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Recruiting News Wednesday, June 6

10 Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Be Asking

  • While not exactly a downright horrible question, it shares some of the same problems as the previous example: its just too vague and generic to inspire an interesting answer from the candidate.
  • Asking a candidate this question is akin to asking a high schooler what they want to be when they grow up: you might get a decent answer, but chances are, the person is not likely to be 100% sure.
  • While asking this question might reveal character flaws, youre still unlikely to receive an honest answer as to why a candidate was let go from a previous employer.
  • Additionally, this question may inspire the candidate to speak negatively about a previous employer, which can bring about unwanted awkwardness and hostility during the interview.
  • However, this doesnt mean that there isnt room for general questions designed to gauge a candidates workplace fitness; but this does mean that all questions asked should inspire the candidate to provide you with unique and honest answers.

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10 Interview Questions You Shouldn’t Be Asking

Social Media for Recruiting – Using Big Data in Social Media Recruiting

  • Social media recruiting is increasingly making use of big data to help companies find talent and identify the best job candidates for open positions.
  • The combination of big data and social media for recruiting, put simply, works.
  • There is no one specific formula for combining big data and social media recruiting to magically produce highly qualified job candidates, but there are some commonalities.
  • Human expertise is the third necessary factor in addition to big data and social media platforms in successful social media recruiting.
  • Combined with social media recruiting expertise, big data allows social recruiting specialists to make more accurate, evidence-based selections more quickly, and this can confer a very real competitive advantage for hiring companies, particularly as competition for top talent heats up.

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#WorkTrends: The Talent Fix – TalentCulture

  • This week on #WorkTrends, were talking to Tim Sackett about ways to improve talent acquisition.
  • Sackett says thats the one question he really tries to force every head of HR or talent acquisition to ask their executive team.
  • While thats a worst-case scenario, Sackett says the goal of every company should be to let hiring managers own their own team, and own their own talent.
  • Complaining about staffing is seen as saying, You need to replace me, Im no good at my job, because thats their No. 1 job, Sackett says.
  • But Sackett says that when he talks to TA leaders, they dont want to let these non-recruiters go because theyre great people.

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