Category Archives: recruiting

The Biggest Interview Mistakes HR Experts See (and How to Avoid Them)

These may be obvious to some, but it’s surprising how many people make inappropriate and derogatory statements when they’re being interviewed.

Via Lifehacker.com …

They meet more people in an afternoon than most of us do in a year. But what faux pas do human resources pros see again and again during the interview process? We picked the brains of two high-profile executives to find out what you definitely should and shouldn’t say, as well as what they secretly think of your résumé.

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Get to your best candidates faster by leveraging Screening Questions

There’s no doubt that the Screening Questions module is one of the most powerful features contained in the Hirebridge platform.

Did you know that each job can contain its own screening questions, which allows you to deeply profile your candidates regarding their qualifications based on the position they’re apply for. You can tag specific responses as qualifiers and dis-qualifiers, as well as assign point values to each response.

This module provides you with a powerful “virtual assistant” that helps you segment out candidates that meet your minimum criteria, as well as being able to weight those that are most qualified.

Question Set

If you’re not leveraging the power of the Question Sets module, or need any help setting them up, send an email to support@hirebridge.com and we’ll be happy to assist.

Can H.R. Managers Think Like Economists? They Need To

Via Forbes …

Deloitte just released its Human Capital Trends 2013, a year-long research effort which looks at talent and leadership trends around the world.

The research explains why talent and leadership gaps have become the top business challenge this year. We are now in a world of uneven economic growth with lagging skills and the need to build new leaders in many countries around the world.

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Introducing Closed-Loop, Frictionless Feedback.

One the most common and frequent challenges we hear from recruiters is getting managers to review candidates and provide feedback to them. Often times, there is a breakdown in communication during this process, which becomes an obstacle to everyone involved.

We’ve been hard at work studying how to address this need from every potential angle, and to devise a solution that “feels” and “acts” natural — something that recruiters and managers alike will embrace to help them be more productive and reduce their workloads.

We call it, Closed-Loop, Frictionless Feedback.

Frictionless Feedback

It’s really quite simple in its approach, yet incredibly powerful, flexible and complex in its abilities. The key benefits are as follows:

  • Natural process that takes little to no training
  • Recipient does not need to log in to provide feedback
  • Feedback can be collected from single or multiple recipients
  • Point values can be assigned to specific responses
  • Specific responses can be tagged as qualifiers and dis-qualifiers
  • All activities are logged at the user and candidate level
  • Ability to automatically disposition candidates based on specified criteria
  • Comprehensive reporting and compliance tracking

We’re excited to help every company and organization leverage this incredible and unique component to streamline their recruiting process, so send an email to support@hirebridge.com and we will provide you with complete details.

The Worst Way to Reject a Job Candidate

Via Mashable …

A study by online job site CareerBuilder found that candidates who had a bad experience when applying for a position are less likely to seek employment at that company again. They are also more likely to discourage friends and family from applying or even purchasing products from that company. Overall, more than one in four workers have had a bad experience when applying for a job.

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Does Tech Create Jobs Around the U.S.? Maps And Graphs And Charts, Oh My!

Via Techcrunch …

It’s widely believed in policy circles that technology creates jobs around the U.S., especially outside the startup-happy zone of Silicon Valley. But, searching for statistical nuggets in a needlestack of words is daunting–and a little boring. So, technology lobby, Engine Advocacy, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, are here to inform and dazzle you with multi-colored graphs (plus some egregious copy and pasting on our part) [PDF].

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Why Talent Management Tech is Super Hot and Bound to Get Hotter

Tell us something we don’t already know!

Marshall Kilpatric’s addresses one of the hottest sectors of the software industry, namely, Talent Management. Hirebridge has been in this space for more than a decade and we’ve experienced explosive growth over the past 2-3 years, so we know just how hot it truly is.

Here’s an excellent quote from the article:

“We don’t have the right skills in the open market to fill the available jobs. The War for Skills is even more deadly than a war for talent because the only place to get the skills is from the competition. We now, more than ever, need to know what we have from a talent standpoint, what our competitors have, what we need and what it will cost to get it. The Knowledge Economy has finally caught up to the Manufacturing Economy in the need for Supply Chain Intelligence, just not of parts but of people and skills.” ~ Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion

Hirebridge is a key component to helping companies decipher the best talent from their applicant inflows and aids recruiters in their abilities to streamline the entire hiring process.

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Why you can’t afford to resist the cloud

Excellent article concerning the importance of leveraging computing in the cloud to automate processes, streamline operations and reduce costs.

Recruitment Genius is what I would call a classic frictionless enterprise story, finding its niche by using the cloud to take friction out of the recruitment process — its service posts a company’s job ads to a tailored selection of online job boards, filters the responses and provides an online applicant tracking system where recruiters can sort the CVs and arrange interviews.

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Top 5 Career & Job Hunting Websites

Via HipVine …

It is no surprise that almost every job is posted online, that is why finding a good website that offers comprehensive information is one of the first major tools to land a job.

Some websites are limited to just lists of job openings and are simply formatted. When you are doing your job hunt,  look for websites that offer career trends, suggestions of what you can do with your current skills and how to translate them into the new position that you desire.

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Bipartisan jobs bill for veterans signed

Signed into law on Monday, this bill provides help for veterans as well as tax incentives and credits for employers:

The bill provides double the tax incentives for companies who hire disabled veterans and repeals a 2006 law that, as of 2012, would have required federal, state, and local governments to withhold three percent of payments to contractors.

Mr. Obama also announced a series of executive actions aimed at providing unemployed veterans with the resources to find jobs – including a jobs bank, employment counseling and online resources allowing veterans to explore their employment options.

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