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Interviewing

Who’s controlling the interview: You or the candidate?

11/21/2017

When you interview with a résumé in front of you, the applicant controls the interview. You naturally find yourself referring to the résumé throughout the interview and asking questions related to that information. That’s exactly what the applicant wants.

Large companies phasing out salary history queries

11/21/2017

Sixty-five percent of executives surveyed by the Korn Ferry consulting firm believe their companies will stop asking job applicants about their salary histories, even in locations that haven’t outlawed it.

Résumé lies are on the rise

08/22/2017
What’s the truth about lying on résumés? Almost half of workers (46%) polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they know someone who included false information on a résumé, a 25-point jump from a 2011 survey.

San Francisco bans asking applicants about salary history

08/21/2017
San Francisco has become the latest jurisdiction to enact a law banning employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. The San Francisco “Parity in Pay” Ordinance will go into effect July 1, 2018. Penalties for noncompliance will go into effect a year later.

14 interview questions that get to the heart of the candidate

08/13/2017
Interview questions need not be tricky. But they do need to reveal the character of what might be the next person on your payroll. Here’s a list of questions you should consider asking your next candidate, and what his or her answers might reveal.

How should staff conducting employment interviews accommodate deaf applicants?

08/03/2017
Q. The recruiting manager of our company is interviewing a deaf applicant for an open position. What should she keep in mind during the interview?

Have objective hiring standards? Good! Now stick with them for all applicants

08/02/2017
If your organization has created standardized, objective processes for hiring or promotion, make sure you deviate from them as little as possible. Doing so without a good, contemporaneous explanation may result in expensive litigation.

Survey: Candidates dislike the hiring experience

07/03/2017
Job applicants want to come work for you, but you’re not making it easy. That’s one of the conclusions to be drawn from a new CareerBuilder.com survey addressing how the candidate experience could be improved.

New York City labor update: Pay history, written contracts

06/19/2017
If you have employees in New York City, be aware of two new laws affecting your operations there. The first new law bars you from asking applicants about their prior compensation history. The second requires you to provide contract workers with a written agreement.

Sticky notes = sticky problem: Keep ageist opinions off applications

06/15/2017
By now, managers and HR reps probably know to avoid writing anything on applications or résumés that could be interpreted as discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, age or disability. It’s also unwise to attach sticky notes that imply bias.