Category: Recruiting & Staffing

Survey Reveals Companies’ Attitudes toward Employee Screening

In a survey conducted by background check company EmployeeScreenIQ, more than 500 employers were asked about their attitudes and actions regarding a wide range of employee screening issues. The survey also revealed thoughts about resume falsification, how hiring managers view the social media profiles of potential candidates, and how they screen contractors as well as
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Soft Skills Are Key to Making the Best Hiring Decisions

This post has been contributed by Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart announced that it would soon begin paying its workers at least $9 per hour. Target did the same. McDonald’s soon followed suit, saying it would boost its minimum wage. As major companies
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MyUnfold Uses LinkedIn and Skills Assessments to Ease Recruiting Headaches

  In January, we gave you a sneak peak into a new recruiting service called MyUnfold, which leverages candidates’ LinkedIn profiles to replace the resume. Now, the company behind MyUnfold has brought the recruiting service into its beta stage and is working with a number of big names to change the way people apply for
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Do Shock Value Ads Really Have Value In Job Postings?

A recent job posting appeared on Craigslist in San Diego. It has caused a deep discussion among HR professionals who are attempting to make sense of the nameless tech company’s tactics. The ad, which is titled “Two ******* Great Developers,” uses crude wording and expletives to seek candidates for a very real job. While it’s
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