A strong, competitive and balanced workforce is at the heart of every winning organization. In order to build and maintain this combined human power, hiring experts are expected to provide their company with the best fitting talent each and every time. A task that is easier said than done, as the average recruitment process is far from bullet proof. No less than 95% of organizations admit to making bad hires every year!* A costly mistake for many reasons. So, where are we going wrong when it comes to selecting talent and how can we impact the risk of making a bad hire? [Read more…] about Breaking the bad: 5 tips to prevent bad hires
I recently had dinner with a good friend who is a police detective and regularly has to interrogate criminal suspects in multi-day sessions. Fortunately, we both live in the Netherlands, where an interrogation is an interview with the objective of truth-finding, with no physical abuse of any kind. Over the course of a nice meal and some good wine, we had a great exchange on how an interrogation in many ways resembles a job interview and at the same time should be very different in terms of the objective. [Read more…] about Why a job interview should not be an interrogation
Every once in a while, searching for exotic new travel destinations, Google presents me ‘spontaneously’ with pictures of the 10 largest sinkholes in the world. A sinkhole is a really really deep hole in the earth, bottom ocean floor never discovered type of hole. Once you are in….there is no way out. Lost. [Read more…] about The Deep Blue… Recruiting Sinkhole
Rings a bell? Did it also cross your mind that, as long as your candidates are not on the other side of the world, you’d rather meet them face to face than through a computer screen? And what’s up with the “automated” interviews? How is that an interview if you can’t ask follow-up questions? Right? [Read more…] about If you value your candidates, use video interviews. Here’s why.
It’s that time of year again. Having left the stress of year-end behind us, we plan for a new, fresh year of change. A year where we will do things differently this time around. Where we take more time for important things based on a desire to be more strategic, making our work more meaningful. Most people, recruiters included, are great in their intent for the new year, but struggle with the execution in combination with full schedules, too many priorities and simply too little time. [Read more…] about What Online Shopping teaches Recruiters in 2017
The recruitment industry has completely evolved over the past 20 years. New technologies have transformed the way employers recruit and manage talent. From paper CVs to job boards, applicant tracking systems and online assessments, a lot has changed over the years. While advancements in technology have offered us solutions to challenges that employers faced a decade ago, the industry is ever evolving and recruiters today are dealing with new challenges when hiring the best talent: [Read more…] about The recruitment challenges of today
The candidate experience is an integral part of the recruiting process that can impact the success of your talent acquisition strategies and, therefore, the very future of your organization. While it seems there is an increasing focus on the candidate experience over the last couple of years, the reality is that too many organizations still haven’t yet walked the talk when it to comes to delivering a strong candidate experience. [Read more…] about Maximize Hiring Success | 5 Tips for a Winning Candidate Experience