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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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Pre-employment testing — do your homework first
Every employer wants extra assurances that their next hire has the skills, personality, and ability to excel at the job. Learn more about pre employment testing at Monster.com.

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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.
Pre-employment testing — do your homework first
Every employer wants extra assurances that their next hire has the skills, personality, and ability to excel at the job. Learn more about pre employment testing at Monster.com.
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.
Assessing emotional intelligence: interview questions to ask
Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to get along with others and foster positive teamwork. Learn about interview questions that assess emotional intelligence, and more, at Monster.com.

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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.
Intro to social media recruiting
Social media can be a great tool for sourcing and researching candidates, but should be used wisely. Learn more about recruiting at Monster.com.
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.

Best practices for hiring great people
Whether you follow the list above or compile your own based on trial and error, take the time to develop some hiring rules that work. With expert recruiting advice and the latest hiring trends, Monster Hiring Solutions can help you hire great employees time and again.
How can I screen job applications effectively?

Whether you get a response of 20 or 20,000 CVs, you need to know how to effectively evaluate every application.