May 1, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

3 Interview Questions That Will Set the Right Course

Two decades of experience have taught Senior Talent Acquisition Manager Adam Fitzer that one size does not fit all when interviewing candidates. However, certain key questions will help set the right Q&A course. Fitzer, who works for West Monroe Partners in greater…

April 1, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

5 Common-Thread Interview Questions to Ask Candidates

It is crucial that all involved in the interview process, from hiring decision maker to individual panel members, collectively agree on the role’s success factors. You can do this by parachuting into the targeted role- or discipline-specific areas, compiling questions…

March 1, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

4 Nitty-Gritty Interview Questions to Ask Candidates

This month, Sandra B. McCartt, President-Executive Recruiter, Professional Search, Inc., International, guides us through her nitty-gritty interview questions. Getting to know what makes a candidate tick on a daily basis, according to McCartt, underpins the value of these queries. Additionally, through…

February 26, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

How to Poach Currently-Employed Candidates

With the unemployment rate so low, the need to poach currently-employed candidates has intensified. As a result, identifying sourcing and recruiting strategies that not only appeal to potential candidates but also inspire them to hear you out is imperative. By…

February 18, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

The Value of Hiring Downsized or Laid-Off Employees

Akin to dating scenarios, we often want to land what is more challenging to acquire–what someone else has. And as such, poaching candidates from other companies is appealing to recruiters. On-the-hunt for passive candidates, they seek out workers who appear…

January 17, 2019 | Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

How Recruiters Can Overcome Buzzword-itis

Nothing dulls a job description more than an over-indulgence of buzzword phrases such as “enthusiastic and motivated,” “winning attitude” and “willingness to learn.” While there’s no harm in throwing in a buzzword here and there, including them without substantive accompanying…