Video Interviewing: 2014 in Review

As 2014 winds to a close I want to review the notable events that occurred in the world of video interviewing.  The events below paint a picture of video interviewing’s growing popularity and increasing adoption in the hiring process. More … Continue reading

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Is the Automated Interview Fraught With Perils?

Last month I read an article on the Huffington Post titled The Perils of the Automated Online Interview.  The author, a Harvard student, criticized automated online video interviewing after performing poorly during the video interviews he took for three different … Continue reading

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Four Problems With Amazon’s Arduous Quest for Purple Squirrels

“I’d rather interview 50 people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. According to this recent article from Business Insider, Amazon has a notoriously hard selection process.  Not only is … Continue reading

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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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