Questions tagged [hiring]

Questions about deciding who to employ in an organization. Hiring is about bringing in new employees generally.

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What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews?

I am asking from the perspective of interviewer but am also interested in views from interviewee perspective if they can help. Are there certain positions where an in-person interview is preferred ...
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To inform my team members and hierarchy that I'm applying for other internal positions

I've applied for other internal positions in my multinational software company. I'm doing it for the following reasons: The vision of our project is the opposite of the company's global vision My ...
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How do I attend Skype interviews while being employed?

I have to attend Skype interviews for new positions. However, I am still employed. Would it be best to work at home to be able to attend these interviews?
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Is it wrong to enquire about the progress of a background check

I've been offered a job contingent on a background check. Today is the7th business day since the offer. Should I be worried about the amount of time? Would it be wrong of me to contact the gentleman ...
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How to prove the manager we need a a new QA hire in the team? [duplicate]

Just like many teams we used to have a manual QA member. After a while he transferred to developer's position. We don't have any automated functional or unit testing. What we do have is so-called bug-...
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Asking a manager to reconsider the date of a decision without seeming pushy

I'm currently on a year long placement at a company that hasn't yet offered me a graduate position but it's very likely that they will. My placements ends at the start of June and I would be going ...
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Does talking about a “next step” (post an onsite interview) mean positive feedback?

I interviewed onsite with a company early last week. The total number of rounds were 2 Phone + 5 onsite. I got an email reply to my "Thank you" mail saying I could expect to hear back from them ...
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Is it offensive to talk about non-discriminating hiring policies

I'm opening a game development business and I have a page on my web-site with open vacancies. On the page I had a statement that basically says that we don't discriminate people by race, nationality, ...
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Hiring discrimination?

A couple of years ago, I interviewed for a job at a large corporation. During the interview, some interview panel members exchanged "high five" and would comment "that is the kind of experience we are ...
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Possible circumventing recruiter in the hiring process? [duplicate]

A candidate submitted an application to a recruitment agency for a job, which only had the job description without revealing company's name. Later, he finds a job with a similar description on another ...
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How to respond to company contact wishing to learn about my “current work?” [closed]

I was exploring a company whose work is exactly my area of training / current work. I (believe?) I went through one of those options to say that "I am interested in what the company is doing and ...
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Fired for cause, how to explain during interviews [duplicate]

Until today I worked at a top firm as a star-performer and was set to get a promotion in the next few weeks, however I was let go. I had made a poor judgement error in our systems that was wrong but ...
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Testing job candidates [closed]

How to test candidates before interview and during the the recruitment process. I want to test personality, aptitude, attitude, position specific knowledge, coachability, soft skills but not sure how ...
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Is a permanent job a thing of the past? [closed]

Not sure if it is just my experience, but it looks like the (U.S.) marketplace is after people willing to take 6 or 12 months contract projects, and offers of permanent placement are dwindling, ...