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From technical expertise to soft skills that show adaptability and teamwork, the range of skills employers look for is diverse – and it largely depends on the position. However, there are some key skills that are important in many different roles, such as problem-solving, communication, attention to detail, and more. Our clients often pick the same tests to evaluate candidates for a wide range of positions, which shows that there's certainly more to hiring than evaluating technical skills. In
Stakeholders, employees, and candidates can see your competitors’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts and want to see yours, too. Today, people expect these efforts: They show that a company is forward-thinking and socially conscious. Cultivating a positive culture and encouraging a sense of belonging is good for your business, boosting performance and improving your corporate reputation. Diversity training helps build this equitable culture. It boosts awareness of underrepresented
John struggles to perform in a hectic startup environment despite his technical brilliance. Funding rejections take a toll, leading to stress-induced burnout and impacting both his performance and team cohesion. In contrast, Lisa thrives amidst the chaos. When another funding opportunity falls through, she adapts and starts to innovate. Her focus and dedication during late-night coding sessions inspire her team and unite it under a shared goal. What, exactly, sets these two employees apart? Unli
Diversity in the workplace is an emerging talent retention strategy with a myriad of related benefits, including increased innovation and problem-solving. Moreover, not only underrepresented groups need a workplace where they can feel accepted and safe – nearly 80% of American employees want to work for a company that values diversity and inclusion. Because workplace diversity is essential for an efficient, happy workforce, you should go beyond setting DE&I targets and take action to build an
Employees are always looking for the opportunity to expand their careers, with 86% of employees saying they’d switch jobs for one with more chances to grow. This number reflects the cost of not investing in employees' needs, which is backed up by research that shows companies that invest in employee development see a 58% increase in employee retention rates. If your employees feel that they are not valued or able to grow, you risk losing them. One way you can help them develop is through
In a world of disruption brought on by AI and worsening economic conditions, organizations’ survival depends on their capacity to transform and rethink every element of their operations. And for this, rethinking the way you build and manage your most important asset – your team – is key. Therefore, transformation starts at the HR department: Reforming your hiring practices can lead to change and growth in every aspect of your business. And in all this, the transition from a job-based mentality
Traditional digital marketing strategies, such as inbound marketing, ads, social media marketing, and SEO are some of the cornerstones of a successful online presence – but might not be sufficient for building a truly memorable brand. One effective way to create true connections with potential customers is by enlisting the services of brand ambassadors. Brand ambassadors serve as the face and voice of your brand in front of different communities, most often on social media (for example in Insta
In the past 6 months, we've added 100 new tests to our test library. This means that we’ve reached an exciting milestone here at TestGorilla – our test library has officially surpassed 400 tests!
Bias is an instinct that helps humans make decisions by automatically choosing what we believe to be the best option. It has its uses in the wild, but using bias to hire in a modern business environment can lead to unfair hiring. Similarity bias is a type of bias that makes us prefer things similar to ourselves. For example, a hiring manager could shortlist two candidates because they went to the same college. People don’t intend bias to be harmful, but it can damage organizations by preventing
Good staff members form the backbone of hospitality businesses. They run front-of-house operations, provide exceptional customer service, and even handle behind-the-scenes jobs like housekeeping. But a single wrong hire in this job can ruin your guest experience and lower your chances of repeat business. Unfortunately, this isn’t uncommon. Hospitality is a competitive space, and many recruiters settle for subpar candidates because they either struggle with attracting top talent or don’t know h
Dyninno is a group of companies, providing products and services in the travel, finance, entertainment, and technology sectors in more than 50 countries. Founded in 2004, now the company has 25 offices with total headcount of 5,000 employees. Since the start of 2022, Dyninno Group has rapidly expanded its business across multiple companies and divisions, and as a result, needed to recruit more than 2,000 employees in less than six months in 2023. However, Pavel Bahu, Global human resources di
Candidate applications are pouring in after crafting and sharing your job description. Now, your next hurdle is the applicant screening process. This intricate process, if not executed effectively, can lead to a time-consuming maze of unqualified candidates. This guide will provide you with ideas and insights to effectively identify and shortlist the best candidates. You'll learn about the most important steps for an effective screening process plus what to ask applicants during screening. But
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