Google job search function: AI has much to learn

In June, Google released its new AI-powered job search function. It searches major job posting sources (such as Indeed, LinkedIn, Careerbuilder, Glassdoor, and similar sites), as well as individual employer and staffing agency websites. With Google’s powerful tracking of data, what’s not to love about finding so much information using one web tool? Right? It… Read more »

3 surprising steps to improve your Word skill testing

Word skill testing

Microsoft Word is the most common software skill requested by our client employers. Even so, each employer identifies slightly different Word functions to target for proficiency for their office positions. The one common requirement is demonstrated efficiency in using Word for business. That’s the focus of our Word skill testing. Try these three basic ways… Read more »

Move quickly to hire top candidates

Excellent candidates are hard to find.  When you find one, you need to move quickly. The economy has been improving, albeit gradually.  The pace of hiring improved noticeably this year, which has made the labor market much tighter.  Some employers haven’t caught on to this reality, however, and move too slowly to successfully hire the… Read more »

Digital interviews: see the best; hear the best; choose the best!

We recently started using digital interviews as a first step in our hiring process with candidates for select searches. These recorded audio interviews provide 4 or 5 questions specific to an actual opening for one of our clients. The applicant has up to 3 minutes to record an audio response, giving more information about their… Read more »

Innovative recruiting techniques

Standard job descriptions are less and less effective in reaching best talent for your staffing needs. Especially in a highly competitive job market, employers are turning to some innovative recruiting and screening techniques to focus their efforts on top-qualified individuals and reduce their stream of less-qualified applicants. Todd Raphael’s recent article for the Electronic Recruiting… Read more »

Social media in hiring: disparate treatment

A recent survey by SHL Previsor, “Global Assessment Trends for 2011,” indicated that 43% of responding HR professionals currently use informal social media searches as a hiring tool, while 28% use formal social media searches as a hiring tool. Two previous posts explored the legal implications of Terms of Service agreements as well as disparate… Read more »