Five Hiring Manager Interviewer Fails and How to Fix Them

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Your recruiter has scoured scores of resumes to find the perfect candidate, phone screened and met in person the best of the lot, and now all that’s left is to bring the most qualified job seekers in for an interview with you, the hiring manager.

You can almost see the finish line and look forward to learning exactly how the candidate will contribute to your company’s success.

And here’s where things can go south.

Take it from seasoned recruiters: Hiring Managers can turn off an in-demand job candidate with even the slightest negatively-perceived detail and possibly lose a superstar.

Considering “Do-It-Yourself” Online Background Checks?

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As businesses become comfortable using the Internet to handle a variety of support functions, a surprising number and diverse sorts of “Do-It-Yourself” services have become available, including “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) online background checks.

While seemingly simple and affordable, such services present potential risks that could pose a threat to a businesses’ brand.

Here’s a brief list of considerations that could serve as a litmus test as to whether a DIY background check service or a more-conventional Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) is the best choice for you.

A Guide To Quality (Not Just Quantity) Hires

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Employers are recognizing the increase in employee turnover and are looking for ways to not only find qualified workers, but to retain them too.

Hiring, onboarding, and training a new employee can be a costly prospect for an employer, making it worthwhile to try and keep an employee who is familiar with the job and the organization.

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.