Sweet surprises in recent interviews and hiring processes

Sometimes people inadvertently tell you exactly what you need to know. Connie Boland, former Office Manager for Frank’s Employment, used to say that to our staffing consultants to ease the frustration of an applicant whose choices disappoint us. Someone who schedules and confirms an interview, but doesn’t appear and doesn’t give us the courtesy of… 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 »

Interview tips for small employers

Interviewing approaches and question content are as diverse these days as the employers and employees hiring! A local employer recently asked how to approach their interview with a prospective employee. Since they have long-term staff (with tenures averaging 10 years or more), they don’t hire very often ~ and hence, don’t interview very often. We… Read more »

Business references: three strikes and you’re out

I recently interviewed a bright, engaging individual with a great work history who seemed to be a perfect match for a leadership role with one of my client companies.  My client interviewed him and thought the same. Then we checked his references.  There were no negative references.  Even so, this seemingly qualified candidate self-sabotaged through… Read more »