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.

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Name, Sex, and (Not) DOB? Connecticut Bill Could Ban Asking About Age

In January, Connecticut joined the growing lists of states that have banned employers from asking about an applicant’s salary history. Now, during the state’s 2019 legislative session, a new bill is making the rounds that could ban Connecticut employers from inquiring about an applicant’s age.

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Questions Top Performers Ask in Job Interviews

It’s common to think of interviews as one-sided. The interviewer—the one representing the company and making or influencing hiring decisions—asks a series of questions about the interviewee to gauge his or her level of knowledge, experience, and social and workplace skills, as well as his or her fit for the company and the position.

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5 Questions Recruiters Should Never Ask

Many companies have outsourced some of their HR functions by hiring professional recruiters to identify and screen potential new hires. These recruiters can be valuable assets, as they specialize in this area of Human Resources, but they can also be a liability, as they are the first impression potential hires get of your company, and […]

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How to Get Candidates to Take Your Calls

Over the last few posts, Darchelle Nass, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative at Addison Group, has offered insight into the world of phone screening. In part one, she offered some tips on listening for body language. And in part two, she offered some best practices jobseekers can use to ace a phone […]

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Helping Candidates Ace the Phone Screen

In part one of this article series, we shared expert insight into conducting a successful phone screen. In today’s post, we’re continuing the conversation with Darchelle Nass, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative at Addison Group.

States with Salary History Bans (Map)

Salary history bans continue to gain in popularity across the United States. Over 10 states and half a dozen cities have enacted laws that prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicants’ prior or current compensation. On the flip side, however, is one state that is going against the grain and is prohibiting governing bodies from […]

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Looking Past a Candidate’s Résumé to Find the ‘Real Employee’

Over the last few posts, HR Daily Advisor Editor, Jim Davis sat down with RecruitCon 2019 keynote speaker, Jeff Hyman, to discuss the world of recruiting. Hyman touched upon key predictors to look for in an applicant and how the world of recruiting has changed. In yesterday’s post, Hyman explained how the old, arrogant approach […]

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RecruitCon 2019 Keynote Offers Tips to Avoid Making Bad Hires

Every HR professional and recruiter knows the cost of a bad hire. Time and money spent on the hiring and training go down the tube and now you are left with nothing but that same vacancy. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid making bad hires in the first place?

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Does Asking About Prior Salary Create Potential Liability?

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) makes it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially equal work. It allows for differences in pay, but sex cannot be a factor.