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Three types of work culture and how to hire for each of them

When you're hiring a new employee you want someone who'll be a great addition to the team. And that means identifying candidates whose values, attitudes and behaviors reflect, or can adapt, to those of the organization. Yet looking for a good 'culture fit' can be fraught with unconscious biases that limit diversity and prevent you securing the best talent, caution David Rock and Khalil Smith of the NeuroLeadership Institute. They recommend designing an interview process that's specific about the...
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How to recruit top talent when no one's heard of your startup

 Hiring talent is one of the biggest challenges for startups, especially in the early stages. When there are only a few people on the team, it's crucial to find someone who's a good cultural fit as well as having the required skills and experience. Large companies can offer better salary packages and benefits, which leaves cash-strapped startups at a disadvantage. To help you compete with the big players, founder and CEO Craig Bloem shares here his top tips for attracting—and holding o...
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Research shows the best resumes and cover letters use these words and phrases (in moderation)

​Recruiters and hiring managers often receive literally hundreds of applications for a single role and are skilled at quickly scanning them to find what they're looking for. While a good resume increases your chances of being invited to interview, the definition of a "good resume" is subjective. Each recruiter is different, and their advice about what works and what doesn't can vary accordingly. With this in mind, researchers examined various resume writing tactics to determine how they're ...
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Why my company stopped “auditioning” job candidates

While most companies follow the traditional hiring process of screening résumés and conducting interviews, a few have been adopting novel approaches such as auditions. The traditional approach means hiring decisions are often based on aspects of the interview that may have little bearing on how well a candidate will perform as an employee. Auditions, on the other hand, aim to give both the company and the candidate time to decide if they're good fit for each other before making a commitment...
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