Eric Gaydos

Eric Gaydos is the former Buzz Marketing Manager at The Resumator, a SaaS applicant tracking system and recruiting platform trusted by many of the fastest-growing companies in the world. You can also connect with The Resumator on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theresumator.

Articles by Eric Gaydos

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Is the World Full of Slackers, or Do I Just Suck at Hiring?

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It’s easy to make hiring decisions, but it’s significantly harder to make good hiring decisions.

Suppose a man named Bob interviews with your company. He seems to know his stuff, and he roots for your favorite football team, so you hire him.

Unfortunately, it turns out that Bob spends most of his day playing Zynga games on Facebook and browsing Reddit. Now you’ve got to fire Bob and start the hiring process all over again. What a waste of your valuable time and money. Read more…

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Three Awesome Examples of Great Job Descriptions

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If your company is struggling to find new talent, is it possible that your job descriptions could be to blame?

It’s a question worth asking, because your “now hiring” advertisements determine, in part, just who applies for your position. Craft your ads the right way and you’ll capture the attention of talented innovators.

Write a generic post, on the other hand, and you may as well head to the nearest corner and shout, “Who wants a job!” Read more…

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10 Hiring Secrets of Famous Coaches

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Editor’s Note: Sometimes, readers ask about past TLNT articles they may have missed. That’s why on Fridays we republish a Classic TLNT post some of you have asked about.

Tried-and-true recruiting and interviewing tactics are great, as long as they keep on working.

But would you know, really, if they weren’t? How can we imagine the team we didn’t build, or gauge the hypothetical performance of the passed-over candidate who seemed too anxious? We can’t, and that’s why recruiting and hiring decisions are so important. Read more…

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The Anchorman Guide to Building a Recruitment System

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To Our Readers: This week, TLNT is continuing our annual tradition by counting down the 35 most popular posts of this past year. This is No. 18. Our regular content will return Wednesday January 2, 2013.

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Ron Burgundy and his merry band of reporters may have their share of dysfunctions – especially Brick – but together they make a pretty good team.

It might sound a little crazy (especially if you’ve seen the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy), but the talent on TV Channel 4 Evening News isn’t too much different than the talent in a high-performing office. Every individual employee adds a valuable ingredient to the mix.

Keeping that in mind, it can actually be helpful to apply the hiring principles found in the movie Anchorman to your own recruitment system. Here’s how: Read more…

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10 Hiring Secrets of Famous Coaches

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To Our Readers: This week, TLNT is continuing our annual tradition by counting down the 35 most popular posts of this past year. This is No. 19. Our regular content will return Wednesday January 2, 2013.

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Tried-and-true recruiting and interviewing tactics are great, as long as they keep on working.

But would you know, really, if they weren’t? How can we imagine the team we didn’t build, or gauge the hypothetical performance of the passed-over candidate who seemed too anxious? We can’t, and that’s why recruiting and hiring decisions are so important. Read more…

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5 Ways to Uncover a Job Candidate’s Hidden Strengths & Weaknesses

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To Our Readers: This week, TLNT is continuing our annual tradition by counting down the 35 most popular posts of this past year. This is No. 25. Our regular content will return Wednesday January 2, 2013.

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Recruiting is easy, but talent hiring is tough.

When you’re recruiting, you’re looking at concrete facts – the applicant’s work history, experience in the field, education and availability.

But talent hiring? That requires you to assess traits that aren’t as easy to measure – things like creativity, integrity and innovation. Read more…

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10 Hiring Secrets of Famous Coaches

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Tried-and-true recruiting and interviewing tactics are great, as long as they keep on working.

But would you know, really, if they weren’t? How can we imagine the team we didn’t build, or gauge the hypothetical performance of the passed-over candidate who seemed too anxious? We can’t, and that’s why recruiting and hiring decisions are so important.

It’s time for a little expert advice. We don’t mean the traditional gurus, like motivational speakers, life coaches or even the head honchos at highly successful companies. We’re talking about the people who live and die by their hiring decisions: professional sports coaches. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Killer Ninja Interview Questions: Why They’re Deceptively Revealing

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To say that the job interview is a pretty important part of the employee selection process is like saying that denial is a pretty big reason why Donald Trump wears that mangled fur he calls hair.

The interview is the most important part of the employee selection process. It’s the only chance you get to speak with a candidate one-on-one before you’ve got to lock yourself in your office and decide which lucky dog gets the job offer.

Unfortunately, it’s kind of hard to get to know someone during the few minutes that you have during an interview. That’s why it’s key to use this teensy amount of time wisely. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Do You Buy the Argument That Gay Men Make the Best Bosses?

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Details magazine recently shook up the corporate hiring world when it ran an article entitled “Why Gay Men Make the Best Bosses.” It’s an interesting read.

Over two pages, author Danielle Sacks – a straight woman – uses several anecdotes and some statistics from a new book on gay executives to argue that gay bosses are superior to straight bosses in nearly every way.

However, while Sacks’s claim is compelling, and definitely worth all the buzz it’s receiving, is it really true? Are gay managers really the universal hiring solution every company has been looking for? Let’s break it down and see. Read more…

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5 Ways to Uncover a Job Candidate’s Hidden Strengths & Weaknesses

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Recruiting is easy, but talent hiring is tough.

When you’re recruiting, you’re looking at concrete facts – the applicant’s work history, experience in the field, education and availability.

But talent hiring? That requires you to assess traits that aren’t as easy to measure – things like creativity, integrity and innovation.

There’s no simple litmus test for gauging aptitude in these areas, but at the end of the day, these are the very things that separate bad hires from the lifetime employees. So shouldn’t you be doing more to quantify these “unquantifiable” traits? Hint: you should. Read more…