Over the past year, there has been widespread coverage of labor shortages in industries such as healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing. Less publicized, but no less challenging, is a similar labor shortfall facing U.S. public sector agencies where, as of September 2021, some 857,000 posts remained unfilled. Fortunately, new research shines a light on a large […]
In this tight job market, you might want to go beyond the typical “Can you tell me a little about yourself?” and “What are your greatest professional strengths?” type of questions when interviewing someone. So why not try a new approach to interviewing that may help you make the best possible hires? Say a candidate […]
Every company’s looking to make that perfect hire — and that seems to be getting harder and harder to do these days. So here’s an idea — why not start considering candidates on the basis of personality, smarts and enthusiasm instead of past experience?
Every HR pro knows there are certain questions you shouldn’t ask job candidates. But what happens when hiring managers let one of those dreaded questions slip out during an interview?
Here’s hoping your I-9 paperwork is in order.
Here’s more evidence companies must train hiring managers to be careful about what they say during interviews.
New research says interviewers are biased toward candidates that remind them of themselves. Is that a bad thing?
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?
A pending lawsuit shows the dangers of background check mistakes.
Got to hand it to CareerBuilder — its regular surveys are a great morale booster for harried HR pros. This edition: Employees’ excuses for being late to work. Check it out and be happy these folks don’t work for you.
C’mon, you can’t expect a guy to be in on time if his hair hurts.
Interviews are tricky — a candidate’s success or failure often depends on highly subjective criteria. But here’s an example of how too much subjectivity can wind up hitting a company with a bias lawsuit:
To avoid missing the opportunity to load up on top talent, many companies are turning to new and interesting hiring practices.
It’s one of HR pros’ favorite times of the year — when there’s proof that other companies do, indeed, have employees as crazy as their own. Herewith, the latest list of workers’ most bizarre reasons for being late to work.
This employer’s taken the concept of online background checks to a new level.
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