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Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by  Mark Rogers

Countdown.jpgIt’s been another great year for Select International’s blog. We set new records for number of views, shares, and subscribers. That’s a direct result of our goal for this blog. We always try to create quality content that informs, educates, and sometimes entertains our readers. In 2016, we published 124 posts on this blog. That’s more than we’ve ever published, and it has really paid off.

With the year ending in just a few days, we thought it would be a good time to countdown our top 5 blog posts of the past year, just in case you missed any.

Let’s start with number 5…


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Busted! 7 Myths About Employee Assessments

Posted by  Vicki Cooper

assessment-myths.jpgHiring assessments come in many different shapes and sizes depending on the position, the industry, and the level of the position you are hiring for within the organization. Being in the employee assessment industry, we often hear many myths and misconceptions surrounding assessments and what they can or cannot do for your company. For that reason, we’ve decided to break down some of these misconceptions and provide information to debunk them.

1) Employee assessments are too long.

Assessments range from very short screening tools to more in-depth and time-consuming assessments. The longer the assessment is, the more data you are able to gather about the candidate to paint a clearer picture of their potential and how well they will fit within the organization. We hear all of the time that candidates do not like longer assessments. However, our research findings don’t support that hypothesis.


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Ask the Expert: What Kind of Assessment Is Best for My Company?

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

ask-the-expert.jpgQuestion:

I want to use assessments to help with our hiring process, but there are so many different kinds to choose from. What kind of assessment should I use? Why and When?

Answer:

Thank you for your question. I’m sure you aren’t the only one struggling with this problem. It can be very confusing deciding how and when to use assessments in your hiring process. To begin, assessments include any tool in a hiring process where questions are asked and decisions are made about a candidate based on that information.

That means applications and interviews are actually assessments! Let’s review some different types of assessments and talk about when they would be helpful:


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Avoid 90% of Interviewing Mistakes With This Simple Acronym

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

interview-mistakes.jpgInterviews are a fantastic way to gain insight about an applicant, but it can be tough to remember all the different best practices. Obviously you want to end up with useful information that will be helpful in your hiring decision, but how can you maximize that likelihood? When you’re deep in conversation with the applicant, what are the most important things to remember to keep the interview on track?

That’s where F.I.S.H. comes in. Keep this acronym in mind while conducting interviews, and you’ll eliminate a significant amount of the biases that can infect your effectiveness. Here’s what to avoid:


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5 Tips for Hiring Telecommuters That You Might Not Know About

Posted by  Guest Blogger

telecommuting.jpgAs technology continues to grow and evolve at ever increasing rates, the way in which it’s impacting businesses will do the same. One of the most prevalent changes already taking place is the increase in telecommuting.

According to a recent Gallup poll, not only are more workers telecommuting at least part of the time (37% in 2015 vs. 9% in 1995), but the views on telecommuting are changing as well. In the past, telecommuting was looked at with some suspicion. However, these negative perceptions are beginning to fall away as telecommuting becomes more and more popular and its benefits are proven in study after study.

Knowing how to select for positions that require telecommuting is becoming increasingly important. Here are 5 guidelines that should be considered when looking to fill a position that will involve telecommuting:

1) Supervisor Compatibility

As important as it is to ensure that the employee can be an effective telecommuter, it’s just as critical that the individuals responsible for managing telecommuters are comfortable with managing remote employees and are able to do so.


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5 Interview Questions You Must Ask to Assess Motivational Fit

Posted by  Megan Why

motivational-fit-interview.jpgMotivational fit is an important part of any interview process. Without asking questions around motivational fit or job fit, you could miss key pieces of information about a candidate’s likes and dislikes in the workplace. After all, studies have shown that motivational fit is the single biggest predictor of absenteeism, turnover, and overall employee satisfaction.

As a trainer of Select Interviewing for over 10 years, I put a strong emphasis on this during trainings and make sure interviewers understand the impact of motivational fit on their hiring process.

Below are 5 motivational fit questions that you can use during your interview to better assess the motivational fit of your candidates.


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How to Hire Millennials Who Actually Have High Work Ethic

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

millennials-work-ethic.jpgIn previous blogs, Select International writers have written about tips to understand millennials, tips for interviewing millennials, and how to find employees with strong work ethic. Now let’s tie these three articles together to give you an edge for hiring millennials with a strong work ethic.

Work ethic can be defined as setting high standards for one’s own work rather than solely following those that are expected. It shines through when demonstrating a commitment to and pride in one’s work by working diligently to complete tasks and achieve goals.


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5 Steps to Implementing a Military Recruitment Strategy at Your Company

Posted by  Amy Barnes

military-hiring.jpgIn most companies across the United States, recruiting and selecting the candidates most likely to succeed and bring value to the organization is a high priority. One critical success factor in hiring the right people is having sufficient applicant flow. Because applicant flow is a common challenge for many of my clients, I often ask about sourcing strategies of successful companies. One practice often shared is the commitment to hire U.S. veterans.

There are plenty of great reasons to recruit and hire veterans. They typically:


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3 Best Practices for Your Hiring Process to Help Retain Talent

Posted by  Lindsey Burke

hiring-process-practices.jpgWhen it comes to making the right hiring decision, several factors come into play. Without the proper preparation, hiring steps, and decision makers, an organization’s quality and quantity of hiring can easily be negatively affected.

It’s important to consistently use best practices in a hiring process. Although there are several parts to an effective hiring process, including using objective, validated assessment tools, this blog focuses on the three best practices for your hiring process that aren't all about employee assessments.


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4 Pieces to Help You Build a Winning Team for Your Organization

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

winning-team.jpgMany of us have a favorite sports team that we follow. When our team does well, most of the recognition goes to the players. Sometimes, the recognition even goes to us if we are wearing that lucky shirt that magically wills our team to win even though we’re watching from 700 miles away. When our team does poorly, we often criticize the management of the team. We question the acquisitions of players we don’t like and wonder what the front office is thinking when they draft one player over another. Why is selecting a winning team so difficult? If we were in charge things would be different. Maybe not. It really depends on your approach.


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