10 Articles Recruiters Shared The Most This Week

September 5, 2014

In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you.

We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below.

This week I loved reading Karolina Mason’s post on reference checks. Karolina points out that although reference checks in some fields may be useful (doctors, teachers, policemen), in most cases they are just an administrative box to check. In 99% of the cases, reference checks establish that the candidate is simply amazing…even the best thing since sliced bread. Very rarely do they reveal objective information about the candidate's areas of improvement or past experiences. Do you think your company should continue doing reference checks or are they a waste of time?

Here are the rest of the top posts for this week:

  1. Break the Rules and Get a Great Job – by Liz Ryan

  2. Why Most Companies Never Hire the Perfect Person for the Job – by Jeff Haden

  3. Top Three Reasons Why I Didn’t Hire You – by Tim Huff

  4. 5 Misconceptions About Recruiting Accounting Employees – by Lisa Sibley

  5. 5 Simple Ideas to Blow the Socks off Your Next Interview – by Lou Adler

  6. Survey Reveals How to Attract Passive Candidates – by Paul Petrone

  7. 5 Human Resource Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make – by Margaret Jacoby

  8. Recruiters Need to Treat Passive Candidates Differently

  9. 10 Ways to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out – by Brittney Helmrich

  10. Reference Checks are Pretty Much a Waste of Time – by Karolina Mason

What article stood out for you this week?

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