It’s Illegal to Inquire About a Job Applicant’s Salary History

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 04/11/2017 in Recruiting articles |

That’s right another joins in…the New York City Council has enacted legislation (effective in 180 days) prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s “salary history.”   They are not the only ones.  There are several cities and states thinking about passing similar laws – some already have.  For example, Philadelphia passed such a law at […]

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Screening Out the Takers from the Candidate Pool

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 01/10/2017 in Recruiting articles |

I recently saw a great TED Talk by Adam Grant that was just posted this month via the TED Talk app on my AppleTV.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a YouTube link for the TED Talk yet, but I found a link to a similar talk he gave on the same topic at ZeitgeistMinds called “Givers, Takers, […]

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It’s Time to Test Your Application Process

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 08/24/2016 in Recruiting articles |

I won’t be talking about usability, time needed to complete the application, or many other very important topics.  Today I want to focus on a specific test.  A test I think that should be done routinely and regularly. Either a recruiter from a different area, the Recruiting Manager, or even someone in HR should ask […]

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We Need to Change our Behavioral Interview Questions

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 03/17/2016 in Recruiting articles |

On ERE, I recently read an article by John Boring call “How to Create Behavioral Interview Questions That Don’t Give Away the Answer.”  It got me thinking about how vague many of our behavior interview questions are and how the answers could go in so many different ways.  I also know how quick some recruiters […]

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