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...

What Is a Job Analysis And Why Do You Need One?

Your time is valuable. Isn’t a formal job analysis just busywork? Actually, I’ll tell you why it’s not… What is a job analysis and what does it entail? Well, a job analysis is a systematic study of a job or job family. The information gathered summarizes the primary tasks and duties of a job, as well as the knowledge, skills and a...

Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

Your hiring process should provide the opportunity to gain a lot of insight about candidates. But if your process is like many organizations’ – resume, interview, background check, reference check – you could be missing out on some critical information that can mean a big difference in the success of your students and schools. In th...

Filling Your Teaching Positions: Choosing the Best Candidate for an Interview

As the teacher recruitment season begins, school districts begin looking to fill teaching position vacancies created by retirements and resignations. This process is one that takes up much of the spring and continues into the summer months. Finding the right candidate is particularly important because teachers work with children and shape...