What else can you do to hire the best talent?

The job interview isn’t going anywhere. Rightly so, it remains the centrepiece of the recruiting exercise but you’ll notice that I didn’t say the “traditional” job interview. As a way of predicting job success it’s flawed in so many ways, particularly the unstructured job interview that will only predict job success 13% of the time. …

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Cognitive studies in the candidate selection process. Why?

Here at Gateway we’ve been recruiting and selecting using behavioral surveys to help select candidates for almost 2 years but an article that I read about 12 months ago really turned me on to finding a product that would also measure cognitive ability. Enter stage left Predictive Index who offer a suite of selection tools …

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Behavioral Analyses in the Candidate Selection Process – A primer.

Gateway recently signed on with another provider of pre-employment testing tools, Predictive Index. Look them up to get an idea of what they offer. As a result, I’ve had to re-educate myself because even though many of the tools do the same thing, the method of delivery and supporting research requires more training. Psychometric testing, …

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Why an engaged candidate is essential if you want an engaged employee.

My big bugaboo (I love that word) is employee retention and of course the big secret to retention is engagement but what appears to be lost on many people is how the recruiting experience can help set a platform for that. I was reading an article recently on how employee engagement starts with onboarding. Unfortunately, …

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Bridging the skills gap in 2020 – but what skills should we focus on?

IBM and Josh Bersin recently put out an interesting study on the skills gaps that are currently opening and how technology advancements are creating gaps in many companies’ workforces. 5800 executives across 50 countries were surveyed and their findings were telling. (https://www.ibm.com/thought-leadership/institute-business-value/report/closing-skills-gap#) They’re feeling pain identifying, recruiting and retaining behavioral skills. Out of 12 identified …

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Recruiting Candidate Selection and Recruitment

The 3 Levels of Recruiting Assessment – Why Level 3 needs to be Pre-Hire

In the world of Recruiting, the Resume and the LinkedIn profile are the very first level of search and selection. Come to think of it, they are perhaps more search than selection. The second level, the Interview, is obviously the biggest part of the selection process, which is unfortunate because there should be more that …

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Tracking Your Job Search – We have a Freebie To Help You.

I have to admit, as a recruiter, nothing drives me more insane than my kids leaving their hats on at meal time. Oh wait, that’s another rant. As a recruiter, nothing drives me more insane than candidates who don’t track where they have applied. This exchange from a few weeks ago. ME – “great news …

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Where do your recruiting dollars go?

With the inherent weaknesses of budgetting for the recruiting process it can be a challenge tracking where the money goes. Certain fixed costs get averaged over all hires (such as subscriptions) so may not get assigned on a per hire basis and hidden costs like researching, searching, selecting and interviewing hours don’t always (in fact …

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