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6/25/20, 9:45:28 AM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Remote Test Proctoring - Just When You Need it Most
New technologies with remote test proctoring has made Internet testing more secure than ever giving employers increased peace of mind.
6/8/20, 1:15:00 PM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Follow the Basics when you Rehire
The economy is starting to return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, and perhaps you’re ready to scale your workforce back up. What's the best way to go about it?
5/19/20, 12:13:57 PM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Does sounding confident indicate higher performance potential?
Statistics indicate that self-confidence can predict future performance. HR Avatar assessments include voice analysis, which may be a better way to measure confidence, but more research is needed.
3/23/20, 11:14:32 AM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Should you test your applicants in a tight labor market?
Employment testing in a tight labor market has pros and cons, and using assessments that are too long or are clearly not job-related can have severe consequences.
3/13/20, 4:33:44 PM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Why do employers hate to give feedback to applicants?
Candidate feedback reports are one facet of a positive candidate experience. Why do employers withhold the results of their hiring decision-making process from applicants and can something be done about it?
3/9/20, 10:19:26 AM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Why do recruiters hate pre-employment assessments?
Job recruiters tend to have a resistance toward employment assessments. The testing industry can addresses this by creating effective job-specific tests that provide meaningful feedback.
3/2/20, 9:57:11 AM EST
By Mike Russiello
Why is it so hard to vertically integrate employment testing?
While great strides have been made to vertically integrate across HR and particularly recruitment functions, pre-employment testing has remained mostly outside the integrated ecosystem.
2/24/20, 3:20:02 AM EST
By Mike Russiello
What would Susan B. Anthony have to say about pre-employment testing?
Susan B. Anthony might view any selection tool that increases objectivity as a major step forward. She might view work samples, reference checks, background checks, and pre-employment testing as equalizers in the fight against discrimination.
2/17/20, 7:41:54 AM EST
By Mike Russiello
The TWO Invisible Hands of Human Capitalism
The invisible hand of the market allocates capital to where it can be used most efficiently. There are two invisible hands that guide human capital. The first is the powered by the candidate's self-interest and the second by the employer's needs and objectives.
2/10/20, 1:17:01 PM EST
By Mike Russiello
How would Universal Basic Income (UBI) change hiring?
What is the rationale for Universal Basic Income (UBI) and is it realistic? How would UBI affect hiring?
2/3/20, 8:16:00 AM EST
By Mike Russiello
Automated Remote Proctoring is Revolutionizing Pre-hire Assessment
Automated remote proctoring is revolutionizing pre-hire assessment with virtually no cost and with ample ways to curb your privacy concerns.
1/27/20, 10:22:24 AM EST
By Mike Russiello
How is a company with an effective hiring process related to a gambling casino?
How is a company with an effective hiring process related to a gambling casino? They both win through long-term thinking. In both casinos and hiring processes, a probabilistic process has been set up to favor the organization by at least a small amount.
1/16/20, 4:23:12 PM EST
By Mike Russiello
Back to Basics - Long-term Business Success is Always Achieved through People
Every business owner spends time thinking about how to create (and/or sustain) a competitive advantage. The long-term key to success in virtually any organization is people. Without the right people on board, you can neither achieve or sustain an advantage for very long.
1/13/20, 9:28:24 AM EST
By Mike Russiello
Video Interviewing - Why should you care?
Video interviewing can improve your quality of hire. At the same time it provides low cost convenience for all parties and can enhance recruiter efficiency. This article provides basic information regarding video interviewing for recruitment and hiring. Covers the types of video interviews, and relative advantages and drawbacks of each.
1/7/20, 10:13:13 AM EST
By Mike Russiello
Back to Basics - The Core Principles of Smart Hiring
A set of principles that every effective hiring process should follow.
7/6/19, 8:00:00 PM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Why don't employers share pre-hire test results with job candidates?
Most companies don't share their pre-hire test results with candidates. Ask any Human Resources professional why not and they'll you it's to avoid legal trouble. That may be true, but what's the real reason behind that policy?
5/15/19, 8:00:00 PM EDT
By Shoa Appelman
3 Easy Steps to Improve Candidate Experience
As a recruiter or a hiring manager, you don’t want to miss out on good applicants because of a cumbersome process. It’s important to strike a balance between having the information you need to make the right hiring decision and demonstrating to your candidates that you care. Here are 3 easy steps to improve the candidate experience.
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