Unconventional Interview Questions, Hiring Veterans, and More!
Here's what's happening this week:
16 Unconventional Interview Questions for Job Candidates
The interview process is a crucial component for both employers and job seekers, a moment when first impressions often set the tone for future interactions. While traditional questions like "Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses," or "Where do you see yourself in five years?" offer valuable insights, some hiring managers have taken a more unconventional approach…
Why Hiring Veterans Can Ease Employers’ Talent Crunch
The answer to the continuing talent shortage may be hiding in plain sight, Forbes says: America’s veterans. In the current landscape, where 81% of hiring professionals are struggling to fill roles — as was shown in a recent study from Employ — tapping into the pool of 18 million veterans could offer a path to overcoming chronic labor shortages…
Last Week’s QOTW Poll Results:
Q: What is your preferred method of workplace-related communication?
- Face to face - 36%
- Email - 44%
- Text – 10%
- Phone - 10%
It’s clear there is no “one size fits all” for communication. What is important is to recognize and implement a multi-channel communication approach, adapting to different needs and situations. Companies should regularly solicit feedback on communication methods and train managers in effective communication across various channels. Understanding and adapting to employees' communication preferences can lead to more effective, engaging, and efficient workplace interactions, fostering a better-informed and more responsive workforce. Can we help you? Call us today to brainstorm on best practices to engage and retain your workforce!
2023 Pride Center Gala - Amplifying Queer Voices of All Ages - Presented by the Pride Center of the Capital Region on Friday, Nov 17th @ 7-10:30pm at Franklin Plaza - Troy, NY. Register here!
Save the Date: Friends of Alaant Holiday Open House - Join Alaant Workforce Solutions on Wednesday, December 13 from 3-6pm for an end-of-year celebration. Registration opens soon!
About the Author
Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist
Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.