Think social media is useless for hiring talent? Think again.
John Zappe discusses a recent survey conducted by LinkedIn that found a steady increase in
the amount of hiring managers using social media for finding talent. The survey asked hiring managers their most important source for hiring talent. About 42% of the managers said that social media was one of their most important hiring tools.
The article also discusses the top trending topics on Twitter for hiring managers. Zappe notes, “There’s a significantly greater emphasis on employer branding.” Perhaps social media is the hidden gem you’ve been looking for all along.
Check out the article here.
Have you checked your employee’s social media accounts lately? If not, you should.
According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 43% of hiring managers have found negative candidate information online via social media. The survey points out that about 50% of managers found inappropriate photos of their applicants online.
John Hollon delves into the survey and analyzes the information in his most recent post.
Check it out here.
Numbers don’t lie. China Gorman knows that. She takes a mathematical approach to understanding the job market in her most recent article
Gorman analyzes at the United States employment statistics for the past couple years. She states, “Even if these April hires were from the March job openings (3,875,000), there were still 550,000 more hires than openings. So the hidden job market must be alive and well if we’re hiring more than half-a-million more workers than there are reported openings.”
Gorman also discusses the skills gap, as it exists in today’s job market.
Check out her article here.
Are you using weird interview questions to hire your applicants? Google’s own Laszlo Bock says you shouldn’t.
“They don’t predict anything,” he told The Times. “They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart.”
John Zappe discusses the issue with weird interview questions in his recent article. According to Zappe, behavioral interview questions work best to determine your applicant’s skillset. In addition, he gives reasoning as to why hiring managers shouldn’t make hiring decisions.
Read about it here.
David Fishman claims you should include HR in your hiring process. In fact, he says they should be the ones “quarterbacking the deal.”
Hiring managers are essential to the hiring process. We know that. But without any collaboration with HR, your hiring manager could be making a costly bad hire for your company.
Read the article in its entirety here.