Chances are, if you hire people for a living, you’ve experienced your share of unimpressive interviews. Job seekers come in unprepared, they don’t have great answers to your questions or they just seem like they want to be anywhere else but there.
In fact, we recently wrote about common interview mistakes.
But have you ever sat across the desk from a prospective employee and had to hold in a gasp after he or she uttered something completely inappropriate or ridiculous?
Selfies are proof that we, as a society,
are narcissists love to see ourselves on camera. But does that also extend to more professional endeavors, such as video interviews? More importantly, is it beneficial or a hindrance to hiring managers and recruiters?
Nearly 3 in 4 (74 percent) hiring managers and 3 in 5 recruiters say video interviews make their jobs easier, according to this infographic on online job interviews.
In today’s world where 70 percent of candidates say their experience during the hiring process impacts their offer decision, you simply can’t afford not to pay attention to the candidate experience — a large part of which is your interview process.
As part of CareerBuilder’s “HR Connect” monthly webinar series, Keith Hadley — practice leader, employment branding at CareerBuilder — and Jennifer Way — president, Way Solutions — offered up tips for employers on the art of strategic interviewing.
If you’ve ever looked up at the stars and asked yourself, “What is strategic interviewing, and how can it help me select and hire the right candidates?” (and who hasn’t?), today could very well be your lucky day.
Announcing The Art of Strategic Interviewing, a new, complimentary webinar from CareerBuilder.
Looking for candidates with soft skills? There’s one type of question you must ask.
Watch out, hard skills and technical know-how: You’ve got competition. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the vast majority (77 percent) of employers consider soft skills just as important as hard skills when it comes to evaluating candidates for a job, and 16 percent even say they’re more important.
Though they may not write chart-topping pop songs about the employers who scorned them, they do take to social media to publicly vent their frustrations, putting a dent in those companies’ employer brands – and even their bottom lines.
Remember when you dated and the guy asked for separate checks or showed up an hour late to your first date? It may have been a red flag, but you gave him the benefit of the doubt and he actually turned out to be
a great guy your husband. (No, just me?) Similarly, there are so-called “red flags” in the world of hiring, which are sometimes unfounded biases that cause hiring managers to overlook great candidates.
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