Hiring Advice

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Attract top talent by treating candidates like customers

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 21, 2015 03:14 pm


Even rejected candidates should walk away from the hiring process feeling like valued customers.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
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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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Only one in ten people have the talent to lead [report]

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 21, 2015 05:17 pm


New report finds that 82% of managerial hires are the wrong hires and these bad hires are costing businesses billions of dollars.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management,
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How to fix your job postings to attract higher quality candidates

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 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| Mar 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,
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Five red flags that make candidates skip your job posting

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 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,
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Mark Zuckerberg’s one rule for hiring people at Facebook

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 6, 2015 09:10 pm


If only there was some hiring secret that would give us all the insight into making the perfect hire every time, right? I’m not going to offer it. But I have got something to add to your arsenal in the meantime – insight from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Industry News & Insights,
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The one thing you should be hiring for but probably aren’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 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,
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How to ruin your brand reputation without doing a thing

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 19, 2015 06:09 pm


This one simple fix can change your candidate experience and enhance your brand reputation. So why do so few do it?



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