Anyone who has had to hire someone understands the basics of an interview. From the perspective of the hiring manager, the goal is to ask the right set of questions to get a better understanding of the candidate sitting in front of you: will this person be able to perform well in this role, collaborate with the team, and ideally stay with the company for a long time?
Hiring is difficult. This shouldn’t be news to anyone who’s ever had to go to through the process firsthand. But is hiring becoming more difficult?
In today’s candidate-driven market, employers are having to work harder to win over great candidates. One outcome of this is that more and more employers are experiencing “ghosting” for the first time.
Hiring can be complex, time-consuming, and tedious, which is why many organizations rely on technology to organize and manage the hiring process. For example, some companies might use an ATS, or applicant tracking system, to specifically manage the recruitment process by collecting applications, organizing candidates, and managing communications. Many organizations might also use an HRIS, or human resource management system, which typically manages a variety of different HR functions, from hiring and onboarding to compensation and performance management.
We’re excited to announce a new integration between HireSelect and BambooHR. BambooHR is an HR software solution that helps small and medium-sized businesses manage all of their employee information and HR processes in a user-friendly Human Resources Information System (HRIS). With over 16,000 customers, BambooHR helps growing companies navigate the complicated world of HR, from applicant tracking and onboarding to compensation and performance management.
About 82% of companies are now using some form of pre-employment tests in the hiring process, and most HR professionals have a general understanding about the types of assessments that are out there. But just like any other technology, pre-employment tests are rapidly shifting to adapt to the changing needs of businesses today.
So many factors go into every single hiring decision you make. Hiring is not a simple process, and neither is the way that each organization goes about making those decisions. We recently put out a survey to learn more about how hiring professionals attract, hire, and retain their teams, and we published our findings in our second annual Pre-Employment Testing Benchmark Report. One of the things we were curious about was which factors or tools organizations are using to make those all important hiring decisions. Here’s what we found:
Another year of HR Tech has come and gone. Here are five of our biggest takeaways from HR Tech 2019:
Earlier this year, we surveyed hiring professionals across all industries to learn more about how they hire, and we released the results in our second annual Pre-Employment Testing Benchmark Report.
The last few years have been characterized by historically low unemployment rates combined with the ever-rising number of job openings. These factors have driven a major shift in the job market, from one that was employer-driven to one that is now more candidate-driven. As a result, we've seen the development of several positive changes in the hiring landscape, including the growing importance of employer branding and candidate experience. With so many job openings available and not enough people to fill them, companies have had to adopt new ways to compete for the limited talent available.