Category: Acquisition

Soft Skills Are Key to Making the Best Hiring Decisions

This post has been contributed by Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart announced that it would soon begin paying its workers at least $9 per hour. Target did the same. McDonald’s soon followed suit, saying it would boost its minimum wage. As major companies
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MyUnfold Uses LinkedIn and Skills Assessments to Ease Recruiting Headaches

  In January, we gave you a sneak peak into a new recruiting service called MyUnfold, which leverages candidates’ LinkedIn profiles to replace the resume. Now, the company behind MyUnfold has brought the recruiting service into its beta stage and is working with a number of big names to change the way people apply for
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This Free API Can Help You Create “Smarterer” Skills Assessments

When human resources practitioners test hard, soft, or elastic skills, keeping assessments up-to-date is often the most challenging task of the process. With programming languages and other business skills constantly evolving, an HR professional can be overburdened with the job of developing and redeveloping skills assessments. Dave Balter, the co-founder and CEO of Smarterer, says
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When Hiring Entry-Level Employees, Attitude Trumps Skills and Education

  An applicant’s education and trade skills used to weigh more heavily than any other factor, but that trend appears to be changing. Attitude and other soft skills are now just as – if not more – important to employers. A survey by Instructure, a Salt Lake City, UT-based information technology company, reveals that many managers
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