How to conduct an interview

How to conduct an interview

Occasionally I get feedback from candidates post interview that they were asked questions that had nothing to do with the job. They’re not referring to behavioral questions about “how would you solve this problem” or “tell me a story about when you solved something”. They’re talking about functional and technical questions which are irrelevant to … Continue reading How to conduct an interview

Are you really winning the war for talent retention?

Are you really winning the war for talent retention?

Losing hurts – especially when it’s the other person who decides to move on. “Regretted turnover” is a metric that some companies now use to track how many employees choose on their own to leave. Turnover is costly in general, but losing top talent can also cause significant, even irreparable damage to your business. The … Continue reading Are you really winning the war for talent retention?

How social media can help (or hurt) you in your job search

How social media can help (or hurt) you in your job search

Social media is a key player in the job search process today. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ allow employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside the confines of a résumé, cover letter, or interview—while they offer job seekers the opportunity to learn about companies they’re interested in; connect with current … Continue reading How social media can help (or hurt) you in your job search

These days, recruiters are worth the money

These days, recruiters are worth the money

When it comes to sourcing the right interview candidates, I’ve never been keen to use recruiters. But I recently changed my mind. My company, Metal Mafia, has an excellent candidate screening process, a super training program, and a very successful team of employees to show for it. But hiring has always been a difficult task … Continue reading These days, recruiters are worth the money