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Five signs the perfect candidate isn’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 28, 2016 11:52 am


Even if someone looks great on paper, that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the best choice for hire



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
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The three screening questions you must ask before meeting a candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 27, 2016 08:13 pm


You need to save time. Get these questions out of the way before the interview so you don’t waste time on unsuitable candidates.



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The myth of the passive candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 8, 2016 12:52 pm


The passive candidate is supposed to be the recruiter equivalent of the hidden job market. But unlike the hidden job market, the passive candidate doesn’t exist. It’s a myth.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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16 hiring problems you’ll face in 2016 and their solutions (infographic)

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 15, 2015 02:36 pm


In this infographic, Spark Hire lists 16 issues you’ll face in the coming year along with some suggested solutions.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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The one thing you should be hiring for but probably aren’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 10, 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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Nine questions to ask yourself before you hire someone

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 8, 2015 04:19 pm


Before you hire someone, do some thorough soul searching and ask yourself these questions.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
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Magical website provides every job interview question you will ever need

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 20, 2015 02:24 pm


We all struggle to come up with interesting and revealing interview questions. Thankfully there’s a website for that.



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Honesty is overrated. Here are five lies you want a candidate to tell you

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 19, 2015 04:44 pm


Ever since we were kids we’ve heard a lot about honesty being the best policy, but that is of course not always true. Here are five lies you want a candidate to tell you.



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The biggest reason people turn down job offers

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 8, 2015 03:11 pm


A new survey asked workers “What hurdles stop you from accepting a job?” Can you guess what reason was No. 1?



Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges
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Somewhere between four and 100 words you should never use in your job posting

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 30, 2015 10:24 am


It can be a struggle to make a real impact with your job posting and cut through the cacophony to appeal to the real talent. And there are things employers and hiring managers do that make the situation worse for themselves. How you word your job posting matters – a lot.



Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges