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HR Technology

How to choose your HR technology stack

Two of the most vital components in any business are people and technology. As an HR professional, dealing with both is a crucial part of your role. Dealing with people is the foundation of what you do. Yet, it is likely technology has become a more significant part of your day-to-day job in recent years….

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How to Hire Freelancers

How to hire a freelancer for your company

Planning to hire freelancers for your company? Wondering what the hiring process looks like when contracting freelance talent? If so, we got you covered! Freelancers are a great alternative to in-house employees. You can get more done without adding as much overhead as you would with a part- or full-time employee. But hiring freelancers can…

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Resume Evaluation

A more efficient alternative to resume evaluation

How much time do you spend evaluating resumes? According to a 2018 study by Ladders, recruiters spend an average of 7.4 seconds per resume. That’s 1.4 seconds more than reported in earlier Ladders study, but not by much! Of course, there’s a reason for that. There are too many other important hiring tasks that have…

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Interviewer Bias

How to eliminate interviewer bias in your hiring process

Interviewer bias, also known as interview bias or hiring bias, is a type of unconscious bias that clouds your ability to objectively evaluate applicants during the hiring process. It can lead to having an overly positive or negative image of candidates, based on factors that aren’t directly related to their skills or their ability to…

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Diversity in the Workplace

The benefits of diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace can be a hot-button topic, but it’s a necessary one. If you’re involved in hiring, you already know that diversity in the workplace is important, but you may need help articulating why. In this article, we’ll cover the proven benefits of workplace diversity, and give you compelling facts and statistics that…

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how to create a bulletproof remote hiring process

How to create a bulletproof remote hiring process

Even before the pandemic, remote hiring was increasing in popularity as company leaders discovered that they could attract better talent by broadening their search nationally or even internationally. Additionally, the latest research has found that remote workers tend to be more productive than their non-remote counterparts. And employees appreciate the flexibility offered by remote work,…

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How to shortlist candidates for an interview

Recruiting and retaining talented employees is a great way to create a competitive advantage for your company. That’s why HR departments are always looking for ways to refine their hiring process to make sure they’re making the best hires possible. One way to do that is to increase your efficiency by optimizing your shortlisting method….

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how to test language proficiency in your hiring process

How to test for language proficiency in your hiring process

Regardless of whether your employees will be working in English, Dutch, French, or Mandarin, language proficiency is crucial in most work environments. If your candidates aren’t native speakers of the language in question, a language proficiency test can help determine whether they understand the language well enough to succeed. This article will cover how to use…

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how to choose the right ATS for your organization

How to choose the right ATS for your organization

Recruitment is one of the most challenging processes in any business. With the cost of making bad hires well documented, recruitment is critical both operationally and financially. With so much at stake, it’s important to do everything you can to ensure you’re giving your organization the best chance to recruit amazing talent. Using an applicant…

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5 ways an ATS helps you win quality talent

5 ways an ATS helps you win quality talent

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) aren’t new on the recruitment scene, but they have typically been employer-focused in terms of usability and user experience. In fact, candidate end-users have historically reported that ATS systems can be clunky and unintuitive for them to use.   However, many next-generation ATS solutions are focused on bringing together both end-user experiences…

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how to use personality tests in the hiring process

How to use personality tests in the hiring process

In a traditional interview process, you only have a short window of time in which to get to know a candidate.  While an hour may be enough time to ask a candidate questions about their past experience and examples of past behavior, it’s hardly enough time to learn about their motivations or communication style in…

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Resume screening tools: the pros, the cons, and best practices

Resume screening tools: the pros, the cons, and best practices

Creating a robust talent pipeline is a critical step on the road to building a successful team. When executed well, the interview process is swift, painless, and hopefully even enjoyable for the candidate and company employees. But before you get there, a tremendous amount of work goes into sourcing and screening candidates. Resume screening tools can…

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