February, 2009

More Forgettable Interview Advice

People are always writing articles about the best interview questions. One author (who positioned himself as a hiring expert) actually advised, “In terms of ‘canned’ interview questions, my suggestion is to select a few questions you like and ask them.” This is a fine strategy for making friends, but absolute nonsense for a…

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MRI: Out-of-Work Stigma Fades in Today’s Economy

Passive who? MRINetwork now alleges that “A-level candidates” can be found among active job seekers. Most can agree that we have a (perhaps false) perception that the “hard-to-get” candidate who already has a job is more desirable, valuable, or competent. But in the current job market, candidates who have learned to survive in…

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Fordyce TV: Eliminating the Frustration of Changing Specs!

Popular trainer and presenter Margaret Graziano returned for her second Fordyce TV episode to help us eliminate the frustration of changing specs. This was her second time hitting the Fordyce TV stage (if you missed Margaret’s first episode of A Keen Sense of Recruiting, you can view it here.). In her exciting episode,…

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Workforce Planning Is Hot; Are You Lagging Behind?

What’s hot in talent management changes quite often. Right now, there’s no hotter topic within the talent management community than workforce planning. The reasons are simple: with the current economy driving revenues down dramatically, many senior executives are examining how to plan ahead in order to increase their firms’ capabilities, reduce costs, and…

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Internal Transfers Growing As Leading Source of Hire

(the chart in this story was updated February 23) Once again referrals have turned out to be the leading source of external hires in the annual CareerXroads source of hire survey. In 2008, 27.3 percent of the external hires made by the 45 large employers who completed the survey came from referrals made…

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