Hiring & Interviewing

What do job candidates really want?

July 1, 2022
As part of a study of remote work, the Society for Human Resource Management created fake job profiles with seven different features—work location (remote, hybrid or on-site), commute time, compensation, position level, benefits, professional growth potential and company reputation—to determine what candidates favor.

The 5 worst interview questions & what to ask instead

June 24, 2022
The interview remains a hiring manager’s most effective tool for evaluating job candidates. Unfortunately, managers too often rely on a list of standard interview questions for which most applicants have canned responses. Here are five common questions to avoid, as well as suggestions for more productive queries that will help you make the correct hiring choice:

Summon applications via good writing

May 13, 2022
Recommendations for crafting job descriptions that attract good talent.

The gamble of hiring bonuses

April 22, 2022
The last two years have seen dramatic shifts in the job market, many of which will cause ripple effects for the foreseeable future. One of the most pronounced markers has been the surge in signing bonuses offered by employers to potential candidates. Here are some important questions to consider about this practice.

5 questions to ask yourself just seconds before you fire someone … and 5 to ask yourself just seconds before you hire someone

March 24, 2022
Are you really sure you want to press that button just yet? Run a few things through your mind before picking up the phone … or making the long hard walk down the hallway.

Who’s got a worker magnet? Anybody?

January 28, 2022
What’s an organization in need of workers to do? Here’s a look at some measures proving successful.

Should you take that worker back?

January 14, 2022
2022 may be the year of the boomerang employee.

Be sure to track who you didn’t hire, too

December 9, 2021
If the same person who made a hiring decision, knowing the candidate belonged to a protected class, also makes the firing decision, it’s almost impossible for the former employee to sue and argue she was terminated because of discrimination. But to succeed in court, you must be able to describe the applicants you did not hire.

6 recommendations to find and retain top-tier talent

October 19, 2021
In today’s tight labor market, finding and keeping talent is a business imperative. The Conference Board offers these recommendations to recruit and retain the talent organizations need to succeed, especially in an environment of remote and hybrid work.

Ensure post-offer tests are job-related and necessary

September 23, 2021
Making a job offer is a de facto acknowledgement that you believe the applicant was qualified for the position. If you make the offer contingent on passing some sort of pre-employment test, make sure the test is job-related and consistent with business necessity. Otherwise, you are courting lawsuits that likely favor applicants who fail the test.