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Revisiting FCRA Requirements
A recent spate of class-action suits should remind employers and HR of the steep cost of FCRA violations. Experts say the time is right for employers to reassess their background-checking processes -- and the role staffing and consumer reporting agencies play in those processes.
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Rewriting the Job Ad
New academic research finds that making a few minor changes to the wording of job ads to focus more on the upsides an employer could offer the candidate -- as opposed to specific job requirements -- may boost the number and quality of real-life job applicants.
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The 'Super Bowl' for Recruiters
Many large employers, including UPS and retailer Kohl's, are using a variety of novel tactics to recruit thousands of seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday-sales blitz, including a new focus on hiring veterans.
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Joining the Social Conversation
Recent research shows job seekers value companies' input on employee-review sites and social networks. Experts say engaging in dialogues through these channels can help organizations manage their online reputation and solidify their employment brand -- if done carefully.
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Lessons from Recruiting in Pharma
As companies face challenges related to competition for the best talent, recruitment strategies used by many pharma companies can have broader applications outside the industry, as well.
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Social-Media Storytelling
Effective use of social-media tools to communicate an organization's corporate culture eludes almost half of all organizations that use them, according to a new survey.
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Giving Job Postings the Boot
Online shoe retailer Zappos is ditching the traditional job-posting process in favor of a new online talent community, but will the new way gain enough traction to cause other organizations to follow in their footsteps?
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Can This Relationship Be Saved?
There's a noticeable disconnect between recruiters and hiring managers, according to a new industry survey. What can HR do to get the two sides back on the same page?
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Improving the Mobile-Application Process
Almost half of all respondents in a recent survey of job seekers point to problems when applying for a job via a mobile device. How can HR help streamline the process to keep talent moving through the pipeline?
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Do Job Seekers 'Like' Facebook?
The answer may depend upon whom you ask. But experts indicate most job hunters still prefer to keep their personal and professional lives separate, and, at least for now, Facebook seems to remain more of a branding and informational tool for companies.
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Talent Management Column

There are more than a few reasons why CapGemini's United Kingdom initiative combining academic and real-work experience for recent high-school grads could gain traction elsewhere.
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