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Les McKeown: The Hiring Process Should Never End | Inc.com

4 Reasons to Turn Your Talent Search Into a Contest

Need to hire but dread the process? Let the crowd do the dirty work for you.<p>If you're looking for talent you can either hire a recruiting company or suck it up and post job descriptions yourself. But here's a third option: Holding a contest.<p>Twice in the past year the online crowdfunding platform …

Slobs or Jobs-wannabes? Survey reveals employers think young job-seekers have an “attitude problem”

Employers think young, jobless Aussies have an attitude problem, according to a recent survey by the Federal Department of Employment.<p>The survey of …

10 Jobs That You Could Have In 2030

By Ariel Schwartz2 minute Read<p>All of the predictions we’ve seen lately regarding the “jobs of the future” assume that we’ll even have jobs once the …

The Secret to Better Face-to-Face Job Interviews Online (Infographic)

As video calls became the way to interview candidates, it's important to get them perfect.<p>As human resources budgets have decreased, the number of job interviews that take place through video calls has increased. With that comes a whole new set of standards for interview etiquette. For instance, …

Forget job ads: Zappos wants applicants to hang out on its social network

Nowadays, job postings are—at best—something of a formality. At worst, they’re actually counterproductive, both for recruiters and applicants. They can bring a high volume of applications with relatively low quality, and candidates that come in that way have a significant stigma (paywall) in the HR …

21st-Century Talent Spotting

A few years ago, I was asked to help find a new CEO for a family-owned electronics retailer that wanted to professionalize its management and expand its operations. I worked closely with the outgoing chief executive and the board to pinpoint the relevant competencies for the job and then seek out …

Three Ways To Recruit The Best IT Talent

The IT department is critical to the smooth operation of most businesses, which means organizations must be laser-focused on hiring top talent to manage technology needs on an ongoing basis. Before beginning a search for potential hires, it’s crucial to have a plan in place for finding, …

The one thing missing from too many job applications is effort

As the 6.3% of Americans who are still unemployed know, looking for a job can be an incredibly frustrating process, where dozens of resumes are met with rejection or, even worse, a deafening silence.<p>But reading a pile of poorly constructed applications can be a drag too, according to several …

4 Ways to Get Job Candidates to Sell You

It's not the job of recruiters to persuade candidates--no matter how sought after--to consider a position or accept an offer. It's their job to get candidates to sell them on why they're the perfect person for the job.<p>My fundamental rule for recruiters: Play the buyer from the moment of first …

The One Trait That Guarantees a Good Hire

We have tons of qualified candidates for a key open position--but I'm looking for more than qualifications.<p>Recently, I posted an ad for a product-designer position at Basecamp. Product designers lead the visual design of individual projects. They also lead the process of figuring out what we should …

HireVue Founder Mark Newman: Stop Asking the Wrong Hiring Questions | Inc.com

The Best Jobs For 2014

Most jobs for mathematicians used to be confined to the cloistered halls of academia. But in the age of big data, an increasing number of companies are hiring mathematicians to crunch numbers for all sorts of projects, from energy firms that need to figure out the most efficient ways to get …

In Hiring, Algorithms Beat Instinct

You know your company inside out. You know the requirements of the position you need to fill. And now that HR has finished its interviews and simulations, you know the applicants, too—maybe even better than their friends do. Your wise and experienced brain is ready to synthesize the data and choose …

Five Lies You'll Hear On A Job Search

The job market is picking up. We get as many inquiries in our office now from talent-hungry recruiters and employers as we do from job seekers.<p>People who’ve tolerated unexciting jobs waiting for things to turn around are looking around the talent marketplace. People who’ve been out of work for ages …

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

A lot of start-ups hire fast and fire slow. A bias for speed combined with the pressure for high growth drives many leaders to be quick to hire (“We need to fill this role <i>now</i>!”) but slow to remove underperforming employees because they’re busy and would rather put off the awkward, hard …

Overeducated, Underpaid, But Optimistic: White-Collar Millennial Workers Feel Career Future Is Bright

For those Millennials lucky enough to be on a corporate career track, confidence about their future is running high. In research released yesterday, Accenture* surveyed 4100 business professionals in 32 countries to assess their behaviors and attitudes around the concept of career capital and what …

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

Many of the questions potential hires ask are throwaways. But not these.<p>Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually …

Humans, drone ships are coming to take your jobs

Rolls Royce is moving toward a world where a single tap on a smartphone could set a massive cargo ship in motion half a world away.<p>As reported by …

Are You Recruiting for Upside Potential?

Every new hire is a risk. The question is whether you're measuring the potential reward against your investment. An argument for boosting that ratio through performance-based hiring.<p>Over my 30-year career in recruiting, I have found that, regardless of the employer, the industry or the decade, …

The Modern Job Seeker Is Always On the Hunt (Even In The Bathroom)

A survey from Jobvite says many job seekers are turning to social media to find jobs. Watch out, because recruiters are looking at your social profiles, too.<p>It seems every other day, you get an invitation to a colleague’s going-away happy hour, or see on LinkedIn someone jumping over to a new …

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How To Land Your Dream Job Working For An Entrepreneur

You’re either one of those people who will change the world or you’re insane, and as a result you’ve decided you want to work for an entrepreneur. Perhaps the reason is because you want to be an entrepreneur yourself, but you want to observe an entrepreneur in action and learn from his or her …

This Man's Business Is Providing Fake Job Histories And References

After William Schmidt lost his job as part of a mass layoff from a Columbus, OH auto parts distributor in 2009, several colleagues who had also lost their jobs asked him if he would act as a reference and fib about whether they were still employed. He obliged and was pleased when his friends found …

Make Sure Your Dream Company Can Find You

It used to be that if you wanted to work for a certain company, you went in for an informational interview or waited for a job opening and submitted your resume. These days, you may be better off liking the company on Facebook or joining their Google+ page. That’s because smart companies are no …

To Make Smart Hires, Focus on the Right Skills | Inc.com

2 Interview Questions That Separate the Doers from the Poseurs

If you know the work that needs to be done, it only takes two questions to determine if a candidate is knowledgeable -- and competent. Here they are.<p>Many years ago I received a phone call from a company owner who had heard me speak at a business leader's conference about <i>Hiring and Getting Hired</i>. He …

Are Your Hiring Tactics Unethical?

Your job candidates deserve to be treated fairly. And while it's vital to be thorough, it's possible to over do it.<p>Hiring is one of the hardest tasks you'll ever undergo as a small business owner. Finding the right person can be a grueling process. But have you considered that, in your quest for …

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