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The Danger of “Netflix Recruiting”.

As I wander through the hundreds of movies and television shows that Netflix offers me I lament that I still can’t find anything to watch. This is partly because I enjoy looking at all the choices as much as actually viewing one, but also because I’m convinced I haven’t yet found the program that is […]

How to Scientifically Evaluate A Video Interview

Much has been discussed lately about automated video interviewing and its quiver of benefits designed to improve the hiring experience for both the recruiter and job candidate.  Video interviews, as some studies suggest, reduce time-to-fill, cost-per-hire and improve hiring manager satisfaction.  However, as with phone screens or the face-to-face interview, the virtual interview process can […]

1 Smart Way to Fix Your Phone Interviews

The purpose of pre-screening job candidates, through such measures as phone screens, is to save the hiring manager’s time by not requiring them to meet with unqualified individuals.  I have spoken to many  hiring managers who suggest that they know within five minutes of meeting a candidate whether the candidate is a good fit for […]

Video Interviewing: A Simple Guide to Everything You Need to Know

As a recruiter, hiring manager or job seeker, you need to have a strong grasp of video interviewing.  The hiring technology, perhaps once considered a fad or novelty a few years ago, has grown roots and is increasingly used by organizations to reduce their cost-per-hire and time-to-fill.  Below are six blog posts that will answer […]

5 Reasons You’ve Been Asked to Complete A Video Interview

Recently, after applying to a job, you may have been surprised to receive an email requesting that you complete a video interview.  A bit bewildered, you follow the instructions, log in, and discover that your webcam and not another person, will be interviewing you online!  As a video interviewing provider, we occasionally receive calls from […]

6 Reasons Why Your Job Candidates Are Not Completing Their Video Interviews

As a video interviewing provider, we see video interviewing completion rates at all levels among our customers.  For some customers we may see completion rates as low as fifty percent while others experience  exceptional completion rates that exceed ninety percent.   We often see varying rates of completion among different recruiters hiring for the same job […]

The Beauty of Hiring for Skills Over Experience

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, discussed in a recent podcast the most valuable hiring lesson she learned.  In 2000, after serving as chief of staff to the US secretary of Treasury, Sandberg applied to eBay and interviewed with then CEO Meg Whitman, now CEO of HP.  Sandberg had no tech experience but Whitman explained she […]

Can We Not Discriminate Against Bad Habits?

A recent Gallup poll of Americans showed that 56% of smokers believe they are at least occasionally discriminated against in public or employment life with 13% of them claiming that they are discriminated against daily.  Smokers report the most common forms of discrimination come in the forms of bans at places such as beaches and […]

Are There “Men’s” Jobs and “Women’s Jobs”?

The US Department of Labor recently criticized Google suggesting that the tech giant was routinely underpaying its female employees.  Eileen Naughton, Google’s VP of people operations, refuted this claim, pointing out that Google conducts an annual gender blind pay equality analysis which reveals any pay discrepancies, and if any exist among any demographic group, their […]

Video Interviewing…An Abomination or Enabler?

I read recently an article on Forbes.com entitled, “A New Recruiting Abomination: One-Way Video Interviews” by Liz Ryan, founder of Human Workplace.  Obviously as the title suggests, she is not impressed by this growing recruiting technology.  Here are a few quotes. “It is disheartening to me as a long-time HR person to see how badly […]