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Interviewing

Avoid hiring panel squabbles

08/26/2020
Having a group interview job applicants yields questions from different perspectives. That usually yields more information and creates more buy-in from those included. However, all that diversity can—and probably will—also make for arguments.

Caution when conducting virtual interviews

08/11/2020
The same principles that have always guided your interviewing protocols apply in an online environment. However, just like in-person interviews, virtual interviews can trigger discrimination complaints. Follow these tips to avoid potential pitfalls.

Get ready for more failure-to-promote suits

03/19/2020
The coming months look like they will bring hard economic times, which probably means we will see an increase in employee lawsuits. One unique risk to watch out for: failure-to-promote litigation.

1 in 5 candidates say an interviewer flirted with them

02/27/2020
While it’s important to make candidates feel comfortable during interviews, it’s also important to know the line.

Cover letters: Are they still necessary in 2020?

02/27/2020
With more organizations moving to online applications, is the traditional cover letter outdated—and do employers care?

Terrible job interview? Note that for the record

02/18/2020
Tell members of hiring committees that it’s important to make note of a candidate who interviews poorly. That’s especially true if the candidate isn’t selected and the interview was an important reason why.

Retain every résumé, application you receive

02/03/2020
When you receive résumés and applications for open positions, it’s best to keep those documents even if they are from people you don’t end up interviewing. Here’s why: If you are later sued for failure to hire or promote, you may need those documents to justify your decisions.

Keep careful notes about every job interview

01/08/2020
Always document what applicants tell you during job interviews. If you reject the candidate and she later claims she revealed protected information during the hiring process, you will have records to counter her claims.

Candidates lose interest if employers won’t negotiate

11/19/2019
Hiring job candidates in a tight labor market often requires sweetening the pot with nonmonetary perks. New research from global staffing firm Robert Half confirms it.

Closing the interview: Which questions to ask, and which to be prepared for

10/24/2019
Avoid asking difficult questions last. Finishing on a positive note is part of creating a good candidate experience.