Beyond the Resume

Beyond the ResumeAlthough a resume maps out the significant accomplishments of a person’s career, there are other ways of gathering information on a potential hire. It’s important that as a Staffing Agency you look beyond a resume by using the following strategies.


According to an article in Realstreet Staffing, here are a few tips to ensure a top-notch hire.

  1.  Consider incorporating behavioral questions into the interview. Questions that result in just a yes or no answer only scratch the surface. To reveal more about the person’s character, ask questions that require a more detailed answered. Ask them how they manage numerous priorities in a certain situation rather than just in general.
  1. Using a candidate’s references as more than just employment verification can be beneficial. Ask about a candidate’s character, habits, and work ethic. These former employers have a deeper understanding of the candidates that can not be read on a resume.
  1. Check out a candidate’s social media accounts. Most people have a public social media presence. It won’t hurt to perform a quick search of their name to see what kind of content they post. This will allow you to determine if they are the right fit for the job and company.

At World Wide Speciality Programs, our goal is to protect your staffing agency. With our 50 years of experience, we know the ins and outs of the business and understand the risks and challenges you face as a staffing firm. We also strive to identify emerging trends and let you know about it. For more information, call us today at 877.256.0468.