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April 21, 2017

HireRight Survey Finds Most Employers Don’t Rescreen Employees

Regularly-scheduled follow-up background checks can help protect employees, customers and company assets HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug and health screening and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, today announced findings from its 10th Annual HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Survey. HireRight's report explores key issues, trends…
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May 16, 2014

Improve your Behavioral Interviews

Behavioral interviews – the kind structured around candidates providing examples of how they’ve handled challenges in the past – are very common.  So common, in fact, that many candidates have canned answers to the most-asked questions (Give me an example of a goal you had to achieve and how you…
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April 8, 2014

5 Tips to Avoid a Bad Hire

The costs associated with a bad hire are staggering.  An NBRI study has found that even for low-paying roles – between time and cost associated with training, loss in productivity, interviewing, employment ads and various HR-related activities – a bad hire can mean a loss of $25,000.  The company takes…
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March 26, 2014

Look Past Traditional Red Flags

It’s always been the case that certain aspects of a candidate’s resume give off warning signs.  Stretches of time unaccounted for, seemingly sparse skill sets, a work history that appears to be all over the map – these situations have often been the kiss of death for job seekers. But…
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March 14, 2014

What Does True Confidence Look Like?

If you’ve found yourself drawn to a less-than-qualified candidate or put off by one who seems to match your needs perfectly, you may have been influenced by the applicant’s confidence.  No doubt many of us have been taken in at one point or another by a candidate who was faking…
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March 12, 2014

Demand for Creatives on the Rise

Employers in the creative disciplines are doing well, which is especially great news for staff and job seekers in the field, and particularly for those pursuing positions in social media, media services and brand or product management.  According to an end-of-year survey by The Creative Group, a leader among creative…
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March 5, 2014

Jobs Forecast for Older Workers – Partly Cloudy

Age bias: unfortunately, it is pervasive in today’s workplace.  And while some fancy resume work can take years off, it’s tougher to disguise one’s age during a face-to-face interview. Tim Driver, founder and CEO of RetirementJobs.com, predicts that, given both the large number of Baby Boomers still working and the…
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February 7, 2014

Where Are All the Women in IT?

The IT field has been fairly homogenous for some time and continues to be dominated by men. John Zappe, of ERE, explored this issue recently, citing some statistics that’ll make you scratch your head: the number of women earning computer science degrees has fallen from 37 percent to 20 percent…
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December 20, 2013

Vetting Candidates through Social Media

OnRec, the Online Recruitment magazine, reported last month on the use of social media by HR managers and recruiters as part of their standard hiring practices.  According to a survey conducted by a leading job board in the oil and gas industry, 82 percent of hiring authorities polled have used…
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December 6, 2013

Red Flags: A Refresher

There are a hundred reasons applicants get their resumes tossed in the circular filing bin, not the least of which are a total lack of relevant experience and education and skill sets that don’t align with expectations and requirements. Candidates can take emphasis off of some issues with fancy resume…
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