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  • Phone to F2F: Getting the Most from Interviews

    June 4th, 2015 by Jackie Doherty


    Whether it's on the phone or face-to-face, interviews are vital for determining the best person to hire for your team. As more companies reserve the time and expense of on-site interviews for later in the hiring process, it helps to understand the distinct role a phone interview plays. Read these four tips to learn how to leverage your phone and f2f interviews for a more efficient and effective discovery process--resulting in significant time and resource savings for your team and your candidates.

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  • Ask These Interview Questions Instead

    April 16th, 2015 by Jackie Doherty


    Although most HR professionals know questions to avoid in an interview, you would be surprised how many managers don’t. In some cases, asking the wrong question is not only awkward—it can be illegal. Read here for alternatives to some common questions you should NOT ask candidates.

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  • What Candidate Questions Reveal

    November 24th, 2014 by Jackie Doherty


    If you’re like most hiring managers, you use interview questions to gain insight about candidates. But what about questions candidates ask you during the interview? What do their questions reveal about their personality, work ethic, or suitability for your role? Read more to find out:

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  • Hiring Manager Mishaps: Finalists But No Offers

    April 28th, 2014 by Jackie Doherty


    In the staffing world, rejection happens: We get it and most applicants do too. What doesn't make sense is when several applicants make it through the final gate and no one gets an offer. Don't fall into this trap. Consider these tips for proper planning and communication,  so you're ready to make a hire for your team after the last interview...

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  • When Smart is the Key Requirement

    April 18th, 2014 by Jackie Doherty


    Most hiring managers are looking to hire smart people, but what does smart look like on a resume and what does it mean for the role you need filled? When skills are secondary to intelligence, how you assess a candidate's aptitude is essential. Here are two tips for assessing "smart" candidates during your interview process......

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  • What Employers Should Know About Skype Interviewing

    June 27th, 2013 by Jackie Doherty


    Google “Skype” and you’ll find lots of tips about how applicants can succeed at online interviews, but little from the perspective of the Hiring Manager. With so many of our clients choosing online video interviewing, to follow are our insights…

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  • Get the Biggest Bang for Your Interview Buck

    June 3rd, 2013 by Jackie Doherty


    There is no question that a good interview provides vital information for making the right hiring decision. Aside from the actual interview itself, however, the factor that most impacts a successful interview process is time-—not only in terms of costs associated with the open position and your hiring team's commitment to filling it, but also the cost of potentially losing early candidates due to extended interview timelines.

    Along with these time concerns, another important factor for an effective interview process is the ability to compare your applicant pool accurately and quickly. With new tools for comparing candidates and proven strategies to reduce timelines, you can make better hiring decisions quicker and get more bang for your interview buck!

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  • Hiring Manager Mishaps: The Fish That Got Away

    May 22nd, 2013 by Jackie Doherty


    As Recruiter Ryan Parker shows in this photo, making a great hire can be an achievement akin to landing a fantastic catch.

    The following post, the first in a series on Hiring Manager Mishaps, explores a common mistake that can be fatal when engaging with A-level candidates who are not actively seeking a career change...

    Photo by Jared Jacobs

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  • How Should a Hiring Manager Interview a Passive Candidate?

    March 4th, 2013 by Jackie Doherty


    Engaging the interest of a passive candidate, particularly that A-level professional successfully performing a role in high demand and difficult to fill, is a little like getting that first date: You have to be charming while you determine if the match is worth pursuing.

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