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Get the Most Out of Exit Interviews

04/25/2015
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Put that phone interview on speaker–and be sure to have a witness!

04/13/2015

When it comes to hiring, it may seem simpler to screen potential applicants via a phone interview. But such conversations lend themselves to misunderstandings. If you must conduct them, do so via speaker and with more than one person participating. That way, the applicant can’t make wild claims when she isn’t hired.

What if interviewee raises a sensitive issue?

03/16/2015
Every HR pro knows there are some questions you just can’t ask and topics you can’t raise during job interviews. But what if the applicant brings up an off-limits subject?

Cut lawsuit risk by listing minimum job qualifications

03/11/2015
Be sure your job announcements list minimum qualifications applicants must have. That way, if someone who lacks the right background sues, the case can quickly be dismissed.

Great interview question assumes offer is coming

02/19/2015
Here’s a novel question worth trying in an interview.

7 interview steps that lead to great hires

01/15/2015
Poorly conducted interviews can result in bad hiring decisions and lead to legal trouble if an applicant later claims that he or she was passed over for a job due to discrimination. So, how can hiring managers maximize the effectiveness of an interview and minimize potential biases?

‘Before I check your references …’

01/06/2015
Before calling references, ask the applicant, “What am I likely to hear when I contact these people?” The answers may surprise you.

The 15 weirdest interview questions posed in 2014

11/24/2014
Want to throw interviewees a real curveball? Consider some of these real-life questions asked in job interviews this year.

Which interview questions are off-limits?

10/27/2014
Q. What questions am I prohibited from asking during employment interviews?

When Pinocchio applies for a job

09/25/2014
When it comes to spotting résumé fibs, hiring managers and HR pros have seen it all. According to a new poll, here are the most common lies they catch on résumés.