What Steps Should Be Taken Before You Can Start Testing Candidates

A critical part of the job candidate screening process is testing. Here’s what you should know before you begin… There aren’t too many people who enjoy taking tests, especially in high-pressure situations, but the fact is that they are extremely useful for the purpose of selecting desirable employees. You can significantly improve y...

7 Reasons Why You Need to Test When Hiring for Creative Positions

You’re looking to fill a creative position: graphic designer, front end web developer, copywriter, video editor… so the first thing you probably want to see is the candidate’s portfolio. After all, work samples are a primary indicator of suitability for many positions, especially creative ones. However, if you’re basing your hirin...

Innovation in HR: Go Beyond the Status Quo

Many small businesses focus on innovation as a means to leapfrog their competition. From new product development to management processes, coming up with better ways to do things is a high priority. Unfortunately, this is one critical area that seems to be often overlooked when it comes to innovation in HR. When I ask small business owners...

Talent Acquisition – Five Actionable Ideas for Small Businesses

Small businesses (less than 500 employees) are the backbone of the US economy – yet we’ve all heard the statistics. Over half of our nation’s startups fail within the first 5 years and only one third see their 10th anniversary. But what about those that beat the odds and survive?...

Hiring Motivated Employees

You have probably always intuitively known that employee motivation—the internal drive, desire, and commitment to “get the job done”—matters a great deal within your organization. In fact, study after study validates your gut feeling and shows that employee motivation has a direct impact on an organization’s bottom line...

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...

Leadership: Directions for Employee Motivation

If you’ve ever been involved in a hiring decision, did you pay any special attention to the competencies and motivation of the applicants? We know that highly skilled and motivated employees will do more, do it better, and be around to do it long...

Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

There’s no doubt that we still face challenging times in the workplace.... employee engagement levels are at record lows, and the levels for top performers and high-potential employees have fallen the furthest of any group. Surveys reveal that 60% of employees plan to leave their current employer within a year, and another 21% are activ...

The Benefits of Online Testing

Are your online testing methods as effective and efficient as they can be? Wonderlic discusses the perks of administering your pre-employment or student admissions assessments online. Computers and the internet are vit...