Recruiting

The Search for The Best Interviewer

I once did a study to measure the commercial impact of poor candidate experience in a large subscription based telco business called Virgin Media.  You might have heard about it? That work, almost four years ago, helped me engage a…

Speed: The Hidden Driver of Candidate Quality

Data from 6,600 hires across 10 industries suggests that there’s an intriguing link between a job offer and the timing of a job seeker’s application. Specifically: the early bird gets the job. This research looking into hiring behavior found that:…

The Craigslist Experiment

I am always on the lookout for new and affordable ways to help either get the word out about a job posting or a place to find that diamond hiding in plain sight. I know there is a mentality about…

Fake Job Ads Are Evil

It was in February. I was near the end of an onsite interview for a job with a large technology company and I asked the interviewer when he needed someone to start. He told me he did not have a…