What do you do when you find yourself suddenly needing to fill an important position, and quick? Most companies respond to the pressure by casting a wide net, contacting every recruiter in the book and putting out ads all over the web. Unfortunately, while you may trying to increase your chances of finding the right prospect, the reality is that the right prospect may be shying away from you because you look desperate. Here’s why:
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Sometimes we get so hung up on finding a candidate that fills our needs that we forget to consider what the candidate needs from us. Research has shown that candidates are looking for more than just a salary, and the interview process is how they begin to feel out what your organization has to offer aside from a paycheck. The number one item on the list is finding a company with a positive culture that is welcoming and encouraging. So what does your interview process tell candidates about you? Read More
What is it that makes some candidates seem so great on paper and then turn out to be duds on the job? How do so many seemingly qualified prospects eek their way through the interview confidently, only to become a mirage once they’re asked to complete a task? Are they lying, or are we asking the wrong questions? The truth is that most interview questions have become so standard that any candidate has spent years practicing the perfect response. Instead, we need to get them to speak candidly about themselves, and that requires more creative questions. Read More
In the increasingly competitive world of business, what is it that makes highly productive, and seemingly happy, employees suddenly jump ship? Why are some companies having better luck hanging onto their top talent than others? There could be many factors at play.
When it comes to finding the right cultural fit for your company, how do you know what to ask? Too often, companies lead the conversation by describing their work environment first and then asking the candidate if that sounds good for them. Obviously, this gives them the opportunity to tell you what you obviously want to hear, rather than being honest about the culture that they really excel in. Here are five questions you should be asking to ensure you are getting the best possible results. Read More