Which Personality Tests Are Best for Corporate Candidates?

Corporate Candidate Personality Tests

When hiring to fill corporate-level positions, you need to find people with the right personality for the role. Most candidates at that level have the skills, or they wouldn’t be applying (or in your sights as passive candidates) in the first place. Culture fit and a personality that works with your company are much more…

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Blind Recruitment: How Does Anonymous Hiring Work?

Anonymous Hiring Process

In 2020, many of the biggest companies in the U.S. announced initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion. There are many different strategies that organizations can use to increase diversity in the workplace, one of which is implementing blind recruitment in the hiring process. The idea behind blind recruitment is that hiring teams, even if they…

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Staff Augmentation Guide: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Staff Augmentation Guide

Whether you’re trying to bring a product to launch faster, test out new potential markets, or increase production for a short period of time, staff augmentation can be a powerful tool to help your business stay flexible and grow. However, there’s a lot of confusion about what staff augmentation is, exactly. If you start to…

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Passive vs Active Candidates: What’s The Difference?

Passive Active Candidate Difference

When reading any hiring guide, you’ve probably come across the terms “active” and “passive” regarding your potential candidates. Do you know what they mean? This guide is mainly for HR novices, new hires, and individuals who aren’t immersed in their terminology. The definitions are relatively simple, though the repercussions of them and how you treat…

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What is a Candidate Journey Map? (And Why You Need One)

Candidate Journey Map

Any time you need to hire someone, you go through a process. You put out job ads, filter your candidate pool, schedule and conduct interviews, review the results, and make a decision. In broad strokes, progressing through those stages is known as the candidate journey. Let’s say that you want to improve your hiring process.…

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12 Tips When You Received Too Many Job Applications

Too Many Job Applications

Your company has an open role you need to fill. Maybe you have a handful of them, or it’s an ongoing process to fill low-level positions with constant churn. Whatever the reason is, you’ve put up a job posting, and the applications are starting to come in. There’s just one problem. There are thousands of…

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IQ and Aptitude Tests: Are They Legal in Your Hiring Process?

IQ Aptitude Tests Legal

Many different laws cover the employment process. Navigating the laws and compliance problems that can arise is a critical part of a successful hiring team. When developing a hiring process, you may encounter a variety of tests and assessments, or mention thereof, that can be used to refine your candidate pool and help pick the…

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Blind Hiring: How to Implement a Bias-Free Hiring Program

Blind Hiring Process

We’ve written quite a bit recently about bias in hiring. To sum up: Bias can take many forms, many of which are unconscious. Bias can be inherent to systems used; an ATS is not guaranteed to be without bias. Working to eliminate bias from the hiring process helps increase workforce diversity. It’s a complicated topic,…

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The Most Common Hiring Biases (And How to Avoid Them)

Avoiding Biases in Hiring

No one is free of bias. Every last one of us makes judgments and decisions based on the collective influence of our upbringings, our experiences, our educations, and our societies. That “gut feeling” you have about anything from how your food looks to the impression you get when meeting someone new? That’s nothing more than…

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Learning Agility: How to Measure and Use It When Hiring

Measure Learning Agility

When hiring a new candidate for a role in your business, what is the most important thing you should look for? Is it their skills? Their experience? Their personality and ability to mesh with the existing company culture? For many HR managers, one thing stands out. The candidate’s ability to adapt to new situations and…

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What is Hiring Velocity and How Do You Track It?

What is Hiring Velocity

Hiring velocity is a new name for an old metric, one you might even measure without knowing it. Giving it a name and watching it over time is beneficial because, as with many metrics, you can then start to take action to optimize it. So, what is it? How do you track it, and how…

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