eRep Blog

How to Hire a Top Performer

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
June 4, 2018

Hiring top employees is an expertise that all businesses should seek out, either outsourced or internally. How does the smart organization know what a top employee looks like? How is 'top' defined?

The Good Hire, the Bad Hire, and What's Your Sign?

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
May 21, 2018

Back in the day, "What's your sign?" covered a lot of social ground. There were twelve possible answers that, in theory, explained everything you might want to know about a person during a first meeting. There are 7 billion humans inhabiting this planet and their personalities, likes, dislikes, and world views are supposed to be neatly categorized and grouped into twelve tidy descriptors. Would you hire someone based solely on their astrological sign?

Human Resources Needs a Shake-up

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
May 7, 2018

The human resources world is due for a shake-up. The hiring process and performance evaluation procedures we've long held to be sacrosanct are ebbing away and new operational models are emerging.

Four Steps to Remove Bias in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 19, 2018

Biases exist throughout the employment lifecycle whether we are aware of it or not. We filter candidates for new positions through involuntary lenses of subconscious emotion, performance is viewed through a lens of skewed expectations, and we are promoted or fired under the influence of similar effects. Here are four steps to eliminate these unconscious biases from your hiring process.

Challenging Cognitive Biases in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 12, 2018

The use of objective data in hiring is growing. Psychometric assessments like the Core Values Index are revolutionizing the job market. With all this data now available, why are cognitive biases still prevalent in the hiring process? In this article, we discuss the twelve most common forms of bias in hiring and present ways to recognize and eliminate them.

One Stop Hiring: Combining Psychometric Assessments and Applicant Tracking Systems

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 5, 2018

What if you had a one stop hiring tool that integrated psychometric assessments with an ATS, so you could not only track applicants based on where they are in the screening process, but rank them on suitability for the role based on their objective psychometric assessment score?

The Hidden Money Pit of Bad Hires

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
February 26, 2018

Hiring employees is expensive and time-consuming, taking staff away from more valuable work. It gets even more expensive when the new hire is the wrong person for the role. How does the smart organization use objective data to avoid the money pit of a bad hire?

Kyle Campbell, Owner, Veenhuizen Painting Specialties

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
February 5, 2018

We met with Kyle Campbell, owner of Portland-based Veenhuizen Painting Specialties, and discussed how implementing the CVI helped him make more than ever while working less. "The CVI has been the most important single factor in creating this success."

If You Like High Turnover, Stop Reading Now

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 29, 2018

If your company has a culture that accepts or even condones high turnover, the Core Values Index assessment isn't for you. But, if you like to keep costs down while boosting profitability, hire the right people and put them into the right seats by calling eRep and integrating the CVI into your organization today.

The (Mis)Value of Cultural Fit in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 15, 2018

Those who are passionate about their job and have a strong sense of purpose—that what they do matters and is appreciated—will add to the culture and help it grow. Their enthusiasm and passion will infuse the culture in a positive way.

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