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Are You an Employer of Choice?

Posted by  Bekah Regan

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Employers of choice attract and retain the best talent and maintain a positive, productive culture. These are certainly goals of all organizations as they strive to succeed in the current labor market. To understand where your organization stands when it comes to being an employer of choice, take a hard and honest look at your organization's culture.

In our newly launched podcast, select radIO, we talk about exactly what makes an employer of choice, why it's important, and what you can do to be an employer of choice. It's not an easy feat, and it won't happen overnight, but the benefits of being a sought-after employer will go further than just a good reputation. Here are three ways being an employer of choice will help your organization succeed. 


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Should Your Hiring Process Change for New Manufacturing Technology?

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

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I recently had the opportunity to tour two manufacturing plants back-to-back. They both made the same products, they were both located in the same general vicinity, and the work itself was largely the same across both plants. The only difference? One had been using the same machines since the company’s inception, and the other had been upgraded to brand-new manufacturing technology within the past two years. My mission was to determine if this upgrade at one plant would warrant an upgrade in their manufacturing hiring process as well. In other words, how would this new technology affect our definition of a “qualified” applicant? Would employees need markedly different skills or abilities in order to be successful at a cutting-edge manufacturing plant?


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Why You Shouldn't Write Off Job Hoppers in the Hiring Process

Posted by  Jessica Petor

job hoppers in the hiring processAs a recruiter, HR pro, or hiring manager, you're sent resume after resume, day after day, with the goal of finding the best of the best. Sifting through piles (or...files) of resumes can be daunting. To make reasonably quick decisions, you may rely on some quick screening tools: red flags. Some of these red flags may warrant some concern (like spelling errors, which can indicate a lack of attention to detail), but there is one red flag I think hiring managers should reconsider: the dreaded job hopper.

Job hopping has become a more visible problem lately because it’s been linked to the bad reputations of millennials. Companies may be screening out awesome candidates simply because they’ve hopped to and from a few jobs. Well, I’m here to tell you why you should consider giving job hoppers a chance!


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The Trick to Measuring Motivational Fit During an Interview

Posted by  Cassandra Walter

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Your recent hire checked all the boxes. She or he had just the right amount of experience, you had a great conversation during the interview, and she or he passed all the background tests and was able to start just in time. But now, three months into the job, your new hire's performance is failing and she or he seems extremely unmotivated and you're wracking your brain to figure out how you didn't see this coming.


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3 Metrics that Suffer when Motivational Fit Isn't in Your Hiring Strategy

Posted by  Lindsey Burke

Employers are “feeling the burn” when it comes to filling open job requisitions, especially for skilled trades jobs where applicant pools are very small. When the right applicant comes along, you likely want to move that candidate through the hiring process quickly so you can get to the job offer. However, before doing so, you should be asking yourself one very important question: is this candidate a good fit for the job? If you are hiring employees based on educational background and work history alone, while completely ignoring other factors like organizational, cultural, and motivational fit, you are missing out on very important factors that can affect three important metrics.


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How to Answer this Impossible Interview Question: Consider Motivational Fit

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

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If you’ve ever been through a job interview, then you’ve probably endured your fair share of questions that may have seemed pretty pointless. And while we can’t vouch for every interview question—“What’s your favorite color?” is definitely pointless—there are some questions that have more value than you may think.


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Are Employee Assessments the Same as IQ Tests?

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

Recently, I was talking with a friend who was in the middle of applying for a position at a new organization. He mentioned that the latest stage of the application was an IQ test. I am always curious about employee assessment processes for organizations, so I probed a bit more and asked him what it consisted of. “Oh, you know,” he replied, “it asked me things like if I like working with other people, and if I lose my temper easily.”


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Want to Learn How to Reduce Employee Turnover? Understand Who Will Survive

Posted by  Kristin Delgado

Employee turnover is costly, and I’m not only talking about financial losses (recruiting, onboarding, training). Think of the immeasurable non-financial investments in knowledge, workplace collaboration, and competitiveness. Workforce retention is a priority for organizations that put a lot of effort into growing and keeping talent.


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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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