Interviewing and Hiring

Conduct better reference checks

June 19, 2019
References can offer you great in­­sight about a job applicant and whether the person is a good fit for your organization. Make sure you use your conversations with them to glean meaningful information. Work these questions into discussions with references.

3 keys to recruiting the best

December 21, 2018
Many of your employees could be looking for a new job, according to research by Adtaxi, a digital marketing firm. How do you quickly find new talent to replace the folks who leave? Adtaxi recommends the following.

New perks to land top applicants

December 21, 2018
To entice—and keep—top talent, organizations may not be able to rely on standby perks, such as a 401(k), vacation time and snacks in the break room. Many are choosing more creative benefits. Consider these trends.

Don’t make these interview mistakes

December 21, 2018
You could be competing for top talent this year, so don’t turn off the perfect candidate with this behavior.

When interviewing job candidates, get off the stage

April 25, 2018
Don’t make it a rule to turn the interview into a sales conference. Under most circumstances, let the candidate do the talking—and the selling—and sit back and decide if you’re ready to buy.

Stop wasting time on bad candidates

February 20, 2018

The key to finding the right person for your open position is not reviewing as many applications as possible. Instead, you need to focus on the “informed candidates.” What can you do to attract them?

Whittle down a stack of résumés

November 14, 2017

When you’re inundated with job applicants, follow this process to quickly pare down all those résumés to the best candidates for the job.

Gauge candidates’ conflict skills

October 25, 2017
You can’t mediate every conflict between employees. You need employees who can manage conflict themselves, so during interviews, ask these questions to determine if job candidates are equipped to do so.

3 rules for recruiting

July 26, 2017
Looking to add to your team? Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant, offers these tips.

Ban these 3 interview questions

April 17, 2017
To ensure you hire the right people for your team, avoid these questions.