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How AI is Changing Hiring Expectations and the Face of the Workplace

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard about artificial intelligence (AI) non-stop, especially in the last few years. AI seems to be penetrating all areas of our lives, including the workforce. For HR, new developments in AI’s role in employment, staffing structure, and hiring practices are introduced … Continue reading

posted on 28 Dec 2017

Hiring Happiness Alert: Auto-Request Background Checks

Here’s some great news for all HiringThing customers! You can now set a workflow action to automatically request a background and/or drug screen once an applicant has been marked as hired. To view details on how to enable this feature within your dashboard, click here. Not using our integrated background … Continue reading

posted on 15 Dec 2017

Four Tips for Screening Millennials

Two years ago, millennials, defined as people between the ages of 19 to 35, surpassed baby boomers as the largest segment of the U.S. workforce. Today, more than one-third of the American workforce are millennials. Because of unique dynamics for their generation, millennials have special factors to consider when integrating … Continue reading

posted on 13 Dec 2017

The Role of Psychology in Hiring

Any recruiter or hiring manager knows there’s more to interviewing a candidate than merely asking questions. Companies with well-developed recruiting departments view their hiring formulas as art forms, and smaller organizations strive toward such tight hiring games. The secret to modern hiring isn’t just finding candidates with the desired experience. … Continue reading

posted on 13 Dec 2017

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