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Is it a Good Idea to Use Social Media to Assist With Hiring Decisions?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Management, Interviewing

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Using Social Media to Help Make Hiring Decisions-What’s the Risk?

With great risk comes great reward is how the saying goes, but does this great risk and reward apply to social media assistance in the subject of hiring new employees? It absolutely does. Social media is mainstream, it is in use every single day and thousands of people are utilizing it in multiple ways. Hiring candidates while utilizing social media has become an ongoing trend that has its pros and cons.

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Social Media Background Checks, What Are You Actually Looking For?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2018 7:37:47 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Management, Interviewing

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Social Media Background Checks and What to Look For

When onboarding a new hire, it can be tough to determine from just a standard background check who these candidates really are. Sure, it can shed light on their past, so an employer can see what they’ve previously been involved with. However, social media background checks can give you an updated idea of what candidates have recently been up to.

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Behavioral Interview Questions for a Manager | Interviewing Managers

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Management, Interviewing

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The Top Behavioral Questions to Ask Management Candidates

Behavioral interview questions are questions structured to ascertain the character of a candidate for a job. Asking the right questions about past behavior will help you to determine how the candidate will perform in the future. Employers use this technique as an accurate predictor for making solid hiring decisions by looking at past performance.

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Planning a Career Change at 50 in California

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 2:43:52 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Interviewing

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Evaluating a Career Change at 50

Making a career change at 50 years or older can be a daunting decision because many people feel that it is a time-barred decision. This is despite a 2014 study by The Conference Board, which indicated that over half of American employees are unsatisfied with their current jobs. Although younger employees may easily make a career transition, staying at your current workplace until retirement may seem a better option if you are 50 years or older.

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10 Interview Questions You Aren’t Allowed To Ask and Why

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Interviewing

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Be Sure to Know Which Interview Questions Are Not Allowed and Why

About 20% of interviewers ask inappropriate questions that seek to reveal personal details, which may influence their decision to hire based on bias. Many of them realize the mistake and worry about potential legal action based on discrimination. Some questions may be legal, but the motive might have illegal connotations. Since a candidate's responses could affect his prospects of landing the job, the job seeker could take legal action against you or the company. Although Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act doesn’t provide a list of prohibited questions, you can provide guidelines to your hiring managers regarding questions not to ask in interviews. Below is a list of questions you should not be asking during interviews:

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What Exactly Are Behavioral Interview Questions and How Do I Use Them?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 7:13:26 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Interviewing

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You are about to interview some new candidates, and you have heard of behavioral interviewing. Is this a psych test? Or something else? Come find out.

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Deciding How to Conduct Interviews for Your Next Recruitment Intake

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2017 11:30:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Management, Interviewing

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Mark Wilkinson, a recruitment expert at Coburg Banks, reveals that most employers do not audit their interview techniques. Consequently, these employers make various mistakes during the interviewing process, such as asking wrong questions; interviewer bias, interview fatigue and dishonest responses.

Many employers do not understand that interview techniques can determine whether they recruit the right employees or not. In case you have never evaluated the various techniques at your disposal, your next recruitment intake should be a meticulous process that considers the qualities required for this position. The following are the most common interview techniques you should consider before inviting applicants for an interview.  

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