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How Do We Assess the Risks When Using Personality Tools?

May 1, 2012
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Is our financial-services company treading on dangerous ground if we rely too heavily on pre-employment personality tests? How much reliance is too much? —Personality Flaws, finance/insurance/real estate, multinational
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Great Expectations: Survey Finds New Grads Have High Hopes on First Job

April 19, 2012
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Despite spending most of their college years at the depths of the Great Recession, new graduates have high expectations of their earning power. About 40 percent said they expect a starting salary of $50,000 to $75,000 for their first job out of college.
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Survey: 37% Use Social Media to Check Candidates

April 18, 2012
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Thirty-four percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals said they found information on social media that caused them not to hire a candidate.
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How Much Are Bad Hires Costing Us?

April 18, 2012
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We want to fix our recruiting after some bad hires. How can we measure the effect, in dollars and other costs, of poor hiring decisions? —Penny-Pinching Recruiter, government, New South Wales, Australia
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Median Salary for Grads Climbs 4.5 Percent

April 11, 2012
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Graduates earning math and science degree received a median salary of $40,939, up 2.5 percent from the previous year. Computer sciences grads' starting salaries rose to $56,383, up 2.4 percent.
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Military Veterans Finding a Niche Among Auto Dealers

April 5, 2012
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Not only can dealers get one-time tax credits ranging from $2,400 to $9,600 for hiring veterans, but recruiters and dealers say many veterans have attributes that make them strong job candidates.
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How Does Southwest Airlines Screen Candidates for Culture?

April 4, 2012
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What screening and assessment process does Southwest Airlines use? We are trying to screen for people who fit into that type of culture and are having a difficult time. —Hope to Take Flight, recruiter, wholesale trade, Houston
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Colorado Auto Dealers' Recruiting Plight Reflects National Trend

March 20, 2012
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Across the country, dealers face a similar challenge, especially in attracting young people who embrace technology. Dealers want experienced or educated people who want a career in the auto industry.
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