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 […]

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3 Reasons to Hire Employees with Assessments (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Predictive Analytics)

The idea of automation can seem disturbing. Do we really want to put important processes and decisions in the hands of a machine?   But the truth is that automation often doesn’t replace people. Instead, some parts of a job are automated—the boring, stressful, and repetitive ones. This gives people more time and energy to focus on the parts of […]

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How Analytics Can Transform Your Recruitment (or Moneyball for Sales)

What makes some salespeople more successful than others? What makes the best sales teams win? We teamed up with CareerBuilder to create a data-driven solution called Moneyball for Sales.   We were inspired by the bestselling book and hit movie Moneyball. Sports managers regularly use metrics and sophisticated analytics software to build winning strategies—shouldn’t sales leaders be able to do […]

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How to Bridge the “Generation Gap” at Work

What happens as the next generation enters the workforce? It could be a good thing. Younger workers can bring fresh perspectives, new ideas, and complimentary skillsets. Or it could be bad. Older and younger workers can have very different values and work styles, which can create conflict or undermine cooperation.   Both can happen, so the question isn’t which one […]

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The Real Problem with Hiring Bias

Bias can enter the hiring process in many forms. Some forms are blatantly illegal or unethical. Some are so subtle, we might not even notice them. But they all create the same basic problem.   The key to understanding the causes and consequences of hiring bias is social cognition—the psychological processes we use to think about ourselves and others. Let’s […]

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