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Two Qualities to Look for In Software Developers

[fa icon="calendar'] December 05, 2016 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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What Our Data Says About the Gender Wage Gap

[fa icon="calendar'] June 21, 2016 by Michelle Silverstein

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The wage gap between men and women is well-documented, and there’s much debate about the reasons behind the oft-cited statistic that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.  One common explanation for the wage gap is that it is, at least in part, affected by the types of jobs and industries that men and women choose for their careers. So we decided to dig into our own data to find out what jobs men and women were actually applying to the most.

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4 Reasons You Should Never Use the Myers-Briggs Test for Hiring

[fa icon="calendar'] February 23, 2016 by Michelle Silverstein

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), one of the most well-known personality tests in America, has come under fire in the media recently because a significant body of evidence indicates that the test’s results are largely meaningless. This is a classic case of the popular press (belatedly) catching on to something that has been a virtual consensus among academic psychologists for a long time. And yet the MBTI continues to be widely used by companies and college career centers across the globe.

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Quality vs. Quantity – The HR Dilemma of Finding Qualified Applicants

[fa icon="calendar'] November 17, 2015 by Tennyson Collins

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Every week I speak to a lot of hiring managers and recruiters and repeatedly hear their frustrations at not finding enough qualified applicants. Similar sentiments were echoed in Elena Holodny's Business Insider article The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters. Finding quality employees is always at the top of the to-do list for those in HR, and while receiving a ton of applications may seem like a good thing in the hiring process, sometimes the “more-the-merrier” doesn’t quite apply when so few of the applicants are qualified.

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Hiring Fail: The Humor in Hiring the Wrong Person

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2015 by Michelle Silverstein

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All employers can remember a time when they hired the wrong person for the job. The hiring process is both art and science, and it’s impossible to get it right every time. Adding pre-employment tests into your hiring arsenal can help you increase your hiring success rate and reduce the occurrence of what we like to call “hiring fails.” We know how much of a pain point these hiring fails can be for recruiters and hiring managers alike, so we made a video to poke fun at the comedic side of a hire gone wrong. Enjoy!

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The Hiring Opportunity of a Lifetime?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 16, 2009 by Josh Millet

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At Criteria we develop and deliver pre-employment testing software that our customers use to help enhance their hiring process. Because our service is web-based we can track our customers' usage patterns pretty closely, and this provides us with great insights into hiring trends across the U.S. (we currently have hundreds of customers in 46 different states.)

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