Pre-employment screening

In-depth articles on pre-employment skills screening.

Hiring mistakes

7 common hiring mistakes and how to avoid them

Hiring new employees is a complicated process. And there are several challenges that can trip you up if you are not careful. Here are the seven most common hiring mistakes you should try to avoid. Hiring mistake #1: Spending too long on the hiring process One of the hardest parts of hiring new staff is…

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How to hire a marketing manager

How to hire a marketing manager the right way

When deciding how to hire a marketing manager, it’s important to find a way to properly assess candidates and avoid expensive mishires. You don’t always have time to pore over resumes or conduct time-consuming interviews with unqualified candidates, so you’ll need to develop a process that will allow you to find and hire the best…

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How to hire a marketing professional

How to hire a marketing professional

Your marketing team is responsible for making sure your company puts its best foot forward. The results of their efforts are customer-facing, so they have a huge impact on the way your brand is perceived. That’s why it’s crucial to get the right people in place. In this post, we provide a step-by-step guide on…

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Customer Service Skills

How to hire for customer service skills

It’s hard to think of an industry for which customer service isn’t a necessary part of doing business. And since customer service is the primary means through which your customers interact with your brand, it’s important to get it right. Not all companies have the resources to hire a dedicated customer service representative, but if…

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Hiring Process

How to optimize your hiring process with online skills assessments

One of the chief concerns when looking for talent is time to hire. The faster you can get through the hiring process—while still making excellent hires—the better. That’s because you’ll be more likely to hire top talent before your competitors, and the sooner you make a hire, the sooner you can start onboarding your new…

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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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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 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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the top 6 sourcing tools

The top 6 sourcing tools you need to consider for recruiting

It’s no secret that recruitment is challenging. And it’s as important as it is difficult. With various studies highlighting the cost of a bad hire, it’s critical—not just to your performance as a recruiter but to the success of your entire company—that you get it right. So it’s important to dig your well before your…

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how to improve your candidate selection

How to improve your candidate selection process in 7 simple steps

Candidate selection is a cornerstone of finding the best talent for your organization, but it can be a lengthy and costly process.  An efficient applicant selection process will help you keep your hiring costs low and predictable. And it will make things easier for everyone involved: management, HR , and candidates. It will also project…

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how to minimise unconscious bias and hiring discrimination

How to minimize unconscious bias and hiring discrimination

Under laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is illegal to discriminate against any job applicant or candidate on the basis of their race, color, religion, age, and many other factors. Yet hiring discrimination remains a huge issue in recruitment and hiring. Unfortunately, many recruiters and hiring managers discriminate against candidates without…

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