Hiring Process

Don’t Let Them Make Bad Hires

As an organization that’s handled hundreds of HR situations for small businesses over the years, we’ve seen our fair share of hirings, firings, and everything between. Often, businesses reach out to us for help when they’ve just been through or…

How to Hire for Soft Skills

In April, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner went on CNBC and discussed new skills gap data LinkedIn published on the current state of the job market. In the interview, Weiner detailed the most in-demand skills for today’s workforce. Unsurprisingly, digital skills…

You Won’t Get It If You Don’t Ask

Carol Sankar’s DisruptHR talk may be focused mostly at women professionals, but what she has to say about your first job is good advice for everyone: Ask for what you want. Don’t do what she did when she was offered…

Offender Recidivism Is HR’s Problem

Hire an ex-con? Absolutely. “A record is only one data point,” says Rustin Tonn, exhorting his DisruptHR audience in Denver to, “Hire now. And quite pretending we don’t have responsibility.” Tonn, regional HR manager in Denver with Newgistics, doesn’t so much…

Hiring Wisdom: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Work Here

Note: The following are selections from the Humetrics blog. Employee experience Regular readers here will know I’m always touting employee stay conversations because they create high levels of employee engagement and are a powerful retention tool. If you haven’t bought…

Hiring Wisdom: Hard Questions Make For Better Hires

Although impolite, rude, and bullying social media behavior grab the headlines, ours is still a basically polite society. That’s why most of us rely on our pre-employment paperwork to ask job applicants the tough questions about drugs and honesty. Then we compound…