The Beginner’s Guide to Candidate Personas

The modern recruiting landscape is more complex and competitive than ever before.  Thanks to recent upticks in the economy, organizations nationwide are now hiring at an unprecedented rate. Coupled with historically low unemployment rates, HR and recruiting professionals are often faced with more open positions than there are viable candidates to fill them. In fact, 65…

15 Interview Questions That Are Fun to Ask Candidates

Interviewing and recruiting can not only be time consuming, it can be down right exhausting. Sourcing candidates, completing screening phone calls, reviewing resumes and executiving multi-stage interview processes — hiring can be a heavy lift. However, getting to know candidates and potential colleagues can also be very fun, that is, if you’re asking the right questions.…

How To Coach Hiring Managers Through the 5 Steps of the Hiring Process

What could recruiters do if they didn’t spend half their time screening and scheduling applicants? With AI and automation removing many time-consuming tasks from a recruiter’s day, recruiters will find themselves with more time to focus on different parts of the TA organization. They can be especially effective as advisors and coaches to hiring managers;…

Hiring Beyond Talent: Fostering A Culture

There’s something deeply ingrained in each of us that craves a certain kind of interaction. And it occurred to me, recently, as I contemplated the importance of company culture, that it’s not unlike a recent experience I had with my puppy. At a little over a year old, my loveable, 90-pound pooch Samson was a…

Who Needs to Be Involved in Your Hiring Process?

The worst business mistake you can make is hiring the wrong person, right? This makes a recruiter’s job not just pressure-packed but truly daunting. My advice? Don’t go at it alone! To build and live the ideal hiring and the interview process, involve four to six people: recruiter, hiring manager, team members and your boss.…

Hiring Manager vs. Recruiters

Your business’ success depends on hiring the right candidates. As a hiring manager, the better aligned you are with your partner in recruiting, the more efficient and effective the process will be. A strong partnership is built on communication – whether it’s through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, emails, text messages or instant messages – never…

Why Recruiters May Want Active Candidates More Than Passive Candidates

In professional recruiting circles, a lot of attention is paid to so-called passive candidates. In theory, these are people who only get jobs when recruiters reach out and ask them. Happily employed and fully engaged in their current job, they are supposedly prized precisely because they aren’t looking. This notion, which fuels much of the Recruiting Training industry, depends on…