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No matter what you do, there’s always a better way to do it. Boost your hiring game with insights on best practices in your field.

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 ...

How to welcome a new hire

The first day at a new job normally involves trainings, meetings and paperwork. But if you only stick to formal tasks and docume...

11 recruiting email mistakes to avoid

To make your recruiting emails to candidates more effective, all you need to do is go back to the basics. Forget fancy word...

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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...

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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...

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...

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Company career page content: do’s and don’ts

A great careers page is the best way to get potential job candidates to consider your company. However, on average, 90 percent o...

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 succeed as a HR leader: forget ‘best practices’

The HR industry has more buzzwordy ‘best practices’ than most. But they’re counter-productive. By definition, accepted or ‘stand...

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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...

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