When it Comes to Assessments, It’s All About How You Use Them

A recent article in TIME magazine looks at what it’s like to get a job or fill a job in “the age of optimized hiring.” That’s a huge topic, but the article focuses on personality assessments (though it refers to them more generally as tests (more…)

Career Builder Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Employers Have Asked Illegal Interview Question

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | |
Job seekers are often the ones sweating to ask the right questions, but hiring managers also need to mind their Ps and Qs. In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 20 percent of hiring managers said they have unknowingly asked an illegal interview question. And while intentions (more…)

Ready For Spring? Spring Into Action… 

We are a winter-weary nation. A large part of the country has been slammed with snow and rain and for those who have not – we salute you! We are ready for spring – a time to regroup and get ready for balmier days ahead. (more…)

Rule #1 to Destroy a Candidate Relationship

Monday, November 3, 2014 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | |
What’s the right amount of information to ask from a candidate? According to this new LinkedIn post by CEO Greg Moran, it depends. But asking too much information prematurely can spoil the whole relationship. Read the post here … And, if you like the post, (more…)

Are You Ready to Play Ball?

What do the Oakland A’s and the New England Patriots have in common? They’ve each applied Moneyball techniques. Author Michael Lewis, describes in his book, Moneyball, how over a five-year period, the Oakland A’s used analytics to win more regular-season games than all but one major league baseball (more…)

Better Candidate Screening Equals a Better Recruitment Brand

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | | |
Build it and they will come. It’s true. Employers that have strong recruitment brands have an easier time of it when it comes to recruiting and hiring. And, there are many ways in which to do it that include proper use of social media tools, (more…)

Leverage Your Recruiting Brand with Candidate References

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | | | | |
We are in the throes of a global economic transition and recovery. And, while this creates new business opportunities, it also creates new human resource challenges. According to a Bersin by Deloitte research report: Predictions for 2014:  Building A Strong Talent Pipeline for The Global (more…)

Are Your Job Posts Sexy or Significant?

Generic job descriptions don’t attract top talent. But the trick isn’t just to jazz up your job descriptions, it’s to also make them job-relevant. So stop posting the same job descriptions you’ve had since 1992, and start make the most of the opportunity to represent (more…)

Think you have reference checking problems? Watch this video

There are dozens of reasons why companies don’t check references—none of them stack up against the tremendous value you get from a good reference check.   On top of that just compare it to the fate of those don’t check references as depicted in this (more…)

Automated, Predictive Reference Checking: Why it Works

The conventional wisdom in HR is that reference checking doesn’t work, that it’s next to impossible to get a call-back—much less get past a reference’s legal concerns. But automated reference checking (ARC) works. It combines what we have learned from research in psychology with advances in online (more…)