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Personality Testing: Proceed with Caution

Personality Testing: Proceed with Caution

Personality tests can help organizations predict how different types of people will interact. They can also identify employee strengths and workplace challenges. Still, there are enough disadvantages of personality testing that it is not recommended for making hiring decisions. Read more

Keeping Score: Using a Hiring Rubric

Keeping Score: Using a Hiring Rubric

Use a hiring rubric to bring objectivity to the search process. View examples of applicant screening and interview rubrics! Read more

Soft Skills & How to Assess Them in Candidates: Part II

Soft Skills & How to Assess Them in Candidates: Part II

Helbling search consultants weigh in on soft skills: how they assess them in candidates, reasons to include the in position descriptions, and more. Read more

Evaluating a Prospective Hire III: Leveraging Candidate References

Evaluating a Prospective Hire III: Leveraging Candidate References

Helbling recruiters offer advice on how to assess a new hire and leverage their professional references - Part 3. Read more

Evaluating a Prospective Hire II: Assessing Fit With Culture + Role

Evaluating a Prospective Hire II: Assessing Fit With Culture + Role

Helbling recruiters offer advice on how to determine a prospective hire's fit with your corporate culture and role - Part 2. Read more

Evaluating a Prospective Hire I: Assessing True Motivations

Evaluating a Prospective Hire I: Assessing True Motivations

Advice on how to determine a prospective hire's true career motivations - Part I. Read more