4 Ways HR Technology and Testing Tools Help HR & Recruiters Hire Better

In the 1990s, technology brought recruiter-centric automation to the sourcing and recruitment world. This new technology gave recruiters the power to parse resumes based on a full set of criteria, including keywords and semantics. It eliminated the need to spend hours upon hours sifting through hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes trying to find the […]

10 Steps to Keeping Employees Engaged and Motivated

When it comes to job satisfaction, financial rewards may be lower on the list than most people think. Being happy with your job often depends more on intangibles such as feeling part of a team and feeling valued and appreciated. In fact, these factors consistently outrank money when employees are polled about job satisfaction. As […]

The Importance of Numerical Reasoning

The ability to think critically and use numerical reasoning skills has become much more important in the workforce in recent years. To that end, psychometric testing can be a big help in determining whether a given individual has what’s needed for a specific position, by measuring the following applicant characteristics: Skills Abilities Personality types Numerical […]

The Art of Recruiting

Experienced HR professionals will tell you that there is an art to recruiting. As a recruiter, you refine your skills and techniques, and after years of practice, you develop the ability to assess the hiring problem at hand and cull through the available candidates to find the individual who best fits the overall picture of […]

Helping a New Hire Get Off to a Good Start

Helping new employees get off to a good start can have big benefits for the company as well as the new hire. In addition to increase morale, it can save the company money and time, increasing the productivity of the new hire as well as the whole team. Since not understanding what is expected and […]

Five Easy Steps to Finding the Best Person for the Job

The task of finding that perfect new hire can be broken down into five simple steps. In the process, you’ll envision the ideal candidate and identify the right qualifications for the job, so that you can quickly find the applicants you need to make a perfect hire. Step 1: Define position requirements. Envision the perfect […]

How to Handle Job Stress

While some amount of stress – such as having a schedule with deliverable dates – can help in workplace productivity, too much stress can have the opposite effect, making workers less productive, and even leading to depression and other health issues. Workers who are stressed are less committed to their jobs and have more absences […]

How to Create Outstanding Customer Service

A lot of companies claim to be customer focused today. But what does that really mean? It entails going beyond the standard “the customer is always right” mentality, in order to exceed customer expectations. Being customer-focused today depends on providing outstanding customer service. While a satisfied customer may return, he or she may also go […]

Finding the Perfect Job Candidate

Think interviews are the best way to find the perfect candidate? Think again. Studies have shown that personal bias in the interview process can lead to bad hiring decisions, and that objective evaluations of ability are a much stronger indicator of hiring success. In a study conducted at the University of Michigan, way back in […]

Nonverbal Communication at Job Interviews

When you are interviewing a candidate for a job, the most important factor to consider maybe something you may have never even thought about: nonverbal communication. When people communicate, they are constantly sending out information, using body language, such as posture and gestures, as well as their tone of voice and facial expressions. These signals […]
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