Human Resources

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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,
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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,
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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.



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

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 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,
Job interview. One person laughing, the other looking embarrassed

Honest answers to job interview questions

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 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| 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.



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