Human Resources

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Why you absolutely must call every candidate back after an interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 3, 2016 08:14 pm

If you are not calling candidates back to let the know whether or not they got the job, you are doing far more damage to your company than you realize

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Management
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Somewhere between four and 100 words you should never use in your job posting

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 2, 2016 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
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Five employees who cost you money

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 1, 2016 08:25 pm

An effective employee makes you more money than you pay them. An ineffective employee costs you money. Here are five types of workers who negatively affect your bottom line, and tips on what you can do about them.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management
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Five things interviewers should know before the job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 17, 2016 01:33 pm

You expect candidates to do their research, but you know it works both ways, right?

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources

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.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources
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Can inter-office blind dates increase employee engagement?

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 26, 2016 11:45 am

One company is matching employees from different departments on blind “dates” in an effort to foster collaboration and increase engagement.

Category: Human Resources, Management

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

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