Recruitment Challenges

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Is Times New Roman the “sweatpants” of resume fonts?

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 7, 2015 08:49 pm


If a Nobel-prize-winning engineer submitted a resume in Times New Roman would you reject them for sending you the equivalent of a resume wearing sweatpants?



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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Five phrases to listen for in the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 6, 2015 04:27 pm


What are the signs that the perfect hire is sitting right in front of you? There’s no magic bullet, of course, but the use of these five phrases – or variations thereupon – can be an indicator that you might be looking at the man or woman for the job, whatever it might be.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges
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How to fix your job postings to attract higher quality candidates

Elizabeth Bromstein| April 9, 2015 06:06 pm


The results of a new study suggest that focusing on what you can offer the candidate, rather than what is required of them will significantly increase both the number and quality of applicants.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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Who’s Big Data and how can he help with your recruiting?

Simon Cohen| March 24, 2015 06:42 pm


Hiring the right people matters more than almost anything else when it comes to the long-term success of a company, which is why today’s recruiters aren’t leaving it to chance.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges, Uncategorised
Woman looking pensively at a computer screen

Five red flags that make candidates skip your job posting

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 23, 2015 07:17 pm


There are myriad ways in which a company can turn off employees – a complicated hiring process, an unprofessional interviewer, a badly written job posting. Let’s focus on that last one today.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
Melissa Allen and Elizabeth Bromstein

Bad answers to common job interview questions (and how to fix them) [Video]

Workopolis| March 17, 2015 05:49 pm


Two candidates answer some common job interview questions. One has polished, professional responses that win over employers. The other is more of a case-study in what not to do.



Category: Job interviews, Recruitment Challenges
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The one thing you should be hiring for but probably aren’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 4, 2015 09:08 pm


We think of hiring for reach when it comes to salespeople, but every network is an untapped resource. Given two equally qualified candidates, hire the one with more social influence.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
Man in a job interview with a long nose and a sheepish smile

What candidates most commonly lie about

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 24, 2015 09:00 pm


We tell candidates not to lie during the job search all the time, but people do it anyway. Here are the most common lies people tell and more fun facts about fibbing during the job search.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges
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Not sure what you’re looking for? Let candidates create their own job postings

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 11, 2015 09:14 pm


We’re always picking on you for inflating your required skills and qualifications in job postings. Here’s another option to the job posting.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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Canadian job seeker survey: what candidates are looking for in an employer

Peter Harris| January 30, 2015 07:56 pm


Many companies are beginning to re-examine their talent acquisition strategies as the competition for skilled workers heats back up.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges