Spark Hire’s January HR Faves

Every month, Spark Hire is going to take a moment to catalogue a few of our favorite things. We see so many great articles, blog posts, videos, photos, and even memes every month. This is our way of highlighting our favorites…and sharing them with you!

The list might not contain any piano-playing cats, but it is filled with interesting information to help you hire the right people. Without further ado, here is some of the best information about hiring top talent you might have missed this January: 

Is Your Candidate Telling A Tall Tale? 

If you’re looking to hire an Honest Abe, you might not be able to tell from the resume. According to this infographic on The Undercover Recruiter, 46 percent of resumes contained some form of false information. According to the infographic, the most common resume lie involved inflated salary claims. So always check those references!

Why HR Can’t Innovate

Is HR stuck in a rut? That’s the opinion of this article from Bloomberg Buisnessweek, which looks at the modern state of the HR industry. The article gives the ingredients for how to hire an empty suit, so you can focus on hiring a great employee instead.

Should You Hire A Boomerang Employee?

Just because the application or video resume in front of you sports a familiar face isn’t a good reason to move on. This article on Fast Company advises companies to consider rehiring old employees who are ready to rejoin the team. What do you think? .

6 Signs You Made The Wrong Hire

Are you starting to fear your superstar hire might actually be a dud? This is sadly much more common than you would think. If you’re starting to worry your great hire is turning out to be a subpar employee, check out this list and see how many signs you can spot.

What January gems did we miss? What’s your essential reading to help you hire better? Share your favorites in the comments!