From Casual Exploration to Job Elimination Panic and Surprising Outcomes

I worked in Human Resources for 17 years and helped implement some of the earliest Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), those mysterious automated resume scanners. I moved out of HR for four years, and when I was ready to go back…

I have people ask from time to time why I work with companies and individuals. Perhaps they think I cannot make up my mind, but the real reason is that I am committed to bridging the gap between companies and employees. …

Interviewing is an essential part of the hiring process. There are many ways to conduct interviews, but it all comes down to consistency and comparing candidates effectively. Do you want a specific process for each position? Or do you want a general system that can be applied universally? It’s up…

“I’ve seen this movie before.”

Perhaps you’ve heard that line said with a bit of snark? I have personally said it to indicate that I know how a situation ends, meaning I was choosing to put my attention and focus elsewhere.

However, sitting down with an old movie may be…

Leverage a Common Facilitation Tool for Conflict Resolution

Some forms of conflict require advanced facilitation, and others can be worked out by open dialogue and a little time spent together to work through differences.

An everyday activity used in business can be applied to conflict resolution: Start, Stop, Change. Sometimes…

Managing the Transition Process from Start to Finish

Organizational changes can be complex and have a lasting impact on the workflow and overall productivity of a business. One way that you can make transitions more manageable is by making an overall employee transition plan for your company. …

Poorly written job descriptions are a considerable obstacle in finding the right candidate for your company. The problem with poorly written or misaligned job descriptions is that they will either not attract suitable candidates or only attract the wrong ones. …

Are you trying to find a new career but not sure where to start? Are you feeling stuck in your current job and unhappy with the direction of your life? Vision boards can help! This article will teach you how vision boards work, what they are, and why they’re an…

The role of nonverbal cues in an online interview

Remote interviews can be challenging because you aren’t in the room with your candidate and can miss out on valuable input from body language. However, nonverbal cues can help you understand the candidate’s personality and how they might fit in with…

Mock interviewing isn’t just for candidates anymore

Interviewing is a skill that needs to be practiced and perfected. It’s not enough to just know what you’re going to ask the candidate; you need to practice your interview skills. This will help ensure that you are interviewing in the best manner…

Shawna Lake

Founder of Deep End Talent Strategies-keeping job seekers and employers connected to what the other side needs and wants in today’s job market.

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