Hiring Advice

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The ten most revealing interview questions

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 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.



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Why you should hire the unskilled, unemployed, uneducated candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 18, 2014 08:11 pm


Employers routinely reject those who have been out of work, don’t have a degree, and who don’t meet all the skill requirements. Here’s why you shouldn’t do that.



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The most common resume lies, and what you can really get away with

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 18, 2014 02:40 pm


Roughly 40% of people lie on their resumes, and many more exaggerate. Find out what the risks are, what you can get away with and what the fabrications are that HR professionals are most likely to uncover.



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges,
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Four ways to weed out low performers in the interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 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.



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The real cost of a bad hire, and how to avoid making one

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 7, 2014 07:00 pm


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



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How to spot a narcissist

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 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.



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The six most common lies candidates tell, and how to catch them

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 23, 2014 04:48 pm


Candidates lie, sometimes because they have to, to get the job. Here are the six most common lies job seekers tell and how to spot them.



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Nerds lose ground. New research says jocks do better later in life.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 20, 2014 10:13 am


New research says high school jocks do better at careers and exhibit more social behaviour later in life. Nerds weep.



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It’s a jungle out there: a guide to employee poaching

Kim Hughes| Jun 3, 2014 05:39 pm


Got your eye on talent working for the competition? Here’s how to lure them away without landing in hot water.



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How to hire the best candidates for customer-facing positions

Elizabeth Bromstein| May 28, 2014 07:14 pm


Hire for attitude, train for skill. These are the traits you must look for in an employee to fill a customer-centric role.



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