Video interviewing is like a successful child star. The budding technology catapulted to fame in no time and captured the hearts of many employers, recruiters, and staffing professionals worldwide. There’s no denying the potential of this hot HR trend as the technology grows more and more robust. However, similar to the uncertainty child actors face in their careers, if we fast-forward a few months, where will we find video interviewing? The answer lies in Spark Hire’s newly released whitepaper, “The 2014 Forecast for Video Interviewing.” Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh Continue reading
Video interviews instantly connect employers to job seekers. There are numerous benefits for companies when they implement video interviews into their hiring process. Video interviewing allows employers to avoid the headaches usually brought on by scheduling conflicts. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
In an age where one article or social media post could sully your company’s image, it’s more important than ever to monitor how your company and its employees treat others. But it’s more than in how you treat your customers and other companies with whom you do business. Rather, it extends to your employees, future employees and those you don’t even hire at all. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Unfortunately, even the most qualified and talented hiring managers can end up recruiting a less-than-ideal employee to join the team. While there are a number of reasons that a new hire can start off strong and end up missing deadlines or creating issues in the workplace, there are a few key traits that a person can use to identify a problem employee before making the hire. Here are some red flags that an HR professional should keep in mind as they work through the hiring process: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with Continue reading
Despite the current record high unemployment in the United States, many hiring managers still report having a difficult time finding and keeping good employees. How can this be? According to this infographic, courtesy of HireRight, general dysfunction of the hiring process is often to blame. Many employers have lengthy or unattractive online application processes, or fail to respond in any way to a majority of candidates. Many also fail to use social media or implement a social hiring strategy. Luckily, all of these problems are easily fixable through advances in talent and social media technologies. Check out the infographic below Continue reading
Attempts to streamline job applicant screening sometimes gets a bad rap (“They only look at my resume for HOW long?”). However, we all know that speeding up the hiring process is in everyone’s best interest. Candidates get answers faster, and employers spend less time with a vacant position. How to reconcile these two opposing ideas? No one trick will solve all your hiring problems, but luckily, we have four. Here are 4 ways to screen your job applicants faster and better. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
The hiring process can be daunting, especially when so much of it has to do with subjective factors. Sure, years of experience and college degrees are measurable variables of employability. But measuring problem solving ability, communication skills, and even basic technical know-how can be tricky. This is where a variety of pre-employment tests can seem like a life-saver. Pre-employment tests come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they are all designed to make your hiring process easier. So, do they? Let’s take a look at a few different types of pre-employment tests, and how they can help (or Continue reading
It wasn’t that long ago we discussed Rutgers’ men’s basketball’s bullying problem. A former assistant coach had recently leaked a tape of head coach Mike Rice verbally berating, and in some cases, physically abusing, players. The University responded by firing Rice, and shortly after Athletic Director Tim Pernetti resigned amidst pressure from the community. That left Rutgers in the thick of a search for two of its most prominent positions. As it can be with any hiring process, Rutgers was left with tough choices; unfortunately, the hire of new Athletic Director Julie Hermann has left a sour taste in the Continue reading
Staffing agencies can be great for filling temporary staffing needs; maternity leave, employee injury, or even a work-life balance sabbatical of some kind. However, they can also be a great solution for your year-round hiring process. Surprised? Here are a few more surprises. Bet you didn’t know that staffing agencies… Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
It should come as no surprise that the hiring process around Dilbert’s office is as haphazard and questionable as everything else. This week, we’re checking in on Pointy Haired Boss (PHB) and Dilbert, as they interview an employee who is “creative.” But it’s not the kind of creativity they were looking for… is it? We’ll find out, and learn a bit about writing job descriptions, asking good interview questions, and maintaining control of the interview and hiring process. This is Decoding Dilbert. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.