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Hiring

When hiring employees, negligent hiring practices can doom the process. Learn from your colleagues’ successes – and avoid their pitfalls.

Smart interview questions, well-written job descriptions, and sharp interviewing result in hiring employees that work out well, AND make you look good in the process.

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Sixty percent of employers are concerned about the costs associated with delays in filling open positions, with one in four stating they have experienced losses in revenue as a result, according to a new CareeBuilder.com survey.
Q. I am thinking about hiring someone, but would first like to check his Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts to gain a more complete picture of the candidate. May I ask the applicant for log-in and password access to his accounts?

When you're looking to hire new people, is all the weight on your shoulders? Or do you conduct interviews as part of a team?

In January, the Marriott Inter­­na­­tional hotel chain began accepting applications from job-seekers who apply via their cellphones and tablets. The hospitality giant says it is the first in the industry to offer mobile job applications to would-be employees.
Employers that use electronic systems to complete I-9 verification forms for new hires sometimes streamline the system by pre-populating employee information on Sec­­tion I of the I-9 with information pulled from the company’s HR software. Is that permissible?
Federal contractors will soon have new rules for managing ­veterans and disabled workers. Now is the time to prepare for the many changes that become effective March 24.
There were two unemployed Americans for every job opening listed online in January.
If you can’t name one great new hire in the past six months who came in via your employee referral program, it may be time to try a new approach. Instead of urging everyone to refer their friends, turn specific employees into “talent scouts” for your organization.
Only 20% of organizations are currently hiring HR pros, but those that are want HR generalists and recruiters. Here are the HR positions employers say they’re looking to fill.
Only a minority of surveyed employers admit to actually researching candidates online. Still, some do. Some research findings might help you decide whether social media should be a factor in your hiring.
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