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Posted September 23, 2015 by

How to Address Discrimination During the Hiring Process

Job candidates should keep an eye out for discrimination during the hiring process. If for any reason candidates suspect discrimination, they should follow expert Janine Truitt’s helpful advice for addressing this touchy situation in an appropriate manner.

College Recruiter is hosting the third part of a 3-part webinar series on September 24, 2015, featuring special guests Janine Truitt of Talent Think Innovations, LLC, and Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting. The webinar series is focused on Honest Diversity Conversations; part three is entitled Bias Leadership. Register now!

In the following interview, Janine explains how to handle discrimination during the hiring process. (more…)

Posted September 09, 2015 by

Honest Diversity Conversations Webinar: Race Relations & HR

Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting

Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting

Diversity conversations are going on in the workplace, but the question is: Are they honest? From racially-charged news headlines to employees going on bias tirades, there is no evading the conversation of diversity and inclusion in the workplace- yet we all do our best to evade it. In fact, a 2014 Deloitte report on Global Human Capital Trends cites ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ as a trend that companies are least concerned about. Contrary to this report, diversity is an important topic in business.

College Recruiter is hosting a series of three webinars this month to dive into these issues in an entertaining yet informative manner. Our guests are Steve Levy and Janine Truitt.

Steve is the director of sourcing for Indeed, owner of Recruiting Inferno Consulting, and a talent acquisition leader, workforce planner, hands-on recruiter, talent community builder & pipeline sourcing and populating magician in ANY technology-laden sector. He is an “Old School”/”New Cool” practitioner who recruits to retain; who mentors recruiters & hiring managers to think & perform better; and trains employees at all levels to become talent scouts. Steve is one of the top 100 most social HR folks & influential recruiters on Twitter and ERE’s first blogger & group leader. Steve can be followed on Twitter @LevyRecruits.

Janine is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, LLC, a talent management consulting firm. Her career spans ten years in HR and Talent Acquisition that has taken her through the world of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, staffing and R&D. Janine is a dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and an important and respected voice bringing business savvy to the discipline of HR. Visit her blog “The Aristocracy of HR” or follow her tweets on Twitter @CzarinaofHR.

Today was the first of the three-part webinar series. Steve and Janine discussed why it is so difficult for HR to have the difficult discussion of race relations and what should be the role of human resources when it comes to race relations in the organization.  (more…)

Posted June 03, 2015 by

Review Your Resume Carefully for These Mistakes

Has your resume led to any success in your job search?  If you have been trying to find a job for a while now, consider looking back over your resume.  It could be that you have made the simplest error such as a typo or left out your contact information, which would be terrible if a potential employer wants to get in touch with you.  No matter how big or small, one mistake is all it takes to cost you a chance to land a job.  Here are some mistakes to look for when reviewing your resume. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2015 by

Screening Candidates via Social Media

Social media isolated over a white background - 3D text

Social media isolated over a white background – 3D text. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Social media is an extra weapon of recruiters to screen candidates. It would be hasty not to take advantage of this effective opportunity which is free, despite the fact that it is a bit time consuming. Social media is an effective device. At the point when employers recruit and interview candidates, social media can give significant information to help hiring professionals make their decisions. It’s vital however to choose if the reward is more prominent than the risk, and if so take measures to decrease the risks involved. (more…)

Posted March 30, 2015 by

Four Common Myths Employers Face Before Hiring New Employees

Michael Klazema

Michael Klazema

Description: From misconceptions about how background checks are actually run to misplaced trust in resume-padding job applicants, here are four of the most common myths employers must accept about the hiring process.

Perhaps you just started a new business and are looking to run your first run of hiring, or maybe you have just been promoted to a position that requires you to interview applicants and give out job offers. Either way, you are probably bringing more than a few hiring process misconceptions to the table.

From asking interview questions to deciding which resume items do or do not make a person qualified for a position, all the way to the pre-employment background check, the hiring process is fraught with pitfalls and myths that you will need to toss in the trash before you get started. Read on to find out the four most common myths employers face before hiring new employees. (more…)

Posted March 17, 2015 by

Women Salary Negotiation Tips – Never Falter

Man gives girl money

Man gives girl money. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Someone tells you that women don’t earn as much as men do and you get all fumed up ready to place your wrath onto all employers and the paternalistic ways of the society. Agreed, being a woman is difficult and there are many reasons why they may fail to climb up the ladder in their respective careers. It may be because of domestic responsibilities, it may be because of discrimination, or it may be a result of another reason that isn’t in the hands of the working women. However, have you considered why the outcome could be a result of women’s own mistake? (more…)

Posted April 17, 2014 by

Study Shows No Difference in Work Quality Between Short- and Long-Term Unemployed

Peter Weddle

Peter Weddle of Weddle’s

One of the joys of being an owner of a niche job board is knowing that every day we’re helping thousands of people find rewarding careers. But sometimes it is easy to forget that many of those people have been trying to find a job for a much longer period of time than others.

It used to be assumed by virtually all that those who are out-of-work are unemployed because they don’t perform as well on-the-job as those who are employed. And if that’s true, then it must also be true that those who have been unemployed for a long period of time must not perform as well as those who have been unemployed for only a short period of time. So the longer you’ve been out-of-work, the less likely it is that you’ll perform well if hired and therefore the less likely it is that you’ll get hired.

As reported today by WEDDLE’s, an experiment run by researchers at the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago, and McGill University demonstrated that there is  a bias against first-time applicants with lengthy periods of unemployment. “Researchers at the three schools submitted 12,000 fake resumes for about 3,000 jobs, and found that those with eight months of unemployment were 45 percent less likely to be called for an interview as those with just one month out of work.”

Now a bias against a certain group of people isn’t always a bad thing. Let’s say that you’re a lipstick manufacturer and you want to hire a model for your television ad. You should be biased against hiring dudes like me as males are far less likely to purchase or use lipstick than are females. Could the bias against the long-term unemployed also be justified? Some would argue yes based upon their perception that the quality of the work performed by the long-term unemployed isn’t as good as those who have been unemployed only for short periods of time. That argument sounds reasonable except that it fails because it simply isn’t true that the quality of work differs amongst the two groups. (more…)

Posted September 09, 2013 by

Are You Searching for an Entry Level Job While Pregnant? Remember These 5 Tips

Going through a pregnancy does not mean you can’t find an entry level job.  The following post has five tips to help you in your job search during this special time.

Job seeking while expecting a baby isn’t ideal, but sometimes you just can’t wait until after the baby’s born. It’s not impossible to find a new job while pregnant if the situation is handled appropriately. Certain factors should be considered with you, the baby and the future

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Posted June 27, 2013 by

Why job descriptions matter

Someone filling out job description in front of newspaper advertisement

Someone filling out job description in front of newspaper advertisement. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The keys to success in a well-managed practice are high-quality patient care and excellent service. It’s one thing to have outstanding clinicians, but the practice must also commit to its employees.

To do a good job, employees must know what is expected of them and how they will be evaluated. Job descriptions not only help practices hire and retain the right employees, they can also have a positive effect on productivity and profitability. (more…)

Posted April 22, 2013 by

How the Interview Process has Changed in the Last Five Years

If it seems like the interview process has taken more time in recent years, you’re right according to the following post, which includes an infographic on how the process has changed since 2008.

“Job seekers forced to jump through more hiring hoops as interview process lengthens by 27%” Job seekers are taking more time to getting hired, the frustrations of the lengthy interview process are rising, employers are more choosy and the interview preparations are never enough! Though not all is bad about the new age interview process there’s

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How the Interview Process has Changed in the Last Five Years