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My interviewing process

My interviewing process From the desk of Chandra Kill In general I follow the same pattern: I ask the question—be quiet—count to eight—let them speak.  I have to do this because I’m so damn chatty.  I have all my questions typed up before the interview because I will...

5 Great/Crazy/Behavioral Questions to Ask Your Next Candidate

Let’s get the conversation started! Jan. 6, according to HRmarketer, was “Massive Monday”, the most popular day for people to look for jobs. HR bloggers and discussions boards are buzzing with hiring Q&As. Tim Sackett recently blogged about one of my favorite...

Do you know how not to hire?

Download “How Not to Hire” now  for a fun look at what not to do in the hiring process. Frankly, there are enough articles on how to hire. We’ve all read them. They say lovely things like choose applicants based on their resumes and experience, run background checks,...

Are you simply screening, or are you screening well?

Why are major corporations in litigation over background checks, when SHRM reports that more than 85 percent of companies perform an employment screen of some kind? The critical piece of information here is “of some kind”. As in all things, there is a difference...

A case study in what not to do

Now more than ever, companies cannot afford to overlook the basics. Due diligence is required in every department, and yet there are still gaps. However, a recent story released by the Minnesota "Star Tribune" shows is a HR system with so many gaps, it feels more like...

Building False Hopes Under the Heading of Justice

Target is making headlines for choosing to remove the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” from their initial job application. They are not alone. Legislators are behind the practice as well, with 10 states and 51 cities passing a law supporting this...

It’s Halloween–Do you know who is behind the mask?

Halloween is an interesting holiday. It is the one holiday where our festive garb is designed to hide who we are, rather than emphasize it. We purposely hide behind masks, then knock on people's doors, asking them to give us something. For most of us, it's out of...

We’re Back in the Game!

E-Verify Up and Running The federal government has approved a temporary budget that will get things running immediately and keep it running through February 20124.  Our national parks and monuments have reopened, thousands of federal workers are back at their desks...

E-Verify Currently Unavailable Due to Government Shutdown

As you may or may not be aware, parts of the federal government officially shut down at 12:01 Tuesday morning after Congress failed to come to an agreement to fully fund normal operations. This includes about eight hundred thousand federal workers, national parks and...

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