Angela Yu's Blog – August 2013 Archive (8)

How to Avoid a Bad Hire

Last week we ran a post on the cost of a bad hire. We're all aware of what a bad hire can do to productivity, office morale and the bottom line, but how do we avoid the bad hire? There are a lot of posts warning recruiters and hiring managers about the costs associated, but this has done little…

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Added by Angela Yu on August 16, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Cost of a Bad Hire

small__2775484669 Bad hires, they’re everywhere. It’s a seemingly impossible to avoid mistake that many of us have made or have been victim to. Whether they quit, or they are fired, a bad hire costs the company a lot of time and money. While every company and position therein will differing costs associated with a bad hire, the U.S. Dept. of Labor has estimated that the average cost is about 30% of the employee’s first-year potential earnings. So if that …

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Added by Angela Yu on August 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Branding Through Video Interviewing

A company’s brand is who they are and what sets them apart. There are probably thousands of other companies in most industries, but there are only a handful of names that people will recognize. They will recognize those names because of clearly defined and successfully promoted branding. Even if a company offers the exact same services or products as the other guy, the company with the established brand will always do…

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Added by Angela Yu on August 14, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Work-Force Science: What is it?

small__4416036998 An emerging field called work-force science is flipping the script on what we think we know about candidate predictors. Work-force science is best described in a NY Times article: “It adds a…

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Added by Angela Yu on August 8, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Video Interviewing is here to Stay

small__4812251385 Video interviewing hit the sourcing and hiring scene with a bang. Tech tools that are actually relevant, useful and cost effective tend to do that. Video interviewing has made a big name for itself in the HR and recruiting space. When tools like this come along that save so much time and money, with little investment and training needed, professionals will grab on tight.

According to a PGI infographic, in the last two years, the use of …

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Added by Angela Yu on August 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

How Video Interviewing Fills Urgent Physician Positions

small__6793817419 Time-to-fill and its associated costs are always on the minds of recruiters and hiring managers. The longer it takes to fill a given position, the higher the costs get. Productivity goes down, jobs are impeded and it can feel like everyone is breathing down your neck. Time-to-fill becomes even more important when…

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Added by Angela Yu on August 6, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Professional Networking is Getting Better: LinkedIn Mac Integration

Good news for all you Apple-loving, HR folks! Last month at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Fransisco, keynote speaker, Craig Federighi announced that LinkedIn will be integrated into the newest version of OS X, called OS X Mavericks. It was pretty great when they integrated Twitter, but now they’re …

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Added by Angela Yu on August 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Efficiently Hire Outside of Your Industry

Hiring outside of your industry can be a tricky move. This idea might meet some opposition, as these employees will require more time and on-boarding training than a simple transfer within the industry. However, the perks of hiring on an outsider are well worth the resources spent training them. 

These hires can bring a fresh …

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Added by Angela Yu on August 1, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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