. However, excessive turnover, especially the loss of top employees, is disruptive, demoralizing and expensive. Depending on the industry, the loss of a worker can cost a company anywhere from… Read more »
3 Reasons Why You Need to Build Flexibility into Your Workforce
To a manager or a boss, the idea of flexibility may conjure up images of employees coming and going at all hours, or worse yet collecting a paycheck while sitting home and watching Netflix. However, flexible work, which includes open-ended schedules and extended time off, and telecommuting, or working from somewhere other than a… Read more »
Why a Strategic Partnership Can Build a Reliable Talent Pipeline
Machines and computers don’t run your business. Talent does. The success of your organization depends on a proactive, talent-management strategy and building a reliable talent pipeline. Your strategy should include the following: Becoming talent enthusiasts Ongoing assessment and forecasting Leveraging social media 1) Become Talent Enthusiasts At all levels throughout your company, leaders should be… Read more »
Why Are Companies So Happy When They Outsource Their Recruiting?
Why would outsourcing their recruiting make companies happy? Consider five advantages to getting help in attracting the right talent. 1. Recruiting Costs Are Lower Reduced recruiting costs are a top reason many businesses choose to outsource. Money spent on job boards, running ads, and hiring the wrong candidates can be saved when you have a… Read more »
3 Reasons Why You Need To Build Flexibility into Your Workforce
Millions of working Americans have flexibility at work on their wish list. But building flexibility into your workforce should be viewed as more than just a perk for employees. Consider three ways it benefits your business. 1. Increased Productivity Studies show that flexibility at work improves productivity by as much as 39%. Increased productivity contributes… Read more »