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Don’t Be a Turkey When Interviewing Candidates!

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This year, many recent hires may be giving thanks they were able to take interview questions that were staler than last year’s apple pie and knock them out of the park like the Astro’s George Springer.

To avoid looking like a turkey, here are a few questions that savvy recruiters and hiring managers may want to drop from the interview menu.

Best Practices for Social Media Use in Recruiting and Hiring [Infographic]

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During the ten years HireRight has conducted its annual Benchmark Reports, social media became not only a communication phenomenon but a useful tool in sourcing talent.

And as we found in our recently-published 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report, surveying thousands of HR professionals, it’s become virtually indispensable for recruiters, hiring managers as well as job candidates.

Take a look at HireRight’s “Best Practices Using Social Media in Recruiting and Hiring” for useful tips to use social media properly and effectively.

2017 Trends in Recruiting via Social Media

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When HireRight published its first Employment Screening Benchmark Report ten years ago, we did not survey respondents about their use of social media. It seems odd now, but a decade ago, social media wasn’t even on the hiring map. That’s changed quite a bit, as we’ve seen in HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Social media has become part of the fabric of talent management, and a critical one at that. Ignoring it today would be like running job postings exclusively in newspapers, or using only snail mail to correspond with job candidates.

Read more about the impact of social media on the hiring process, and take a look at a number of suggested Best Practices for using social media as part of your hiring program, here.

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.