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Mutual respect: How to build a better company culture

Mutual respect in the workplace is crucial for building a high-performing team. Employees who feel respected are more engaged, productive, and satisfied in their roles.  In fact, the American Psychological Association found that 95% of workers say it’s fundamental for them to feel respected at work.  Unfortunately, it’s easy to lose focus on mutual respect when building your workplace hierarchy. Regularly testing candidates’ skills to ensure they can work in a team effectively tends to take a ba

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TestGorilla vs. Byteboard

Pre-employment testing is an easier, faster, and more accurate way to identify top talent than traditional resume screening. Hiring managers can accurately evaluate candidates based on job-specific skills and personality traits rather than relying on subjective information on resumes. This eliminates unconscious bias and leads to better, more data-driven decisions.  Using the right pre-employment screening provider is essential to finding the perfect hire. To help you choose the right option, th

13 essential call center skills (and how to assess them)

Poor customer service can lead to customer frustration and damage your brand reputation. When a customer calls for help and receives unprofessional or unhelpful responses, it drives them away. That’s why agents require a range of call center skills, from empathetic listening to problem-solving. The best way to evaluate call center representative skills is to forget about resumes and use talent assessments. In this article, we share useful tips and strategies to help you identify, measure, and im

Can skills-based hiring solve tech’s diversity problem?

Can skills-based hiring solve tech’s diversity problem? The data says yes.

“Experience matters. We hire old people. (And young people, too).” [1] This bold 2021 job ad by tech startup RelevantDB quickly drew attention to tech’s long-standing diversity problem when it comes to hiring older workers. However, tech’s diversity issue isn’t just about the lack of older workers. Data shows that the industry also tends to hire fewer women, Black and Latinx workers, and individuals with disabilities.  Despite recent contractions in the job market, tech is expected to expand mor

How to hire a medical director

Finding the right medical director is crucial for your healthcare facility’s success. You need someone who can steer your team, manage patient care standards, and make sure everything runs smoothly. Hiring a skilled medical director can level up your patient care quality and operational efficiency. On the other hand, a bad hire can result in chaos and inefficiencies. We’ve got you covered. This guide will help you navigate the process of hiring the right person – so your team gets the leadership

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Skills-based hiring reduces mis-hires for 90% of employers. Here’s why.

Despite an influx of labor from the tech layoffs, a cooling labor market, and access to more global talent than ever, 51% of employers are having difficulty finding top talent in 2024. What’s worse – even when you think you’ve found the right person for the job, there’s still a good chance it won’t work out. One study even showed that nearly 75% of recruiters admit to having hired the wrong person for a vacancy – wasting time, resources, and money. [1] Luckily, things are changing. We recently

17 critical thinking interview questions to find the perfect candidate

In today’s complex, data-driven world of work, critical thinking skills are more important than ever. According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, the demand for critical thinking and analysis is growing at a faster rate than any other skill group. For this reason, hiring managers now need a robust system for assessing critical thinking skills for most positions they fill. When we talk about critical thinking, we refer to a range of sub-skills including research, analysis, judgment, problem-solving, and self-reflection. The interview is a great opportunity to evaluate a candidate’s critical thinking skills. It enables hiring managers to probe into their personal thinking process while tailoring the assessment to the situational needs of the role.  For the best results, interviews should be preceded by a Critical Thinking test, along with other skills and personality tests. Pre-employment testing allows you to get an in-depth understanding of your candidates’ abilities, identify top talent, and screen out unsuitable applicants. To make the interview worthwhile, hiring managers need to ask the right kind of critical thinking questions to candidates. But these aren’t always immediately obvious! That’s why we’ve put together 15 of the best critical thinking interview questions for you to use in your hiring process. These include 10 behavioral and 5 situational critical thinking questions, allowing you to create an interview structure befitting your business requirements. Sample answers for each question are also included for your reference.

TestGorilla vs. Symphony Talent

Pre-employment testing platforms evaluate candidates’ job-specific skills, soft skills, cognitive abilities, and even alignment with your company culture. They enable you to reduce the bias that comes with reviewing resumes and ensure the best fit for your organization every time. Saving time with pre-employment screening starts with finding the right platform. Read this in-depth comparison to find out more about TestGorilla and Symphony Talent, two popular pre-employment testing platforms.

25 tough interview questions and answers to help you hire talent

Hiring managers want nothing more than for the interviewee sitting in front of them to be the right person for the job. Tough job interview questions aren’t designed to catch candidates out for the sake of showing their weaknesses. Rather, they give them another opportunity to show their critical thinking skills in action. These are less open-ended and require more creativity than common interview questions like “Can you tell me about yourself?” or “Why should we hire you?” They also help you di

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TestGorilla vs. Xobin

Pre-employment testing is one of the best ways to determine whether a candidate will be a good fit for your organization. These tests enable you to see beyond your candidates’ resumes to their objective skill sets. You can measure a candidate’s motivation, personality, language skills, critical thinking skills, and so much more. Pre-employment tests can also eliminate bias from the recruitment process and make it easier to find the best candidate for every role.  This article compares the featur

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TestGorilla vs. Sales Candidate Assessment

Pre-employment testing helps to remove bias from the hiring process, streamline interviews, and assess whether a candidate will be a good culture add. Pre-employment screening gives you a greater understanding of how a candidate will behave in the workplace, helping to reduce employee turnover. This is achieved by testing a candidate’s skills, personality type, motivations, and much more.  However, with so many pre-employment testing tools on the market, how can you know which is right for your

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How to hire a communications manager

Hiring the right communications manager is tough. You need someone who’s creative, a pro at handling crises, and a digital whiz. But, they must also be a strategic thinker with great management skills. And they should be able to easily switch between thinking creatively, making data-driven decisions, and leading a team. Hiring the wrong person for this role could lead to confused messaging – resulting in wasted time, poor team performance, or even a damaged company reputation. This article gui

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