Happy July 4th! Whether you have just today off, or a four-day weekend, the recruiting process outsourcing industry keeps on going. After all, nearly every organization still has some sort of hiring and recruiting need to worry about. Work never takes a holiday. This week's recruitment and hiring news roundup is about the recruitment hiring process, peppered with a little bit about RPO, applicant tracking systems, and underemployment.
5 Tough Interview Questions to Ask Your Next Candidate - The Seamless Workforce - Okay, so those weird brainteaser questions don't actually work all that well. They don't reveal anything about the candidate and whether or not they can do the job. However, these five tough interview questions are not only, well, tough, but they also cut right into the common skill sets that everyone writes on their resumes.
Evaluating Your Job Posting Strategy - The RPO Hub - Job posting is a huge part of any recruitment hiring process. If you're not hiring internally, then you do have to do some sort of promotion and have some sort of strategy for third party sites. This article offers several ideas on how to improve and to expand your job post strategy beyond the most common sites.
3 Good Reasons Why You Should Re-Hire Someone You Fire - TLNT - Although some companies have a written rule, most companies don't, so sometimes there isn't anyone or anything saying you can't re-hire someone who was previously fired. Under certain circumstances, you could be missing out on great talent by not including anyone who was previously fired. A good example is someone who didn't have a personality fit with previous leadership. With the old leadership gone, there's a possibility this person might fit with the new leadership.
Skip the Brainteasers: The Interview Questions You Should Be Asking - The Hiring Site - Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior, so these are the questions you really want to be asking during an interview. Behavioral questions reveal how the candidate would respond in a real-world situation and how s/he handles a difficult situation. Another great pointer from this article is to save candidate evaluation for after the interview. During the interview, you need to be collecting data, so focus on asking questions and listening to the answers instead of coming to a conclusion.
Applicant Tracking Systems aren't Tech Tools: They're Partnerships - HR Bartender - Whether you are a large or small company, tracking pieces of paper isn't the best use of anyone's time. This is especially true for a small company facing rapid growth, and/or a strong vision to become a big company. It's best to utilize technology and to build efficient habits early. An applicant tracking system could be one of those efficient, technology habits that allows your HR and recruiting staff to spend time on recruiting instead of sorting through tons of pieces of paper.
High Cost of 'Mal-Employment' - China Gorman - Did you know that we have a national goal that 60% of Americans obtain a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential by 2025? I didn't, but only 38.7% of those between the ages of 25-64 actually have a two- or four-year degree. This is really bad news. Put this on top of the fact that nearly 40% of recent college graduates are working jobs that don't require a college degree. We're not fully using the college-educated workforce that we do have.
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