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3 Reasons Why Gamification is a Perfect Fit for the Hiring Process

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Gamification is already a big trend across a wide range of industries. Health and fitness apps use games and competitions to motivate people to reach their fitness goals. Plenty of consumer brands offer points-based rewards where consumers earn points or complete challenges to win bigger prizes – think McDonald’s Monopoly or Starbucks’ reward challenges. And the education industry has long used games as a way to make learning not only more fun but also more effective.

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Introducing JobFlare, a Brain Games App for Job Seekers

Written by Josh Millet

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Today Criteria is proud to announce the launch of JobFlare, a new iOS app designed to help job seekers get connected with employers based on their abilities. The app features 6 fast-paced brain games that measure qualities that employers look for in their employees: attention to detail, verbal ability, math skills, and memory.

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The Absurdity of the "Snowflake Test"

Written by Josh Millet

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One US company received significant publicity recently when it introduced a controversial new “test” designed to weed out what they call whiney, entitled, millennial job candidates. The “snowflake test,” as it’s called, features a series of cherrypicked questions designed to determine if a job applicant has the same political and cultural viewpoints as everyone else at the company. Some of the questions include:

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Closing the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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The manufacturing industry makes up 9% of the US workforce, one of the largest industries in the country. Yet hiring managers in manufacturing are facing a crisis in finding enough skilled workers to fill their open positions. According to data from the Manufacturing Institute, nearly 80% of manufacturing executives say the shortage for skilled workers is moderate to severe.

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The Perks of Dogs in the Workplace

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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More and more companies are becoming dog-friendly, and with good reason! According to a survey of over 1,000 employees at dog-friendly offices, 88% agreed that having dogs at work improved employee morale. The majority also agreed that the dogs improved their sense of well-being, reduced stress, created a greater work life balance, increased productivity, and made them feel more loyal to the company.

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Webinar: Rev Up Your Recruiting with Data-Driven Hiring

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Curious about Pre-Employment Testing?

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Anyone involved in the hiring process knows the regret of hiring the wrong person.  The cost of making a bad hire can be incredibly expensive, but there are ways to increase your odds of hiring the right people. Pre-employment tests take some of the guesswork out of hiring by delivering objective data that provide insight into your candidates.

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Announcing Our New PowerPoint 2013 Test!

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Today we’re releasing a new skills test for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. After hearing a lot of customer requests for a PowerPoint assessment, we developed a test designed to evaluate the basic skills needed to succeed in a wide range of jobs requiring regular PowerPoint use.

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Why You Shouldn’t Assume Job Applicants Have Basic Computer Skills

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Computer skills tests are popular amongst employers who want to make sure their job applicants are qualified to work with computers. There are many different types of computer tests used in the pre-hire process, including basic skills tests and micro-skills tests (i.e. specific tests on Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, etc.). But for many employers, computer knowledge seems universal, so they might feel inclined to forgo basic skills tests in favor of more software-specific tests.

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Two Qualities to Look for In Software Developers

Written by Michelle Silverstein

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Software developers are in high demand. But when it comes to hiring software developers, what qualities should you be looking for in a candidate? Developers are a diverse group, representing a wide range of people with a large array of skills and abilities. While some tech-focused recruiters seek out candidates who know a particular programming language (e.g. SQL, JavaScript, C++, Python, etc.), simply knowing a specific language tends to only predict short term success.

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