Avoid Mistakes that Make a Bad Impression during your Job Interview

After all the time and effort you put into your job search, you want to make the best impression you can when interviewing for a job. Sometimes, however, no matter how much you prepare, mistakes can still happen during the interview process. As writer Lindsey Harper Mac points out, interview blunders don’t always mean game over, but being aware of

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How to Determine Salary Offers Now That Asking for Earnings History is Banned

Asking for the salary history of candidates has undoubtedly been a standard hiring practice to help you determine salary offers for your job openings. However, as of January 1, 2018, new California legislation now prohibits you from asking job applicants about their salary histories. This ban on salary history questions necessitates a broader approach to establishing appropriate and competitive salary

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California Passes Salary History Ban Legislation

As of Jan. 1, 2018, California employers are prohibited from asking job applicants about their salary histories. Attorneys Sarah R. Nichols and Hannah A. Withers outline key provisions of the new legislation below: Employers are prohibited from seeking salary history information about an applicant personally or through an agent (i.e., recruiter). Although the law prohibits employers from inquiring about applicants’ salary histories,

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Employee Referrals: Hiring from Inside Your Organization is an Effective Recruiting Strategy

Research is now confirming what you probably have already discovered: employee referrals can be one of your most effective hiring strategies. LinkedIn blogger Paul Petrone highlights research from Jobvite to demonstrate that getting referrals from your current employees can lower your recruiting costs, speed up the hiring process, produce a better hire and help lower the turnover rate in your

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Dress for Success: Your Appearance in Job Interviews Counts!

Hiring managers form first impressions about you as soon as you walk into your job interview. Your dress, grooming, facial expression and even your handshake all influence this impression, and can affect an interviewer’s attitude toward you throughout the evaluation process. If you convey a positive first impression, you are more likely to command respectful attention and interest. If the

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How You Can Help Close the Growing Skills Gap

As a business owner or hiring manager who is looking for the best employees available, you are probably encountering what more and more organizations are reporting to researchers every year – a significant mismatch between the skills your company needs and the capabilities of people applying for your job openings. The National Federation of Independent Business, the largest small business

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