Employers now Screening Candidates via Video
Employers now have a new tool "to cut through the crap and get to the right person" when recruiting–a video interview screening service.
What's the Latest Development?
In her former life as an investment banker, Take the Interview start-up founder Danielle Weinblatt was often a part of the last step in the job selection process and also often disappointed by candidates, even though they'd been pre-screened. She wished she could ask candidates her most important questions in a way allowing her to quickly assess them, without needing a 30-minute interview.
What's the Big Idea?
The idea behind the service is to give employers important information about how candidates present themselves earlier in the interview process. Candidates use their computer cameras to record answers to a series of questions from potential employers so employers can later decide if they merit time on the phone or in an interview. “It's not just about what people say, it’s about what they sound like, how they pull themselves together,” Weinblatt says.
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Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.
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A consortium of scientists and engineers have proposed that the U.S. and Mexico build a series of guarded solar, wind, natural gas and desalination facilities along the entirety of the border.
- The proposal was recently presented to several U.S. members of Congress.
- The plan still calls for border security, considering all of the facilities along the border would be guarded and connected by physical barriers.
- It's undoubtedly an expensive and complicated proposal, but the team argues that border regions are ideal spots for wind and solar energy, and that they could use the jobs and fresh water the energy park would create.
Yes, a coup d'état.
- Though we know today that his policies eventually ended the Great Depression, FDR's election was seen as disastrous by some.
- A group of wealthy bankers decided to take things into their own hands; they plotted a coup against FDR, hoping to install a fascist dictator in its stead.
- Ultimately, the coup was brought to light by General Smedley Butler and squashed before it could get off the ground.
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