6 Steps to Structured Hiring Success

Whether you’re a recruiter, hiring manager or job seeker, chances are you’ve suffered from the side effects of unstructured hiring. These can include confusion, frustration and annoyance, and you’ll probably find they show up right after you participate in an interview and begin to question what exactly just happened—and why. The cause is common: a […]

Must-Ask Questions When Interviewing Sales Talent

Whose brain better to pick for an article focused on interviewing salespeople than a senior sales recruiter? As such, this month we tapped Darryl Dioso for his expertise. He owns Resource Management Solutions Group, a company that works with organizations and hiring managers that are frustrated trying to find and hire TRUE sales performers. Dioso […]

How the Best Companies Interview Top Candidates

When you want to learn a sport, skill or craft, what is the advice that people will give you? “Learn from the pros.” That’s right. It’s always wise to learn from the professionals, those people who perform a task the best. If you want to play tennis, you get a tennis pro or watch videos […]

Must-Ask Interview Questions for Finance & Accounting Leaders

Among other areas of industry focus, Nicole Coe, SPHR, CPC, CPP, in her role as Principal - Team Leadership and Full Cycle Recruitment, TRG Search Partners LLC, recruits finance and accounting leaders in the real estate development, manufacturing and public accounting space. Some of the challenges Coe faces in recruiting this type of candidate include […]

How to Identify and Interview Results-Driven Candidates

Hiring a new employee isn't cheap — in fact, it may require an investment of up to “1.5x to 3x of salary” for a given role, according to Eric Koester. Because of this, it's prudent for organizations to source and hire candidates who will provide an immediate return on the company’s investment. Fortunately, using a […]

6 Must-Ask Interview Questions for New Grads & Interns

As graduation nears, and freshly minted college degrees are readying new candidates for the market, employers and recruiters assess how they can best leverage this new talent. Asking the right interview questions is integral in the process of unearthing suitable talent for specific roles and companies, and to ensure culture fit. I asked two experts […]

Is Your Interview Process Hurting Hiring?

You wouldn't enter into a marriage without knowing everything about the person you will potentially spend the rest of your life with nor do you want to hire someone without putting him or her through a rigorous interview process. With competition fierce to hire highly skilled workers, companies wrongly shy away from tough interview processes […]

6 Interview Questions to Ask When Short on Time

Delving into a candidate’s motivators as well as asking frank, focused questions are two of the many strategies that Nanette Foster applies to her recruiting success. As the president and electrical manufacturing recruiter for Foster Conner Recruiting, Foster vets candidates for original equipment manufacturers of power transformers, distribution transformers, magnetic transformers, motors and drives, and more. One of […]

8 Key Interview Questions to Ask in the Age of COVID

Living and working in the midst of a pandemic has affected everyone, which is why it’s so important to adapt your interview questions accordingly. Here are 8 questions to consider adding to your interviews for the foreseeable future.

5 Hiring Mistakes You Should Never Make

Following up on my previous post on candidate bad behavior, let’s flip the coin and take a look at some mistakes you should never make when hiring. While both candidates and hiring managers can make similar mistakes, the risks are potentially greater when hiring managers make them and can influence whether potential candidates accept a […]

Don't Ask These Illegal Interview Questions

Employment discrimination is a sensitive topic. Unfortunately, the interview process presents many opportunities for employees to unknowingly ask candidates questions that could violate discrimination laws. For the record, U.S. law prohibits discrimination by age, race, gender, national origin, citizenship, disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest and conviction record, military discharge status and pregnancy status. While […]

Glassdoor Product Update: Reviews and Interviews

Company reviews and interview feedback constitute a significant portion of Glassdoor’s 6.5 million pieces of user generated content (UGC) from more than 325,000 companies. Both of these content types are indispensable resources for employers to keep a pulse on employee satisfaction and the candidate interview experience. This week, we announced two new tools in the […]