What to Do When a Candidate Doesn't Pass a Background Check

For many of us at some point, we are going to be faced with having to give a candidate bad news about their background check results and candidacy with our company, in other words, we are rejecting you. Often we try to soft-sell that bad news by saying “We have a candidate who more closely …

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Future Friday: AI is not as perfect or unbiased as you may think

The push toward the use of “people analytics” in HR is ever increasing. More and more HR departments are using analytics. According to People Analytics: Recalculating the Route “…71% of companies see people analytics as a high priority in their organizations.” Companies see this as being so important that in some organizations the use of …

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“Hiring for fit” may cause you legal problems

Let me start off by saying that I believe that it is important for most people being hired into an organization have a “fit” with the culture of the organization. However, if the assessment of “fit” is just a subjective evaluation then you could be headed to court. Background Attorney Robert LaBerge, of Bond Schoneneck  …

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Do Your Star Employees have the Right Stuff? Do they have True Grit?

  We have just had The Academy Awards presented. (You will have to pay attention to the news or watched the show to know the winners.) The Oscars are all about talent, recognizing people who are good at what they do. Some of these people are recognized for work done early in their careers, but …

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3 Brainless Steps to Brilliant Hires: A Guest Post

  Bill Ramsey has posted a couple of times as a guest. This time he offered me a video guest post on 3 brainless steps to brilliant hires. I thought it was well done. I think you will like it as well. Bill talks about the selection process and the value of selection tools. So …

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Identifying Team Players: A Guest Post

This post is written by Bill Ramsey, an associate in the assessment field.   Identifying Team Players By Bill Ramsey I am not a “team player.”  In fact, I wince when I hear that expression.  If I were a vampire, you could repel me with garlic, sunlight, and rousing pep-talks extolling the virtues of the …

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Honest Assessments as a Key to Success

  Do you know any kids that went to college and you knew they should have gone to a trade school instead? How about a friend that aspirations to be in management and you knew they should have stayed where they were? How about someone who quit what they were doing to “follow their dream” …

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Every Meeting is an Evaluation

  Many managers and supervisors say they hate doing employee evaluations and they don’t have time to do them. What they don’t think about is that every meeting with an employee is an opportunity to provide feedback and make corrections and that is what an evaluation is. So take the opportunity to make every meeting …

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The Importance of Vision in Effective Hiring

Introduction- I am a big fan of assessments and a big fan of Theodore Roosevelt. So when guest poster Bill Ramsey wove the two together I had to post it. So here is The Importance of Vision in Effective Hiring. How does a man earn a place on Mt. Rushmore?  Among his numerous accolades, Teddy …

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