Emily Heaslip

Content writer @ Vervoe

The Most Cringeworthy Interview Questions of All Time

In an effort to find the right candidate the first time – and avoid the steep costs of making the wrong hire – companies are getting creative with their interview questions. These questions are intended to draw out deeper insights about the candidate. But, when you sit down and read them, what do answers to these questions …

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Case Study Interviews vs. Skills Testing: Which is Better, and Why?

The case study interview has long been the preferred method for recruiters hoping to glean insight into a candidate’s real talent. Case interviews have traditionally been used by top consulting firms like Bain and McKinsey, but more and more companies are beginning to use this method in their hiring practices. By asking conceptual, abstract questions …

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How to Use AI to Hire for Non-Technical Skills

In a great plot twist, instead of robots taking our jobs, they’re actually helping us get hired. Artificial intelligence is becoming more prevalent in hiring and recruiting. Talent scouts who may have started using AI to test the technical ability of programmers and coders are beginning to expand their use to non-technical roles. Soft skills …

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5 Ways to Turn Rejected Candidates Into Allies

Marketers know that your best brand allies are your employees. However, there’s an untapped resource that many companies fail to utilize in their marketing tool kit: rejected job candidates. A study by Boston Consulting Group found that customers no longer separate the employer brand from the company’s product or service. They expect to have an …

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The Practical Guide to Hiring Diverse Candidates

A lot has been written about the importance of diversity, and much of the literature focuses on why companies benefit candidates from diverse backgrounds. That’s understandable: diversity in hiring lags behind in nearly every industry.  While more and more companies are recognizing the value of a diverse workforce, fewer are realizing the effort it takes …

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The Rise of Super Skills and Micro-skills: What Recruiters Need to Know

A recent article in the Financial Times signaled the end of education-based recruiting as we know it.  Hiring managers and recruiters have traditionally looked to a candidate’s GPA and the reputational background of their university or degree when making a hiring decision. But, too often these metrics are subjective and make it difficult to compare …

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