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How to be a good interviewer

Good interviewers make a conscious effort to get the most out of the interview process. Interviewing is hard work, but getting t...

Why passion shouldn’t be a job requirement

Are you passionate about your job? Do you absolutely love what you do? Does every single one of your work responsibilities make ...

How to find good employees: hire for skills, not talent

Talent is a feel-good word for describing good job candidates. But, framing talent as the main recruiting and retention issue fo...

Group interview activities, tips and ideas for success

Group interviews can be huge time-savers. Instead of spending 10 hours interviewing 10 candidates individually, you could spend ...

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The problems with employee integrity tests

Henry Ford used to send committees to his employees’ houses to check their behavior. Good employees would avoid excessive alcoho...

Pre-employment testing: pros and cons

It’s been more than 50 years since companies started using pre-employment testing. Despite some indication that personality...

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Addressing interview red flags

Malcolm Gladwell famously wrote in his bestselling book, ‘Blink,’ that “the key to good decision making is not knowled...

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How to read candidate body language in an interview

Often, interviewers think candidates who slouch are bored or arrogant and decide to turn them down. But, how much should we ...

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Addressing resume red flags

Resume red flags aren’t necessarily grounds for instantly disqualifying candidates. However, they may give you more insight into...

Background check red flags

You’ve found your perfect candidate. They’ve done well in all your interviews and skills assessments. You’re ready to exten...

6 illegal interview questions not to ask — and legal alternatives

Most of the time when illegal questions crop up in an interview both the questioner and the candidate are unaware. Whether you w...

How to make a phone screen interview worthwhile

An effective phone screen interview is your best insurance against pointless interviews. Without it, you risk wasting the time o...

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