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Hireology's Top Five Blogs of 2013

Posted by Erin Borgerson on December 24, 2013

When we say we're the hiring experts, we mean it. With 360 blogs published in 2013 alone, each post you read moves you one step closer to becoming a hiring whiz. So in case you missed a few blogs, we complied a list of the top posts of 2013. Take a look and let us know what your #1 hiring lesson of the year has been.

Behavioral Interviewing: Google does it right

Google's SVP of People Operations, Laszlo Bock, sat down with the New York Times this summer to talk about the company's hiring process. When asked about the use of "brainteaser" questions in Google's interview process, Bock said, "They don’t predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart." 

Take it from one of the most sought-after companies - weird interview questions don't work. Instead, try behavioral interviewing techniques. Wondering what that entails? Read the blog to find out.

How to Hire a Graphic Design Intern: Reviewing Portfolios 

Detailing Hireology's journey to hire our very first graphic designer, this blog post gives an inside look at our hiring approach. We consulted pro-marketer and design-whiz Erin Wasson of UrbanBound to help us understand what to look for in designers, and her tips are featured in the blog. 

hireology blog4 Crucial Questions to Ask in a Phone Interview

Contrary to popular belief, phone interviews are not done to verify the information on a candidate's resume. Scheduling time for pure regurgitation of what is on a piece of paper in front of you is just a waste of everyone's time. So to improve your hiring process and help you determine which candidates are qualified for an in-person interview, we put together a list with the top four questions you should always ask during a phone screen. 

Hiring Nightmares: Pushy, Persistent and Rude Applicants

As you very well know, the hiring process can occasionally get ugly. Luckily HR uber blogger, Alison Greene, has the best advice for managers who find themselves in sticky situations. In this instance, a store manager wrote into Greene asking what to do about a rude and persistent job applicant. So in this post, we featured Greene's answer as well as adding our two cents. 

Buzzwords and Jargon: The Demise of Job Descriptions

The title of this blog post says it all - enough with the buzzwords! Believe it or not, phrases like "sales ninja" and "marketing rockstar" could be driving away qualified candidates. So what terms are you supposed to use in order to make your job description stand out? Read the article ya filthy animal. 

If you thought 2013 was a big year for hiring, just wait for what 2014 has in store. It's going to be great. 

Start your year off right with an educational webinar on the most effective hiring technologies. Click the blue box (or here) to register. 

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.