Why are these questions asked on your application

Why is my application asking for my race and gender?

Information on job applications. They ask for a lot of it. Have you ever been going through an application and come to a section where all of a sudden it wants to know all of the details you thought companies were never supposed to ask for? They need your gender, your race and ethnicity, your disability status, your veteran status and now you feel unsure if you should continue with the application. Will putting my true gender or race lead to discrimination? What about if I am disabled, will they not want me, and just throw my application in the […]

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3 Things You Can Do Right Now-Improving The Application Process

I know there was a lot of information to take in over the past few blogs, and if you are just joining us now, no worries, here is a brief overview of what we have gone over: Does everyone hate applying to jobs? A short introduction into why I wrote this series and what it is about, aka the job application process and ways that you can improve it 4 Things For Better Job Post The four main areas of a job post that you can improve upon to get better applicants Check your Tech: It could be hurting your […]

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How To Use Assessments Without Alienating Applicants

In my previous post, I talked about how to make your applications more convenient for applicants. This included discussing the length of the overall application from the candidates’ perspective from the general application to any assessments they may have to complete. Hint: it should not be too long. I said I would talk more about screening and assessments, the things that make the process more convenient for you. Now that time has come. Don’ts Obviously, screening is going to vary depending on each job, but there are some basic things that are agreed upon. You DO NOT screen out individuals […]

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Not Getting Job Applicants? Convenience Could Be The Key

In previous posts we have hit on job posts and working on the technology behind everything. Now let’s move on to those little things you can do to make things more convenient for your applicants. These are the things that they probably won’t even notice when they are filling out their application, but they would notice if they were not there. They will make your candidates glide through your application process so smoothly that they may even come out of it thinking “Hey, that wasn’t so bad, this place really has their sh*t together!”. What more could you want? Passwords […]

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Check Your Tech: It Could Be Hurting Your Application Process

Now that we all understand what not to do in the job post, I want to visit the technological aspect of what you are putting in front of potential candidates. Since competing for talent is seen as one of the greatest challenges for most companies, you need to make sure that you make a good first impression. One of the first impressions you have where candidates can actually see what you are all about is when a candidate lands on your career page. This means that you need to put some effort in to make sure that it is always […]

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