Category: Screening, Assessment, Interviewing

Once candidates are found, a variety of measures may help employers choose the final candidate. This may involve interviews, tests, assessment centers, or other means of evaluation.

Bad Hires: Are You Aware of the Risks?

Monster Worldwide, Inc. recently released the results of their Small Business, Big Hire survey. Conducted by Braun Research on behalf of Monster, the study found that nine in ten small business owners (89%) identify hiring the wrong person for a job as a risk to the company, with one-half (51%) saying it is a major […]

Recruiting Former Recruits: A Guide to Hiring Veterans

How you handle recruiting differs for different groups. Tactics for hiring college students, for example, might not be the best fit for hiring older professionals. The same is true for recruiting veterans. Luckily, there are a lot of resources designed for helping you make the most of your recruiting program when it comes to hiring […]

Interviewer’s Mantra—‘Drill Deeper’

Yesterday’s Advisor covered two of the most common sourcing sins of recruiters. Today, we’ll talk about a third sin—failing to drill down to the unvarnished truth. Job candidates of the caliber you want to hire have thought out answers for the obvious questions you might ask. You still have to ask those questions, but after […]

New Marijuana Laws and Your Drug Policy

Yesterday’s Advisor explored how legal marijuana use and drug interviews and policies mix. Today, more from Tim Thoelecke on that topic, plus some handy tips. By Tim Thoelecke Marijuana is mainstream, or trying to be. Indeed, many have made the assumption that marijuana is no longer the danger that we once thought it was. Oddly, […]

Your Drug Policy and Marijuana Legalization

A number of states have various degrees of marijuana legalization. What does that mean for drug testing during hiring and other drug policy matters? Tim Thoelecke helps us find out. By Tim Thoelecke In fact, an estimated 23.9 million Americans currently use illicit drugs. Two-thirds of those are employed and may be working for you! […]

Tempted to Ask, But Shouldn’t

Yesterday’s Advisor briefed on impermissible preemployment inquiries; today, we present more inquiries that you may not have realized you need to avoid. Persons to Notify in Case of Emergency Questions should not be asked about the names and addresses of a job applicant’s relatives. Such inquiries may lead to information related to an applicant’s marital […]