Second Interview

An increasing number of companies, ranging from multinational enterprises to small businesses, are implementing second interviews in their hiring processes. As a business owner, HR manager, or another decision-maker, you may have wondered whether or not it’s a valuable option, or if other companies are doing it just because everyone else seems to be. The…

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Group Interviews

The term “group interview” can be used to describe two kinds of interview formats. The first is the actual group interview and is the style we’re discussing today. This is the format where one interviewer (or a small team) interviews a group of candidates at the same time. The second type is where several interviewers…

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Tips to Train Managers to Interview

Everyone has to start somewhere. New hires need to receive training for their job to do that job well. The trouble comes from cases where the role is critical enough that mistakes are costly. In IT or Development, there are version controls, test environments, and security processes. In manufacturing, there’s redundancy and time spent training…

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Phone vs In-Person Interview

Conducting interviews is a core part of the human resources team, but there are several ways to go about it. Two of the most common options are phone interviews and in-person interviews. Both options are viable for interviewing a candidate, but they have their pros and cons. Picking the right interview for the right situation…

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Pre-Employment Tests

A critical part of the hiring process is testing your candidates to make sure they will fit in with the company. This means testing several different aspects of a candidate; their ethics, their personality, their skills, and so on. Hiring the wrong people can seriously hurt your company morale, culture, happiness, and productivity. There’s a…

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Remote Interviewing Candidates

The ongoing global pandemic has thrown the labor market into disarray. Dramatic unemployment, dramatic increases in hiring, a massive shift towards remote work, and an increase in remote hiring have all thrown historic trends out the window. Companies right now are exercising due caution. Many have made the shift to remote work and, six months…

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Interview Scorecard

When it comes to interviewing candidates for a position, all too often the final determination comes down not to objective facts, but to gut feelings and impressions left by the interview. This leads to candidates who might be charismatic and charming but underperform at their job when technical tasks and computers – which can’t be…

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Banned States

Hiring managers, HR departments, and anyone in charge of recruiting need to be aware of salary history requests, and the bans of those requests that may exist in your areas. Why would you want to request the salary history for a candidate? For decades, this was a common practice among businesses and hiring managers. By…

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Although IT recruiters have the same challenges as recruiters of other types of positions and industries, they also face some challenges that are unique to the IT industry and IT candidates. All recruiters needs to find good sources of candidates, find a large enough pool of qualified candidates, attract passive candidates, and find candidates with…

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How to Interview a Rock Star Recruiter

  Here at ContractRecruiter.com, we have over the years developed and refined a successful and repeatable process for screening and interviewing corporate-side, contract recruiters that has served us well.  I thought I’d share it with my readers so that you too can think about adopting it for your own organization. I use the term “contract…

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Today’s candidate-driven job market means employers, hiring managers, and recruiters have to take advantage of every effective recruiting tactic they can. One of the best recruiting tactics is using behavioral interview questions, a mainstream method of job interviewing which employs questions about candidates’ past behaviors in specific work situations. The goal of asking behavioral interview…

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The interview is one of the best ways to assess candidates for presentation, verbal communication skills, and culture fit. Recruiting today is different than it was even a few short years ago, requiring a paradigm change, especially in the type of creative interview questions you need to ask. Recruiting experts like Georg Bradt, management consultant…

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