Recruiting

How to get candidates to love you during the hiring process

Treat candidates how you want to be treated (that is, with respect). Embed respect into hiring by adding process to operationalize the whole thing. And then stick to it.

How would you feel if the hiring process process was designed with the sole purpose to throw you off your game?

When organizations take advantage of the obvious power dynamic that exists in the hiring process, I can’t help but cringe. It’s an interview, not a witch hunt.

The hiring process can be stressful, but it doesn't need to be
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Recently a woman by the name of Olivia Bland shared a viral post about how she got a job offer — sounds awesome right? Not so much. After what she described as a “humiliating experience” interviewing with the company’s CEO, Craig Dean, the marketing specialist publicly declined their offer and shared her reasoning via social media.

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