Hiring & Interviewing

Before promoting, 9 questions to ask

June 23, 2014
Promoting from within can save recruiting costs and staff time if you choose the right employees. But internal hires often go wrong for one simple reason: Hiring managers assume they know the candidate.

Hiring? 3 traits that make a great employee

June 5, 2014
Research has shown that successful employees have three basic characteristics in addition to their technical skills.

5 interview questions that reveal their true nature

May 1, 2014
Want to know what really makes an applicant tick? Try asking something outside the norm.

7 tips for great interviews

April 22, 2014
Poorly conducted interviews can result in bad hiring decisions and lead to legal trouble. So how do you maximize their effectiveness and minimize potential biases?

When Is an Intern Not an Intern?

October 1, 2013

Lately, the news has been full of stories about successful lawsuits by unpaid interns whose main job was to get coffee and be messengers. But before you cancel plans to hire an unpaid intern, know it is possible to design a program that complies with current laws and benefits those on both sides of the desk.


Lights, camera … video job interview?

September 1, 2013
Sixty-three percent of HR managers surveyed by Robert Half said their company had used video to handle part of the interview process. But does the technology deliver the same insights you capture in person, or are video interviews an operational shortcut that leaves questions on the table? Considerations when conducting video interviews:

5 Questions Savvy Interviewers Ask

July 1, 2013
A lot rides on your decision about which candidate to hire. Mistakes can be costly in terms of time and money spent for training. So it is critical to ask the right questions when interviewing candidates.

Are You Guilty of Gender Stereotypes?

May 1, 2013
According to a Catalyst research report, women experience slower career growth and slower rates of pay increase than men, even as corporate officers in Fortune 500 companies—even in 2013.

Can I ask candidate about child care issues?

March 13, 2013
Q. The job opening I’m interviewing candidates for requires some occasional overnight travel. Can I ask female job applicants if that would create child care problems at home?  — M.M., Vermont

Hiring People with Disabilities

March 1, 2013
Are you looking for a new source of talent? By recruiting and accommodating disabled individuals, you gain a diverse workforce and an infusion of enthusiastic new employees with abilities waiting to  be tapped.