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Interviewing

Tell hiring managers: No subjective comments about candidates in notes

09/05/2014
You conduct interviews to help determine who is the best candidate for a position. But every interview carries with it the possibility of a lawsuit.

Prepare to explain each step in hiring process

09/02/2014

These days, employers get many more applications for open positions than they can possibly interview. But each of those applicants is a potential litigant. If you use a complicated hiring process with two or more steps, be sure you can explain how each step relied on objective, unbiased assessments of applicant qualifications.

What kinds of interviews do we conduct?

08/14/2014
More than half of employers screen job candidates before offering a face-to-face interview. Once real interviews start, few organizations let hiring managers wing it, insisting on some structure to the conversation.

When hiring, consider ‘humility’

08/11/2014
Skills, experience and attitude usually top the list of attributes sought in a job candidate. But for Rob Daley, CEO of 4moms, a Pittsburgh-based baby products maker, humility comes high on that list, too.

Interviewing: Ask this first

07/25/2014
Want a quick read on a potentially great hire? Follow the lead of Omer Shai, chief marketing officer at the Israel-based Web development firm Wix.com.

Warn your hiring committee: Never discuss decision-making process with candidates

07/16/2014
If you haven’t already, warn everyone who serves on hiring committees or is otherwise involved in hiring-related decisions to keep their thoughts about the hiring to themselves.

Warn hiring committee: Never discuss decision-making process with candidates

05/28/2014

If you haven’t already, warn everyone who serves on hiring committees or is otherwise involved in hiring-related decisions to keep their thoughts to themselves. For example, they should never discuss the inner workings of the ­hiring process with candidates.

How much time do you spend looking at a résumé?

05/20/2014

HR pros in hiring mode don’t waste much time! Most spend less than five minutes reviewing a résumé to decide if an applicant is worth considering.

Seeking applicants with integrity? Ask 2 questions

05/15/2014
When hiring for a position at Baystate Financial in Boston, one trait they look for is integrity. Here are two questions whose answers can reveal how much a candidate truly has.

What’s the full list of off-limits job interview questions in California?

04/27/2014
Q. We are looking to hire a new employee. Are there some questions I should steer away from?