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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, 2nd Edition by Paul FALCONE

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22 Reinventing Your Company’s Employment Application

THE TREND IN EMPLOYMENT application design is to delve deeper into candidates’ backgrounds and to gather more in-depth information than ever before. And for good reason: employee theft, accidents, and potential violence could take a huge toll on the corporate bottom line. Employment applications are typically incestuously passed down from one generation to the next without upgrades to reflect changes in the employment marketplace. Your goal, therefore, will be to redesign a tired form to complement a candidate’s résumé and supplement—not duplicate—what’s already on the résumé.

Employment applications, because they are signed, provide you with a lot more than simple résumés alone. Specifically, ...

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