Recruiting Tips Articles

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    How Companies Will Balance In-Person and Virtual Recruiting in a Post-Pandemic World

    February 23, 2021

    The sudden shift to an all-virtual hiring and recruiting process last year came with both pros and cons. On the one hand, scheduling interviews became a breeze, the need to organize travel was eliminated, and recruiters had more opportunities to source great talent from all over the world. At the same time, many talent professionals tore their hair out over...

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    11 Questions You Should Ask When Checking References

    February 9, 2021

    To the list of things that people either love or hate — Tom Brady, cats, brussels sprouts — we can safely add reference checks. Fans see them as a sure-fire way to uncover candidates’ abilities and to learn if they are likely to be a phenom or a fiasco. Haters, on the other hand, find them to be a complete waste of time. One of the reasons reference checks can...

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    3 Forward-Thinking Recruiting Practices from Industry Leader Lars Schmidt’s New Book — ‘Redefining HR’

    January 28, 2021

    When Lars Schmidt joined NPR as head of talent acquisition and innovation in 2010, the nonprofit was undergoing a transformation from a radio/broadcast to digital brand and Lars had to compete for talent on two fronts — digital/tech and journalism — against for-profit companies. The task was daunting. He built his strategy around the newly developing field of...

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    Hard-to-Find White House 'Job Posting' Is Perfectly Placed ...

    January 26, 2021

    The famed White House Easter egg roll, held annually on the South Lawn, was cancelled last year because of COVID-19. But the new White...

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    Recruiters Share Their Top Priorities for 2021

    January 13, 2021

    Between sudden hiring slowdowns and ramp-ups, the meteoric rise of remote work, and a heightened emphasis on diversity, the world of...

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    How to Run a Virtual Recruiting Event That’s as Good — or...

    January 4, 2021

    At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless organizations had to make a tough decision: Cancel their planned in-person...