Does Your Hiring Process Happen in the Right Order?

Does your hiring process happen in the right order? This may seem like a strange question—but if you use a more traditional approach to hiring, it probably doesn’t. Taking steps in a certain order can easily influence the quality of a result. Just think of a microwaveable frozen dinner.   The directions might be something like: Remove from packaging and […]

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2 Secrets that Résumés Reveal about Job Candidates

It’s no secret that candidates submit resumes with the intention of making themselves look attractive to potential employers. The desire to “put your best foot forward” (and desire to get the job) can lead applicants to describe themselves in the superlative, leave out important information, or exaggerate their previous accomplishments. Somewhere around 50% of resumes checked for accuracy contain at […]

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This is Why We Do Cangrade

You might have heard about what Cangrade does: we help businesses hire the best people by uniquely combining predictive analytics with an easy to use candidate management system that automatically grades every candidate, delivers an accurate prediction of future job performance, and lowers hiring costs. This is WHAT we do. I want to take a step beyond that and tell you WHY […]

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The Mistake Interviewers Don’t Know They’re Making

When candidates are interviewed for jobs or admissions, we can generally assume that they aren’t all equally qualified—there is a distribution. For example, it might be the case that half are above average and half are below average. Because there is a distribution, we also know (at least intuitively) that there are probabilities involved. Using this example: If you randomly […]

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How a Person’s Name Biases Our Perceptions

The satirical newspaper The Onion often derives its great sense of humor from presenting seemingly absurd scenarios that are actually grounded within very real phenomena. One of their classic articles from almost 20 years ago, ranked here as one of the top 10 stories on their 25th anniversary, focuses on the way that we perceive people based simply upon their […]

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