Screening

Boomerang Employee

When you’re struggling to fill important positions, you may consider reaching out to former employees to see if they’re interested in returning. Or, former employees may contact you with a desire to come back. Like any hire, there are pros and cons—and pitfalls to be avoided—in re-hiring and re-onboarding so-called “boomerang” employees.

Candidate Pool

Your company will need new employees at some point as turnover naturally occurs. How will you fill those spots? Your first step is to create a well-stocked candidate pool filled with qualified potential employees that can help your company grow for the future.

Functional Resume

How do you respond to different sorts of resume formats? Do you favor one type above others? Let's examine the pros and cons of functional resumes, which can be a great option for those seeking to change careers or focus on skills rather than their work history.

Reference Check

After working hard to narrow down the applicant pool, you think you have finally found the perfect candidate to fill the open position. One of the next steps is typically to complete reference checks to solidify your candidate as your next new hire. Let's discuss the pros, cons, and how-tos of checking references.

Pre-Employment Screening

The hiring process is a time-consuming, costly HR task. Bad hires can lead to high turnover, negatively impacting your organization and requiring you to expend resources hiring.

Pre-employment screening provides a thorough evaluation of candidates and improves your chances of making the right decision. This detailed article will help teach you what applicant screening is and how to incorporate pre-employment screening into your hiring process to ensure your organization hires the best individuals for open roles.

E-Verify

Is your organization using the E-Verify program? If not, you should be. Read further to learn what E-Verify is and why it may be beneficial for your organization.

Blind Screening

A diverse workforce has become more important than ever. Nevertheless, how do you ensure that recruiters and hiring managers won’t inadvertently impose their cognitive bias on the recruiting process? A blind screening process is a tool that helps you find the best candidate for the job and minimize bias.

Applicant Auto-Rejection

The value of a quality gatekeeper is non-disputable. They let all the right people in and keep the, uh, less-right people out. When this principle is automated and applied to the application process, it can save you hundreds of hours and headaches. Here’s how to make sure your auto-rejections are just as effective and empathetic as a human gatekeeper.

Candidate Journey

If you're lost in an unfamiliar city, what do you do? You probably ask for directions, all the while wishing you had some kind of guide. We should look at our candidates' journey in the same way. If you're prepared, you can hand the candidate a carefully mapped out route so they arrive at their destination and even enjoy the journey.

Candidate Withdrawal

You’ve done the required due diligence, evaluated qualified candidates, interviewed and shortlisted your best when suddenly a candidate withdraws! How can you stop this from happening? What do you say to this candidate? Read on for these answers and more when it comes to the dreaded candidate withdrawal.

Cybervetting

Have you ever wanted to learn more about job candidates’ personal brand and how they will fit into your organization? Cybervetting is a tool to accomplish just that in 15 minutes or less.

Cover Letters

The controversial cover letter! Is this additional work really worth it? Should you skip applying for jobs that require one? As an organization, should you ask for one or avoid it all together? Read on to decide!

Qualified Applicant

Identifying the characteristics of a qualified applicant sounds like a simple task, but there is more to this task than matching up resumes with job descriptions. Read more for tips on how to identify top talent and qualified applicants.

Candidate

Making the right hires is crucial to your organization's success, so it stands to reason that sourcing and managing your pool of candidates is critical as well. Here's an overview of how to find, choose, and hire great candidates, with links to more in-depth articles so you can find out more.

CV

“What’s a CV?” is a question job seekers and those new to HR and recruiting may find themselves asking. In this article, we’ll learn what a CV is, the differences between a CV and a resume and how to evaluate a CV.

Employment History

We all have a “past.” When we are applying for jobs, that “past,” with reference to our employment history, is put on display! HR professionals review employment history every time we look at a resume. Reviewing employment histories may be second nature to us, but let’s look together at the importance of these histories, how to get a complete history, how to evaluate them and how to spot potential red flags. At the end, we will not only be able to review these histories in our sleep, but we can confidently evaluate them to better understand our candidates.

Career Gap

More often than not in today’s culture, we as HR professionals are running across career gaps that could span from months to years. It can be hard to put aside our bias about the candidate before evaluating them further. What on earth have they been doing for three years without a job? Did they get fired and cannot find something else? Are they just globetrotting? It is our job to ask ourselves: How do we find out about a gap without crossing a line? Based on the rest of the application, is it worth finding out at all? Keep reading for some additional career gap knowledge, tips and ways to evaluate the career gaps without bias.

Candidate Pipeline

Imagine there’s an urgent need to hire someone as quickly as possible—and you already have three great candidates on file. Sounds like a dream, right? Building a candidate pipeline can make this dream come true.

Passive Candidate

Have you posted your open position on every job board you can think of and you still don’t have the right applicant for that hard to fill role? This article will help you source passive talent so that you can find the perfect candidate for your hard to fill role.

Contrast Effect

It hides in plain sight and you won’t see the impact until after the fact. The contrast effect is a seemingly normal mindset with regards to recruiting, performance management and leadership development. Nevertheless, the impacts of this bias can result in poor data and poor decision-making. Read on to learn the definition of contrast effect, examples of this bias, and how to prevent it in recruiting for your organization.

Job Hopping

Don’t reject that candidate just yet! Historically, job hopping has been looked down upon, but as the job market changes, opinions are changing, too. Read on to widen your vision and see job-hopping candidates in a new light.

Applicant Tracking System

When you’re trying to identify qualified applicants for an open role, the last thing you want to deal with is messy spreadsheets and administrative tasks. It’s nearly impossible to organize the most important information for every candidate, efficiently communicate with them, and select the right fit if you’re completing every task manually.

That’s where applicant tracking systems (ATS) come in. Continue reading to learn what an applicant tracking system is, the benefits of using an ATS, the best applicant tracking systems available, and how to choose the right platform for your company.

Resume Screening

The average recruiter spends 23 hours screening resumes for a single hire. Do you want to know how to decrease that time while also making sure the candidates you interview are the best fit and most qualified?
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