Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn Recruiting

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LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network”. That fact along with the resources the popular social media site offers really can enhance the abilities of any HR professional to find the talent their business needs. For those in the business of hiring others, there is no doubt that using this outstanding feature can change virtually… 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 »

When and How To Complete Background Checks on Job Candidates – The Right Way

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The background check is a method of verifying the credentials and general character of candidates. Also referred to as pre-employment investigations, they are used as a tool by HR professionals and staffing recruiters to determine an applicant’s ability to do the job applied for.  It is also often used to verify the information provided on… Read more »

How and Why to Write Good Rejection Letters to Rejected Candidates

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Writing rejection letters is a topic that many staffing and recruitment professionals tend to avoid. No one likes giving “bad” news, so it is only natural to dodge this task. However, taking the time to write a good rejection letter to candidates who have not been chosen for the job is not only a professional… Read more »

Proposed Ban on Discriminating Against Hiring Unemployed – How Would it Affect Your Hiring Practices?

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With ever increasing numbers of unemployed workers in the nation, comes a new federal bill that would prevent companies from discriminating against candidates who are without current jobs. The Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011 (FEOA), supported by state representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Henry Johnson, Jr. of Georgia and George Miller of California, three… Read more »