Category: Recruiting

Recruiting is changing at a rapid pace. Some organizations are abandoning traditional methods for social media; some think software can do a better job than people.

Want Great Candidates? Follow Winston Churchill’s Lead, says Top Business Leader

About 85% of HR managers say they’ve hired people not suited to the work environment, says a recent survey. But one business leader says he has the three secrets to finding “the best people you’ve ever worked with.” It appears that, in spite of advances in Internet job posting, computerized résumé tracking, and electronic résumé […]

Reference Checks – How Far Should You Go?

How deep to delve into someone’s past in a reference check is murky business. Here’s one expert’s take, plus notice of an upcoming audio conference designed to clear it all up for you. In the last Advisor, we discussed the legal aspects of checking applicants on the “relationship” websites, MySpace and Facebook. Today, Employment Law […]

MySpace and Facebook: Routing Reference Checks or Dangerous Data Sources?

Are you “MySpacing” and “Facebooking” your applicants? Employers are wondering whether reference checking should include visiting Web 2.0 “relationship” pages. Alas, the advice is mixed. Should your reference checks on job applicants include looking at their “relationship” Web pages, such as those found on “Facebook” or “MySpace”? Some experts say yes. It’s your job to […]

Major Hiring Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

“You can’t expect great employees to find you,” says top consultant, Gevity HR. Their research has identified five mistakes managers must avoid if they want to attract exceptional employees. Oh, that nasty feeling when you first realize that a new hire isn’t what you hoped—not up to doing the job, can’t motivate people, or whatever. […]

The 5 Killer Job Description Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Let’s hear it for job descriptions! OK, we agree, no one’s cheering about doing them, but we did explain in yesterday’s Advisor how important they are. Fortunately, there’s a handy program that makes quick work of job description tasks. We’re talking about BLR’s unique Job Descriptions Encyclopedia. Around here, we call it the “JDE.” Here’s […]

Job Descriptions – Pain, Priority, or Both?

Job Descriptions: They’re probably the dullest task in HR management—annoying to do and easy to put off. But hold on—maybe you should get to them today. Let’s see why. “I’ve got more important things to do than going over dusty job descriptions.” Maybe you do. But when your CEO starts screaming about retention and employee […]

The “Antidiscrimination Bond”: Can It End Discrimination Suits at Your Company?

A B-school professor proposes an “antidiscrimination bond,” a tool that would screen out persons likely to sue you for discrimination before they’re ever hired. Would you use it? Since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, governmental power has been directed at ending discrimination in the workplace. In a possible ironic twist, […]

Job Descriptions … Without the Work

When job descriptions are needed … at an average cost of less than 66 cents each … here’s the program thousands have turned to—BLR’s Job Descriptions Encyclopedia. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor noted that one term HR professionals often search on Google™ and other search engines is “job descriptions.” Each month, some of you want to know […]

Job Descriptions: Essential Elements Explained

Job descriptions are the building blocks of your organization. Here are the building blocks you need in a job description. One way HR professionals get information from BLR is through Google™ and other search engines. They search for what they need to know and, if we’ve got it, the search engine will tell them so. […]

A Tool to Educate Supervisors in Legal Hiring, and a Whole Lot More

What if you could educate supervisors and managers in 10 different HR skills for the cost of one program? Here’s how you can. The controversy over video résumés we reported on yesterday points up again how delicate the issue of hiring is in this day and age. Think about it. A supervisor or manager gets […]