While there is an abundance of resources highlighting the variety of skills needed by business professionals today, there aren’t many that specifically address the skills for those who spend a great deal of time interviewing candidates for open positions. Whether in a formal Human Resources role or as a hiring manager, hiring professionals require more than just hard skills
In many situations, how you start sets the tone for how things will progress. A golfer who doesn’t settle his stance before beginning his swing may find his ball within the bounds of a sand trap versus a desired manicured fairway. A comedian who doesn’t set his story up well can easily lose his audience in confusion instead of guiding them along a path of delighted laughter.
Despite the changes in hiring practices and procedures over the past two years, virtual hiring isn’t new to the hiring process. Hiring managers and human resource professionals have been taking advantage of these methods for quite some time. Phone screen interviews are one example that has been used for many years.
However, managing the entire hiring process remotely can be
The intent of an employment interview is to evaluate if a candidate can perform at a high level in the position they are being considered for. And the goal is to do it as efficiently as possible within a certain time frame while simultaneously avoiding any pitfalls in the process. These parameters perfectly frame why structured interview methods are ideally designed to get
What is the hiring process at your company? Maybe we should back up and first ask if your organization has a hiring process. And if so, is it followed?
If you have ever worked on a project (either alone or in a team) that did not have a defined process in place, most likely something at some point did not go smoothly. And it’s exactly because of mishaps like this, that
The two most common reasons organizations cite for using a recruitment firm are time and level of difficulty. And a poorly structured candidate search can dramatically increase both. A successful hiring process is dependent not just on creating accurate search criteria but also on taking steps to actively adjust the search to find candidates that qualify as your perfect fit.