20 Underrated Qualities to Look for in Candidates — And 50+ Interview Questions to Suss Them Out

If you’re a hiring manager, this is the perfect time to check in and rededicate yourself to running an even better process, whether that’s by doubling down on your existing approach or trying out new hiring tactics that break the mold. In particular, there’s an opportunity to reconsider the very qualities you’re hunting for.

Over the years, we’ve interviewed hundreds of startup leaders, collecting their go-to … [ Read more ]

How to Tap the Talent Automated HR Platforms Miss

Companies are struggling to fill open positions, but the job platforms they use often screen out promising candidates just because they don’t tick every box. Joseph Fuller probes the challenges—and opportunities—of “hidden workers.”

Culture Wins by Attracting the Top 20% of Candidates

A culture that doesn’t just exist but that wins for your organization is one you must intentionally create. Strong organizations understand their unique culture, use multiple methods to continuously monitor the state of their culture and align the culture they want with business performance priorities — like attracting top talent.

Why You Need to Compete for Employees Like You Do for Customers

Employees are now consumers of the workplace. A new generation of worker expectations, greater workplace transparency and a tightening labor market have driven companies to compete for candidates just as fiercely as their products have to compete for customers.

And companies like Glassdoor make it easy to anonymously review companies and managers. That gives workers the chance to consider insider reviews about companies and job opportunities … [ Read more ]

The Lies We Tell During Job Interviews

Interviewers and candidates often end up in situations where they’re almost encouraged to lie—here’s what research says about how, why and how often it happens.

How to Design a Better Hiring Process

The standard interview is a tradition of sorts that has been passed down from one generation to another. But, as we discovered through our own missteps, it is unreliable. Behavioral questions might be useful for testing someone’s ability to relay biographical information. However, unless storytelling or some equivalent skill is a requirement of the position being filled, they often fail to reveal sufficient information about … [ Read more ]

Moneyball for business: How AI is changing talent management

Fifteen years after Billy Beane disrupted Major League Baseball by applying analytics to scouting, corporations are rewriting the rules of recruiting.

Hire a Top Performer Every Time with These Interview Questions

Kristen Hamilton, co-founder and CEO of Koru, has determined that seven characteristics, taken together, best translate into someone killing it at their job. These traits transcend department or career stage, and they apply to entry-level engineers and marketing executives alike. Each of these seven traits is important for just about every hire. As you use them, though, you may find that you weigh them differently … [ Read more ]

What Top Consulting Firms Get Wrong About Hiring

Each year, around 185,000 MBA students graduate in the U.S. alone. A significant portion of these students spend more than 100 hours each preparing for so-called case interviews — the favored evaluation method of elite consulting firms such as McKinsey, in which candidates are presented with a business problem and asked to talk through how they would solve the problem. This is a colossal waste … [ Read more ]