5 Reasons Hiring Isn’t As Easy as People May Think

You glance at a few resumes, ask a couple questions in an interview, and pick the best candidate for a job. Hiring seems pretty simple, right? However, it never turns out as easy as people think.  Just look at the stats. HR experts say that 50% of new hires fail. That’s right: half of your recruitment decisions […]

Searching for a Candidate Doesn’t Have to be Like Online Dating

With sites like Indeed and Glassdoor, the job-search process has largely gone online. This has its benefits, but it also comes with a downside. This digitizing makes the recruiting process resemble that other desperate internet-based human-matching activity: online dating.  The parallels are hard to miss. As an employer, you’re looking for someone who has the traits you desire. You might be looking […]

3 Ways to Know if You Are Actually Listening to Your Employees

Of course, you think you’re listening to your employees. After all, you stand there nodding while they talk. But are you actually listening? There are ways to know for sure.  It’s an important question. Not listening can alienate a large portion of your staff. One study showed that nearly two-thirds of workers (64%) consider it a major problem when their supervisors […]

How to Test Your Candidates Critical Thinking Abilities

Outside of unbearably dangerous jobs and some science-fiction scenarios, you don’t want your company staffed completely by robots. You want a team of breathing, feeling humans…people ready to use their experience and innovation to solve your stickiest business problems.  In other words, algorithms will only get you so far. You also need original, outside-the-box solutions as well. That means […]

Do You Have the Tools in Place to Interview Successfully in a New Economy?

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the U.S. economy. Many of the changes prompted by the pandemic will become permanent in its aftermath. Are you ready? Do you have the tools in place to run a successful interview in a new economy?  These are foundational questions as you plan your recruitment strategy for the […]

1 in 5 Managers Indicate They Lack Hiring Skills – Here’s How to Not Be That “One”!

Hiring skills are far from universal. This is true even among the professionals tasked with doing most of the hiring. As we point out in our comprehensive eBook on the subject, a study found that 1 out of 5 managers admitted that they didn’t have the appropriate skills to interview and to hire people effectively.  Here, we’re going to outline how […]