Quality of Hire Blog

Does recruiter experience matter? What winners do differently

Join Shaker executive vice president and Talent Board board member Joseph P. Murphy for a complimentary webinar that will provide insight into why rethinking recruiter experience can change the way you make hiring decisions. Register today for this 30-minute installment of Talent Board’s Dog Days of Summer Webinar Series to take place on August 9 at 1:30 p.m. You will learn: How assessments impact recruiting workloads and candidate rejection What types of assessment content p…

Casting for candidates in the talent pond

by Jen Wason

It’s summertime. For some, this season of reputed leisure means lazy days spent in pursuit of retrieving fish from their natural habitats. Landing the right person for the right role can feel as elusive as the giant blue marlin that would award you with the greatest fish story of all time. Sometimes you get lucky with a great catch—or, once again, find yourself resigned to the disappointment of the one that got away. But those in the know realize there’s more to bei…

Candidate experience can be your difference maker

At a recent Candidate Experience Workshop, Colleen Geyer, Talent and Community Ambassador at Pillar Technology, was galvanzied by learning about the value and opportunity focusing on the candidate experience brings. The economy is nearing full employment, meaning the competition for talent is heating up and job seekers can be more discerning when making a career move. Candidates size up your organization based on their experience applying for a job. A well-crafted and intentional cand…

Shaker to share mobile assessment secrets at IPAC 2017 Conference

Last year, for the first time in history, the number of people accessing the web via a mobile device surpassed desktop traffic, evidence for the recruiting and assessment industries that it's more essential than ever to adapt to the new, mobile-first reality. Shaker is a silver sponsor of the International Personnel Assessment Council 2017 Conference, and we're bringing along our leading-edge Virtual Job Tryout (VJT) to show how recruiting professionals can take their practices to …

Why do some new hires thrive and others barely survive? Culture fit!

Hyland, creator of OnBase and a multi-year winner of the Candidate Experience Awards, has made a commitment to identifying culture fit in their selection process. They recently hosted a Candidate Experience Workshop to share insights into how they have used Candidate Experience Research Report data to improve their hiring process.  Bill D’Amico, vice president of Talemetry (a Candidate Experience Awards Sponsor) participated in the Hyland workshop. D'Amico shared some of his …

Maximizing selection for culture fit: Part II

by Marisa Seeds

In my previous entry on Maximizing Selection for Culture Fit, Part I, I shared three tips that focused on using pre-employment testing to maximize your learning about candidates’ culture fit early in the hiring process. The remaining two tips shared below focus on using culture fit data to attract and engage candidates. Beyond measuring candidates’ fit and learning about where they stand, how can we use this information to further engage them in the hiring process and beyo…

Seeing the future: How to predict safe behaviors

by Jen Wason

June is National Safety Month. The National Safety Council urges us to increase our awareness of what we can do to help keep each other safe at work, on the road, and in our homes. You can’t predict accidents, but you can predict behaviors. “Certain traits can reveal a person as more likely to engage in safe behaviors, promote safety within an organization, and value safety,” says Shaker’s Ashlie Plants, PhD. An industrial-organizational psychologist and associ…

Maximizing selection for culture fit: Part I

by Marisa Seeds

Interest continues to grow in the use of hiring assessment tools that measure culture fit. Companies want to evaluate the match between a candidate’s needs and what an organization has to offer in terms of its culture. While most pre-employment assessments are focused on predicting job performance, research continues to show that culture fit is another important piece of the puzzle. In addition to having an impact on job performance, culture fit can be even more critical for inc…

See Shaker at HCI's 2017 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

Shaker will showcase its Virtual Job Tryout (VJT) solutions during the Human Capital Institute 2017 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference in Boston June 26-28. Visit us in Booth 36 to see our VJT solutions in action! Today’s talent acquisition leaders are tasked with more than finding talent – they need to hire the right person for the right role while providing a positive candidate experience. During the HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference, members of the Shaker …

How to hire the best contact center agents

Shaker's Tim Kennedy, director of sales for North America, had an opportunity at the recent ICMI Contact Center Expo and Conference to explain three ways the Virtual Job Tryout is the key to creating a top-notch contact center staff.   Check out this interview with CustomerThink's Jim Remback to find out how Shaker's focus on scientific rigor and a highly satisfying candidate experience can make finding skilled contact center staff more effective and efficient.     &n…