Human Resources News & Insights

IBM’s job application gaffe holds an important lesson for all employers

There’s an important lesson for organizations of all sizes in a recent embarrassment for one of the world’s best-known companies – check your job postings carefully before they go up on the internet!

Working interviews: How hiring trend can cause compliance issues

News flash: The feds don’t like it when you bring in “applicants” for a “working interview” – and then refuse to pay them for the work they perform.

The reference check: How to get useful, honest info

Reference checks can be one of the most valuable tools for making an informed hiring decision – but, as you know, it’s often tough to learn anything from a contact besides employment dates, titles and salaries. 

4 Insights Analytics Can Deliver From Your Recruitment Software

It’s a job-seeker’s market right now, and hiring and recruiting are more complicated than ever. Those difficulties go beyond just finding the right person for the specific opening you have.

‘What’s your spirit animal?’ and other curveball interview questions you might want to start asking

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. 

Win the war for talent: 7 perks job candidates say they want

Every HR pro’s been here before: You find a candidate with all the right qualifications, only to have them slip away right before closing the deal. 

Study: What hiring managers want most from resumes, interviews

Every HR pro has a different idea of what constitutes the perfect candidate. 

Big-time talent acquisition on a small budget: 5 proven steps

No one needs to tell you that talent acquisition is hard work. And despite a hyper-pressurized job market, no one’s cutting you any slack, either. 

ACLU sues Facebook for discriminatory job ads

Facebook is in hot water once again — this time, for job ads targeting exclusively men for roles such as police officers, truck drivers and sports store clerks. 

6 tactics to stop promising candidates from disappearing on you

In this tight labor market, the war for talent wages on – and you may be feeling like your biggest adversaries are your own promising candidates.