Why Even Ask? 4 Interview Questions You Should Retire

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It’s easy and convenient to continue asking job candidates interview questions you’ve used in the past.

However – are you starting to hear the same answers from multiple candidates, or find the answers aren’t helpful to you in separating the best from the rest?

If so, you might consider these alternatives that we’ll in this blog article.

The Year of the Candidate at HireRight

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As I mentioned in my last post, 2016 is the Year of the Candidate at HireRight.

You’re probably thinking, “Please spare me another empty marketing initiative that seizes on the latest industry buzzword.”

Well, let me assure you, this is nothing of the sort.

Mapping the Candidate Journey

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Quick, riddle me this: How many steps does it take to get a job?

As a recruiter, maybe you’ll have a pretty good idea.

So what did you guess? Is it five steps? Seven? 10?

We recently mapped a generic interview journey (assuming an initial phone screen followed by two rounds of formal interviews).

The result may shock you as much as it shocked the recruiters who consulted us throughout the journey.

How HireRight Helps Improve the Candidate Experience

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Have you ever stopped to consider your candidates’ biggest concerns about background verification’s?

Many recruiters are under so much pressure to quickly hire new employees they often don’t have time to think about how their candidate actually feels.

While recruiters generally see it as just another step in the hiring process, the reality is that candidates are often highly anxious, sometimes even terrified, about the upcoming background verification.

Our approach marks a significant shift towards a more empathetic and positive candidate experience.