Recruiting

14 recruitment fails: Don’t end up on this list of bad job ads

Examples of bad job ads are a popular feature of Workable VP of Customer Advocacy Matt Buckland’s Twitter feed. Some of them might make you chuckle, others might frustrate you with their blatant crudeness. We’ve compiled...

Recruiting In The Weeds: Cannabis Industry Challenges

Pot is popular. In the recently-legalized Great White North, the cannabis market could be bigger than beer – which is saying something for Canadians. But it’s not all money and mellow moods for cannabis companies. In...

Wooing top tech talent: Recruiting in the Boston tech scene

A memorable Workable event on tech recruiting opened with some surprising statistics, courtesy of Culture Amp’s Joshua Bach: “10% of people [leave] within the first six months of starting a new job. And many people decide...

Wondering what to look for in a resume? Not these 5 things

Duped investors are the obvious victims of the corporate scam allegedly devised by Theranos CEO, Elizabeth Holmes – a story now told in a new HBO documentary – but they’re not the only ones. While investors...

Talent attraction: Why Maslow thinks your job ads suck

Are you a recruiter in a terrifyingly drab business park 30 minutes from the “cool” downtown core or city center? Getting crickets when you’re trying to fill those crucial developer roles in your non-tech firm, knowing...

Unconscious bias in recruitment: How can you remove it?

There’s a lot of talk around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Companies try to get rid of any form of discrimination from their hiring process. Some of them are actively looking to attract diverse candidates,...

No standard working hours in Hong Kong? This is an opportunity

When it comes to standard working hours, Hong Kong knows little equal. A local government census in 2016 showed that around one in 10 workers put in 60-plus hours a week. Nearly one percent does 75...

There’s much to learn when candidates include hobbies in a resume

When you see a candidate include hobbies in a resume, your first thought as a recruiter or hiring manager might be: “That’s cute, but a waste of space.” But don’t jump to conclusions just yet: if...

The balancing beam of diverse teams: On hiring women in tech

I've been incredibly fortunate, as the employers I've worked for, not only recognized the importance of diverse teams, but were also prepared to invest both the time and sometimes the money that was necessary to source...

Qualified candidates per hire: By location and business function

How many qualified candidates do you need exactly in order to make an informed hiring decision? Each company may have a different number in mind, but most probably want to be in sync with the industry...

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