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Discusses recruiting, staffing and the hiring process prior to the extension and acceptance of an offer.

Among the topics discussed here: talent management, talent communities, talent acquisition, hiring and selection process, recruitment plans and process, hiring employees, hiring process steps, etc.

How to recruit a more diverse talent pool

15. April 2014

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How to recruit a more diverse talent pool

In addition to profits, innovation and corporate culture, companies are now starting to brag about their employee diversity, and rightly so. Hiring from a limited pool of candidates, whether determined by age, race, alma mater or another limiting factor, will in turn limit the ideas and creativity that comes into an organization. If your organization [...]

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How to write a job description for a data scientist

1. April 2014

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How to write a job description for a data scientist

In February an email from a data scientist named Will went viral. Will wrote the email after he applied, interviewed, and got turned down for a data analytics job with online dating startup HowAboutWe.com. Then he sent it to the company and copied a bunch of media outlets.

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12 resume red flags to watch out for

26. March 2014

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12 resume red flags to watch out for

Question: What’s one thing you never, ever want to see on a resume from a potential hire?

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The good, the bad and the ugly of transparency

20. March 2014

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The good, the bad and the ugly of transparency

Have you ever accepted your dream job at a dream company only to realize a few weeks or months in that your dreams have been shattered? The job you were promised, the company culture that was touted, the day-to-day routine you envisioned in the interview phase: none of it is as you anticipated.

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Why you shouldn’t leave job seekers hanging

17. March 2014

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Why you shouldn’t leave job seekers hanging

When you have an open position at your organization, it’s easy to focus on bringing in the best applicants and neglect to respond to every query you receive. And as candidates are eliminated throughout the course of the hiring process, it’s easy to dismiss the ones you’re not interested in without updating them on their status.

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12 interview questions to ask potential executive hires

11. March 2014

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12 interview questions to ask potential executive hires

Question: What’s your favorite question to ask a potential new hire looking for an executive role in your company? Why?

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5 essential steps for vetting job candidates’ credentials

10. March 2014

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5 essential steps for vetting job candidates’ credentials

Does that high-powered job candidate really have the experience she says she does? Is your great new prospective employee as great as he makes himself out to be?

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5 interview questions that waste everyone’s time

10. March 2014

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5 interview questions that waste everyone’s time

During job interviews, you have a limited amount of time to get to know candidates and what they can do for your organization.

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Are you missing great candidates because you’re throwing out resumes from the long-term unemployed?

3. March 2014

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Are you missing great candidates because you’re throwing out resumes from the long-term unemployed?

People who have been unemployed for longer than a year are generally considered the “long-term unemployed.” That kind of gap in work history can raise red flags for HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers, but it’s not necessarily an indication a candidate is bad news.

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