recruiting

50 Best Places to Work 2014 – Bain, Twitter & LinkedIn Top List; Glassdoor Report

This week, Glassdoor announced the winners of its 6th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014, and new this year, the 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014. Unlike other workplace awards, winners are determined based entirely on feedback from those who know a company best – the employees. Highlights on the 2014 50 Best Places to Work list (honoring companies with 1,000 or more employees) include: Consulting firm Bain & Company reclaims #1 spot (Bain #1 in 2012) Facebook falls from last year’s #1 company to #5 – the first time the social network has NOT been in the top three in four...

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Don’t Dismiss Skills-Based Hiring In Favor Of College Degrees

Nowhere is the old adage “History repeats itself” more true than when a manager is hiring a new employee. Many managers ask questions that have little to do with the position for which a candidate interviews for, and this is a mistake. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Skill Based Hiring A decade ago, Inc. Magazine identified four traits common to the hiring practices of the most successful companies: Ask candidates to describe their skills using specific real-world examples. Use software-based resume screening and search. Hold simulations that determine desired job-related capabilities and skills. Assess what motivates a candidate and whether...

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How a Bad Online Reputation Can Kill Your Hiring Process

The new word of mouth about a company’s reputation can be found online. In a recent survey by the international contract employment firm Spherion, 47 percent of job-seeking respondents said a company’s online reputation matters as much as the job offer they receive. How candidates see or perceive you is based in part on what they read about your company on the Internet. Glass Door Talent Solutions recently posted a study that found even in a bad economy, job seekers care about a company’s reputation. Job Seekers Write Reviews, Too Your job postings go unanswered when your online reputation is poor. Companies that must go outside to find a new employee have...

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Finding Diamonds in the Rough: Q&A with Bethany Perkins, Software Advice

We recently caught an article by Austin Merritt, COO at Software Advice, a company that helps buyers find the right software, that shares their unique hiring strategy of finding “diamonds in the rough.” The strategy focuses more on candidates’ raw talents rather than their relevant experience. In fact, some of the top employees were previously bartenders, servers or baristas. We decided to catch up with their HR Manager, Bethany Perkins, who herself went from pouring shots to calling them. 1. Since you transitioned from being a “diamond in the rough” to an HR manager, do you think this has influenced how you evaluate potential candidates? Absolutely. Before I...

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Social Media for Recruitment – Infographic

Staff.com – Connecting Great Companies with Global Talent

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Guest post: Should You Hire an Overqualified Applicant?

Hiring managers are receiving more applications for open positions than ever before. One reason is the recent economic recession: the U.S. and other countries around the world saw their unemployment rate rise. Additionally, the use of online applications makes it easier for job seekers to apply to more jobs faster. As a hiring manager, it is relatively simple to eliminate the applicants who don’t meet your qualifications, but should you also eliminate the overqualified applicants?  Recruiters typically do so, but there are several factors to consider: First, how long would you like this applicant to stay in the open position?  There is evidence to support the common...

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