A great resume doesn’t always come with a great candidate. As employers and recruiters, it’s our responsibility to filter out the embellishments on candidates’ resumes and CVs by conducting background checks. What Is It? A background check is a series of processes in which an employer or recruiter verifies the information volunteered by a candidate […]
Imagine you’re interviewing a few candidates with similar experience and work history for the same job. Before the first in-person interview starts, you notice that this candidate volunteers for a nonprofit organization you strongly support. Not really thinking about it, you start off the interview asking questions about that experience, and you build a friendly […]
Human resources officers are expected to practice fairness during the hiring process. One practice called blind objective exercise, now more popularly known as blind recruitment or blind hiring, seeks to help remove the biases we have in selecting qualified candidates. The practice involves hiding or removing personal information from the resume or CV — name, […]
Accountability. The term sometimes veers into “buzzword” territory, where people in the workplace know it’s valuable and important, but it’s hard to actually define.
What is a “reasonable relationship?” No, we’re not talking about a healthy and mature relationship with your significant other. In the workplace, a reasonable relationship can mean a few different things. It may be the relationship between your guaranteed salary and what you’re actually being paid. It may also mean the relationship between you and […]
Whether you’ve written hundreds of employment offer letters in your HR career or you’re completely new to the practice, it’s worth reviewing what information should be included in one.
Job seekers make themselves vulnerable by putting their work history and skills out there for judgment, and companies are spending time and resources to find the best person to join their team.