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Woman sitting in a job interview What Else Should I Be Asking You, and Other Job Interview Questions

It can be tricky to know just what you should be asking a candidate during a job interview, even if you know about the position and its requirements. Try making a list of potential questions, allowing enough flexibility to choose in the moment and as the candidate’s responses warrant. Here's what should be on it.

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Naomi Karten
The Potential Problem with Hiring Smart People

Believe it or not, intelligence is not always an asset; it can breed hubris, excessive self-confidence, and a superiority complex. Therefore, when hiring, it's important to seek people who exhibit humility about their abilities, and to weed out the know-it-alls who want to be the one-stop decision-maker.

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Naomi Karten
Have You Ever Lied on Your Resume?

Have you ever lied on your resume? If so, you're not alone—according to one study, more than half of job applications reviewed contained lies—and these are just the ones that were found. Even CEOs have done it! However, that doesn't mean you should. Read on to find out why it's not worth the risk.

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Naomi Karten
Unlimited Vacation Policies: Pro or Con?

The idea behind offering unlimited vacation seems to be to build trust by giving salaried employees flexibility about time off and a greater chance of achieving a good work-life balance. But it's too soon to say whether such a policy actually works. Would you take advantage of unlimited vacation?

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Naomi Karten
A Quicker, More Effective Hiring Solution Is on the Way

Given the increasing demand for software talent, hiring is a big task in the IT world. But a startup has an idea for a platform that would help bring objectivity to the entire hiring process, from data collection to skill assessment to prospect evaluation. Would you trust your hiring to the cloud?

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Mukesh Sharma
Avoid Predictable Staffing Mistakes in an Economic Recovery

An economic downturn puts pressure on management to control costs, and sometimes, not much can be done about that. But it's important not to carry these penny-pinching habits into a recovery. There are observable patterns to labor costs that can help predict problems likely to happen in 2015.

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Payson Hall
Can Big Data Make HR Decisions More Objective?

It is apparent that internal operations at Google have a tremendous bias towards data, and the human resources function is no different in this regard. The emergence of big data in HR seems to be a trend that has the potential to revolutionize how people decisions are executed in organizations.

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Anuj Magazine
The Ups and Downs of Unlimited Vacation Time

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson doesn't treat paid time off quite the same as most bosses. Salaried employees who work at Virgin's main offices in New York, London, Geneva, and Sydney can take a vacation whenever they want, for however long they want. Is this as beneficial as it sounds?

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Josiah Renaudin