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writing effective job descriptions

Writing effective job descriptions: a style guide

Given that the purpose of a job description is to attract applications it would make sense for it to be inviting. Yet, all too o...

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...

Does anyone advertise jobs in newspapers anymore?

Remember when the classifieds section of the local paper was the obvious place to look for a job?  Back at the dawn of...

4 effective salary negotiation tips for employers

Making an offer to a job candidate is a question of balance. This is not about winning,  it’s about reaching agreement on a...

Innovative recruiting tools and techniques for modern HR teams

When you let it, technology can streamline your recruiting process. The reign of spreadsheets, email and post-and-pray...

What do the best career pages have in common?

You’ve put a lot of work into your website in order to sell your product. It boasts beautiful design, photos and testimonials. B...

Writing job descriptions for hiring millennials

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. More than 35m millennials and Generation-Y employees (those born af...

Interview techniques from experienced interviewers

Interviews have been the hardest part of the hiring process throughout their history. The best interview techniques for employer...

Responding to an EEOC complaint: 5 common employer mistakes

When it comes to being an equal opportunity employer, good intentions are not always enough. Even when you think you have done e...

Stand by me: employee retention strategies from the pros

Most companies realize when they hire someone that it’s not a solemn vow to be together forever. The generation of company men a...

6 best interview questions for employers: alternatives to cliched questions

Smart interview questions can help interviewers make smart hiring decisions but they have a shelf life. There’s no need to buy i...

HR terms: the plain-spoken glossary

We’ve been arguing for a while now that language matters in recruitment (and HR in general). We will keep doing so. To a casual ...

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