Guest Articles

The Resume Is Dead. Long Live The Online Profile!

Guest Article by Kevin W. Grossman- Why? Because it’s a self-serving piece of inconsistently formatted and fudged professional drivel that really doesn’t help me hire true quality of fit.

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Screening Job Applicants with Facebook

More and more employers report that they’ve eliminated a candidate from consideration after viewing something negative in the candidate’s Facebook profile. But this practice does have legal risks. The good news, though, is that those risks can be avoided by following the steps . . .

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Diploma and Accreditation Mills: New Trends in Credential Abuse

The 2011 annual Accredibase™ report into diploma and accreditation mill activity has revealed an astounding 48% increase worldwide in the number of known diploma and accreditation mills in the past year alone. As the Internet is the primary home for these bogus education and accreditation providers, little action is taken to stop them from helping unscrupulous candidates deceive unsuspecting employers. This year's Accredibase™ report examines the current status of the diploma mill situation and considers what can be done to protect the public and businesses.

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Performing Background Checks in Brazil

Guest article by Robert Jones, Operations Director at Socrates Ltd. on the explosion of employment screening in Brazil and the intricacies and nuances of performing background checks in country.

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Social Screening: Candidates – and Employers – Beware

Guest Article by Courtney Shelton Hunt, PhD, PHR, Principal, Renaissance Strategic Solutions (RSS) Though I have no doubt that social screening will become integrated into the employment practices of most organizations, I think both individuals and organizations should proceed with caution as we figure out the best ways to access and use available data in practical, legally defensible – and ethical – ways.

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Common Sense and Effective HR Practices Need to Prevail in Screening Applicants

By W. Barry Nixon, SPHR, PreemploymentDirectory.com Recently there has been a flurry of articles and a lot of hullabaloo about the EEOC announcing it intends to produce guidelines that focus on ‘evidence based’ screening and hiring policies.

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Navigating the International Background Screening Jungle Safely and Legally

By Eyal Ben Cohen, Managing Director, Verifile Limited. This article provides an overview of international background screening and an insight into the importance of conducting thorough international employee checks correctly and legally.

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How and Why A Company 1/3 Your Size Is Going to Have Your Marketplace for Lunch

Robert Schepens, CEO of Champion Staffing recently wrote the book, “The Great Workplace 2.0” and we think you’ll enjoy this excerpt from his book as well as the overall concept of tomorrow’s great workplace.

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Three Tips to Make the Most of a Recession

By Caitrin O' Sullivan at iCIMS
The number one complaint we’re hearing from hiring managers and recruiters is that they are being absolutely inundated with resumes, to the point that they simply cannot handle the overload.

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Don’t Lie About How Good You Are . . .

There is so much competition in the market place at the moment, with many former senior level executives vying for jobs far beneath their skills and qualifications it’s become a virtual (no pun intended even though we are an online recruitment company), feeding frenzy!
By Lisa Kaye, President & CEO of greenlightjobs

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