3 Interview Questions to Ask: Getting Negative Information from Candidates

Kris Dunn candidate experience, Digital Interviewing, Interviewing, Selection

I know. We should be kinder and gentler during the sh*****w that this past year has been. I generally agree. There’s just this one little problem. As hiring everywhere ramps back up, we’ve lost any muscle memory we once had related to interviewing. Let’s face it, most hiring managers (and some of us as real recruiters) aren’t great to begin …

Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Dawn Burke, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

To be taken seriously, looked at as credible, to feel valued, to be your CEO/COO/CFO’s confidant, of course, having a seat the table. HR, you really want it? Quit putzing around. Quit sabotaging yourself. Quit whining. Most importantly have a little self-respect. How? Quit being everybody’s “Wingman.” Remember Top Gun (“I feel the need, the need for speed”)? Heck yeah, …

Hiring Managers Don’t Want More Candidates!

Tim Sackett Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Recruiting, Selection

There is a giant mistake most organizations make in marketing. Bad marketers perpetuate this notion that buyers want choice. “What we need is more choices for buyers! If we just had more choices our sales would be higher!” In fact, more choices increase buyer confusion and actually stalls buying decisions for most people. “We” (the collective lot of us) have …

How The Rise of Luka Doncic Shines a Light on Multiple Hiring Biases

Adam Rosenfield Hiring Bias, Selection, Talent Acquisition

“The one that got away” A phrase that means you missed out, didn’t do your due diligence, or put up some sort of bias blocker that you thought at the time was smart, but cost you in the long run.  We hear it constantly- whether  we’re deep in a Sex and City binge watch, or executives lamenting a hire they …

Candidates Who Over-Talk May Need To Work Elsewhere

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Managers, HR, Selection, Talent Strategy

“You talk too much. You never shut up.” – Run DMC To shut a candidate up or not to shut a candidate up? That is the question. A question, as an interviewer, I’ve contemplated for many years. A question I admittedly flip-flop on. But here is where I am with this now. Candidates, you need to control your explanations. You …

The Data Behind Being a Highly Selective Employer

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

We all think it, don’t we? We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire quality.  We are “highly” selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how “highly” selective we are. Number of applicants per hire—25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best …

Reviewing Applicant’s Social Media Profiles? Maybe It’s Time to Check Your Ethics

Kelly Dingee HR, Selection, Seth Godin, Web/Tech

I’m still a fan of the frebinar and recently listened in on one via Paycor’s Web Summit focused on How to Give Your Candidates An Out of This World Experience presented by Melissa Dern and Melinda Canino. Inevitably during a frebinar there’s a Q&A section, sometimes live, sometimes sort of canned. One of the final questions of the day came …

More Candidates are Rejected than Hired.

Ben Martinez Communication, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Resumes, Selection, Talent Strategy

Many of us only hear about the interviews, offers and hires when it comes to recruiting, but more candidates are rejected than offered. For every 1 hire, 46 people were reviewed, 12 were phone/video screened, 3-5 were interviewed, and in the end, one person is ultimately hired (stats from an actual CFO role I worked on). What’s the only action …

Negotiating Rates, Closing Recruiters, and Knowing Your Value.

Kelly Dingee ATS, Career Advice, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Hourly Hiring, Kelly Dingee, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

Hands down, salary is always the most sensitive part of any recruiter/candidate conversation. A little more than a year ago, I wrote about how important it is to know what you want to be paid. I still think that is vital for each and every job seeker to know so that they are able to answer the question… “What is …