How (and why) we recruited for The Tooth Fairy using Predictive Index

COVID-19 hasn’t been good for business for Gateway. Recruiting activity has of course plummeted and so I decided to start a networking group for leaders in industry so that they could get some advice and insights on their job search. We’ve been holding biweekly virtual meetings and during one I walked them through the process …

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The 6 Types Of Questions You Must Ask Help Desk Candidates

With the world almost brought to a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies, including New Orleans executive search firm, are opting to work remotely. A variety, if not all of them, will be seeking to hire help desk experts with excellent IT knowledge. The positive aspect is that they will find a variety …

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Tips To Successfully Change Management

Change is not something that excites people, especially when it is abrupt and significant. It is a disorienting act that negatively impacts the lives of staff in an organization. Nevertheless, change may sometimes be necessary for an organization if it has to maintain its relevance in an industry that is experiencing drastic change. That is …

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Stronger Leadership and how it drives better employee engagement, retention and productivity.

As anybody who has ever read one of my blogs, looked at the Gateway website or done business with Gateway will know, the secret sauce is not in recruiting but in not recruiting. Employee retention is critical for a successful company. I was introduced to Ben Baker at Your Brand Marketing, and he and I …

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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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