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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

now-hiringThere is nothing more frustrating than doing a lot of work and spending time and energy on tasks that are either undervalued or outright dismissed. It is even more demotivating when your work is thwarted by individuals who have less experience and expertise than you in a particular domain. Unfortunately I see this all of the time as it related to the hiring process. Oftentimes when talking with decision makers, I’ll come across someone who wields a good deal of power and influence within an organization, and many times, they use it to influence the hiring process as well. The down side is that too often this person is not well versed in selection methods and really has no idea what they are doing (to be perfectly honest) when it comes to hiring top talent.


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Resume Reviews: Reliable for Employee Selection?

Posted by  Kristin Delgado

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Real-world resume reviewing is a complex task where individuals must make judgments from different types of information in vary
ing formats to decide whether the applicant moves on to the next step of the hiring process.  While resume screening is viewed as a common initial screening practice, research indicates it's generally unreliable and less valid compared to other screening practices, such as structured interviews and employee assessments.


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5 Things about Employee Assessments That Everyone Should Know

Posted by  Amber Thomas

assessment-test.jpgSo, you know a thing or two about employee assessments, how they can help create a productive and legally defensible hiring process, how they provide more data about the Joe Schmoe’s sending you resumes, and how they can make your life easier by narrowing down your candidate pool. But did you know that…

  1. Candidates are more honest on assessments than when talking to you. It’s true, not everyone likes to tell the truth about their prevalence for absenteeism, anti-social behaviors or theft but they’re more likely to admit to these behaviors on an assessment.

  2. Assessments are more objective than you are. We are creatures hard-wired for social interaction. This means that we all (to some degree or another) have subconscious preferences and attitudes towards different types of people. An assessment won’t tell you if your candidate’s a snappy dresser, but it can tell you about work-related competencies that correlate to success on the job.


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Are Resume Reviews Reliable?

Posted by  Kristin Delgado

Real-world resume reviewing is a complex task where individuals must make judgments from different types of information in varying formats to decide whether the applicant moves on to the next step of the hiring process. While resume screening is viewed as common initial screening practice, research has indicated it is generally unreliable and less valid compared to other screening practices, such as structured interviews and selection assessments.

Are Resume Reviews Reliable?

Recruiters tend to use inconsistent

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