As new graduates flood the market and unemployment remains high (especially for recent grads), I found this article by Tom Friedman timely. Friedman writes about HireArt, a start-up firm focused on connecting employers with candidates who demonstrate their job fit through realistic job previews and assessments.
I've seen a recent flurry of articles about strategies to avoid bad hires, perhaps in response to those oft-cited disengaged employees deciding that the economy has recovered enough that they can take a chance on a new position. In this blog post at Fistful of Talent from Steve Boese, Jonathan Kaplan, founder and CEO of … Continue reading Avoiding Hiring Mistakes- and Recovering from Them
Our board member, David Creelman, provided today's guest blog post: This article in Management Issues cites research showing overqualified workers stay as long or longer and perform better than candidates who are supposedly a better fit. Organizations hiring hourly workers should check if their branding discourages "overqualified" workers from applying or if the selection processes … Continue reading Overqualified and Underrated?
Why the quilt picture? I'm a quilter. While I didn't make this quilt, it's by one of my favorite textile artists, Kaffee Fasset. He makes beautiful quilts, knits, pottery and other wildly colored beautiful objects. Like the quilt shown here, they may look somewhat ad hoc. They are all, however, carefully designed in order to … Continue reading Hiring by Design – Finding Job Candidates with the Right Fit
We have just posted a chapter from Steve Hunt's book, Hiring Success, in the tools section of this site. The book is a great read for any manager interested in improving his/her skills in selecting candidates who can do the job at hand. Candidate assessment - and specifically the use of science based tools to … Continue reading Measure Twice, Cut Once – Thoughts on Candidate Assessment