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How to Conduct Better Interviews in the Current Job Market

Posted by  Megan Why

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As recruiters and HR professionals, your jobs certainly haven't gotten any easier over the last few months with the low unemployment rate and stable job climate. While these aspects make this a positive time for the country and the economy, when you make your living by hiring the best employees for your organization, your job just got tougher. Many organizations are struggling to find candidates to fill open positions and often look to the hiring process for ways to help get people in the door more quickly and efficiently. This is a great time to make your process more effective in this changing job climate. 


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3 Ways to Use HR Metrics to Create Positive Change

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

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Overall employee turnover, early turnover, time to fill, quality of hire, candidate experience, cost per hire, time till promotion, engagement rating, absenteeism, training spent per employee, diversity/EEOC, healthcare cost per employee, hiring manager satisfaction, selection ratio...these are just some of the metrics to be tracked in the world of Human Resources.


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3 Common Candidate Frustrations in the Hiring Process

Posted by  Vicki Marlan

common frustrations in your hiring processMany of Select International’s clients are in an enviable situation from a hiring perspective; they are the employer of choice in their area, or they have thousands of applicants for a small number of job openings. Under these circumstances, organizations are interested in utilizing hiring processes that facilitate an easier review of large volumes of applicants. However, streamlining internal intake procedures shouldn’t translate to making the process overly burdensome or less informative for candidates. Although organizations won’t be able to place all job applicants, it’s still in their best interest not to discourage candidates from applying or annoy them in the process. Sure, plenty of applications aren’t worth a thorough examination by the HR team, but there is a fine line between implementing job-relevant screening procedures and alienating the most talented job seekers due to stringent application requirements.


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The Top 10 Human Resources Articles of 2017

Posted by  Claire McCue

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The overhaul of performance management, AI, the rise of the gig economy, HR and recruitment automation, prioritization of the candidate and employee experience, gamification, and millennials becoming the majority workforce are just a few of the changes that 2017 brought to the workplace.


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4 Best Practices for Legally Defensible Interviews

Posted by  Cassandra Walter

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If we were playing a game to see which part of the hiring process would result in the most litigation, the interview would easily take the cake! Poorly structured interviews are more likely to result in litigation than other aspects of the hiring process, including cognitive ability and personality assessments. However, if done correctly and in a legally defensible manner, interviews can be great tools used to determine which candidates have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful on the job.


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Use This Method for Your Interview Notes to Hire Better Employees

Posted by  Cassandra Walter

You’ve done all the pre-work. You've done a job analysis, identified the competencies needed to be successful on the job, and you have developed great interview questions to measure those competencies. You are all set to begin conducting interviews.  Now, the hard work begins. 

The Struggle: Staying Engaged in the Interview...while also Taking Interview Notes

The purpose of an interview is to gather information from candidates to determine if he or she is the right person for the job. However, a major challenge that interviewers face is finding an efficient way to record the essential information while continuing to actively listen to the candidate’s responses. As an interviewer, you want to capture the important details so that you can recall it later and make an accurate evaluation of the candidate. But, you can’t record every word the candidate says.


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How to Build Your Interview Process Like the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

Posted by  Vicki Marlan

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I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving this year because my family is spread across the country these days and we don’t get together as much as I’d like. Thanksgiving is a great excuse to bring families across America to the dinner table together for a huge, delicious meal once a year. Because I will be hosting the meal this year, I was researching seasonal recipes and somewhere between reading about pumpkin pie and candied sweet potatoes I got to thinking about the predictability of Thanksgiving and how it is surprisingly similar to the interview process that many of my clients have implemented at their organizations.

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving and behavioral-based interviewing have a lot in common; read on to find out how.


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Interview Training Tips to Tackle 3 Common Hiring Challenges

Posted by  Rachel Reid

There are many resources that provide tips and guidance for interviewees to overcome challenges in an interview. However, it is also important to note that the interviewer also faces challenges. I’m sure everyone can think of one challenge that they struggle with when interviewing candidates. Whether it is for an entry-level position or an executive position, we all have obstacles. During one of our recent interview training workshops, recruiters and HR professionals shared common challenges they face when conducting interviews. It’s important to know how to overcome these challenges because a poor fit can be very costly to any organization. The interview is usually the final step before making an offer and the last chance to gather data about a candidate before a decision is made. 

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Why Behavioral-Based Interviews Improve Your Hiring Strategy

Posted by  Alissa Parr, Ph.D.

What do you get when you pair an interviewer who isn’t using a structured, behavioral-based interviews with a sarcastic job candidate?  This:


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Are You Making One of These 4 Interviewing Errors When Hiring?

Posted by  Megan Why

interview-error.jpgInterviewing is the most common form of assessment when identifying new hires for any organization. When a hiring manager is talking to candidates, there are many things that they can do to make sure they use the time productively. Even the best interviewer can make mistakes in the interview process. Often, just being aware of the interview pitfalls can help even the most experienced interviewer perfect his or her skills. Here are some common errors to avoid during the interview process.


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