The HiringThing blog is where we share some of our musings on hiring, technology and anything related to the fine art of hiring online. Stay tuned for regular updates, and be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed. Interested in contributing? Check out our Guest Post Guidelines.

Why Strength-based Management is the Best Type of Management

Think for a second about your most recent workplace performance review. It probably involved sweaty palms while you awaited your boss’s critique, worried about the inevitable criticism or “needs for improvement”. Maybe you were nervous about whether or not you’d get a raise or bonus. Maybe you were even stressing … Continue reading

posted on 15 Nov 2017

Quirky Interview Questions — Effective or a Waste of Time?

To find the hottest talent, many hiring managers and recruiters are casting aside traditional interview questions for quirky and unusual brain teasers. Interviewers use these unorthodox questions in hopes of gaining more insight into candidates’ potential. As with any hiring practice, there are both supporting and opposing opinions, with an … Continue reading

posted on 14 Nov 2017

Staffing up Too Soon or Waiting Too Long — the Fine Line

Deciding whether to hire or hold off is a delicate balance. Small businesses must determine when to make their first hires and subsequently add employees. Medium and large organizations may land deals or projects that require a dedicated team, but should they reserve those people ahead of time or wait … Continue reading

posted on 08 Nov 2017

Hiring the Right Fit for a Remote Role

Hiring people to join your team is always a challenge, but when filling remote positions, you are faced with a whole new set of difficulties. Even though remote employees won’t spend their days interacting face to face with an in-office team, they still need to fit with the group and … Continue reading

posted on 01 Nov 2017

Hiring in a Hurry — Successfully Staffing up ASAP

In an ideal workplace, we would have endless time to finish tasks, with flexible deadlines flowing seamlessly around our schedules. In reality, some things need to happen immediately, including hiring new talent. No matter how organized you might be in your day-to-day routine, when your organization needs to bring on … Continue reading

posted on 25 Oct 2017

HiringThing Chosen as Applicant Tracking Category Leader

Awesome news! HiringThing has placed in the top 25 list for applicant tracking by GetApp. More than 127 applicant tracking solutions are listed on GetApp, and HiringThing was listed as #16 in the top 25 list. To view the full ranking, please click here. GetApp serves as an ecosystem of … Continue reading

posted on 18 Oct 2017

How PEOs Help Small Businesses Attract and Retain Talent

One of the benefits of working with a professional employer organization (PEO), is that it can help your business both attract and hold on to good employees. This statement is true, but it’s also a bit vague. Exactly, how can a PEO help accomplish these things? How can they help … Continue reading

posted on 29 Sep 2017

Put an End to Hiring Anxiety

Many HR team members experience hiring anxiety: “What if I get it wrong?” How can you minimize turnover and find the best people without losing your mind? Anxiety is on the rise, and the workplace is one of the worst culprits for pushing people over the edge. In fact, 56 … Continue reading

posted on 21 Sep 2017