Turnover is a dreaded but unavoidable part of human resources. Less than half of current employees believe that their company is skilled in retaining its top talent. Turnover can be problematic for any business… that is, if it’s too high and impacts the best employees. However, while lower turnover is typically considered the ideal, zero turnover should never be the goal – turnover can be healthy for your company in the right doses.
Interview questions feeling stale? Looking to hire more creative talent? Adding some inventiveness to your company’s hiring process can showcase the ingenuity and personality of your candidates in a way that cliché, expected questions cannot. Oftentimes, the interview is one of the last steps in the hiring process, after you’ve already gathered a lot of important information on your candidates through things like resumes, pre-employment assessments, background screening, and more. The interview is an opportunity to learn more about a candidate’s qualifications and get a sense of how well they’d work on your team. Here are a few creative interview questions you can throw into the mix:
If your hiring team is part of the 73% struggling to find the right candidates, you may want to try expanding your applicant pool. One factor that may be currently preventing employers from maximizing the value of their current applicants is a tendency to favor younger workers.
One of the biggest ongoing HR trends is a transition from the traditional, paper-heavy human resources work style to a greater reliance on online systems and databases. By 2015, almost 8 out of 10 Human Resources professionals polled at a Society for Human Resource Management conference claimed that their department had converted to a paperless system.