3 Blind Spots in Hiring

Hiring tends to become a rote process. A company has a system that has worked for them in the past and they stick to it in order to fill positions as people retire or resign. However, at the same time, there is always constant chatter about untapped potential hires such as passive candidates and how to reach them. Are there other potential pools that are being missed by the traditional process? Are there trends in hiring that cause Human Resources to miss out on potential candidates? Here are three blind spots in hiring to consider: Like this article? Subscribe to Continue reading

Spark a Conversation: Employee Retention with Video Interviews

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Here at Spark Hire, we want to help companies utilize the power of online video to find the best candidates. We get a lot of questions from readers about best practices for using online video in the hiring process. These posts will address those questions about how to find your next superstar employee. Question: How can I use the video interview to improve employee retention? – Gerard from Chesapeake Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark a Conversation: Criminal Records and Video Interviews

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Here at Spark Hire, we want to help companies utilize the power of online video to find the best candidates. We get a lot of questions from readers about best practices for using online video in the hiring process. These posts will address those questions about how to find your next superstar employee. Question: How can I find out about a candidate’s criminal record in the video interview? – Sara from Washington D.C. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Spark a Conversation: Video Interviews and Leaders

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Here at Spark Hire, we want to help companies utilize the power of online video to find the best candidates. We get a lot of questions from readers about best practices for using online video in the hiring process. These posts will address those questions about how to find your next superstar employee. Question: How do you use the video interview to find leaders? -Patrick from Nantucket Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

4 Attributes of a Great Video Resume

You know a great resume can really catch your eye, even if the average recruiter is only spending about six seconds looking at a traditional paper resume. When it comes to a 60 second video resume, candidates have ten times as long to impress you. But unfortunately not every candidate will use this extra time wisely. Watching a candidate’s video resume can be a great way to get a more personal feel for their candidacy. And sometimes the mistakes a candidate makes in their video resume can be extremely telling. Here are some all-star moves to look for when watching Continue reading

Spark a Conversation: Lying Candidates in Video Interview

Here at Spark Hire, we want to help companies utilize the power of online video to find the best candidates. We get a lot of questions from readers about best practices for using online video in the hiring process. These posts will address those questions about how to find your next superstar employee. Question: How can I tell if a candidate is lying in the video interview? -William from Itasca Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Top 10 HR Blog Posts of 2012

It’s been a big year in the hiring and recruiting world. Video interviewing is on the rise, Facebook has a job board and we’re all still trying to get ‘Call Me Maybe’ out of our heads. As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back at where we’ve been. What better way than to review the posts sharing knowledge, breaking new ideas and giving useful advice for HR pros? These top ten blog posts helped keep us informed and on top of trends this year. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 hiring and recruiting Continue reading

How Do I Video Interview…Generation X?

Every candidate comes with their own set of unique interviewing challenges. That’s why we’re tackling how to video interview different types of candidates with this how-to series. Today, we’ll be talking about how to use video interviews to connect with candidates from Generation X. How can you determine which candidates are ready to manage your team for years to come and which are too focused on family? Like every generation, Generation X’ers have a unique set of qualities that need to be considered when interviewing. Job applicants of Generation X, born between 1964 and 1979, are not only more experienced Continue reading

How to Give Candidates Feedback After a Video Interview

You’ve finished your last video interview and your hiring team has finally decided on just the right candidate for the job. You’re excited for the prospect of your company gaining a new top-notch employee. But what about the other great candidates you’ve left behind? As you know, it’s a best practice after you’ve hired to inform the candidates you passed over that the position has been filled. While awkward, it’s essential in order to maintain good relations and build up your company brand. You don’t want disgruntled candidates running around town, talking about how rude your company is for never Continue reading

Infographic Quiz: Are Your Candidates Naughty or Nice?

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It’s the holiday season again, which means gathering with friends and family to make spirits bright. Before you start eating your candy canes or hang your garland, remember the holidays can be a great time to find the right person to fill your open positions. But with the tough economy and so many resumes, both traditional and video, flying into your inbox it can be hard to discover the top talent. When recruiting during the holidays, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if the candidate sitting across from you in the video interview is the perfect person for the Continue reading