Recruiting Tips Articles

  • These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate

    October 17, 2018

    As I think back on the thousands of people I’ve interviewed and the hundreds I’ve tracked for years after they were hired, leadership stands out as the universal trait of success. At its simplest, I define leadership as the ability to figure out the best way to solve a problem and then executing on that solution. For an accountant, this could mean describing how...

  • 4 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)—and Become a Better Recruiter

    September 24, 2018

    Emotional intelligence (EQ)—the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others—is predicted to be one of the most in-demand workplace skills by 2020. Sure enough, 60% of business leaders understand that EQ is important for candidates. But, it’s not just something to look for in a new hire. A higher EQ can also lead to more success as...

  • A Secret Recipe for Hiring Top Performers

    September 19, 2018

    My first search project (40 years ago) was for a plant manager for an automotive manufacturing company. Rather than listing a bunch of the skills and experience prerequisites, I suggested to the company president that we walk through the plant. After 45 minutes, we identified half a dozen major problems that needed fixing within the first 6-9 months to meet a...

  • 7 Recruiting and HR Leaders Give Career Advice to Their 23-...

    September 17, 2018

    Twenty-three is an awkward age for most. You’re definitely not a kid anymore, but not quite considered an adult either. You’ve got...

  • 10 Ideas That Will Help You Reinvent Your Hiring Process — ...

    September 5, 2018

    To be 20% better, all you have to do is be more efficient doing what you’re now doing. To be 100% better, you have to start over....

  • How to Improve Quality of Hire by Changing the Way You...

    August 22, 2018

    Maximizing quality of hire and spending less money at the same time may seem impossible, but it isn’t. It all comes down to allocating...