Tag Archives: interviews

The Lost Art of Courting Candidates

by George Blomgren Recruiting for a local electrical contractor, I recently lost a candidate (she withdrew) after she showed up for two one-hour interviews and learned that the employer had tacked on a third. The employer didn’t think it was a big deal — it was the end of the day. In contrast, the candidate […]

4 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask

Are you interviewing someone? Don’t ask these questions, you’ll thank us later. 1. What’s your favorite color? What does this answer give you? Most job candidates in the interview will answer, probably in a bit of a confused manner, their favorite color. But now that you have it, what does it tell you about how […]

Keep Your Employees

Every company wants to keep their employees. A high employee turnover is costly and time consuming. According to GetHired.com, the total cost of hiring an employee is upwards of $18,795. That’s just for one employee. Blogger at TLNT, Mark Toth, explains how to keep employees happy and engaged. He breaks it down into six words: […]

A Candidate’s Fit is Crucial

Companies are finding top talent through building a competitive edge. This happens through promoting their employment brand while using their engagement programs and retention strategies as recruiting tools. Without question — recruiters and HR leaders know that a candidate’s fit is a critical factor to individual and company success. Chris Forman founder of  StartWire and former […]

The Perks of Being an Employee

Interviews are an opportunity to tell the company why you are the best fit. What makes you the most valuable asset? What skills and abilities can you offer the team? How many interviews have you walked in to knowing every detail about the company’s benefits plan, work-wide celebrations, insurance options, and the number of vacation […]