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Do Background Checks Really Help Us Avoid Hiring a Problem Child?

June 19, 2012
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We are evaluating the benefits of background checks. Do they really work as advertised? —Call Me Skeptical, Director, Nonprofit, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Study: 24 Percent in U.S. Prefer Social Media for Job Search

June 12, 2012
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Twelve percent of U.S. employees approved of personal use of social media at work, but 51 percent say social media has a negative impact on workplace productivity.
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LinkedIn Tops Social Sites for Recruiting: Report

June 5, 2012
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Seventy-seven percent of job openings are shared on LinkedIn, followed by Twitter at 54 percent. Facebook came in third with 25 percent.
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Alternative Recruiting Strategies Employed by Companies Vying for Top Tech Talent

May 19, 2012
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One company has taken its guerrilla recruitment beyond mere social media with its popular Code Foo challenge—a 'no résumés allowed' recruitment program aimed at finding extraordinary coding talent regardless of educational background, college degree or experience.
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Manufacturing Firms Scour Schools, Military for Future Workforce

May 19, 2012
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Enticing newcomers into the field often means teaming up with community colleges to offer training programs while some manufacturers are turning to military veterans to fill the void.
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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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Recruiting and Recruiting Technology Ticks Upward

April 6, 2012
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Through the use of recruiting software, organizations help speed the process along. The tools can create a potential pool of talent to keep on hand, winnow down stacks of applicants to find those most qualified, or do pre-screening so recruiters can focus their attention on the most promising candidates.
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