The Birkman Blog

Beyond the Resume: What Can You Do to Ensure a Candidate Is a Good Fit

While resumes have long been part of the traditional talent selection process, they are not the end-all when it comes to hiring the candidate that best fits the job. While a resume is a great place to start, it only gives you a basic overview of a person’s experience and skills. Relying solely on a candidate's skill set can leave out important aspects that may contribute to how well they align with a specific role. The most effective hiring decisions go beyond this initial outline, with the aim of creating a much more complete picture of the candidate at hand. You'll feel empowered to make smart, lasting hiring decisions with these 4 tips! 

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Tips for Team Building During Company Growth

It’s an exciting time for your company—you’re growing rapidly and have seen a significant boost in sales, revenue, and company reputation. But you also notice that your employees don’t seem as excited about these advancements as you are. In fact, they seem less motivated than ever before.  

Believe it or not, this is a common challenge that many companies face when they experience a period of rapid growth. While this newfound success can feel like an all-encompassing thrill, it is critical that you keep the most important asset of your organization at the top of mind— your people.

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The Benefits of Using a Personality Assessment in the Hiring Process

Resumes, references, and interviews are the standard selection pieces for the hiring process. Resumes give you a summary of a candidate's work history, references give you an idea of a candidate’s work ethic, and an interview gives you a sense of a candidate’s communication style. But how can you gauge what is going to motivate a candidate to perform at their best or how well they will fit into your organization? That’s where a personality assessment comes in.

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