Hiring looks different as economy improves

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recruiting fairGood economic news means HR pros are spending more of their time recruiting, hiring and orienting new staff.

The process looks and feels a lot different than it used to, with digital applications replacing paper résumés, online job sites edging out want ads, and both applicants and employers trying out some unique and even quirky methods to make a match in the interview room.

These four trends seem to be re­­shaping the hiring landscape:

Character beats college

While solid skills are still important to any hiring manager, a potential employee’s behavior and ethics have moved front-and-center in the job interview.

Google, famous for a hiring process that included brain-teasers, tests of skill and attention to the candidate’s performance in school, has started focusing on “behavioral” interviews that give hiring managers more insight into how a candidate will fit into the culture and handle difficult situations.

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