Reduce Your Time-to-Hire With These 3 Tips 

Reduce Your Time-to-Hire With These 3 Tips 

The bane of a recruiter’s job… not finding the right candidate. Most recruiters want to find the right candidate in the right amount of time without sacrificing candidate experience. Sounds easy enough, so why is it so hard? Tim Sackett recently wrote about how simple sourcing is (or at least it’s easier than ever before). While there are no overnight ways to speed up your job process, there are processes you can put in place that will allow you to reduce your time to hire, and just in time for a new year! 1.     It all starts with a job description First things first. Create a job description marketed towards job seekers. I know it’s easier to use what you used last time but if it’s not the most effective messaging you have, what’s the point? Using the same tired language you always have guarantees that the best candidates will […]

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HR and Video Interviewing: Forever Enemies or Fast Friends?

HR and Video Interviewing: Forever Enemies or Fast Friends?

There’s no escaping virtual work. The workforce is marching toward telework, virtual work, telecommuting… whatever you want to call it; it’s happening and happening fast. Last year, GreenJobInterview created a survey to learn more about how our clients, HR professionals in over 50 industries and hundreds of companies, feel about this trend. Are they resisting, relaxed or totally on board? Read here for the full results from the survey. For now we’re going to focus on, you guessed it, video interviewing. Video interviewing technology offers an easy and convenient way for employers and candidates to communicate despite any distance obstacles. A wide array of industries use video technology in their organizations, and each organization views video technology differently. Some companies use video platforms for interviewing, project management, and even teleworking preferences. Tomayto, Tomahto Video interviewing goes by many titles. It’s not even in the vocabulary for 16% of respondents. Language […]

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Functional vs. Cultural Fit: Hiring Beyond the Interview

Functional vs. Cultural Fit: Hiring Beyond the Interview

Hiring for cultural fit is a popular term amongst HR professionals and recruiters. While the latest trends tell us to hire for personality, hiring decision makers can’t ignore a lack of skill or training when assessing a candidate’s fit for a position, especially those that ubiquitously require brand new hires to “hit the ground running”. The fast learners, tech-savvy, and those with a certain level of understanding of professional decorum, can take the cake during the interview process. But mere good interview skills don’t necessarily mean they have the know-how for the job. Hiring managers have to be able to assess fit for the position. This is why recruiters and hiring managers have to find the delicate balance between a perfect cultural fit and those that fit the functional requirements to DO the job. Functional Fit: How to Measure? If organizations were to assess candidates simply based on skills and […]

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6 Screening Questions You ALWAYS Ask in an Interview

6 Screening Questions You ALWAYS Ask in an Interview

With the proliferation of articles out there on interviewing, you’d be tempted to assume that interviewing a new applicant is easy, or at least a skill that every hiring manager has down pat. Even seasoned recruiters and HR professionals have trouble occasionally with interviews. As a video interviewing company, we see lots of behind the scenes data about interviewing, particularly screening questions. The pre-recorded video interview (we call them GreenJob One-Ways) has the capacity to screen out the candidates who aren’t right for your organization, and while many of our clients hold lengthier video screenings, we find that the magic number tends to hover right around six questions. Live interviews can and DO go longer, but so many experts give you ten questions to choose from. With five minutes per question, that can make watching the screens take about an hour; fine for later rounds of interviews, not as simple […]

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Man vs. Mobile: Surviving Mobile Interviewing

Man vs. Mobile: Surviving Mobile Interviewing

Surviving your first mobile interview is much like surviving your first solo camping trip or your first excursion into the wild. Imagine being in the wilderness with nothing but your tent, a fire, and some bottled water. The search for the right candidate is the same, forcing to survive on your wits and some very handy tools. Tools like mobile interviewing allow you to find your dream candidate, no matter their location. Do you have the necessary skills and equipment to find the perfect fit? Talent Pool = The Wilderness The wilderness is full of surprises. Every ecosystem has its peaks and valleys and its own particular rules that intruders must follow. While recruiters aren’t really intruding, sometimes they do need to tread carefully. In today’s social recruiting arena, it’s more important than ever to maintain your brand and culture. Entering this wilderness requires tools like video interviewing to help […]

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