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online recruitment methods for hiring the right candidate

3 online recruitment methods for hiring the right candidate every time

Online recruitment has exploded in recent years. One of the most well-known digital job boards, Indeed, receives over 250 million unique visitors every month, while the 2019 recruiting report by Jobvite showed that a whopping 84.31% of all job applications happen online either via job boards or career sites. These figures make the days of…

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Hiring DevOps Engineers: everything you need to know

Hiring DevOps engineers: everything you need to know

The term DevOps means different things to different people and businesses, which can make hiring DevOps engineers a challenge. In the book, Integrating the Internet of Things Into Software Engineering Practices, D. Jeya Mala describes DevOps as: “a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops) which aims to shorten the…

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7 test types for a strong pre-employment assessment

The 7 test types you need for a strong pre-employment assessment

Screening CVs must be one of the most ineffective ways to find good candidates for your open roles. There’s no standard format, candidates can exaggerate (while others may be too humble for their own good), and your eyes glaze over after the 10th bullet point. A better way to screen candidates? Pre-employment assessments. Pre-employment assessments…

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10 Do’s and don’ts of hiring a JavaScript developer

JavaScript experienced a surge of popularity recently. And for good reason. With JavaScript, developers can build websites and web applications using only one set of technologies.  But that doesn’t mean hiring a JavaScript developer is easy. JavaScript developers are in high demand and finding the JavaScript developer that’s perfect for your company’s needs requires careful…

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Better hiring practices: avoiding skills mismatch

Employees are a company’s most valuable asset, but finding the right match for your company is never easy. Hiring errors cost companies nearly $15,000 per bad hire and 80% of employee turnover can be attributed to poor hiring decisions.  The most common reason for failed hiring? A skills mismatch. A skills mismatch is the difference…

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Cognitive ability tests: The ultimate guide for recruiters

Cognitive ability tests are a recruiter’s secret weapon for employee selection. Why? Because companies that use a cognitive ability test for hiring see higher employee performance and productivity, decreased turnover, and significant cost savings. And that’s because cognitive ability tests assess a candidate’s mental abilities, highlighting skills that don’t show up on a CV or…

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advanced excel skills guide

The definitive guide to hiring an expert with advanced Excel skills

Hiring an employee with advanced Excel skills can be challenging. Not only do you have to identify which advanced Excel skills their job will require, but you also have to find a way to test these skills in your candidates. Things get even more complicated if you’re not an Excel expert. Fortunately, there are ways…

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Diversity recruiting: 10 do’s and don’ts every business should know

Diversity recruiting: 10 do’s and don’ts every business should know

Traditional recruiting methods can return a great deal of homogeneity in the candidate pool. This lack of diversity goes far deeper than optics: it can greatly harm your company’s ability to keep up with competition and negatively impact your bottom line. Diversity recruiting isn’t just a “nice to have” for your company culture: It’s the…

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Hiring remotely? Here are 10 mistakes you should avoid at all costs!

Remote work has rapidly increased as more and more companies see the benefits of recruiting remote employees. For instance, a recent study reported on by the Harvard Business Review which confirmed that workers feel and are more productive when they work from home1. Certain circumstances have caused remote work to grow exponentially. The COVID-19 pandemic…

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The ultimate guide to using job simulations in hiring

Hiring the most qualified candidate for a job often feels like trying to catch that one specific raindrop in a deluge. With hundreds if not thousands of CVs pouring in for every open position offering self-produced assessments of candidates’ skills and abilities, it’s nearly impossible (and extremely time-consuming) to know who the most qualified candidates…

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