What Matters Most To Your Team, Talent or Personality?

The argument continues over whether employers should hire for cultural fit or for skills.  Many say skills because hiring for cultural fit inevitably gives way to discrimination.  Others say hire for cultural fit because poor cultural fit leads to employee … Continue reading

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Survey Says Hiring Process Suffers From Huge Disconnects Between Job Candidate and Employer

Careerbuilder released a survey recently of 374 HR professionals and 319 job candidates asking them how technology degrades the hiring process. Here are a few problems reported. Disconnect #1: Fifty-three percent of HR professionals believe a long application process helps … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Your Recruiters Should Do The Hiring

Two years ago, Flight Centre, an Australian airfare company, began to allow their recruiters rather than their hiring managers, hire the job applicants.  Instead of presenting a small pool of qualified candidates to the hiring manager the recruiter instead gives … Continue reading

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Success, It Ain’t All About Talent Baby!

Can a man who is 6’2” run a company more effectively than a man who is only 5’8”? Does a physically fit man or even one with a deep voice command more respect and thereby have more ability to be … Continue reading

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With the Distribution of Income Growth Out Of Whack Can Employee Satisfaction Be Sustained?

Assistant Professor of Economics at Bard College and Levy Institute Research Associate Pavlina R. Tcherneva recently published the following chart, which has gotten a lot of notice by the press. It shows the distribution of income growth to the wealthiest … Continue reading

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Infographic: Challenges of Today’s Hiring Process

With so many available applicants per every open position, how companies are having trouble filling open roles might seem bewildering.  The infographic below shows the obstacles plaguing both job candidates and hiring managers in today’s hiring process.

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Can A Hiring Tool Eliminate Discrimination?

Recently I received an email from a job candidate with this question, “How does your product (video interviewing) eliminate age discrimination in the hiring process?”  As HR professionals we all know that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces laws discriminating … Continue reading

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Are Older Workers Holding on to Jobs Hurting Younger Workers Looking for Jobs?

As a provider of job candidate assessment software we are very focused on turnover. We hate costly employee turnover, which studies have shown is mostly caused by poor job fit.  So we work hard to build software solutions that measure … Continue reading

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Video Interviewing & The Disabled: Do You Need An Accommodation?

Last month I had the opportunity to sit on a panel with three lovely women at the National ILG conference in Washington D.C. to talk about video interviewing and the disabled.  Our session “Access, Accommodations & Video Interview” discussed best … Continue reading

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The Battle For Transgender Rights One Restroom At A Time.

As an attendee and presenter at the 2014 American Psychological Association conference held in Washington, D.C. in mid-August, I was struck by the presence of several “gender neutral ” restrooms.  Being of a certain age my first thought was that this … Continue reading

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