BOS Insights

Posted

When you are looking for and applying for jobs, you might often be asked to submit some references. This often seems like a routine step of the recruitment process and you might not think back about this formality anymore. Some job seekers might wonder if and when references will be checked or if the fact… Read more »

Posted

If you are recruiting leaders for your organization, it can be helpful to think about using type indicators to see how this candidate would fit in with the rest of leadership team. So even if you have well a developed system in place for recruitment and hiring, it is important to also focus on being… Read more »

Posted

On this blog, we discussed the importance of asking questions during your job interview before. However, it is, of course, important to ask the right kind of questions. Here you can find the questions you should NOT ask during or at the end of your interview, or, the dumbest questions you can ask as an… Read more »

Posted

When you finally have that interview in the pocket, you need to make sure you´re going to ace it and not make any typical mistakes that will cost you the job or the next interview round. Apart from the obvious of preparing the interview by researching the company, the interviewer and getting clear for yourself… Read more »

Posted

Sourcing and recruiting the best candidates for your job is usually not an easy nor quick process. Qualified applicants for your role that also make a good fit for your organization can be quite scarce and therefore the recruitment process is of significant importance and should be taken very seriously. And, contrary to common thought,… Read more »

Posted

When you are in desperate need of finding a new job, you might be tempted to do a bit of overselling on your applications. You will need to distinguish yourself after all from all the other applicants out there. And especially if you´re already searching for a new job for a long time and not… Read more »

Posted

In today´s competitive market for recruiting the best talent, it is not just about improving your employer brand and recruiting great candidates. If you want to define whether your recruitment department is successful, you will want to measure their work. Some of the most used metrics in recruiting are time to hire, quality of hire… Read more »

Posted

When you are in the final stages of the selection process and you have found your, seemingly, perfect candidate, there might be one step left before actually making the offer: a background check. With an employee background check, you can verify the candidate´s history and credentials they claim to have, so it´s actually a tool… Read more »

Posted

In one of the previous posts, we already discussed why applicants look for great employers and how you can use this to your advantage when selecting the best candidates. If people know you as a great employer, this will help your employer branding in the recruitment market and hence, help you attract more and better… Read more »

Posted

As a job seeker, you should be prepared for the fact that your possible future employer will most probably do a background on you before making you an offer. Many candidates take this quite lightly and might think that since they don´t have a criminal record, they are fine. However, checking an applicant´s criminal background… Read more »