Category: Recruiting culture
In any industry, the differences between today and five years ago are like night and day. When you consider how that works with something like behavioral interviewing, which utilizes past performance to predict future behavior, it can become pretty daunting and overwhelming. So how do you get with the times on something that changes based on timing? Strategic Director Steve Squier writes about the challenges and solutions to behavioral interviewing, as featured in ERE.net.
ERE.net: You would be hard pressed to find a candidate today who isn’t familiar with and prepared for a behavioral interview. A behavioral interview is based on the premise that past performance predicts future behavior. It’s designed to elicit information about how candidates handled a past challenge and the behaviors and decision-making process that went into it. A classic example of a behavioral question is: “Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer.” If you’ve been hired in the last 20 years, you’ve probably been asked that.... read more
Be competitive. This mantra drives and motivates businesses in every single aspect and department of the company’s current and future plans and developments – from sales to advertising to hiring at the entry level to the executive division. However, there is a big difference between being competitive and competing the right way with a well thought-out plan. Featured on Recruiter.com, Business Development Manager James Holt has identified the challenges and keys to success when it comes to the competitiveness of hiring.
Recruiter.com: There are multiple factors that indicate the war for talent is once again heating up. The recovering economy is bolstering people’s ability to refocus on employer choice and career advancement. Retiring baby boomers are driving gaps in key talent markets – particularly in the health care and finance fields. The move toward re-shoring/on-shoring in manufacturing is exacting a demand for highly skilled engineers and tech talent that simply does not exist in the United States. A vacuum of talent puts critical roles in many industries at a premium. Competition is fierce.... read more
On Tuesday, ERE.net featured a piece by Seven Step's Social Media Manager Erin Bazinet (@ErinBaz) on the hidden advantages of Google+ for recruiters.
Here's a bit of what she had to say:
ERE.net: Most likely you’re already using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, but what many recruiters don’t know is that Google+ is starting to make an impact. It is the second-largest social network and has more than a billion users. While this network has had a quiet emergence, savvy recruiters will find that Google+ offers some major advantages and ... read more
On May 17-18, a team of twelve Seven Step runners competed in the 2013 New Balance Reach the Beach Relay Race. Together, they ran 200 miles in under 24 hours.
The epic race started in Princeton, MA at the Mount Wachusett Ski Area and ended at Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport, MA. It was a great weekend and everyone who participated had a blast!
For Paul Harty’s birthday (which is today), Seven Step’s management team gave him a special gift: a signed enlargement of a photo taken of him at our last company party, at Fenway Park. What’s cool is that in the photo, Paul’s not in “President mode.” He’s rocking out as the drummer for Seven Step favorites Halfway Gone.
We have some amazing people at Seven Step. Beyond the fact that we’re well-armed with smart, hard-working, committed, and motivated team players, we’ve got a lot of plain interesting people here as well. Paul plays the drums in a band…and he's really good! From the top down, Seven Steppers know that there’s more to life than just your job. There’s plenty of time for hobbies, sports, family, friends, and charities, if your company has the right set of cultural values, and if you have the right amount of discipline and focus. For Paul, this means running the company and still making band practice and playing gigs every chance he gets.
At Seven Step, we hire people, not resumes, and not a checklist of skills. It's these people who make our day-to-day working relationships meaningful, and even enjoyable for our customers.
Happy Birthday Paul, and thanks for setting such a great example!... read more