Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup: Interviewing and Hiring

In this week's Talent and HR News Weekly Update, we're featuring the latest thinking around interviewing and hiring. Enjoy! 

1) Would You Meet This CEO for a 6:30 A.M. Interview? from The Street

"The job interview is a chance to learn about your potential employer. You can learn a lot from someone who would schedule an early morning interview as a power move. The way an employer schedules and conducts an interview with a potential employee can attract the best talent or drive away recruits in a hurry. That's because the particulars of that meeting can offer a window into company culture -- and a negative light may be all someone needs to take his resume down the street. Many CEOs are unintentionally choosing the latter strategy and repelling workers. Employees who encounter terrible circumstances for a job interview may see an awful future at a company with an unappealing culture: expanded working hours without a rise in pay and an on-call lifestyle."

2) 8 Statistics You Have to Know About Hiring and Working with Millennials from Manila Recruitment

"As more baby boomers (born from 1940s to 1960s) are retiring, the global workforce landscape is expected to slowly start changing as the millennials (born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s) start entering into the scene. It is imperative for employers to know and understand these Generation Y-ers, as millennials are expected to make up the workforce by 46% by 2020. Just recently, the new Pew Research Center analysis in the US said that more than 1 in 3 American workers today are millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 by 2015), and have surpassed baby boomers as the largest member of the American workforce."

3) Want to Avoid Hiring Mistakes? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions from Huffington Post

"When you’re a leader with an open position, you can feel a mix of feelings. On one hand, you might feel excitement and anticipation about the opportunity to hire a fabulous new employee who can help you to achieve even greater results. On the other hand, you might also feel anxiety and trepidation as a result of memories of past seemingly good hires gone horribly wrong. With these sorts of high stakes, how do you increase the chances that the hiring choice you make will be a smart one?"

4) Hiring fell in April despite high job openings from USA Today

"Hiring slowed substantially in April despite continued strong demand for workers. The number of hires fell by 198,000 for the second straight month to 5.1 million in April, the Labor Department said Wednesday in its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Hiring had hit a nine-year high of 5.5 million in February. Job openings edged up 2 percent from March to 5.8 million, matching the highest on record since 2000. The number of people quitting jobs also stayed close to its prerecession high of 3 million, indicating employees remain confident in their employment prospects."

5) Unlock the Winning Formula For Interview Success From a Corporate Pageant Queen! from Huffington Post

"There is only one thing standing between you and your dream opportunity: The Interview! The pressure is on. Your palms are sweating, legs are shaking, and a million thoughts are running in your mind because you want the job. You REALLY want it. I felt this heart-throbbing feeling when I competed for the title of Ms. Corporate America. You only have 30 seconds to give your best first impression and approximately 30 minutes to make a meaningful connection. Sounds tough, right? Shake off your anxiety. I know exactly what you are going through and want to give you a few tips on how to mesmerize your interviewer in order to win that job."

Lexi Gordon is a Lead Consultant & Project Director for exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps organizations build their cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. Contact exaqueo to learn more about our employer brand innovation, workforce research, and recruiting strategy offerings.

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