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 executing 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. […]

6 Ways to Tie Employer Branding to the Hiring Experience

Whether during a robust or down-trending economy, the hiring experience is important in order to appeal to the best-of-the-best talent. In this post, we explore methods to tie employer branding into the hiring experience; e.g., sourcing, recruiting, interviewing and onboarding top talent. Doing so will help ensure your company is marketplace competitive. After all, without […]

5 Reasons Your Interviews Are Taking Too Long

Does it feel like the candidate interview process is taking an increasingly longer time? It’s not your imagination. A new Glassdoor Economic Research report titled “Why is Hiring Taking Longer?” by Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain found that the hiring process, based on candidate feedback, is now taking 3.3 to 3.7 days longer than […]

5 Keys to Avoiding Discrimination in the Hiring Process

At this point, many employers have already heard about the benefits of diversity, particularly how it can drive innovation and even boost profits. But despite the increased attention to diversity and inclusion, many organizations are still struggling to hire and retain a truly diverse workforce. While there are a number of different contributing factors, one […]

How to Vet Candidates - Creating a Vetting Process for Applicants

Making hires without thoroughly vetting employees might save time initially, but thoroughly vetting your employees in the beginning actually saves an incredible amount of time down the road. When the vetting process for employment at your company is lacking, it means that you are more likely to make a hire who is not a great […]

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 […]

4 Must-Ask IT Interview Questions

Hiring for open IT jobs can be difficult. Writing job descriptions that accurately capture the skills a candidate needs — especially when most tech projects are a moving target — is often challenging. Add to that the fact that there’s already a lack of qualified IT professionals in the US — this creates a strong […]

The 5 Questions Every Candidate Hopes You'll Ask

Interviewing is usually stressful for the candidate, but what about the hiring manager? Interviewing candidates to determine whether or not they are a fit for your organization can be quite a burden. To make it easy, I’ve gathered the top questions those candidates hope you’ll ask, and why you ought to!

What Not to Ask Candidates in an Interview

There’s no room for mistakes during the interview process. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a bad hire can cost your company as much as 30% of a yearly salary. The interview is an important opportunity for candidates to showcase their talent and personality as well as an opportunity for your company to highlight […]

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 this deeper probing, a recruiter can clarify the essence of a candidate; i.e., whether they […]

Why Employers Shouldn't Give Up On the Exit Interview

The exit interview has caught a lot of flack from the HR industry for being unproductive, inconclusive and skewed. By it’s very nature it can lend itself to responses that are one sided, exaggerated or even elusive, but it can also be very telling of the sometimes-hidden inner workings of an organization. If done correctly, it can […]