Using an Interview to Uncover a Job Candidate’s Ethics

Ethical standards are vital to any organization’s success; however, it can be extremely challenging to judge a candidate’s ethics during a job interview. Because of this, it is imperative for hiring managers to know the right interview methods to find the top candidates whose attitudes and characteristics align with those of the organization’s mission, values,… Read more »

Be Decisive in Your Hiring Decisions to Snag the Best Candidates

It’s been a long, and at times, tiring recruiting process. You’ve put the necessary blood, sweat, and tears into finding the right candidates, interviewing them, selling the company, and negotiating the deal. Everything seems to be going smoothly as planned, until the candidate turns down the job offer. What happened? It can be discouraging, but… Read more »

Which Candidate is Better: Great First Impression or Good Skills Match?

Your hiring process for that new position is coming to a close, and your candidate pool has been narrowed down to two excellent potential new hires. Each of these candidates brings something unique to the table; however, they each stand out to you for very different reasons: one candidate is a picture-perfect skills match, but… Read more »

Detecting the “Untruths” of a Candidate’s Resume

In this age of information transparency, lying on resumes is a relatively uncommon issue, but unfortunately, it does happen. With unemployment rates at an all-time high, some candidates will stoop to all-time lows to find a job. Never fear, though; even if your company does not have its own dedicated human resources department, you can… Read more »

Identifying if Your New Hires Have Growth Potential

For employers, nothing is better than retaining long-term employees; especially employees who start out in entry-level positions and work their way to the top. While these kinds of employees are coveted due to their high return on investment and vast knowledge of the ins and outs of the company, it can sometimes be difficult determining… Read more »

How to Find Employees for “Those” Jobs

Although the U.S. unemployment rate remains relatively high, finding employees for certain positions is still difficult. Whether it’s initially filling the position or keeping it filled due to high turnover rates, some job openings are just more challenging than others, and let’s be honest – not every job is an appealing one.  Oftentimes, jobs are… Read more »

Your Company Culture: How to determine if a candidate would be a good fit

It’s a picture-perfect scenario: you’ve found the dream candidate for your open position who walks the walk, talks the talk, has a brilliant skill set, spot-on experience, and glowing recommendations. However, only a mere month or two after signing on, this new hire quickly crashes and burns. What happened? Countless horror stories like this one… Read more »

How to Spot a Bad Hire in the Interview

Today, it almost goes without saying that we’re in a tough market – both for job seekers and employers alike.  Although there may be more applicants per position than there were 5 years ago, we are still faced with the same single goal: find the perfect candidate that will do the job right. Sometimes, we… Read more »