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Credit Reports and the Hiring Process

Imagine one of your employees absconds with some cash. That’s unfortunate—but not nearly as unfortunate as when your CEO discovers the employee had a troubling history of financial irresponsibility. Then the question is not why they took the money, but why you hired them for a position of financial responsibility.

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2010 Employment Law Toolkit now available

The 2010 edition of Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay’s handbook, Employment Law Toolkit, is now available. The handbook is a comprehensive resource highlighting the significant employment and labor issues facing Illinois employers.

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Managing candidates’ salary expectations

Successful recruiting is about lots of small interactions, handled well. The real job of a recruiter is to manage outcomes in the interests of both client and candidate. This week I have another micro recruitment consulting tip – the key skill of managing the candidate’s expectations around salary.

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The Top 5 Background Check Urban Legends

When was the last time you heard these urban legends? “If we eat pop rocks and then drink Read More

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Managing Workforce Risk – Part II

I bet you never even thought about unemployment and workers compensation claims. In part 1 of Managing workforce Read More

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Succeeding at Global Recruitment

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your recruitment message could remain the same when sourcing passive candidates from around the Read More

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3 Unconventional, but Effective Hiring Techniques

The other day a friend of mine was asking me for advice on hiring people for his business. Read More

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How to Hire a Great Recruiter

My formula was cemented 10 years ago, when I was running a high-end, technical recruiting agency in Silicon Valley. I wanted to hire people based on their potential vs. their actual experience.

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Career Advice from the Circus

“Palpitating pageant of pachyderms, pulchritude and pantomime! Desperately dangerous displays of unrivaled aerialism! Colossally comic comedians! Dainty and Read More

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10 Things the Interviewer Doesn’t Want to Know About the Candidate

I’ve heard a couple of doozy T.M.I. tales of late. Both involving candidates who landed great interviews, and then proceeded to implode by sharing way way way too much…

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Recruiting: It’s More than Just Showing Up

n the current economic state that our country (and others around the world) is facing with the recession, the unemployment rate is sky-high despite the efforts of many. What we’re beginning to see is the light at the end of the tunnel, with companies starting to hire again, actively recruiting in their communities. In order to remain effective and relevant, recruiters are being forced to either roll with the punches or risk becoming obsolete.

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Managing Workforce Risk – Part I

Hiring people is a risky business, and seems to be increasingly so as the IRS ramps up additional resources, legislators are considering bills to increase penalties and lay the burden of proof of worker status on companies, and government entities look for ways to recover missing revenues.

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Screening Your Contingent Workforce: What HR Pros Should Know

Have you heard the one about the contractor who used their position to defraud a company’s clients? This may sound like the opening of a joke, but if you’re an HR professional it’s no laughing matter.

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Part I-Top Five Reasons to “Get Social”: The Candidate View

Social media is now the number one online activity. It has surpassed email and, yes, even has outraced porn surfing to reach to the top spot. Statistically, 2/3 of the global Internet population visits social networks, which are growing at three times the overall rate of the Internet.

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Be Prepared: Is It YOUR Motto?

It’s the Boy Scouts motto. It’s what your teachers, your mom and dad have been telling you all your life. But, are you really prepared? Prepared for anything?? Are you prepared to take on the career search, pass the screenings, ace the interview and land the job?

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Treating Your Employees as Replaceable is Costing You

Wake-up employers: The workplace has changed. The 9-to-5 is no longer a viable model in many industries.

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Don’t Look at Me in That Tone!

Are you looking for the right things to say during the interview, the perfect ways to communicate a new project to your boss, or simply trying to stay out of the dog house with your significant other? It all comes down to what you’re not saying, which most times speaks much louder than your actual words.

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