bad hires candidate screening

He Hates It. She Loves It. Company Culture Is Not “One-Size-Fits-All”

Do you know the values that are core to the culture of your company? Many companies do. For example, at Whole Foods Market, they genuinely care about the environment. At Zappos.com, they talk about their culture of delivering WOW through service. Amazon is a company that (more…)

That’s It – I Quit!

There are two words that an HR professional would prefer not to hear – “I quit” – but it’s inevitable and it will happen. With this in mind, there are things you can do to keep some resignations at bay. It starts with understanding the (more…)

They Did What? Over-the-Top Employee Fraud Cases

Sure. We’ve all done it – slipped an office pile of Post-Its into our purse or grabbed a cool pen, but for most folks, that’s where lifting office supplies ends. But, that’s not the case with these bad hires. HRMorning.com, a network of news, opinion (more…)

Bad Hire Takeaways

A recent survey conducted by Robert Half reported that 36 percent of the 1,400 executives surveyed felt the top factor leading to a failed hire is a poor skills match. The second most common reason (30 percent) could be attributed to unclear performance objectives. “Companies can’t afford (more…)

The Perfect Employee. Say, What?  

The perfect employee. Does he/she exist? What traits or combination of technical skills and personality characteristics indicate that a person will be a good fit (or not) for the long haul? Take Five Ken Sundheim, founder and CEO, KAS Placement, a sales and marketing recruiting firm, says (more…)

Balancing the Hiring Managers’ “Need For Speed”

Balance the Need for Speed From a business perspective, how important is speed to the decision-making process? Is it better to research and analyze or better to act quickly? When it comes to talent management, business leaders believe due diligence works best. Jack Raudenbush, Vice President at Raudenbush (more…)

Think You Don’t Have Time to Reference Check? – How to Ensure a Good Hire

You wouldn’t really hire someone without first checking their references would you?  It may sound like a silly question, but it’s a valid one. Due to its tedious nature, and lack of results, reference checking has almost become a thing of the past.  As a (more…)

Why Candidate Completion Rates Don’t Matter in Employee Selection

It’s pretty common for us to hear from hiring managers that a primary concern about implementing an online selection tool is that people will drop out. But if your application process leaves behind 20% of your candidates that’s probably a good thing. For some jobs, (more…)

Managing Candidate Expectations – Chequed.com’s ChequedTV

Managing the Candidate Experience in your employee screening process. Setting expectations is the key. Understand the Why Why are you different? Why does the rigorous process aid the candidate? How can a candidate best utilize the system? Explain the Steps What are you asking them to do? What is the order of (more…)

Screening for Culture Fit – Chequed.com’s ChequedTV

We all know, when conducting employee screening, how critical culture fit is. But do you know how to really screen and interview effectively for it? Maybe you do, but do you other hiring managers. In this edition of ChequedTV we explore why (more…)