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#RedBranchWeekly: 7 Scary Situations That Can Ruin Your Recruiting Efforts


Bad job descriptions, high risk employees, a misaligned team… all are pretty scary. This week our clients took a look at what can go wrong in your recruiting and hiring efforts, and what you can do to make scary situations not so bad. Take a few seconds to scroll through our client highlights and select what interests you.

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Recruiterbox: The Science Behind Job Descriptions (Infographic)

How is a recruiter supposed to know what specific requirements a job description should have for a biomechanical engineer? The position might have detailed requirements laid out on a sheet of paper, but they don’t work with the position. It’s hard to strike a balance between culture and structure.

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GreenJobInterview: Got a Video Interview? Don’t be a Scary Movie.

It’s that time of year. Pumpkins, candy corn, caramel apples, costumes, and Dracula. Scary movies aren’t everyone’s bag of tricks – pun intended – but people dress up as their favorite characters this time of year, princesses and zombies included. Well, the house down the street ran out of candy, just like your last employer.

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HR Acuity: High Profile Employees Can Mean High Risk

Dealing with a human resource issue involving a high profile employee or situation is not easy – just ask Roger Goodell. The recent NFL abuse case is an extreme, but accurate example of how large personalities and high profile issues can impact public opinion, and make investigating an allegation of wrongdoing a challenge.

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Employee-Assessment-ToolsVitru: Know What ‘The Walking Dead’ is Missing? Employee Assessment Tools

Imagine waking up from a coma to find the world has been over run by zombies, or worse, you’re part of a dysfunctional and ineffective team at work. Either way, the day in and day out trials are exhausting. The other night, along with the rest of the world, I was watching the season premiere of AMC’s hit show, The Walking Dead.

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Dead-EndClearCompany: Performance Management: So You’ve Automated a Flawed Process…?

Here at ClearCompany, we are pouring over the most recent Forrester Research, Inc. report, “Disrupt the Employee Performance Process to Align with Business and Customer Outcomes.” (July 2, 2014) We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Forrester Research, Inc. has identified the current flaws in traditional performance appraisal processes, and presents insightful and useful solutions.

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Visibility Software: The Horror Stories that Likely Led to these Testimonials

American Horror Story? Try ATS Horror Story. The tale may not be filled with ghouls and scary wardrobe changes, but it instills in recruiters and hiring managers a similar aversion for the poor HR systems. They purchased – or rented – these massive tools in order to help the recruiting process, but unfortunately they didn’t have the means to make an educated decision. At the beginning, it looked like the ATS would save them from the mundane tasks they dreaded; but upon the attempted integration, it became clear this was not the case.

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Mobile-Job-ApplicationBroadbean: Feeling Abandoned? The Mobile Job Application Process Trend Analysis

Running Broadbean’s unrivaled network of partners and job boards has its advantages. 6000 job boards over 65 countries in 17 different languages…ultimately results in 16.2 million annual posts. That’s nothing to sneeze at! Bragging aside, we get a whole lot of data coming through here. After we joined CareerBuilder, the influx of data continued to grow. With our new product BDAS, we can analyze how companies are maximizing spend while looking at in-depth candidate data from widespread surveys.

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