Posts Tagged "hire"

The 41 Best Resume Templates Ever

Posted on June 14th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

We know writing and editing the perfect resume is enough of a challenge. Why should you have to spend your time and energy making it look great, too?


Especially if you’re not a designer, crafting a resume that looks impressive and really stands out can be a challenge. But have no fear—that’s what resume templates are for. Whatever sort of resume you want—from classic and traditional to modern and design-focused—we’ve gathered the best templates on the web.

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It’s really hard finding resume templates to help you stand out. Here are some inexpensive and free resume templates that will help you stand out to hiring managers.

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Social Network Effects in Hiring

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Everyone has a social network. You can think of it as the people that you know, your interactions with those individuals in terms of frequency and duration, and the way those people are connected to one another. Sometimes we conflate social networks and social media. Social media allows us to keep up with the people in our networks in more efficient ways.

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One of the main ways companies are using social networks in their recruiting efforts is the same way they have for decades. They encourage their employees to refer people who they know and think are qualified for positions.

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Machines Make Smarter Hiring Decisions Than Managers – Forbes

Posted on February 22nd, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Some companies have begun relying more on computer-administered tests than human interviewers to find the best applicants. New research by Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Danielle Li and colleagues suggests that in this case, we may have to score one for the machine.

Job testing was popular in the 1950s and ’60s as a way of sifting through bulging applicant pools. After researchers questioned its reliability, testing fell out of use in favor of personal interviews. Now, with the emergence of big data, machine testing has come back in sophisticated new forms.

Testing companies use a rash of custom-designed assessments, including personality tests, skills assessments, math and logic problems, and judgment tests, on hypothetical work situations. Results are measured using proprietary algorithms and machine learning to predict which candidates will do best in a particular position.

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In many cases, it may behoove companies to rely more on computer-administered tests than human interviewers to find the best job candidates.

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