25 Off-Limits Interview Questions

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The HR Specialist – September 2013 Job interviews present a minefield of legal problems. One wrong question could spark a discrimination lawsuit. That’s why you should never “wing it” during interviews. Instead, create a list of interview questions and make sure every question asks for job-related information that will help in the selection process. Federal… Read more »

How to Spot Untrustworthy Job Candidates

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by Samantha Keefe, The Staffing Stream One of the universal banes of the hiring world, no matter what field or part of the country, is the untrustworthy candidate. Most recruiters have a horror story or two about a candidate who has lied to them, wound up backing out of a job after taking the offer,… Read more »

Video Interviews Aren’t Just for International Candidates: How to Find Local Talent

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by Josh Tolan, CEO of SparkHire There’s a misconception that video interviews are only for connecting with candidates far, far away. While video interviewing can be a good tool for bridging large distances, it’s also an effective method to connect with candidates closer to home. The video interview can help your company streamline the recruiting… Read more »

The Irresistible Rise of the Contingent Worker

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by Kazim Ladimeji, Recruiter.com One of the biggest trends that is currently affecting the HR and recruiting arena is the continuing and seemingly relentless rise of the contingent worker, or temps, part-timers, interns, consultants, contractors and outsourced workers. It has reached a point where many commentators suggest that at some point in the next 10… Read more »

5 Effects of Hiring with a Ferrari Taste on a Honda Budget

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by Chadd Balbi, Undercover Recruiter Whether you are an HR Director, Hiring Manager or whoever else is responsible for hiring employees, it’s a safe assumption that you want to bring on the best person possible for the job. Whether it’s the next President’s Club Sales Person, Innovative Technology Professional or Lead Customer Service Rep, you… Read more »

What’s the best interview question you’ve asked?

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Interview questions range from the sim­ple (“Tell me about yourself.”) to the silly (“If you were an animal, what kind would you be?”). Here are some sugges­tions of effective questions used by readers of The HR Specialist and featured in their September 2013 issue. Fans and critics “What would your biggest fan say about you? Likewise,… Read more »

How to Interview and Hire Top People Each and Every Time

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by Greg Smith, President of Chart Your Course International Ponder for a moment the last person you hired. After you selected them, did they work out as intended? Or did they turn into somebody totally unlike what you thought when you interviewed them? The most important aspect of any business is recruiting, selecting, and retaining… Read more »

3 Hiring Lessons From Your Holiday Shopping List

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by Josh Tolan, Mashable With the holiday season in full swing, your shopping list has probably grown impressive in size. Just like finding the perfect holiday gift, finding the right employee for your company can be tough. Walk into any mall and there are thousands of potential gifts for your friends and family, but finding the right… Read more »