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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.
9/14/17, 8:00:00 PM EDT
By Shoa Appelman
How to Make the Job Interview Easier for You AND the Applicant
Structured interviews can help predict a candidate's job performance and make the hiring manager's life easier. HR Avatar reports include a structured interview guide to make the hiring process more effective.
7/31/17, 8:00:00 PM EDT
By Shoa Appelman
5 Pre-Employment Best Practice Steps to Avoid Hiring a Scaramucci
Hiring a friend can be tempting, but it can also be disastrous. Here are five proven best-practices any organization can use to avoid hiring a Scaramucci.
7/10/17, 8:00:00 PM EDT
By Shoa Appelman
What is the Career Interest Survey with Job Match Report?
The HR Avatar Career Interest Survey and Job Match Report helps recommend additional careers that might be a good fit for a candidate, based on their interests and test scores.
6/4/17, 8:00:00 PM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Have 20 years of technology-driven changes in recruiting delivered better quality of hire?
During the past 20 years there have been tremendous improvements in the efficiency and productivity of recruiting. However, have they really delivered a better quality of hire?
5/10/17, 8:00:00 PM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Hiring - Three Casual Observations
Three interesting, kind of fun, and sort-of thought-provoking observations about the world of hiring.
3/14/17, 8:00:00 PM EDT
By Mike Russiello
Make Just One Better Hire
Making long-term changes to a hiring process can seem daunting. However, by concentrating on making just one better hire, we can discover tools and techniques that can be applied to all future hires, without the stress.
2/28/17, 7:00:00 PM EST
By Mike Russiello
Ever been on the edge of a hiring decision, but unable to pull the trigger? The answer is to get more information.
Have you ever felt pressure to make a hiring decision from among several seemingly well-qualified candidates, but found yourself unable to make the final decision? This can happen when you rely exclusively on resume searches and interviews to give you the data you need.
2/12/17, 7:00:00 PM EST
By Mike Russiello
The smaller your team, the more selective you need to be
The smaller the team, the bigger the proportional impact from each member. This means that the smaller your organization, the more impactful your hiring decisions will be, and the more sense it makes to be selective.
1/18/17, 7:00:00 PM EST
By Mike Russiello
Applying for a job: What are your chances of having to take a test?
So, you're fairly new to the workforce. What are your chances of having to take a test when you apply for any given job? It turns out that the answer depends on the size of the company you are applying to.
1/6/17, 7:00:00 PM EST
By Mike Russiello
We’re a small organization. Why should we use pre-hire testing?
Traditionally, pre-employment testing has been the domain of large organizations. But the reasons for this are no longer valid.
12/20/16, 7:00:00 PM EST
By Mike Russiello
So - really - why are you testing your job candidates?
The conventional wisdom is simple. You test to avoid the costs of a bad hire or to identify potential high performers. It's about performance. But is that really the reason so many companies test? And what does it mean it that's not the reason?
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