How to Create a Delightful Experience Your Candidates Will Love

How to Create a Delightful Candidate Experience Jobseekers Will Love

Recruiting often gets a bad rap. Its practices are often slow, outdated, and cumbersome for candidates. Unfortunately, it’s rarely a delightful candidate experience for job seekers. The good news is many organizations are starting to realize how they treat candidates matters and it can be an important differentiator in attracting their ideal employees. Just like[…]

Irresistibly Easy Ways to Learn the Truth About Your Candidates

Irresistibly Easy Ways to Learn the Truth About Your Candidates

I recently stumbled on a NY Times article about the uselessness of the job interview. The article described a situation where an interview panel hired a candidate based on their misperceptions rather than the truth. While I disagree with the reporter’s views and the relevance of the research cited to job interviews, I agree that[…]

Recruiting Insights From Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss’ classic book is fun to read and also helps us understand how important it is to refrain from making judgments until we’ve asked enough questions to know the truth. Throughout the book, Sam-I-Am tries to convince the narrator to taste green eggs and ham. Sam-I-Am keeps asking questions until the narrator finally tries[…]

Hiring Anxiety is Like a New Pair of Shoes

Have you ever bought a new pair of tennis shoes and were so excited about wearing them, and yet afraid to wear them because you didn’t want to ruin their appearance? Maybe I’m the only one who feels that way, or maybe there are plenty of you out there who share my anxiety about new[…]

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting

At 6:28 EDT today, spring arrived! After the recent snowstorms and cold weather, most of us are more than ready to welcome spring. It’s a time of renewal, rebirth, and cleansing of things we accumulated during the winter that we no longer need. I love this quote from William Morris, “Have nothing in your house[…]

Need Answers? Ask the Right Question.

Do you know we are hiring a president tomorrow? In our digital and social world, it’s hard to miss because the presidential election is everywhere. In case you’re wondering, this is not a political post. However, if you’ve been following the election, you are most likely suffering from unanswered question fatigue — the fatigue you[…]

Recruiting can be scary. Learn how to recruit with confidence.

How to Recruit without Fear

Happy Halloween! Halloween can be fun and scary. I had the best time going to a haunted house a few years ago called “The Trail of Terror and the Depot of Death.” The haunted adventure consisted of two parts: The Trail of Terror through a dark wooded area, and The Depot of Death through an[…]

How You Sabotage Your Ability to Hire Top Candidates

Let me tell you the story of my first job interview that took place more decades ago than I care to admit — because I simply can’t be that old. I wanted that job so badly because I had heard how great it was to work there. I’ll be honest, though; I was as scared[…]

HIRING LESSONS FROM THE GAMBLER

“If you’re going to play the game, boy you gotta learn to play it right,” sang Kenny Rogers in his song The Gambler. This song popped into my head as I ate lunch in a restaurant while observing two families with small children who had very different definitions of good behavior for their children. In[…]

6 Awesome Things My Clients Are Doing ─ And You Can Do Them Too

One of my favorite quotes from Brian Tracy, motivational speaker and author, is “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” Finding the right people isn’t easy, and I know many of you struggle every day with hiring great employees. You wish you could find the secret recipe other companies use or[…]

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