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More Than Selfies: The Front-Facing Camera Powers Remote Work

In recent years, the front-facing camera has become the iconic symbol of social media and the global “selfie culture.” In the new world of social distancing and remote work, that same cultural icon has rapidly transformed into the cornerstone and foundation for the new world of remote work.

Hints That Your Employees May Be Job Searching

In times of increased turnover, employers often wonder if they could discover which employees are about to leave and take steps to keep that from happening. While it may not always be possible to stop an employee with one foot out the door (nor would you want to in every case), there are signs that […]

My Hair is Perfect! I’d Make a Great Addition to Your Team!

It’s that time of year again—no, not back to school time. It’s CareerBuilder’s annual list of strangest job interviews, and HRSBT couldn’t be any more excited! If you’ll recall, 2016’s list was filled with stolen family photos, psychic mediums, and pet birds. So what does this year have in store?

5 Words Every Employer Should Say During a Job Interview

To their own detriment, 92% of employers focus on experience and ability when hiring employees. But experience and ability are all but irrelevant in hiring the best employees. In his latest book, The Five A’s of Great Employees, author, speaker, and workplace-cultural advisor Eric Swenson identifies the five most important traits of a truly great […]

More Strange but True Job Interviews from You!

A few weeks ago, we reported on CareerBuilder’s list of strange things that have happened during job interviews. From stolen family photos to pet birds in shirts, there were no shortages of strange events that made it to the CareerBuilder® list.  Our readers also chimed in on their strangest interviews:

Friend or foe: illegal or inappropriate interview questions

by Michelle Dougherty Asking illegal or inappropriate interview questions is one of the easiest ways for an employer to create a risk for discrimination claims. It isn’t unusual for polite, friendly, personal, non-job-specific conversation to be part of the interview process. However, when conducting an interview, you must always be aware that even indirect or […]

Hey boss! Get ready, be smart, and do the right thing

by Phillip S. Oberrecht You have an important position to fill. You have narrowed the applicant pool to a manageable number. It’s time to conduct interviews, and you need the best person for the job. What can you do to conduct the best interview possible?  The company’s needs, résumés, and social media The first step […]

Trying applicants on for size: Know the limits of job tryouts

Ever been fooled in a job interview? Some applicants interview well but then turn out to be disappointments on the job. Others might seem iffy during the interview process but become star employees. The uncertainty inherent in the hiring process has led many employers to devise ways to test candidates in real world situations, either […]

Documents, documents, documents: What to keep, what to shred

The hiring process has a way of creating a lot of paperwork. A single job opening can bring a flood of resumes, cover letters, and applications from a horde of hopefuls. Once the decision has been made, the question becomes what to do with the pile of documents the hiring process generates.  Recently, a group […]