How to Answer Inappropriate Interview Questions

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Some interview questions narrow down whether an applicant has the competence and qualifications needed for the job, other questions can be inappropriate. Competent interviewers ask the job-seeker about their experience and accomplishments and next steps in their career path. So, what do you do when an interviewer asks you an irrelevant or question? Here are… Read more »

Personality Testing in the Employment Process – Corporate Matchmaking Part 1

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Personality Testing in the Employment Process Like singles using dating services, many companies try to find their “perfect match” through the use of personality tests and other psychometric testing. It has been estimated that 30% of all companies have incorporated some sort of personality testing into their hiring process. The potential “cultural fit” of a… Read more »

Three Strategies to Attract and Retain Talent

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Attracting and retaining talent is one of the most important things an organization can do to be successful. Having a highly skilled and motivated team can keep you on track to reach and even exceed your goals. You may even have some fun doing it! So what sets companies apart when it comes to keeping… Read more »

What You’re Overlooking in Your Hiring Process

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The hiring process can be exhausting. There are many stages in the process and usually several players who need to be involved to bring it to a successful conclusion. A lot of thought goes into hammering out the details of the position and the expectation of the potential candidate, so it’s easy to overlook some… Read more »

What Do Excellent Candidates Want?

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Good candidates are attracted to a company with a competitive compensation and benefits package. They are also likely to be interested in the location of the company and it’s proximity to their home. It’s common to be interested in a company with good hours and a predictable schedule. These are all very reasonable selling points… Read more »

Five Tips to Motivate and Retain Great Employees

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So you’ve vetted and hired some great talent – congratulations! Now how do you keep them motivated and engaged? How do you keep them employed with your organization for the long term? These are universal questions when it comes to hiring, and ones that are helpful to consider. Here are five tips to motivate and… Read more »