Recruiting

How to be the worst interviewer

Meet Joe – Head of Digital Marketing at “Fictional Company”. Joe is really good at his job but has been struggling lately, ever since one of his designers left. He wants to hire a new senior...

Bad news for businesses affected by Brexit uncertainty

With just months to go until the UK leaves the European Union, and no deal yet in place, many employers continue to worry about the possible impact of Brexit on UK businesses and the labour market....

Best job ad examples from the Workable job board

A clear and engaging job description helps attract the right candidates. But writing one is no easy feat. To inspire you, we dove into the Workable job board to identify some of the best job ad...

15 job interview horror stories that you won’t believe

When hearing the word “Halloween”, many of us think of decorative spider webs, vampire and ghost costumes, grinning pumpkins and of course, horror stories. Even if you’re not a fan of trick-or-treat season, you may still...

Don’t blame AI for gender bias – blame the data

In early October, Reuters reported that Amazon - which emphasizes automation as a major part of its brand - had scrapped its experimental automated recruiting tool. The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing...

Recruiter vs hiring manager: Who is really responsible for hiring?

When a new hire turns out to be a star employee, both the recruiter and the hiring manager can pat themselves on the back for their brilliant choice. Conversely, a bad hire raises questions: who was...

How to handle an interview no show

Out of all the minor nuisances in our personal lives, getting stood up is probably the most unpleasant. Unfortunately, this also happens in professional settings, such as when you’re ready to interview a candidate and they...

The best recruiting email templates for all scenarios

Communicating with candidates takes time but probably not as much as you’re currently spending. Well-crafted recruiting email templates will help reduce your workload and can give you direction to get the tone and structure right. This...

Seven lessons from Doist on hiring remote employees

Imagine your workforce is so diverse your employees come from 26 countries. Getting applicants for your roles is never a problem—on an average, approximately 600 people apply per job opening. People like it there, so they...

Why your hiring shouldn’t hinge on thank-you emails

Sending thank-you emails to interviewers is part of a colossal body of unquestioned interview advice to candidates. Many interviewers use these messages to break ties between similar interviewees. Others might go so far as to automatically...

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