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5 Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

Hiring? Here’s a tip: when it comes to recruiting, some questions are better left unanswered. The Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals for their race, color, religion, national origin, and sex. These protections don’t just apply to active employees, however. Job candidates are equally covered by the law.

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11 HR Managers Share Their Favorite Interview Questions

Despite the debate over the effectiveness of job interviews, it doesn’t seem that the traditional interview process is going away anytime soon. So how do you ask the right job interview questions that reveal a candidate’s true potential?

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How to Collect Effective Manager Feedback for Interview Evaluations

You have a mission-critical position to fill and a tight deadline to hire a qualified person for the job. After sharing the opening online, what comes next is a stack of resumes—sometimes more than usual, depending on the time of year. You want to select the right candidate, but how can you be sure you’ve found “the one?” Consider these tips when evaluating potential hires during and after the interview phase.

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Why Candidate Experience is More Important Than Ever

When it came to hiring, the employer used to have the upper hand. However, with unemployment at a record low, there are now more job openings than candidates to fill them. Employers feel pressure to offer the most enticing combination of compensation, benefits, and company culture to attract (and retain) top talent. As a result, the candidate experience is more important than ever. 

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4 HR Predictions for 2019

There’s never a dull moment (or year) in HR. The last twelve months have been witness to IRS surprises, political intrigue, and exciting advancements in HR technology. As 2018 comes to a close, one can’t help but wonder what next year will hold for the workplace.

It's time to dust off the crystal ball. Every year, Namely forecasts what might come to pass in the industry. Some of our predictions have proved spot on—others not so much. From a “rise of the machines” to a spike in employee ghosting, read on to learn what we expect to see in 2019.

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6 Workforce Planning Tips for New Managers and Leaders

Operations and leadership teams use workforce planning to identify and address gaps between the workforce of today and the needs of tomorrow. 

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Why Employee Turnover Spikes After the Holidays—and What to Do About It

The holidays are approaching rapidly. Before you know it, the Thanksgiving decorations have been replaced by holiday ones, and then suddenly it’s January. For many companies, November and December can be a much more relaxed time of year, with big projects winding down, uplifted spirits, and holiday parties.

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In Periods of Hyper Growth, Be Careful Not to Overhire

Companies constantly strive for growth—and growth is a good thing, but it’s not without its challenges. In the talent realm, what’s one of the biggest mistakes new companies and growing businesses make? Overhiring.

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4 Ways to Optimize Your Hiring Strategy in 2019

As the end of the year approaches, there are two things on everyone’s mind: making it to the holidays and 2019 planning. Regardless of what department you’re in, a large part of that planning involves bringing in new talent to get the job done.

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How to Use College Recruiting to Build a Diverse Talent Pipeline

Most companies today have prioritized building a diverse workforce. And more often than not, it’s recruiters who are tasked with achieving that goal. Enter one of recruiting’s most overlooked sources of diverse talent: college campuses.