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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are you ready for your video interview? If you have not been invited to take one, chances are you soon will be. More and more companies are integrating the technology into their hiring process at a rapid pace. As with a phone interview or in-person interview, there are dos and don’ts but because many video […]
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 […]
I have reviewed thousands, if not tens of thousands of video interviews, and in addition I have helped numerous job candidates setup or prepare for their interviews. Here are the top five candidate blunders I have encountered.
A recent survey of 95,000+ job candidates and 150 companies revealed what is going right and what is going wrong in the job application process. For many months since my last blog post on this subject, I was led to believe that one of the largest turnoffs for candidates during the application process was its […]
Have you ever noticed that some people make great job candidates but lousy employees? Maybe you’re even one of them.