What is confirmation bias and how to overcome it?

Have you ever had a situation where you looked at some data and it confirmed what you thought? Or you were interviewing a candidate that belonged to the same sorority you belonged to and she was just as bright as you expected her to be? Or the millennial employee you have is just as spoiled …

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One Good Rule to Improve Your Hiring

I don’t know about you but some of the worse interviewing I ever did was done in the afternoon, especially after lunch. I did not keep track but my gut feeling is that most of the bad candidates I presented to hiring managers were ones from those late afternoon interviews. Based on some recent reading …

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7 Recruiting Practices to Avoid

A guest post by Eric Friedman How poor recruitment processes can be costing your company  The recruiting process is not always easy—it can be a stressful time for both the candidate looking for the right job and the employer looking for the right candidate. With the lingering effects of the economic downturn continuing to take …

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Mid-July Carnival of HR

  The current collection of great HR blog posts can be found at Mentoring Mullarkey. This one had a theme of career or personal development. There are some interesting sounding posts there. If you have ever worked with a Drama Queen then be sure to read Paul Smith’s piece. Tired of worn out career advice …

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The HR Carnival: The Evil HR Lady Edition

Suzanne Lucas, known as the The Evil HR Lady, has posted the latest collection of HR blog posts. Suzanne is the original founder of the HR Carnival, now retired from being a Carny, but still hosting occassionally. She opted for a food theme this time and got some participants in the theme, including my post. …

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Bogus Interview Question? Need Recruiter Input

There is an article on answering tough questions that I read today. Since I am providing some advice to a friend I read it just to see what it had to say. Generally some good info. However, one question that they said you need to be prepared to answer is “Where do you want to …

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Motivational Fit: Two Shortcut Questions to Good Employees

Fellow HR blogger Kris Dunn, The HR Capitalist, posted a blog the other day about interviewing. He mentioned the standard way most managers interview, the hypothetical question methodology and its pitfalls. He talked about behavioral interviewing and apparently he is a fan and user, as am I. He did point out the downside of it, …

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