How to Hire Employees Remotely

Remote work has been called “the future of work.” It’s not the future. It’s the present. During the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies have temporarily switched to remote work and allowed their employees to work from home. But this is not a temporary phenomenon. The number of fully remote companies is growing and includes some you… Read the full article

The Most Common Hiring Methods Don’t Work

This article was originally published on ERE.net: https://www.ere.net/the-most-common-hiring-methods-dont-work/   What does your typical hiring process look like? If you start by looking at resumes and then invite or call some candidates for an interview, you might have a problem. These hiring practices are very common, but they can easily lead you to hire the wrong… Read the full article

How Cognitive Ability Tests Can Improve Your Hiring Process

Cognitive ability tests can improve your hiring process. But what is cognitive ability exactly? The terms cognitive ability, general mental ability, intelligence, and IQ, are often used interchangeably. In psychometrics, all of these terms are grouped up into a construct called g factor. I will use the term cognitive ability because it encompasses all of… Read the full article

How to Write a Good Job Description (Without Bullshit)

Imagine if there was an easy way to filter out unsuitable candidates before you ever contact them. Seems impossible, right? How can you know that they’re not suited for the job if you haven’t even talked to them or know anything about their skills? Well, it is possible, and you can do it with a… Read the full article

Digital Interviewing: The Ultimate Guide for Hiring Managers

Imagine if there were a way to attract more qualified candidates, assess them faster, and stay compliant with COVID-19 restrictions? Switching from in-person to digital interviewing is all it takes, and it’s easier than you think to make the switch. What Is a Digital Interview? No surprise here, a digital interview is an interview that… Read the full article

Why Whiteboard Interviews Suck (And What To Do Instead)

  Whiteboard interviews have long been a staple in tech hiring. And they’ve been a terrible mistake the entire time. Programmers hate them. They want them to stop. Even some interviewers hate them, but not nearly enough because they’re still a widely used interview technique. Why Are Whiteboard Interviews so Terrible? A recent study by… Read the full article

Why Most Candidates Fail Pre-Employment Skill Tests

Some users ask why so many candidates fail job screening tests. It’s normal for most candidates to fail; in fact —that’s the point. Unlike school tests, which are designed so that 90% of students will pass, pre-employment tests usually eliminate 90% of candidates. This is especially true when it comes to programming, where many people… Read the full article