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List of the 100 Most Common Behavioral Interview Questions

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 21, 2020 |

Behavioral interview questions are some of the most important questions you can ask in an interview. They allow you to get a feel for how a candidate is going to respond in certain kinds of situations. Some of them are more useful than others, of course, and you should always be aware that people will…

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25 Best Practices for High Volume Recruiting and Hiring

By Andrew Greenberg | Jan 5, 2020 |
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Finding the right person for a role is difficult at the best of times. When you have a broad candidate pool, you can narrow it down to pull the best handful of candidates, interview them, and pick the one most suited to the role. What happens, though, when you have hundreds or thousands of positions…

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Jobvite vs Greenhouse vs Lever: Which Is Better?

By Andrew Greenberg | Dec 19, 2019 |
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In the old days, hiring a new employee meant collecting resumes and applications on paper. It meant painstakingly reading through each and filing them away, then contacting the best applicants – or just talking with the ones motivated enough to give your office a visit. There were no personality quizzes, no filter questions, and certainly…

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9 Ways to Increase the Quality of Your Candidate Pool

By Andrew Greenberg | Nov 28, 2019 |
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The candidate has great references, their resume is full of applicable skills, and they know all the right things to say in the interview. They’re curious and engaged, they ask the right questions, and they’re consistently interested in the job. On paper, they look perfect. Then once they start, it’s as if they’re a different…

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5 Things Recruitment Agencies Won’t Tell You

By Andrew Greenberg | Nov 1, 2019 |

Finding the best talent requires moving beyond the limitations of traditional staffing agencies. Explore the top 5 things recruitment agencies don’t tell you. It is an employee-driven workforce in the world of recruitment as the unemployment rate has decreased to 3.5%. This means there are fewer qualified candidates available to fill recruiting demands. The pressure on…

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Changing of the Guards: Ways to Appeal to the Millennial Workforce

By Andrew Greenberg | Oct 29, 2019 |

Millennials compose 35% of the labor force, making it the largest workforce in U.S. history. And although many businesses still think of millennials as young professionals, the oldest ones are almost 40 years old. As older generations retire, millennials will become an even more important source of employees.That’s why your business needs to appeal to the…

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What Makes a Good Employee? 10 Qualities to Look For in Job Candidates

By Andrew Greenberg | Oct 18, 2019 |
what makes a good employee

What makes a good employee? Among employers, the traits of a good employee are almost universal. Find out ten qualities to look for in job candidates here. Did you know that employee turnover can cost a company up to twice the value of that employee’s annual salary? Having a revolving door of workers is expensive and inconvenient…

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How to Recruit in 2019: 6 Tips for Employers

By Andrew Greenberg | Oct 11, 2019 |
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The process of recruiting new employees has changed a lot over the years. Learn how to recruit talent for your business here. It costs companies over $4,100, on average, to hire a new employee. That’s obviously no small sum of money, which makes every new starter a definite investment. Like any investment, the only way to…

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7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Outsource Recruitment

By Andrew Greenberg | Sep 30, 2019 |
7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Outsource Recruitment

Outsourcing recruitment could save your business valuable time and resources. Find out seven reasons why your business should outsource recruitment here. In April, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%; the lowest figure since 1969. With more people finding their dream jobs, it’s difficult to find the right talent for your team. How do you make…

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How to Find and Fill Top Technical Talent

By Andrew Greenberg | Aug 29, 2019 |
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With an ever-growing gap in the technology job market, the need for candidates with technical skills for industries like engineering and information technology, far outweighs the supply. This poses no small challenge for hiring managers — 86 percent of whom say, in a recent survey, they struggle to find and hire technical talent. You want…

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