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What are Pre-Employment Background Checks and Why are They Important?

Hiring a new employee is a big investment for a company. The hope is they’ll be with the organization for a long time and continuously deliver great work that positively impacts the business. Unfortunately, bad hires happen. The best-case scenario is you quickly realize your mistake and the person moves on before they can do … Continue reading “What are Pre-Employment Background Checks and Why are They Important?”
18 July 2018

What Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Want to Know Before Hiring You

Facebook is one of the world’s most visited websites and easily the most popular social network. That means there is a big company operating behind the scenes, made up of talented people like CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Jobs at Facebook are some of the most sought after in Silicon Valley and the overall technology industry. With … Continue reading “What Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Want to Know Before Hiring You”
22 February 2018

Building a Winning Interview Team: What Roles Should You Include?

Hiring a new employee will have a wide-reaching impact on your company. They not only accomplish a series of individual responsibilities but also work and interact with different people in and outside the company. A new hire first and foremost needs to carry out their primary tasks in order to help the team and company … Continue reading “Building a Winning Interview Team: What Roles Should You Include?”
16 November 2017

Q&A Interview: How to Hire Great Customer Support Specialists

Matt Dale is the Support Team Coordinator for Illuminate Education. He was nice enough to share his thoughts on modern customer support and Illuminate Education’s process when hiring new support specialists. Can you provide an overview of Illuminate Education and how your support team operates? We’re a software-as-a-service provider for the K12 education market. School … Continue reading “Q&A Interview: How to Hire Great Customer Support Specialists”
17 July 2017

Interviewing for Culture Fit: Questions for Common Company Values

When hiring, you first and foremost make sure candidates have the required skills, experience and education for the role. But after you find a few people who fit the bill, you should then consider if they’ll gel with their team members and the company as a whole. Every interviewer needs to answer the question, “Is … Continue reading “Interviewing for Culture Fit: Questions for Common Company Values”
11 July 2017

Top 5 Personality Tests to Find the Right People for Your Company

While skills, qualifications and professional experience are important factors recruiters take into account when searching for candidates to fill a vacant position, a candidate’s personality can be just as essential. One of the most important elements that influence the hiring decision is whether a candidate is a good fit for the company’s culture. A candidate … Continue reading “Top 5 Personality Tests to Find the Right People for Your Company”
16 March 2017

5 Creative Ways to Assess Candidates in Job Interviews

It can be easy to just go through the motions when conducting a job interview. The candidate talks about their work history. The interviewer asks about strengths and weaknesses. And the interview ends and the hiring team makes a decision. It’s too often based on information that was already known about the candidate and not … Continue reading “5 Creative Ways to Assess Candidates in Job Interviews”
26 January 2017

Emotional Intelligence: The Most Overlooked Candidate Skill

The workplace is an interesting environment. It’s a collection of different people who come together to work toward a common goal. In order to achieve success, everyone has to get along and support each other. But life is a roller coaster and humans are emotional creatures. It’s natural to feel happy, sad, excited, angry or … Continue reading “Emotional Intelligence: The Most Overlooked Candidate Skill”
06 October 2016

How to Hire the Best Candidate (Not Just the Best Interviewer)

You’ve screened dozens of applicants, vetted a select few through multiple stages of your hiring process, and now you’re down to the final two candidates. First there is Sarah. Interviewing her is like playing a great game of tennis. You serve the question and she smashes it right back with a well-crafted answer. At times your … Continue reading “How to Hire the Best Candidate (Not Just the Best Interviewer)”
23 June 2016

How to Make the Job Interview Less Stressful for Candidates

It’s perfectly natural for even the most talented and eligible candidates to feel anxiety going into a job interview. In fact, they may even feel the largest amount of anxiety: The best candidates don’t just want any job, they want your job. But if a candidate feels the pressure, they may not deliver to the best of … Continue reading “How to Make the Job Interview Less Stressful for Candidates”
12 April 2016