Human Resources

Credential creep

Employers are raising the bar on qualifications and then claiming that no one is qualified

Peter Harris| September 15, 2014 03:09 pm


This is why employers can’t find anyone to fill those positions. They’re asking for advanced education for jobs that don’t actually require it.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management
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Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 29, 2014 03:13 pm


News research says HR and recruiting professionals view obesity as a negative marker for character, productivity, and performance.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights
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Should this Facebook post have gotten a man fired?

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 26, 2014 07:39 pm


Opera singer’s firing raises question of what individuals should and should not be allowed to post on their own personal social media accounts. What do you think?



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management
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The ten most revealing interview questions

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 19, 2014 05:56 pm


We asked hiring managers for their favourite interview questions, the ones they feel reveal the most about a candidate. Here are their responses.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Uncategorised
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The exact resume keywords employers search for by industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 12, 2014 07:08 pm


Our internal research shows the keywords employers use to find resumes by industry. Make sure your resume contains these words if you want to get noticed.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges
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Honest answers to job interview questions

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 22, 2014 03:00 am


The job interview is a bit of a charade. Here’s how some of us would answer the most common questions if we weren’t trying to impress anyone.



Category: Human Resources
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Four ways to weed out low performers in the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 15, 2014 02:22 pm


If a candidate makes it to the interview, they’ve done a reasonably good job of selling themselves. But maybe it’s all a show. Here’s how to separate the high performers from the low performers.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges, Uncategorised
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The real cost of a bad hire, and how to avoid making one

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 7, 2014 07:00 pm


Here’s what hiring the wrong person winds up costing your organization. Avoid making this mistake.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges
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How to spot a narcissist

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 25, 2014 03:28 pm


Research shows that narcissists outperform those with more humility in job interviews. Hiring managers would do well to learn to spot one before hiring them.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
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8 things employees wish they could say to the boss

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 13, 2014 07:17 pm


Everyone, from the intern to the CEO, has to watch their mouth around their superiors. Here are the top eight things employees would say to the boss if they could.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Small Business