Blind Recruitment – The Way to Overcoming Bias in Hiring?

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Partiality. Prejudice. Bias.

They’re ugly words in any circumstance. Uglier still even when applied – even unconsciously – by a human resources professional when considering a candidate keen for a job. Yet interviews, even those conducted by the most seasoned, cautious and responsible hiring professional, may inadvertently be tainted by unintended preconceptions.

But what if, in the hiring process at least, we could overcome all of our preconceived notions? What if we could distill the hiring process so we recommend or hire based purely on each candidate’s merits?

Yes, this is a radical notion that flies in the face of standard practices. Yet it could work, and is working, in fact. Read how.

The Surprising Benefits of Hiring Older Talent

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Employers ignoring the many thousands of highly qualified tenured candidate applying for your open requisition may be denying themselves a great opportunity.

Seasoned Baby Boomers seeking to remain or re-enter the workforce offer loyalty, experience, the opportunity to mentor other staff, and numerous other attributes you may not find elsewhere, and probably at a most agreeable price.

Take a look at this article and see if you agree there’s a very savvy, steady and hard-working legion of talent you may want to give a second look to.

A Brief Course in Education Verifications

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It’s best to verify all elements of a resume and job application – including those of newly-hired C-level executives.

Since many candidates have assumed that a prospective employer may not bother verifying his or her educational background, he or she may exaggerate or provide fabrications in this area.

Demonstrating due diligence by directing a background check company to thoroughly validate job candidates’ education references will keep an employer at the head of the class.

The Truth About Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

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Over the years, we’ve seen a great many questions posed by job candidates about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions and erroneous beliefs as to how ATS actually work, how they review and qualify candidates, and what benefits they provide to both the candidate and the employer.

We take a look at the some basics every job applicant should understand and then clear up some assumptions and misinformation about this very important component to the job application process.