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Recruiting Roundup: This Week’s Top Recruiting Stories from Around The Web

Recruiting Roundup: This week find out why the toughest interviews yield the best candidates and what to do when your great hire goes bad… this week’s top recruiting stories from around the web.

25 toughest companies for job interviewees
If you’re applying for a job at any of these outfits, bring your “A” game. Sounds daunting but, say most candidates and employees in a new survey, tough is good.

The pros and cons of hiring former employees
A couple decades ago if an employee voluntarily resigned and left the company they would  seldom be given an opportunity to rejoin the organization. They would be considered disloyal by many members of management. Many job counselors would often recommend against rejoining because of the possibility of being the first to be let go in times of cut backs. But today companies have realized that boomerang employees are a good bet.

Forget Interviews; Hire Anyone
Interviews are a poor indicator of success. Why not abandon this expensive, old-fashioned practice and just hire the next person who walks in the door?

WOTC and Hiring Veterans
Are you planning on hiring veterans in 2012? Learn about a new tax law change that affects employers who hire veterans in 2011 and 2012 with this IRS video.

English Major Discovers There’s Plenty of Competition at $13 An Hour
If Garrison Keillor were to catch wind of what Eric Auld did, he’d have him drummed out of P.O.E.M.
The job seeking, 26-year-old Massachusetts part-time teacher phonied up a job ad to see what his competition was like. He posted it on Craigslist and sat back to await the responses.

Exciting Job Titles Can Be Powerful Recruiting and Retention Tools
It’s pure genius. The approach that I call “Compelling Job Titling” involves giving a job a compelling title, and because it costs virtually nothing, it may have the highest ROI of any single recruiting and retention tool.

Have you ever hired someone with a bad reference?
I’ve never been overly enthusiastic about references when I don’t know the person providing the reference. Because if I call random stranger and say, “Was Jane a good employee?” and he says, “No. She was a horrible psychopath.” How do I know whether it was Jane who was the horrible psychopath or the person with whom I am speaking?

What To Do When Good Hires Go Bad
Research from Leadership IQ tells us that 46% of new hires will fail within the first 18 months. The research shows that many of these failures were overlooked during the interview process, which brings the topic of new hire failures right up to the door of the HR and recruitment professional.

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