Why Am I Excited to Join HiredScore?

TL;DR; The right problem, the right market, the right team and the right reason…

Talk to people about the keys to building a successful company and you will quickly reach the inevitable topic of employees. Which begs the question: If employees are so important, how is it that the recruitment process is so unstructured, unmeasurable and sadly biased in many cases?

Think of the last time you recruited someone. Try to reverse engineer the process from job posting to screening to interviewing to the final offer and ask yourself two kinds of questions about each step:
Why did I…? How can I assess…?

  • Why did I choose to use this specific wording when I posted the job?
  • How can I assess if the job post will yield the candidates I’m looking for?
  • Why did I pick that person from a pile of 50 CVs while screening?
  • How can I assess the quality of my screening?
  • Why did I ask those specific questions, and not others, in the initial phone interview?
  • How can I assess the quality of my phone interview conclusion?
  • Why did I reject this candidate?
  • How can I assess the quality of my decision?

Well if your answer to all the question above starts with “HMMMMMMMM” you’re not alone. Continue Reading ›

Retaining Ambitious Talent in a Conservative Organization

In the increasingly competitive market for top talent, aptly coined the ‘War for Talent’, retaining top HR and Recruiting professionals is just as challenging as it is for the business groups we support. Ambitious professionals have their pick of employers. Let’s assume that you’ve succeeded in attracting and subsequently hiring a superstar. Your next challenge is to keep them. To maximize retention of the all-time greats, how does the best leader run his or her team? In three words: like a startup. Continue Reading ›