The Unholy Trinity of HR: Reference Checks

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, HR & Sports, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

When I was in college, my pals and I listened to a lot of music. We determined rock artists Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were so brilliantly cavalier (indifferent, dismissive) we dubbed them the unholy trinity. HR folks, you have an unholy trinity on your hands, as well—it’s called reference checking. Unfortunately, being cavalier with your reference checking …

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 …

3 Ways To A Championship Interview

Kathy Rapp Coaching, Culture, Executive Search, Hiring Managers, HR & Sports, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Selection, Sports, Working With Recruiters

Interview blunders.  We all have the stories.  One of my recent favorites: Guy candidate who couldn’t hold it any longer went #2 in the urinal vs. waiting for a stall—and then left the bathroom like nothing had happened while passing the guy he was interviewing with—but hadn’t met yet. Top that one!  Given this post isn’t about bathroom mishaps, let’s …