Practical advice on hiring and stories about real-life hiring successes, failures and everything in between.
Personality tests measure our enduring human traits. Many of leading companies make use of these assessments in their hiring processes. When done right, they’re appealing due to their ease of use, digestible results, capacity for establishing a solid link to performance, and lack of discrimination against underrepresented groups.
June 21, 2021
Your mission should convey your company's purpose in a way that will inspire employees and tell partners and customers why you care. You need a story that connects a lofty mission with the here and now.
May 20, 2021
Your interview process is only as good as the debriefs they lead up to. Make sure you’re making most of all the work that goes into designing roles and planning interviews. End your hiring cycle with careful consideration of the candidates and a responsible decision based on all of the evidence you carefully gathered.
May 19, 2021
The goal of every hiring manager is to hire the best person possible. Unfortunately, bias gets in the way.
April 23, 2021
Modern work is teamwork. It’s rare for someone to succeed in a role by working alone. In many ways, our ability to solve problems and get things done at work relies on working well with and magnifying our teammates’ expertise. As such, hiring for a great team gets the team involved.
April 6, 2021
Your job description is a candidate’s first look at your company and the role. Good job descriptions inform; great job descriptions can attract and excite. But poor job descriptions can be fatal—they may attract unqualified candidates and even deter top talent from applying.
March 22, 2021
99% of job interviews are a complete black box for candidates. Candidates typically know when to show up and, if they’re lucky, who they’ll be meeting. If you’re on the company side - the hiring manager or an interviewer - this might sound like enough, but if you’ve been on the other side of the table - as a candidate - it sucks. The less a candidate knows, the more likely they are to fail.
March 19, 2021
Whether you’re a first-time manager or a seasoned executive, hiring is tough. You'll likely base your decisions on information you glean from interviews. But your interviews are only as good as the questions you ask, and the road is lousy with pitfalls. There are tons of great interview questions to ask based on the skills you’re looking for, and many to avoid. Let's talk about those questions to steer clear of.
March 5, 2021
Before you create a job description, you need to know the job. Seems obvious, but job descriptions are rarely as useful as they can be. At best, this means not hiring efficiently. At worst, it can lead to unintended discrimination and even lawsuits. Let's go over the steps to building job descriptions that are consistent, fair, and will set up your new hires for success.
February 26, 2021
The most critical information to your hiring decision will likely come from candidate interviews—but interviews only work if you ask the right questions. Whether you’re writing your questions or selecting them from WhoCo’s expansive library, these simple guidelines will help you maximize your interview time to choose the right candidate.
January 15, 2021
Most successful hiring programs involve some combination of both job distribution and candidate sourcing with the mix varying by different factors of the role including the function and seniority. This guide offers easy-to-implement strategies from industry experts to help you build a talent pipeline and find top talent for your job opening.
December 15, 2020
Interviews are crucial to hiring, but often done poorly. This guide explores how to optimize your interview process while minimizing errors, ensuring fairness and efficiency, and putting your company's best foot forward.
December 1, 2020
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