Author:  Barbara Kiviat

Journalist and PhD student at Harvard University

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Does Social Recruiting Really Work?

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By Barbara Kiviat on May 29, 2014

While most companies now recruit job candidates through social networking sites, screening applicants with such sites hasn’t caught on nearly as much, according to a recent SHRM study—and maybe that’s a good thing. Three new studies from social science researchers …Read More

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How to Hire for Diversity

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By Barbara Kiviat on February 20, 2014

Plenty of organizations try to hire a diverse workforce. There are many reasons to do so—to comply with laws, to reflect a firm’s clients and customers or to act fairly and provide equal opportunity. But what exactly does diversity get …Read More

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Are Employee Referral Programs Worth It?

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By Barbara Kiviat on October 24, 2013

Organizations looking to hire often turn to employee referrals as a way to drum up job candidates. According to the National Organizations Survey, more than a third of workplaces frequently do so. But what exactly are employers getting when they …Read More

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