How to Value Existing Employees as Much as New Hires

Do you remember the days when banks would offer awesome, shiny new products to new customers? Banks gave away free slow cookers, 150-piece Tupperware sets, and 800-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. It was a great time to be a new customer for big banks back then, but what were they offering their loyal customers who'd already gotten th...

Interview Guides Are Your Ace in the Hole

If you like playing roulette with the success of your company at stake, you probably love unstructured interviews. That’s because an unstructured interview is just as effective as flipping a coin when it comes to identifying qualified candidates. And, unfortunately, far too many recruiters and hiring managers apparently love leaving the...

Predicting, Stopping Employee Theft in the Workplace

How prevalent is theft at your workplace? How much is it costing your company? Most importantly, how can you stop it? The answer is to prevent it before it even becomes an issue. By having a robust screening process in place for job candidates, you can minimize the chance you will hire someone inclined to engage in employee theft. There a...

Familiarity Breeds Success – Why and How to use Internal Hiring

It’s no secret: Hiring can be expensive. Whether replacing an employee or creating a new position, the costs mount quickly… and not just in money, but time as well. With advertising for the position, sifting through resumes, testing, interviewing, negotiating, completing paperwork and training, the process can be lengthy. C...

Understanding the Wonderlic Automated Reference Check

Before extending a job offer, most employers first check applicants’ references. Traditionally, the reference check involves asking about dates of employment, attendance, and salary. We recognize that while this type of information can be useful, it does not provide the breadth or depth of insight that is required to make informed hiri...

How to Do a Better Reference Check – Automated

Reference checks are an essential step in your hiring process. As someone who has conducted a large number of reference checks, I know the process is time consuming, and often not very informative....

What You Can Ask During a Job Interview

Do you know what you can ask during a job interview? Improper or inadvisable questions can lead to costly lawsuits. In short, you must know what you can’t (and shouldn't) ask during a job interview. Let's take a look at the following example: On October 28, 1992, John Otero went into a Wal-Mart store in Las Cruces, New Mexico to i...

What to Look for in a Resume

Although social media is often part of a job-seeker’s marketing plan these days, resumes and cover letters are still the primary elements that recruiters and hiring managers look at to get an initial impression of candidates. Because they are of premium importance, there’s a lot of information being generated by experts and amateurs a...

Use a Structured Interview Checklist for Better Results

A structured interview will give you the most effective results. Everyone wants to have dependable interviews. Here is a structured interview checklist to help you and your job candidates have a seamless and consistent experience. Before the interview: Identify the most important competencies th...