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The Ideal Applicant Journey in 3 Steps: Use Hiring Psychology Like a Pro

What is applicant journey mapping? The process of creating a graphical representation or map of a job applicant’s journey. It depicts what the applicant experiences through each stage of the recruiting process. What is an applicant persona? A semi-fictional description of your company’s ideal job applicant.  Both of these methods are components of hiring or…

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Structured Interview Questions: The Ultimate Interview Guide

5 Minute Read What Are Structured Interviews? A structured interview uses a uniform script of questions. The interviewer follows the same script for each candidate. The questions are chosen specifically for the skills required for the position. They also include questions that reveal desired behavioral attributes. Standardized Scoring A structured interview system also uses a…

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What Are Human Resources Techniques For Keeping The Best Employees?

What are human resources techniques for keeping the best employees? Improve your hiring practices Create a structured onboarding program Provide a career path Respond to employee feedback Review performance fairly and often Improve work/life balance Create an outstanding employee experience Create a Strategy In this age of job-hopping, you have to get serious about retention.…

Types of Unconscious Bias in Hiring

The field of psychology has drastic implications for talent acquisition and retention. Psychology is the study of why people do what they do – in essence, what makes people tick. There are certain motivations and fallacies common to much of the population. In many cases, it affects what we say and do. A cognitive bias…

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Use Recruiting Solutions to Overcome Hiring Roadblocks

Despite your best efforts, you’re going to run into roadblocks when you’re recruiting. Analyze your hiring funnel to locate and assess these roadblocks. Then, find the recruiting solutions you need to optimize the process. In many cases, the delays may appear to be the fault of your personnel. Do these scenarios sound familiar? The manager…

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Manager Feedback and Interview Evaluations

You currently have a mission-critical position to fill and a fairly tight deadline to hire a qualified person to do the job. You have posted the position on your website and other outside resources like Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed and Craig’s List. What comes next is a stack of resumes—more than usual since there are so…

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3 Statements Your Recruiting Team Should Avoid

The current hiring landscape is vastly different than it was just ten years ago. Gone is the 9-5 workday. Gone is the standardized application process. Gone is the time when employees worked for years in the same position at the same company. Today’s employees find new jobs through social media and word of mouth –…

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How to Hire the Best Home Care Aides

When an agency wants to hire home care aides who will be most successful, what should it look for in its applicants? In-home care providers play a unique role in their clients’ lives. They have a major impact on a person’s quality of life, but don’t typically have a part in health care decisions. The work…

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Four Easy Steps to Fast-Track Home Care Hiring

The job outlook for home health and personal care aides is on the rise. Employment for this title is expected to increase by 41% from 2016 to 2026. That’s an astonishing number. (The average growth rate for all occupations is just 7%.) This career, which requires little work experience or education, is attractive to all sorts of…