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Bias
Cognitive Biases in Hiring: Part 2
Daniel Jakaitis / about 2 months

Cognitive Biases in Hiring: Part 2

Cognitive Biases in Hiring: Part 2 No matter how much you try to be impartial, your mind can get the best of you. Cognitive biases are often subconscious [https://medium.com/finding-needles-in-haystacks/cognitive-biases-in-hiring-a-cheat-sheet-689bd2571b04] , making it hard to recognize when they affect your decisions. But understanding what cognitive biases are and accepting that we have them enables us to design and implement structures to limit them as much as possible. In part one of o
Bias
Cognitive Biases in Hiring: Part 1
Daniel Jakaitis / about 2 months

Cognitive Biases in Hiring: Part 1

Have you ever judged a book by its cover? If you’re honest with yourself, you probably have. That’s because we all have biases一whether we acknowledge them or not. While basing book purchasing decisions on a biased point of view may not be that harmful, our inherent biases can have detrimental effects on other decisions, particularly in the hiring process. In the competitive hiring climate we’re in, hiring teams are trying to move as fast as possible to get and keep a good hire. While that
Interviewing
How Competency Frameworks Can Improve Your Hiring
Daniel Jakaitis / 2 months

How Competency Frameworks Can Improve Your Hiring

When you’re in hyper-growth mode at a startup, you probably don’t think twice when you see an interview pop up on your calendar. You take it in stride, knowing that you’ve done interviews before and have spidey senses about people. It’s no biggie, you’ll pick the right person when the time comes. But interviewing shouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. It’s high stakes. The average cost of a bad hiring decision is at least 30% of the individual’s first-year expected earnings [https://www
Interviewing
Getting Started With Structured Interviews
Daniel Jakaitis / 2 months

Getting Started With Structured Interviews

Most startups throw interviews together at the last minute. HR or a hiring manager gives interviewers a brief heads-up and a candidate’s resume, expecting the interviewer to come up with a coherent set of questions. Once that scramble is over, there’s a long, ceremony-like meeting where interviewers debate and pick who gets hired, often leaning into their gut feeling about a candidate. There are so many problems with this approach: From seeming wholly unpolished as an organization, falling pre
Cold Outreach
5 Cold Recruitment Email Templates To Win Over Engineers
Daniel Jakaitis / 3 months

5 Cold Recruitment Email Templates To Win Over Engineers

Software engineers are in high demand, and attracting top talent is much harder today than a few years ago. So how can you make your company stand out in this competitive environment? How do you ensure that software engineers know about your business and want to work for you? Cold emailing is how! Why Is Cold Emailing Still the King of Outreach? Hyper-personalized emailing is still one of the best approaches to candidate outreach. That’s because no other form of outbound recruitment has the
Chatkick
Say Hello To Chatkick
Daniel Jakaitis / 3 months

Say Hello to Chatkick: The Hiring Intelligence Platform Designed to Make Every Interview Matter

What is Chatkick? We’re thrilled to announce that Chatkick hiring intelligence platform is now available for all teams. The Chatkick platform provides hiring managers and talent acquisition teams with the kind of data-driven visibility that’s long been missing from their hiring processes. We believe that building and scaling great companies does not happen without finding and hiring the right talent. Doing this requires both a strong talent pipeline and a high-quality candidate interview
Interview Questions
The 9 Best Questions to Ask in an Executive Interview
Daniel Jakaitis / 3 months

The 9 Best Questions to Ask in an Executive Interview

The interview process for an executive is elaborative, intense, and longer than for entry-level jobs or mid-level managerial roles. Your job here is to assess the candidates’ leadership skills, management style, alignment with your values and mission, and fitness for where the company is headed. This article will cover nine executive interview questions that you should ask your candidates in face-to-face interviews. And share explanations of what type of insights these questions can offer. Lat
Feedback
Developing Interview Feedback Templates That Work
Daniel Jakaitis / 4 months

Developing Interview Feedback Templates That Actually Work

The interview doesn’t end once you’ve ended the conversation with your candidate. Giving feedback to internal teams and documenting remarks is just as important as creating job descriptions, advertising the opening, and shortlisting candidates. But this feedback process might be one of the longest phases, second only to the actual interviewing stage. Creating custom templates for this can make your process efficient and save you a lot of time and frustration. And developing interview feedback
Interview Questions
16 Interview Questions to Hire High Impact Marketing Managers
Daniel Jakaitis / 4 months

16 Interview Questions to Hire High Impact Marketing Managers

Excellent marketing requires an all-star team. And to assemble your team, you need to ask the right questions.
Interviewing
How to Give Constructive Feedback to Unsuccessful Candidates
Daniel Jakaitis / 4 months

How to Give Constructive Feedback to Unsuccessful Candidates

Learn how to give constructive feedback to unsuccessful candidates with examples, templates, and actionable tips.
Interviewing
A Guide to Interview Training Programs
Daniel Jakaitis / 4 months

A Guide to Interview Training for Hiring Managers and Employees

Interview training for hiring managers and employees improves candidate experience and quality of hiring decisions. Here is our guide to setup an interview training program
Job Description
How to Write the Ultimate Job Description
Daniel Jakaitis / 4 months

How to Write the Ultimate Job Description

A job description has to be strategic; it serves as an engaging, inclusive, descriptive acquisition tool.
Recruiting
A Brief Guide to Effective Recruitment Marketing
Daniel Jakaitis / 5 months

A Brief Guide to Effective Recruitment Marketing

From the copy on your website, to copy in your job descriptions, to your interview process, your recruitment marketing effort must never stop.
Recruiting
Recruiting is a sales process
Daniel Jakaitis / 5 months

Recruiting is Sales

To get the best results in recruiting, you need to emulate the team with the leanest, meanest, most tested process: sales.
Sourcing
6 Sourcing Dont's
Daniel Jakaitis / 5 months

6 Sourcing Don'ts

There’s no way you become a unicorn without fantastic talent, and sourcing a robust candidate pipeline is the first step to getting hiring right.