Create a Great Job Description Without a Template

Yes, You Need a Job Description Whenever there’s a need to increase your output, execute faster, replace lost KSAs (knowledge, skills, and Abilities), or delegate key business functions, there is a set of core requirements captured in a job description. Those requirements form the basis for what comes next, which is generally to hire someone as soon…… Continue reading Create a Great Job Description Without a Template

Conduct an Amazing Phone Screen with this Framework

Conduct an Amazing Phone Screen with this Framework Have you ever sat at your desk waiting on a candidate to join the phone screen, only to be greeted with extended silence and a ghosted candidate?We’ve all been there.What about when you’ve got the candidate’s resume and profile, ready to take notes, only to embarrass yourself…… Continue reading Conduct an Amazing Phone Screen with this Framework

Human Resource Intervention – 4 Common Scenarios

When I’m talking to people who work at companies looking to work with us, I find that there are usually common themes around the symptoms they describe for why things need to change. Whether I’m talking to an owner of a small business, the co-founder of a funded startup, the HR manager for a not-for…… Continue reading Human Resource Intervention – 4 Common Scenarios

How Shrinking HR Departments Affect HR Students

Human Resources Department Shrinks as Outsourcing Rises I love to mentor people. In fact, I have taken to mentoring people who are moving into HR careers, as I feel like I have a lot to offer in this area. However, I am beginning to find a common theme with universities graduating HR professionals into a…… Continue reading How Shrinking HR Departments Affect HR Students

Use an Employee Persona for Workforce Planning

You may have heard of a Persona. It is a marketing concept that captures a profile about a common type of person, usually a customer or user, for which firms want to cater. HR/People Ops can use workforce personas to hire, motivate, and cultivate people with desired traits. In addition, job seekers are tailoring their…… Continue reading Use an Employee Persona for Workforce Planning

Both Sides of Interviewing: “How effective is this interview”

The interview is a necessary evil. You need to get to know the potential candidate, but the process can be dreadful — for both the candidates and the interviewer(s). AS A CANDIDATE If you’ve gone through many interviews, the need for preparation becomes less and less. This is because they are often predictable: “What are your…… Continue reading Both Sides of Interviewing: “How effective is this interview”

[Infographic] Guide to Recruiting Active & Passive Job Seekers

You may have come across the recruiting terms “active job seeker” and “passive job seeker.” You may even fit into one of these categories. Active Job Seeker An individual who is actively seeking employment. They may already be employed or unemployed. They seek new opportunities. Passive Job Seeker An individual who is already employed and is not seeking new opportunities.…… Continue reading [Infographic] Guide to Recruiting Active & Passive Job Seekers

The Five Employer Types You Should Avoid

Spotting a Bad Employer Before You Apply Perhaps you are a new entrant to the job market. Maybe you are a college freshman, sophomore, or even a junior, and you are excited to start putting your newfound skills to work. Or possibly, you are either unemployed or are looking to move to a different employer…… Continue reading The Five Employer Types You Should Avoid