How to Screen Candidates

Learn how to screen candidates, including how to conduct a phone screen, reference-checking tips, and tricks for sorting applications.

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A recruiter conducts an effective applicant screening process.
7 Top Applicant Screening Tips
These top applicant screening tips will help you recruit top candidates faster, making your business more successful.
A manager meets with one of her employees in a meeting room.
Hiring for Emotional Intelligence in Management: 5 Tips
Here's why emotional intelligence in management is essential and how to find leaders who have strong emotional intelligence skills.
A team reviews their strategy for hiring people.
7 Expert-Recommended Tips for Hiring People
These best practices for hiring people will help you recruit qualified candidates who will make your company stronger.
A candidate completing pre-employment testing.
Is Pre-Employment Testing Legal?
Considering using pre-employment testing to evaluate candidates? Here's what you need to know before you get started.
Recruiters sitting on a couch, reviewing the social media networks and other online information about candidates.
Find Top Talent Through Social Media Recruiting
Adding social media recruiting to your toolkit can help you find more qualified candidates quickly, while enhancing your employer brand.
Hiring managers undergoing the applicant resume review process.
7 Applicant Resume Review Tips for Employers
Feeling overwhelmed by the applicant resume review process? Implement these best practices to screen applicants and fill roles faster.

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Setting Up a Pre-Employment Drug Testing Policy
Learn what you need to know before implementing an up-to-date pre-employment drug testing policy in a rapidly changing landscape.
How to Avoid Unconscious Bias in Hiring
How do you eliminate bias from your hiring process if you don’t know it’s there? These seven steps can help you avoid unconscious bias in hiring.
How to use resume screening to narrow your candidate pool
From resume screening technology to artificial intelligence, here’s what you should know about weeding that stack of resumes.
Is Pre-Employment Testing Legal?
Considering using pre-employment testing to evaluate candidates? Here's what you need to know before you get started.
Sending an Interview Confirmation Email
A well-crafted interview confirmation email can alleviate confusion and send the right message to candidates. Learn about interview confirmation emails and more at Monster.com.
How to Hire and Train Agile Software Developers

Is your company looking to reap the advantages of agile software development? Here’s how to hire the IT talent you’ll need.

7 Applicant Resume Review Tips for Employers
Feeling overwhelmed by the applicant resume review process? Implement these best practices to screen applicants and fill roles faster.
Hiring for Emotional Intelligence in Management: 5 Tips
Here's why emotional intelligence in management is essential and how to find leaders who have strong emotional intelligence skills.

Need some help recruiting for a small business?

Crafting the right interpersonal skills interview questions
Soft skills are often extremely important, yet hard to assess during the recruitment process. Learn more about interpersonal skills interview questions with Monster.com.
Find Top Talent Through Social Media Recruiting
Adding social media recruiting to your toolkit can help you find more qualified candidates quickly, while enhancing your employer brand.
Four things to know when hiring a consumer reporting agency
When it comes to hiring, background checks can narrow the field, but it's important to understand the rules that apply when you use a consumer reporting agency. Get more information on this and similar topics by checking out Monster.com.
Blocking Out Biases When Conducting an Interview

Unconscious biases can impact diverse workforce hiring. This simple rule will help you minimize their impact.

Always Run A Reference Check Before Offering The Job, and Other Reference Tips
Reference-checking can be illuminating and extremely valuable to the interview process. Learn how to do it right with tips from Monster.
The Best Questions a Reference Checker Can Ask

Checking references is important, but do you know the right questions to ask? Learn which ones you should always ask and why.

7 Expert-Recommended Tips for Hiring People
These best practices for hiring people will help you recruit qualified candidates who will make your company stronger.
7 Top Applicant Screening Tips
These top applicant screening tips will help you recruit top candidates faster, making your business more successful.