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Better practices

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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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