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Posted August 28, 2012 by

Maximizing Selection for Culture Fit: Part I

Marisa Seeds

Dr. Marisa Seeds, Senior Consultant at Shaker Consulting Group

Interest continues to grow around the use of hiring assessment tools that measure culture fit. Companies want to evaluate the match between a candidate’s needs and what an organization has to offer in terms of its culture. While most pre-employment assessments are focused on predicting job performance, research continues to show that culture fit is another important piece of the puzzle. In addition to having an impact on job performance, culture fit can be even more critical for increased engagement and higher retention.

So, how can we predict a candidate’s culture fit early in the hiring process? (more…)

Posted August 24, 2012 by

How Is Your Rejection Process?

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

I sat with a recruiting team this week to discuss aligning staffing with their business strategy. In this case, the strategy was inclusive of how those not hired felt about the company and its brand. For some of their positions, each candidate could be a future customer, future employee, or potential competitor. Holding those thoughts in focus for a moment triggers some questions about the candidate experience. (more…)

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Disruptive Recruiting and Pre-Employment Assessments

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Kevin Wheeler in his June 17 ERE article discusses Disruptive Recruiting and asks us to rethink recruiting.  Specifically he suggests automation and process simplification, among others.  I had an opportunity to ask Kevin about improving the candidate experience at ERE, where he suggested we make it easy to apply.  We may have made it too easy to apply. While valued from the candidate perspective, making it too easy to apply creates severe unintended consequences for the company and the recruiters. (more…)

Posted August 16, 2012 by

How Employers can Improve the Candidate Experience: Part 4

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Karen Bloom, principal and CEO of Bloom, Gross & Associates has devoted her career to creating exceptional candidate experiences.  In addition, Karen is a role model for mentoring recruiters and contributing to the profession through her on-going work with the Chicago Staffing Management Association.  I caught up with Karen in Orlando at the SHRM Staffing Management conference and asked her what can be done to improve the candidate experience.  When it comes to employee selection, Karen says: communicate clearly and often, establish expectations and disclose the nature of your hiring decision.  Click PLAY to hear what she has to say. (more…)

Posted August 14, 2012 by

Pre-employment Testing in the Experience Economy

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Charles Handler wrote about the movement from test to experience in his ERE article.  It was a great invitation to consider the candidate experience.  John Sullivan wrote a few years ago about how career web sites are boring candidates. It may actually be worse.  Applying may have total disregard or abuse in the candidate experience. While some corporate careers pages have added a touch of pizzazz with videos and testimonials, the actual application and pre-employment assessment components continue to be ignored by many, but not all. (more…)

Posted August 10, 2012 by

How Recruiters and Hiring Managers can Help Candidates Make an Informed Career Decision: Part 2

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

The founder of Checkster, Yves Lermusi and I had a chance to speak at TaleoWorld.  Yves has spent most of his career examining the talent space.   I asked him what we can do to help the candidate make a more informed decision.  He suggests we give the candidate feedback from the results of pre-employment assessments and background checks.  Click play to hear what he has to say, then continue reading below the video. (more…)