Human Resources News & Insights

Hiring in today’s labor market: 4 candidate ‘red flags’ you may want to overlook

When the job market was at its worst, recruiters could afford to be more selective with candidates they chose to interview. But, in this tight labor market, recruiters need to find ways to widen their hiring pools. 

From cocktail requests to naps: The 10 worst job-interview performances

With half of employers making their minds up about candidates within the first five minutes of the interview, both parties know how important it is to make a good first impression.

A template for handling tricky workplace investigation interviews

You may have a lot of experience interviewing candidates for open positions, but interviewing employees as part of a workplace investigation is another animal entirely.

Recruitment 2.0: A case for why it’s needed, and how to get there

After working for five years as a recruiter, Lucas Ruijs has got something to get off his chest: He believes recruitment interviews are a waste of time. 

‘Oh, that’s just my pet bird’: The most outrageous things candidates did in interviews

Every HR professional could write a book recounting candidate interviews that have gone horribly — and hilariously — wrong. But can you top these forehead-slappers from CareerBuilder?  

The Google way of finding and hiring the right people

Think an applicant’s first impression is the key to your hiring decision? Google’s HR nabob disagrees.  

Uh-oh: Average interview process now longer than ever

Feel like it takes forever to come to a decision on new job candidates these days? That may be part of a troubling, growing trend.  

Why the interview process is flawed

In a time when finding the right people is more crucial than ever, there are a lot of theories on how companies can improve their interviewing and hiring processes. Guest poster Robin Melhuish weighs in on four key areas of concern.  

Interview hint: Don’t bring your beer with you

Every HR pro has had at least one candidate interview that left them wondering:  “Did that person really want the job?”

If you’re getting desperate for some new interview questions …

We know it’s not easy coming up with fresh interview questions for job candidates. But would you ever pose this one: “How many hair salons are there in Japan”?