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HR Forms Simplified (2): Screening Form

If you made it through part one of this series, your application form is up and running! What’s next? Panning for gold with a screening form! The screening process helps recruiters and other HR professionals to quickly review the incoming stream of candidates and identify those who could be a good fit. While it might be too soon to tell…

HR Forms Simplified (1): Application Form

If you’re responsible for hiring, you know at least two things: The right candidate is hard to find. There’s no time to waste. A simple process can help, and simplified data collection is even better. No matter the steps in your process, there’s a good chance you’ll benefit from an HR form. Consider a few options: Application Form Screening Form Candidate…

Scheduled Survey Reports Save Summer

Is it summer yet? With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, it’s a safe bet we’re easing into the season right about now. Graduation ceremonies, barbeques, and vacations are just around the corner! No matter your style, there’s a good chance that survey administration isn’t at the top of your list this summer. In all the casual conversations and top-ten…

Don’t Disregard Details

Details, details, details. There’s such a thing as drowning in the details — by which point you can’t see the forest for the trees, to throw in another idiom — but the attitude that dismisses mere details as unworthy of attention needs to be reexamined.   Case 1: Higher Hiring While hiring, I’m looking very closely at details. If you’ve…

Tabs: Destroyer of Worlds

Quick focus question: How many tabs do you have open? And on another screen? And in another browser? This isn’t one of those personality tests where I translate your total into a Tab Type that offers you insight and advice on living a richer, more successful life… or is it?    If You Have Too Many Tabs: You’ve got a lot…

3 Easy Engagement Fails

Everyone wants more engagement: more visitors, more participants, more feedback, more customers. Isn’t it amazing how easy it is to achieve the opposite? Three TOOs to avoid:   TOO Creepy When someone I don’t know addresses me by my first name, it creeps me out. When it happens in person, I get a little chill down my spine, and I…

Normal-ish II: Develop The Full (Data) Picture

“Normal”, you say? This week, we’re breaking down “normal” from two angles that get researchers all tangled up. In Part I, I pointed out that knowing one measurement at one moment in time doesn’t necessarily give enough context to figure out whether that measurement is good or bad, hot or cold, etc. Into Part II, the emphasis shifts to the…

Engagement In 3 Simple Steps

Sure, we talk a lot about surveys, but engagement is really a big deal. And on this special day, we make the most of both topics with a sweet double-delivery: 1. Know your audience Let’s assume that you already know who you’re connecting with. Propose to a total stranger – just like reaching out a participant group that doesn’t know…

Normal-ish I: Tend Your Trends

Just what is “normal” anyway? This week, we’ll take a closer look at “normal” from two angles that make researchers crazy. If you’ve ever presented results and heard “But is that normal?”, this is for you. Part I: Every day, in every way, I’m getting better….? Part II: Develop the big picture — and get to the point… or points?…