10 Reasons Why Your SMB Should Outsource Recruitment

Just mentioning outsourcing recruitment typically makes small to midsize business (SMB) leaders cringe as they imagine the cost of recruiting agencies and recruiting platforms. Fortunately, a newer type of recruiting firm is emerging to respond to the needs of SMBs at a fraction of the cost (and without those hidden fees!). Now that there...

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...

Employee Assessments: Tactical or Strategic?

You followed the hiring process to a T and it worked! You hired a great employee and they are proving to be a great fit. But what happened to their assessment results? I’m willing to bet yo...

Social Media Screening – Beware!

Social media has become much more than just a way for people to connect with old friends and colleagues. Social media is now a resource for businesses to market and promote themselves. This newer technology is also becoming a tool for recruitment and selection strategies. Social media platforms enable companies to expand their networks an...

How Often do Employees Lie, Cheat, and Steal? Identifying Counterproductivity.

After being stripped of seven Tour de France titles and an Olympic bronze medal, Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his use of banned performance-enhancing drugs. It seems that cheating, and then lying about the cheating, is becoming more widespread in sports, especially when the stakes are high. For example, some of the best baseba...

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...

Top Careers for 2013

Of perennial interest to employment recruiters, the under- and unemployed, and those preparing for the workforce is what the “top” careers for the year are projected to be. In this case, “top” can mean most lucrative, most in-demand, least stressful, most prestigious or any combination thereof. Given that there are several measurement c...

Why Pre-Employment Test Scores are Job Specific

How important are job specific cut scores? Very. A cut score is the lowest score a candidate can achieve on an assessment to receive further consideration in the hiring process. Frequent...