Is Texting Candidate Screener Questions Better Than a Real Conversation?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Canvas, Communication, Digital Interviewing, Interviewing, Mobile, Talent Acquisition, Tim Sackett 6 Comments

I think it’s common belief that it’s always best to screen a candidate “live”, either in person or over the phone. We believe that the ‘immediate’ response is always best because it doesn’t give a candidate time to make up the ‘right’ answer, and you get a more true answer of what they really believe. That’s what we all think, …

When Candidates Lie – Stay or Run?

Corey Burns candidate experience, Corey Burns, Digital Interviewing, Employment Law, Good HR, Interviewing, Sourcing

“Every candidate lies.” This is exactly what one recruiter told me when I was first getting into the talent industry. Naturally, this was an over-generalization and was meant to be funny. However, there is some truth to that statement (though it’s certainly not fair to say that every candidate lies). After gaining years of experience and racking up thousands of …

Your Secret Weapon In Candidate Interviews

Ben Martinez Bad HR, candidate experience, Culture, Digital Interviewing, Hiring Managers, HR Tech, HR Technology, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes

Listen – It is the hardest thing to do in an interview. It’s almost as hard as showing up to work after a late night eating grilled meats and watching fireworks. Happy Birthday, America. #4thofJuly Recruiters and hiring managers pay thousands of dollars to training firms to become the best interviewers. They buy pricey technology that is supposed to predict …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Charlie Judy – Discriminating Against Boring People

Dawn Burke Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Digital Interviewing, Jobvite

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below as Dawn Burke and her guest Charlie Judy, founder of WorkXO, dig in on her blog post, Can I Discriminate Against Boring People? Yes. Yes I Can. Dawn stands by her claim that candidates who throw away their shot and make her fall asleep in their video interviews should be passed by, and Charlie backs her up …

Real Life Recruiting From The Trenches: What Keeps Us Up At Night

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Digital Interviewing, HR, HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

You read a lot about talent acquisition (that’s what fancy people call recruiting) from consultants, agencies and analysts paid to attend conferences. Who don’t you hear from? Corporate Recruiters. Corporate recruiters, in the trenches everyday, knocking it out for companies everywhere. Not for commission (in some cases), but for the love of the company. For the love of connecting. For …

Talent Acquisition is a Zero-Sum Game

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Contingent Workforce, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR, Selection, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

There is a mathematical concept called Zero-Sum. What is says is basically when one person, organization, etc. will gain, there is an equal loss by another person, organization, etc. of that exact same amount. An example might be market share of a corporation: If GM has 17% market share of U.S. car buyers, and it gains 1% to 18% total market …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Jennifer Yugo – The Science Behind Cultural Fit

Tim Sackett Cara Lucas, Digital Interviewing, HR Tech, HR Technology, Tim Sackett, Video

Wrapping up this month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with Jennifer Yugo, Chief Scientists at Corvirtus, on the science behind hiring for cultural fit. And while we’re already on the topic of using data in your candidate search, it’s totally worth your time to check out this month’s series blog post here. Tim SackettIf you Google …

Can You Hire Better Than Google?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Interviewing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

As long as I can remember, everyone in HR and Talent has wanted to be like Google.  Every conference you attend, every article you read, it all comes back to how great Google is at being an employer.  You begin to believe that they have it all figured out, and the rest of us are just playing catch-up. I was …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Matt Charney – Assessing Cultural Fit In An Interview

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Burke, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Interviewing, Selection

Is cultural fit more important than hiring for a specific skillset? Find out on this month’s video at the “No Scrubs” Series, where Dawn Burke chats via video with Matt Charney, Executive Editor at Recruiting Daily, on Assessing Cultural Fit In An Interview. And while we’re on the topic of talking about what interview questions help you determine cultural fit, it’s totally worth your time to check out …

VIDEO: Weird Science with Ben Taylor – What Real Talent Pros Need To Know About Predictive Analytics

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Cara Lucas, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Interviewing, Tim Sackett, Video

Kicking off this month at the “Weird Science” Series, Tim Sackett chats via video with Ben Taylor, Chief Data Scientist at HireVue, on the future of predictive analytics in hiring the right talent. And while we’re already on the topic of using data in your candidate search, it’s totally worth your time to check out this month’s series blog post here. Enjoy! (Email subscribers click through for video.) …