Hiring Essay

Why Most Hiring Processes Suck

My partners and I are all too familiar with a “traditional” hiring process. We’ve all been on both sides of the fence – as the applicant and the one doing the hiring, for companies small and large, for companies old and new. The common theme amongst us was that every hiring process we’ve been through has sucked. So we set out to do something about it. While it’s impossible to pick the right person 100% of the time, we sought out anything we could do… Continue reading

12/13/11

Attracting Quality Job Applicants

Picking up where I left off at the end of Why Most Hiring Processes Suck, the primary philosophical difference between our hiring process and most traditional hiring processes is that we want to first assess a candidate’s aptitude at performing the skills required for the job prior to conducting any interviews or making any job offers. For some jobs this is easier than others. Developers, for example, can be evaluated by their prior work and/or by giving them a small sample project to complete. A… Continue reading

12/18/11

From Applicants to Making a Hire

Sit back and relax because this is going to be a LONG post 🙂 Again I’ll pick up right where I left off at the end of Attracting Quality Job Applicants. At this point we had crafted our job application to act as a natural filter by making the application process take a little thought, and we had promoted the posting using our sites and social media accounts, the career center websites at local colleges, LinkedIn, and Craigslist. Reviewing the Applications Pretty quickly applicants started… Continue reading

12/22/11