According to research by Ladders.com, recruiters are so inundated with applications they spend an average of only six seconds evaluating a job candidate’s resume before deciding their fate. The average person spends as little time reading the name and number on a plumber’s business card. While six seconds might be plenty of time to evaluate […]
On the surface hiring should be simple. An organization advertises a job, a group of qualified applicants apply for the job and from that pool the recruiter/hiring manager selects the best person for the position. Maybe in the old days that’s how the process worked but not so much now.
Recently Linkedin ran a series titled, “How I Hire” in which more than 80 top executives, including a notable billionaire, shared their thoughts on what they look for when they hire. Below are a few notable excerpts, which I will summarize at the end. “Some managers get hung up on qualifications. I only look at […]
Bad hires cost your company a truck load of money! According to a recent Careerbuilder study, 41% of surveyed companies indicated that bad hires cost their organization more than $25K while an additional 24% claimed bad hires cost them more than $50K. This is a serious issue especially if you are the hiring manager responsible […]