John Boring

John is founder, chairman, and CEO of Accelerate, which he founded in 2004. He is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company and leads the design of Accelerate's services and products. After studying at Texas A&M University, John applied himself in the real world of corporate recruiting and training in SiliconˇValley, honing his skills at Atari, Apple, and Netscape. John’s work at Apple University was the catalyst for his vision to leverage evolving technologies to simplify managing people.

Inside Recruiting December 11, 2015
Use Behavioral Interview Questions to Assess Cultural Fit

In a traditional interview it can be just about impossible to accurately assess a candidate's cultural fit – especially if you're using questions like the old "tell me about yourself" standby. In a situation that depends on an emotional component for a quality decision, it is too easy to be inexact and inconsistent. This is the "falling in love" strategy of interviewing which most of us...

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Inside Recruiting November 11, 2015
How to Use Behavioral Interview Questions to Check References

Checking references is a waste of time -- usually. After all, who in their right mind would risk giving you the name of a reference that might say bad things about them? Naturally, candidates only offer references whom they believe will compliment their work, honesty, and reliability. Verification of employment dates and job titles can be obtained by contacting the human resources...

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Inside Recruiting October 22, 2015
Great Hires Start With Great Phone Screens

A scene from my past: Finally, after reviewing more than 50 resumes, the hiring manager gives me a handful of them and says, "Let's talk to these people." Happy to be making progress, I leave to create a set of good questions for the phone-screening round. The Objectives of a Phone Screen I have conducted my fair share of phone interviews as a talent acquisition manager. I always use this...

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Inside Recruiting October 6, 2015
How to Conduct an Interview in 5 Easy Steps

Talent acquisition leaders around the world face a serious problem: hiring managers who cannot conduct effective job interviews. Having trained managers from the deserts of Baghdad to the jungles of Nigeria and the open-space offices of Silicon Valley, I find that how to conduct an interview is something that always comes up as a topic of interest. It often seems as if people believe they...

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Inside Recruiting September 2, 2015
3 Things to Know About Recruiting a Recruiter

A top-notch recruiter can make all the difference in the company's quality-of-hire. In today's job-rich, candidate-poor environment, much has been written about how to hire "ninja-rock star engineers" -- but very little attention has been paid to how companies can recruit top-notch recruiters who can hire those ninja-rock stars. Two Types of Recruiting: Full Cycle and...

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