How to Develop a Successful Screening Process – Candidate Selection

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Job openings at a company come and go all the time, which is why you need to make sure your candidate screening process is top-notch. If you do not perform due diligence when screening candidates, whether they are in-house or outside, and then you will not fill the position with the best person possible. Should… Read more »

Tips for Conducting Background Checks in the Digital Age

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Background checks for employment and a wide range of other reasons have taken on a whole new meaning in the “Digital Age.” Along with a wide range of technological advances that would make the background investigations much easier, have come a host of issues relating to privacy. In fact, some states have passed laws in… Read more »

Have Your References Gone MIA? Tips On Handling This In A Professional Manner

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You are applying for a new job, but you are having trouble getting your past hiring managers to put in a good word about you. What does that mean? Should you be worried about it? In some situations, people just may not be doing their job, but in others, a lack of response from your… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Desire for the Perfect Candidate Destroy Your Hiring Process

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As you hire candidates or interview them, do you find yourself wishing you could somehow put together the good qualities of two or more people into one ideal candidate? Unfortunately, there is no way to piece together the ideal employee – a little enthusiasm from one, a bit more experience from the other. Rather, many… Read more »

What Will Employers Find If They “Google” You? How Can You Control This?

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If you did a Google search of yourself right now, what would you find? You might find photos of yourself on your MySpace page from your rebellious teen years. You may find comments you made to friends about the party you went to or your latest crush. On the other hand, you may find posts… Read more »

2012 Employer Recruitment SuccessTips

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While the unemployment rate, as of the beginning of 2012, hovers somewhere around 8.5 percent in the USA, there are many excellent candidates available to fill upcoming assignments. However, this doesn’t mean that recruiters won’t face challenges finding the right candidates for jobs, especially those that require specialized skills and backgrounds to help businesses recover… Read more »

10 Pros and Cons of Using Temps

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The use of temporary workers or “temps” as they are commonly called, has grown over the last several years. As the economy has tanked in many areas, the increase in augmenting permanent staff with a contingent workforce has gone up. A research study Contingent Labor Management  conducted by Aberdeen Group early in 2011, indicated that… Read more »

Increasing Numbers of Employers Using E-Verify According to a Recent Study

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E-Verify is a widely used voluntary Internet verification system operated by the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration, allowing employers to check for the validity of personal identification information furnished by applicants. Current US law requires that all employers only employ individuals who are legally authorized to work in… Read more »

Are Employers Still Screening Candidates On Facebook? The Pros and Cons of Social Media Candidate Screening

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Facebook is a popular form of social media that has transformed many aspects of our daily lives. People interact through this medium on a personal level with family and friends. Businesses and companies use it to reach out to their markets. Nearly every type of hobby, interest, and pastime has a presence and a following… Read more »

Why Top IT Companies Use Executive Recruiters

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If your organization is trying to grow in a highly competitive information technology market, the use of executive recruiters to find quality people can be your best bet. Just consider that many of the world’s biggest IT companies, such as Google, Microsoft and more, actively pursue candidates through smart staffing initiatives and the use of… Read more »