The 5 Most Popular Talent Blog Articles Among Recruiters This Month

August 3, 2018

If you're looking for an update on industry trends or simply need some quick, actionable tips to help you improve your performance as a recruiter, we’ve got you covered with the most popular blog posts among our readers in July.

Topics range from what research shows employees care about when it comes to office perks, to what interview questions will help uncover hidden strengths and which industries will face the biggest talent shortages in the coming years. Here are the top five stories: 

1. 5 Clever Interview Questions to Uncover Candidates' Hidden Strengths

In this month’s top post, hiring experts share what interview questions you can ask in order to uncover job candidates’ hidden abilities. This includes questions like, "Do you find people often compliment you on skills that seem easy?" and "Are there any activities you’ve performed at work that make you lose track of time?" The answers to these questions will help you get a greater sense of candidates’ natural strengths and where they will excel if hired.

2. New LinkedIn Research Reveals Employees Don't Care About Cool Office Perks—Here’s What Really Matters

Sure, it’s always fun to take a break to play ping-pong or grab some snacks from the office kitchen. But, according to new LinkedIn data, that’s actually not what employees care about most when they are choosing a new employer (or deciding if they want to stay at their current company). In fact, according to our recent survey of over 3,000 U.S. professionals, it turns out employees really care about more meaningful benefits, such as healthcare, paid time off, and more.

3. What Recruiters Can Learn From How Magic Johnson Wooed LeBron James to the Lakers

Not only is Magic Johnson one of the most successful basketball players ever, he also has some sound advice for anyone trying to woo a candidate. For example, Magic helped recruit LeBron James to the Lakers through a relationship-based process where he learned what Lebron was looking for in a team and then explained how he would get just that (and advance his career with the Lakers). In this post, recruiting expert Lou Adler explains how he uses this same tactic and customizes his pitch to each candidate's interests and goals. 

4. These Industries Will Face the Biggest Talent Shortages by 2030

With unemployment in the U.S. at its lowest rate in years and the skills gap continuing to widen, many industries are going to experience a severe talent shortage by 2030. If you’re curious which industries will be affected most (and want to double-check how yours is expected to fare), this article reveals the three sectors that’ll be hardest hit. We’ve also included tips for how you can combat this challenge.

5. 3 Overused Interview Questions That You Shouldn't Ask

Last but not least, talent leader Jordan Burton offers three interview questions you should make sure to avoid if you want to hire the best candidate. For example, if you’ve ever asked someone, “Tell me about yourself,” then this article is for you because it likely won’t help you find the best candidate for your open role. In the article, Jordan explains why this is the case and also offers useful tips for what to ask instead, such as more open-ended questions that can get more authentic responses.

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