Articles by Josh Tolan

This is Why Your Hiring Process is Stuck in the Past

The hiring process is in a constant state of change — at least, it should be. The skills-laden job posts and run-of-the-mill interview questions of yesterday might have once succeeded in landing great hires, but that’s just not the case in today’s competitive job market. To win over today’s best talent, companies need to remain […]

Screening For Toxic Qualities In Candidates

You did it — you found your unicorn. You found the perfect candidate with the skills and experience you need. Their resume looks great, and they seem like a good fit in their interview, so you bring them on board. After their first few weeks on the job, you fear you made a mistake. Your […]

Three Trends Changing The Way Of The Recruitment Industry

Predictions of future trends typically range from spot-on to far-fetched, and just plain silly — the latter being more likely. Take the second installment of the popular “Back to the Future” trilogy, for example. It took place primarily in the year 2015, which Bob Gale, who wrote “Back to the Future Part II” with director […]

4 Things You Need to Consider When Screening Job Candidates

Screening job candidates, before inviting them to take part in a formal interview, is an essential part of the hiring process. It avoids wasting both the candidate and hiring manager’s time. After all, you can’t meet every single person who applies for a job — especially since an average of 250 resumes are received for […]

5 Tells Your Candidate Might Be Lying

Liar liar, pants on fire? Not always. In interviews, it can be hard to know if a candidate is outright lying or merely stretching the truth. Do they really mean what they say? Luckily, you don’t have to be the Mentalist to figure out if what a candidate is saying is true. New research indicates […]

5 Skills Gaps Employers Need To Address

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges hiring managers face is finding well-rounded candidates with strong skill sets. Over recent years, multiple studies have addressed the growing skills gap and how to fix it. However, this has caused many employers and job seekers to think that the “skills gap” is a single catch-all […]

4 Ways Other Countries Are Closing The Skills Gap

Although unemployment in the U.S. has been steadily decreasing, taking a closer look at the numbers uncovers a scary gap: of the 9.5 million unemployed, there are still 4.6 million jobs open. This is largely driven by a growing skills gap we are facing in trade professions. According to a study by CareerBuilder, 54 percent […]