Hiring’s Hidden Problem – Your Resume Screeners Are “Hunting For Weaknesses” (Instead of focusing on applicants whose strengths far outweigh their flaws)

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Not seeing enough strong applicants? Blame screeners that are overly focused on finding weaknesses. Yes, the #1 screening error in most organizations occurs when your screeners are exclusively focused on “screening out” all resumes that contain even a single weakness or flaw.

During their “hunt for weaknesses,” these screeners purposely discount or ignore the candidate’s strengths that are found in the resume. Unfortunately, this top resume screening problem goes largely unaddressed because it is seldom written about, and most recruiting leaders simply haven’t taken the time to calculate the tremendous dollar value of the recruiting and business damage that

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