Abraham Lincoln famously suggested that “if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” That’s all well and good, Abe, but what if you want to test a man’s (or woman’s) C, C++, Python, or Java coding abilities? And while old Abe was known for his honesty, it makes sense to verify that a candidate actually has the skills he or she claims to. For the all-important task of gauging the true suitability of a job candidate, hiring managers are increasingly embracing online skills tests, personality assessments and reference checking solutions.
This past month SmartRecruiters rolled out one of our most exciting features yet, our new Recruiter Marketplace. Henceforth SmartRecruiters customers will be able to engage the best 3rd party recruiters directly from inside their SmartRecruiters accounts- and recruiters will have access to targeted reqs from our customers. It’s the latest step in our quest to ensure that our customers make the best possible hiring decisions. Read more
The explosion of incubator and accelerator programs over the last few years has been exciting to watch. While the concept itself is not new (Om Malik of GigaOm noticed the trend back in 1999.), their recent proliferation is unprecedented. “The execution is different. [Relative to the 1990’s] seed rounds are smaller. The paid professionals are now called mentors. The cost of starting and failing is much lower. And as a result we have many, many more startups,” says Malik. Read more
Are we witnessing the death of the traditional resume? With data about our interests, skills and qualifications proliferating across the web, can the four corners of a page still possibly contain enough data to help an employer make the right hire?
Jerome Ternynck, founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters, is not pulling Read more
Summer’s here. And while it’s tempting to wile away the next few months poolside with beer in hand, we at SmartRecruiters encourage college students and recent grads to find an internship – and companies to create one!
But if you’re a company looking at a stack of applicants with little or no proven experience, how do make the right hire? Read more
One-click distribution to the top job boards is just one of the ways SmartRecruiters makes hiring easy. And while the Monsters and Careerbuilders of the world may have the breadth, niche job boards are increasingly adding depth to the job board market, focusing on ever-more granulated talent communities. Job board sites focused on one or more specific industries Read more
You’ve whittled the resume stack down to the three best possible candidates for that graphic designer position. You’ve checked out their online portfolios and screened them over the phone. Now all that’s left are the in-person interviews. And who’s around to interview the budding designer? Your IT guy, Tim. No biggie. Just wait for the rest of the team to get back from lunch, right? Or – better yet – reschedule the interview for a time when half the office isn’t at Oracle’s OpenWorld. But what if there isn’t anyone else? Read more