5 Signs a Candidate Is Lying or Exaggerating

For most recruiters, taking candidates at face value is second nature. With multiple, urgent roles to fill, tons of resumes to go through and dozens of interviews to schedule, you don’t always have the time to dig into a candidate’s background as thoroughly as you would like. Most of the time, this isn’t a problem…

How to Use Group Interviews to Determine Culture Fit

Travel insurance comparison website Squaremouth makes a bold claim on what they look for in new employees. “A culture fit is just as important, if not more, that a candidate’s experience,” says Megan Moncrief, director of sales and marketing at the company. For an organization that “operates more like a family than a company,” finding…

Hiring for Heart: Kimpton’s Tips for Bringing in Top Talent

Our founder, Bill Kimpton, would always say, “hire the right people, and then get out of their way.” Turns out, that still rings as true in 2018 as it did back in 1981. When your mission is to be the “best-loved hospitality company,” first, you need to hire great people. People with heart and a…

11 Must-Ask Interview Questions This Month

For March’s “Must-Ask Interview Questions,” I sought out three experienced, global recruiters and talent strategists who work with a diversity of candidates. Their favorite questions traversed a variety of topics and ferreted out crucial insights such as the candidate’s culture fit with the role and company; leadership and team building abilities; earnestness; values and vision,…

How to Hire Like a Best Place to Work – to Become a Best Place to Work

The 2018 winners of our Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work understand the importance of cultivating and maintaining a great company culture. These 100 large and 100 small-to-medium businesses all share similar values when it comes to prioritizing their people, embracing transparency and building a mission to believe in. What’s more, these Best…

How to Recruit Informed Candidates at Scale

There’s nothing more satisfying than closing the perfect candidate. But getting from job posting to offer doesn’t come easily. For each position, you’ve screened dozens, if not hundreds of applicants: research shows that 98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial screening.(1) And it’s taken time: according to Glassdoor Economic Research, the average time…

Mobile Recruiting Strategy

In April 2015, Google announced an important change to their algorithm – it would now prioritize mobile friendly sites in search rankings. This shift was in reaction to an important discovery – over half of Google’s search traffic was from a mobile device. It’s no secret that people are enamored with their mobile technology. In…