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

Recruiting Roundup: This week tips for interviewing, and getting more employee referrals and more… this week’s top recruiting stories from around the web

How to Hire the Wrong Person
The search for a suitable candidate to fill a vacancy can be challenging. At various stages in the process, companies tend to make critical errors that result in hiring the wrong person. Below are the six most common mistakes hiring managers make, along with ways to avoid or correct them.

Job Market: What’s Ahead for 2013? 
A year ago, many conversations about labor market growth came with a caveat: “It will depend on the election.” While that contest has been settled, not much has changed for job seekers. As it was in early 2012, uneven economic conditions are still what weigh most on the U.S. labor market engine. Nonfarm payrolls grew at about the same monthly rate in 2012 as they did in 2011, and, currently, there is no hard evidence that jobs will be created at a quicker rate in 2013.

Now Hiring? Tips for Conducting Interviews
It’s not always a candidate’s fault when a job interview goes south.
Hiring managers can commit a litany of sins, such as interrupting interviews to answer phone calls, failing to take notes, acting bored or distracted, bad-mouthing their own companies, bullying applicants, or asking “gotcha” questions for no reason at all, say human-resources consultants. The cost of poor interviews ranges from bad hires to alienated job applicants.

Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?
No. According to Time Magazine, 70% of undergrads and 96% of graduate students carry a card credit while only 10% pay their bill on-time each month. College debt is a loaming issue for students who can’t afford to pay in cash for their education. Having enough cash to keep up is something that most college students struggle with on a yearly basis. Some will get jobs, others will mooch off their trust fund (if they’re lucky!), but the majority of students will use credit cards.

The 3 Levels of Employee Referral Solicitations
As consultants and trainers, we work with a lot of different recruitment teams, and regularly see companies doing more than just the referral basics these days. More than just “poster and pray,” sharing the program and bonus opportunity with new hires, or sending out recognition (from recruiting or the business leaders) to top referrers. And, individual recruiters are regularly soliciting referrals.

Get the Right People: 9 Questions for Getting the Best Hires
When it comes to hiring, it’s all about quality, not quantity. Are you getting the best? The most important decision a company makes about employees is whether to hire them. Whether a company succeeds or fails ultimately depends on whether it hired the right people to effectively execute its strategies. And as many companies have already learned, quality hiring is now mandatory. In this paper, you’ll learn how the hiring environment has dramatically changed and things you need to consider.

Looking for more? Check out last week’s Roundup: This Week’s Top Recruiting Stories From Around The Web, or follow @cmsirecruit on Twitter for regular updates.     

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