So, you’ve screened a handful of potential employees for an open position. You’ve found a pool of candidates you’d like to invite in for additional interviewing. Most likely, they will face the typical interviewing process, which may include a panel interview where they will sit in front of numerous stakeholders in the company and field questions of all kinds. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Every candidate comes with their own set of unique interviewing challenges. That’s why we’re tackling how to video interview different types of job seekers with this how to series. Today, we’ll be talking about how to connect with job seekers with a less than ideal digital footprint. Who hasn’t Googled themselves from time to time? Doing a quick Google search of a top candidate’s name is just second nature in today’s digitally-connected world. The online presence of your top talent can certainly tell you something about the individual’s personality and responsibility level. In today’s world, leaving your Google results to Continue reading
At Spark Hire, we see so many great articles, blog posts, videos, photos, and even memes every month. So we decided to take a moment to share some of our favorites from around the wide world of the web. This is our way of highlighting the best…and sharing them with you! The list might not contain any grumpy cats, but it is filled with top-notch information to help you hire the right people. Without further ado, here is some of the best HR content you might have missed this February: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive Continue reading
In today’s competitive marketplace, employers are looking for ways to find out more about the job seekers applying for an open position. One of the tools employers are using to connect with great candidates and find out more personal information is the video interview. Another tool, and one with some tricky legal restrictions, is the credit check. Hiring managers are using credit checks to see if potential employees are responsible when managing their own finances. A candidate with a bad credit score can be a warning sign for employers, especially if this candidate is looking to land a job dealing Continue reading
Every candidate comes with their own set of unique interviewing challenges. That’s why we’re tackling how to video interview different types of job seekers with this how to series. Today, we’ll be talking about how to connect with unemployed candidates in the video interview. Too many companies automatically discount candidates who are currently without a job. But perhaps these unemployed candidates are exactly the kind of motivated job seekers you need in your organization! Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
The job market is absolutely flooded with candidates right now. With 7.9 percent unemployment, many of these job seekers are without jobs and looking for a steady paycheck. But a good portion of the candidate flood has a current 9-to-5 job, as well. In fact, one in five employees admit they plan to start looking for a new job in the next 90 days. With so many job seekers flooding the marketplace, how can you use the video interview to narrow down the competition? Maybe it’s time to go a little bit crazy. That’s certainly the strategy many companies are Continue reading
The Spark Hire Podcast took a breather last week but we are back in action now and with a brand new voice joining us! When it comes to your expectations for a candidate’s attire in a video interview, do you think it’s alright for a candidate to dress a little more casual compared to an in-person interview? We here at Spark Hire think your expectations should remain high. Keep in mind that your candidates will also have a few extra things to take into consideration in regards to their video interview attire. One could even argue that the background and Continue reading
It’s no secret we at Spark Hire see the video interview as the hiring tool of the future. But has the video interview really become a mainstream hiring technique? Let’s look at some numbers about online video in general and video interviewing to find out: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Every candidate comes with their own set of unique interviewing challenges. That’s why we’re tackling how to video interview different types of job seekers with this how to series. Today we’ll be talking about how to connect with a recently fired job seeker in the video interview. Is this job seeker all wrong for your position because another company cut them loose? Or are they exactly the talent your company needs? In today’s tough economic landscape, where 7.9 percent of Americans are currently unemployed, there are more candidates than ever before hitting the job search after a firing. While companies Continue reading
Your palms are sweaty, your heart is pounding, and your stomach is doing back flips. Quick question: is this a first date or a first interview? The truth is, your candidate might be just as nervous to talk to you in the video interview as they would be meeting their potential soulmate. In the month of February, thanks to Valentine’s Day, it feels like love is all around us. Mostly this is because every store is putting out a display of hearts, chocolates, and cupids pointing their arrows in your direction. Finding a job seeker you love, however, is not Continue reading