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Cognitive ability tests: 6 common tests used in hiring

The primary aspect of recruiting is predicting how a candidate will perform in the job. The difficult part is figuring that out. How do you know if a candidate is able to make effective decisions under pressure? How can you figure out if they have the required problem-solving skills? Cognitive ability tests provide answers to […]

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41 Employee Retention Ideas (That Actually Work)

Retaining top talent requires regular work. At a previous company, we found retaining talent near impossible. It felt like our competitors were offering candidates more money, more benefits, and more prospects than we were able to. But we were wrong. The culture was actually really special, but we were failing at communicating what was special […]

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Recruitment Automation Software: 10 tools you need to have

Beep beep! Welcome to the new age of recruiting! Automation software has managed to embed itself throughout our daily lives, and it continues to shape our working world. Automation in the recruitment space has become an instrumental tool particularly in the areas of attraction, sourcing, selection, and candidate communication. The role of a recruiter is […]

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Best Recruiting Books 2021: 19 You Need To Read

Our best recruiting books 2021 list is a compilation of our 19 favourite books for recruiters and talent acquisition professionals to read this year. In 2005, when I started my career in recruitment, there wasn’t much content out there for recruiters beyond a few classic sales books and a handful of blogs. It was all […]

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Warehouse Recruiting: 5 tips for hiring warehouse workers

Hiring warehouse workers can be a gruelling task. Finding the right applicants for the right warehouse jobs can be a challenge, so what is the best way to go about it? Some of the best advice that we’ve heard for hiring warehouse workers is to be transparent about the skills needed, be clear on the […]

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5 Big Factors Affecting Employee Attrition

Imagine you’re in a job that you don’t like and you decide to leave. Now imagine that you’re in a job that you love but you have to relocate and reluctantly resign.  On a company’s side of things, both of these situations lead to the same outcome; turnover, but they are very different situations with […]

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43 Company Culture Improvement Ideas (That Actually Work)

Company culture is shaped through your daily work rituals. Habits that set the social and behavioural norms that go onto hone your company’s unique personality. Improving your company culture requires regular work. Just like exercising and eating well leads to good health, constantly investing in your people has the same effect on your company culture, […]

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Structured Interviewing: How to do it effectively

Everyone knows how stressful interviews can be, but although they commonly cause sweaty palms for interviewees, they can cause stress for recruiters and hiring managers too. Interviewing entails a lot of time and effort on both sides and often still results in failed hires. A CareerBuilder survey states that a staggering 74% of employers have […]

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Criterion Validity: How and Why To Measure It

Hiring is a guessing game. Almost 1 in 2 hires fail in the first 18 months and, if we’re honest with ourselves, we don’t usually validate that what we’re looking for in new hires is what we should actually be looking for. Some basic KSAs (knowledge, skills, and attributes) are more important than others depending […]

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