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The Job Interview – Questions to Ask and Avoid

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 07:55:21 PDT

When conducting employment interviews, having a well developed job description and knowing in advance what questions you can and cannot ask will enable you to gather the information you need to make a well-informed hiring decision while protecting the human rights of individuals. The purpose of a job interview is to meet job candidates as well as validate and perhaps seek additional information to what is provided within their resume in order to determine whether or not they are qualified and would be a fit for the position and the organization.

When (Talking) Less, is More

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 09:23:05 PDT

When it comes to interviewing potential candidates, less talking by the interviewer is definitely more. The purpose of conducting job interviews is to learn more about each candidate’s experience and qualifications as they relate to the position for which they have applied. It is also an opportunity to validate the information that they have submitted in their resume. Two common mistakes that I often witness employers make when conducting job interviews are talking too much and asking leading questions, often unintentionally and without even realizing they are doing it.

Video Interviewing

Wed, 11 May 2011 08:14:10 PDT

The Canadian job market has been steadily improving, with 305,000 jobs created in the past twelve months, representing a 1.8% rise in employment (Statistics Canada, April 8, 2011). We are once again entering a candidate’s job market, with many employers reporting challenges finding the talent they need for some niche positions. Many need to source candidates nationally or in some cases, internationally, signaling the need for video interviewing to narrow long distances and facilitate the recruitment process. For others, they are finding that video interviewing is an effective and efficient recruitment process.

Get Ready to Get Greener in 2011

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:33:06 PDT

It’s official…once again Dr. John Sullivan has predicted a future trend that is becoming a reality. In June of 2009, Dr. Sullivan predicted that “within a few years the “interview from anywhere” approach will become the standard practice for all but final hiring interviews.” Here we are, one and a half years later and the number of companies that have implemented these solutions has tripled and the early adopters are using live virtual interviews as the de facto standard first step in the candidate assessment process.

Setting the Stage for Successful Recruitment Interviews

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:43:26 PDT

It is often said that, we remember a third of what we hear, half of what we read, and 100% of what we feel. If you were to ask recent job applicants how they felt after having gone through the recruitment process at your organization, what would they say? Respected? Frustrated? Enlightened?

Peer interviewing: how to involve peers in interviewing

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 13:56:35 PDT

Peer interviewing – where coworkers interview potential new hires – offers you the chance to create a great team. In peer interviewing, members of a work group help choose new employees.

Behavioural interviews | Interviews that review behaviour

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 13:57:26 PDT

Behavioural interviews give employers a chance to learn about a potential employee’s perspectives and attitudes. In a behavioural interview,

Soft skills: Tips for evaluating soft skills

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 13:58:17 PDT

Soft skills elude many hiring managers. That’s because soft skills rarely fit into standardized tests. Whereas it’s relatively easy to run tests on typing, editing, math or filing, it’s much harder to test for integrity, honesty, relationship building and teamwork.

Stay Interviews

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 13:59:30 PDT

Worried a key member of your team could leave? Hold a stay interview and hope you’ll never need to do an exit interview.

Exit interviews: don’t just say goodbye

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:00:18 PDT

Exit interviews can be just as important as the interviews you conducted when you hired an employee. When an employee leaves your organization, it’s important to get feedback on their experience.

Avoiding Interview Pitfalls

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:01:51 PDT

Have you ever hired someone only to find out later the individual wasn't a good match for the job? If you have, you're not alone. Employment decisions are never easy and there's plenty of room for mistakes along the way.

Interviewing potential employees

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:04:54 PDT

Interviewing potential employees is a tricky process. Although resources abound for employees seeking job interview secrets, interviewing potential employees seems to have eluded the media.

Pre-screening job applicants

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:07:46 PDT

Pre-screening job applicants allows employers to narrow down the pool of applicants to those who are the best fit for the position—without spending hours doing in-depth interviews.

Employee background check should include references

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:21:23 PDT

Employee background check lists should include a review of references. But to be strategic, you’ll want to think about how best to use references in recruitment. Here’s how.

Candidate Evaluation Forms

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:51:27 PDT

Candidate Evaluation Forms provide recruiters within your company with a list of criteria and ratings for potential candidates. Interviewers can use it to record important information during the interview. The Candidate Evaluation Form ensures a level of fairness and accuracy when comparing candidates after the interviewing process.

Peer Interviewing

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:52:14 PDT

Peer interviewing is the process of hiring with the input of employees in the organization. Peer interviewing is done by employees of the specific work group of the position available. In other words, employees get to participate in choosing their future co-workers.