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Tag: hiring staff

What We Can Learn About Hiring from Viral Posts and Basketball

July 6, 2019
In this article, I use a viral post from LinkedIn and Barack Obama's insights about the Toronto Raptors' historic 2019 NBA Championship to describe what we can learn about hiring...

Are high pedigree, Ivy League job candidates always the best?

March 30, 2019
The 2019 college admission cheating and bribery scandal is a reminder to evaluate ivy league and regular candidates carefully when hiring ... instead of treating certain labels as a proxy/substitute...

Insider threats – Hiding in Plain Sight

February 23, 2019
Knowingly or not, we have been watching incidents where insider threats have been the primary cause of serious and often expensive problems that have affected over 100 million people. I...

What Takes Longer: Hiring an Employee, or Buying a Car?

February 9, 2019
One of the challenges that employers face when hiring credentialed professionals is that on the surface, most of the candidates look similar. There's a fixed number of institutions that offer...

Hiring is like dating. Do you need to up your game?

October 13, 2018
Many employers treat hiring like a blind date, hoping for “love at first sight.” They spend a little bit of time with a candidate. They ask some basic questions, then ask...

The Relevance and Absence of the Reference Check in the #MeToo Era

October 5, 2018
If anyone is looking for evidence that background and reference checks are still worthwhile, look no further than the current headlines around the ongoing Supreme Court nomination process in the US....

The Challenges of Hiring Staff to Work in the Cannabis Industry

January 27, 2018
The standard practices used by many employers and hiring managers will probably be inadequate for the cannabis (or marijuana) industry - especially in the early days ...

Q&A with Dr. Helen – What You Need to Know About Reference Checks

January 20, 2018
In this article, Dr. Helen answers some frequently asked questions about the usefulness of the reference check and its relevance in the modern job search and hiring process. The job...

Hidden Consequences of Online Screening

October 7, 2017
I recognize the advantages that business owners and hiring managers have when they use online screening methods. My concern is more about what happens when these screening tools are not...

What Do HR and Psychology Have to Do With Cyber Threats?

November 7, 2016
I’ve been thinking about cyber threats / security and adapting what I learned and applied when I was working in a very secure environment. In that work environment, we were...

Using I-O Psychology For Better Hiring

January 30, 2016
As a specialist in Industrial / Organizational (I/O) psychology, I have expertise in assessing human behaviour within the context of work. This means that I can help you to identify...

When Hiring, Think about the “Bring vs. Learn Concept”

June 5, 2014
When I work with hiring managers and business owners, I ask them what their next employee must “bring” into the job from day one - and also what things the...

Work Simulations Can Be Your Best Friend …

May 26, 2014
Personally, I’m a big fan of simulations and tests as a useful supplement to job interview questions. Some people are good at talking (i.e., “performing” well during a job interview)...