By Lori Reed
For nearly half of my life, I have worked in recruiting and shown candidates the way to greener grass. Having just returned from the proverbial “other side of the fence”, I cannot resist the temptation to find the teaching moments for myself and my community of Recruiters.
Job searching and recruiting, two pillars of the hiring process, generally start with a practical approach. Candidates and companies alike begin the process by listing facts and figures. Recruiters often make use of Boolean logic and applicant tracking systems as a first run at matching the two. At a certain point, however, the emotional component of interviewing that too many of us rely on in the form of a “gut” feeling can taint the recruiting process. [Read more…]