Human Resources

Tattooed professional woman

Research: hiring managers reveal how tattoos affect a candidate’s chances

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 28, 2014 04:52 pm


We surveyed hiring managers on whether or not tattoos affect their hiring decisions. Here’s what you said. The responses might surprise you.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management,
Skeleton typing

Recruiters share their true job interview horror stories

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 26, 2014 09:15 am


We’ve all experienced the terror of the job interview. The sweaty palms, the pounding heart, the paralyzing fear! But have you stopped to think about what it’s like from the other side of the desk? Recruiters share their candidate horror stories.



Category: Human Resources,
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Hiring managers share their tips & tricks for spotting the perfect candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 10, 2014 06:31 pm


There will never be one magic way to spot the perfect hire, but maybe one of these tricks or tips shared by hiring managers will make it easier.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources,
Astrology wheel

Do Virgos make bad hires?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 1, 2014 03:09 pm


In China, employers reportedly are making hiring decisions based on astrological signs. And Virgos get the short end of the stick.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
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The quality you should be looking for in new hires but aren’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 25, 2014 05:02 pm


New research shows what “soft skills” employers value most in new hires. One that’s at the bottom of the list should be moved up.



Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management, Recruitment Challenges,
Human resources professionals

HR survey uncovers why so many people aren’t getting hired

Peter Harris| Sep 15, 2014 03:29 pm


A new survey of HR professionals and candidates uncovers a significant disconnect between the two groups during the hiring process – and reveals what is keeping many people from getting jobs. Here’s where candidates fall short.



Category: Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges,
Credential creep

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

Peter Harris| Sep 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,
Obese woman in a business suit, smiling

Obese candidates less likely to get the job, says study

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 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| Aug 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,
Woman doing math in her head

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.



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