How (and why) we avoid committee hiring decisions.

Why We Avoice Committee Hiring

Getting a large group of people to agree on anything can be a task. Even if it’s just dinner, there are often strong opinions about what will be best. And when the stakes are high, like selecting a person to hire, opinions become much stronger—which can result in drawn-out interviewing processes and lukewarm hires. This […]

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4 Ways to Optimize Your ATS

You have an applicant tracking system (ATS) to make recruiting better. You use it to hire better candidates more quickly. Unfortunately, if you’re using an ATS with subpar tools, or that isn’t very user-friendly, it could end up hindering recruiting instead of helping it. Here are four things to do with your ATS to ensure […]

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6 Scary Mistakes Recruiters Make

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In HR, we love to see the people we hire succeed at our companies. But we know that they won’t be perfect when they come on board. In fact, often the best employees are those who have made mistakes and then use them to learn and grow. We see it with our employees but also […]

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5 Unconventional Ways To Be Strategic in HR

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By definition, strategic HR is managing HR in a way that supports the company’s long-term business goals and outcomes. This means going beyond the administrative duties HR has been known for and focusing on the overall business strategy. But did you know that everything an HR professional does can be strategic? Even those so-called administrative […]

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10 Tips for Great Video Interviews [VIDEO]

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The way the world communicates has shifted significantly over the last thirty years. I remember the banana-yellow rotary phone sitting on my kitchen wall as a child. Then came beepers, car phones, email, mobile phones (or was it the other way around?). Video conferencing became easily available to us around then as well. It not only […]

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10 Tips for Creating a Hiring Forecast

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It’s exciting when your company starts growing quickly, but it can get a little overwhelming when half of your departments need more people—and they needed them yesterday. If HR departments don’t adapt past that point, they’ll always be a step behind the company’s needs. Compare that with strategic HR departments that plan to have new […]

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5 Things To Avoid When Recruiting Millennials

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We’ve all heard the stories and seen the stats: The Millennials are coming. Actually, they’re already here. And while Millennials may seem like an enigma, they’re really not. There are things you can do to effectively recruit and keep Millennials, and more importantly, there are things you shouldn’t. Below are 5 things to avoid as you […]

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Recruiting: 5 Reasons To Let Employees Weigh In

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I’m a self-proclaimed HGTV junkie and love watching people hunting for houses. However, when I was in house-search mode myself several years ago, it wasn’t nearly as enjoyable. Now that I’m comfortable in my own house, I enjoy going along for the ride while look for a new home. We all want to weigh in, […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems Can’t Be an Applicant’s Enemy! [SLIDESHARE]

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Did you know applicants are complaining about applicant tracking systems (ATSs)? Applicants feel they’re “killing” their chances of getting an interview (in fact, 75 percent of applicants thought so). They think ATSs are flawed and that if you’re using an ATS, you value keywords on the resume more than candidates having the right skills. That’s not […]

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Employer Brands That Attract Top Talent [FREE WEBINAR]

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I’m going to ask you a couple questions, but before I do, I need you to promise that you’ll be completely honest. Promise? Okay, good. If anonymity was guaranteed, what would your employees say about your company as an employer? What about the candidates and potential candidates you’re trying to recruit? What would they say? […]

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