Recruiting and assessing wisely

In each issue of The Fordyce Letter we like to include feedback from the subscribers and the community at large about what they are seeing in their day-to-day lives. Last month’s question on the tightening economy and bracing for a recession spurred a lot of debate, and we’re hearing even more of this chatter during this week’s Fordyce Forum sessions. The topic has spilled over into a more general discussion about our biggest challenges.

So tell me, how are you staying competitive amid these tough economic times?

With the explosion of new resources such as social media like LinkedIn and Facebook, and other innovative techniques, the challenge now isn’t just finding the good candidates, but also making sure they interview well and have nothing in their background that can undermine them.

Assessments and behavioral-based interviewing tools can be the difference between losing a placement or a strategy for differentiating services.

Where do you stand on these services? Do you now, or plan to in the future, offer these tests? Overall, how are you changing the way you assess and choose?

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Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.