September 17, 2018 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

10 Reasons Employees Resign

Good managers know very well how expensive employee turnover can be and work diligently to keep those costs to a minimum. It is a fact that not every employee can be retained no matter how fairly they are treated, and…

September 3, 2018 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

6 Must-Ask Interview Questions for September

Meaningful interview questions, like a gourmet birthday cake, are layered with flavorful sub-questions and ingredients that combine to provide a richer outcome. In other words, delving into the candidate’s mindset, energy level, achievements history, etc. and then connecting the dots…

August 27, 2018 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

11 Must-Ask Behavioral Interview Questions

Behavioral interviewing uses strategically composed questions to generate word pictures of how a candidate’s past performance supports a hiring company’s future needs. Focusing in on both hard and soft skills, the questions drill down into several layers of a job…

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August 16, 2018 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

How to Hire People Who Want to Give Their Best Work

Identifying hard-working, high-performing and quality candidates who are both passionate and willing to adapt to the winds of change isn’t easy. After all, every candidate is seeking to impress in an interview, so they’ll all be putting their best foot…

August 1, 2018 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

4 Must-Ask Interview Questions This Summer

Thoughtful interview questions connect the interviewer with the job candidate in a way that surface-level questions cannot. They also extract candidate insights that otherwise may lie dormant until after a hiring decision has been made. This can cause disruptions in…

July 2, 2018 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

6 Must-Ask Interview Questions for July

For July’s “Must-Ask Interview Questions,” I sought out Jennifer Spencer, Owner/Recruiter at The Spencer Group, Inc., in Kansas City, MO. Her favorite questions traversed a variety of topics and ferreted out crucial insights related to candidates’ passions and strengths; culture…

July 1, 2018 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

15 Interview Questions to Ensure Candidate Quality

On the surface, interviewing a candidate for an available job sounds easy. With the job description in hand describing specific skill sets and experience, the recruiter or hiring manager fires off a dozen questions or so and voila, they are…