The Talent Innovation Blog

Fresh insights on recruiting strategies, hiring best practices, and company culture

How to Hire Top Performers: Offer Them a Career Path

by Jen Dewar

Career opportunity is the top reason people change jobs. Forty five percent of people leave their job due to lack of opportunities for advancement, and 59 percent accept a new job for a strong career path with more opportunity. These are precisely the people you want at your organization. Those focused on ...

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Video Interview Tips for Employers

by Jen Dewar

Video interviews can be a valuable addition to your recruitment process when used at the right time, and in the right way. However, every company and candidate is different, so there aren’t necessarily “hard and fast” rules for when and how to use ...

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(Potentially Illegal) Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

by Jen Dewar

Interview questions are meant to help you evaluate candidates and determine which of them is best for your open role. However, some questions may do more harm than good if they lead to discrimination or invasion of privacy. Even when asked ...

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5 Sales Interview Questions to Find Your Next Revenue-Generating Star

by Jen Dewar

Last week, we discussed competency-based interview questions to make a solid skills assessment. This week, we’re diving in deeper with some specific sales interview questions to help you evaluate the candidates with the best revenue-generating ...

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4 Competency-based Interview Questions to Make a Skills Assessment

by Jen Dewar

Your employees are your competitive advantage, so it’s important to hire people who have the right skills to help your company succeed. Competency-based interview questions can help you suss out which candidates have the right skills, based on their ...

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The Ultimate Interview Checklist for Employers

by Jen Dewar

Interviews can be stressful for everyone involved. Candidates and interviewers alike understand that they are being evaluated, want to make a good first impression, and want to ensure they make the right decision. On top of that, you know that a ...

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3 Strategies to Differentiate Your Team and Win Over Technical Talent

by Maya Humes

Either you’ve experienced the hard truth, or you’ve heard it. Hiring technical talent can feel like you’re grasping at straws that just keep slipping away. The numbers confirm it. Today, 82 percent of employers who hire engineers struggle to fill ...

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What to Include in an Interview Confirmation Email

by Jen Dewar

Candidate experience—including the interview experience—is an important part of recruiting. Candidates will be unlikely to accept a role somewhere they were treated poorly, while a great experience can help your company stand out to them. In fact, ...

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