30 Social Recruiting Tools HR Can't Live Without

It was quite a year for Human Resources pros. Here’s a rundown of our most-clicked-on stories in 2014: 

No kidding: Firefighter afraid of fire sues under ADA

Yes, you read the headline correctly. A firefighter who was relieved of firefighting duty because he was afraid of fire sued his department for tranclicked-on, sferring him.

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Dealing with acidic attitudes: Help for your managers

Every workplace has negative people who erode morale. They’re not always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time.

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Creative Recruiting: 7 Innovative Ways to Land Your Dream Hire

If you want to avoid sifting through a stack of poorly written resumes and find your dream hire, simple ad postings just aren’t going to cut it.

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You suspect an employee is using drugs: What now?

You can’t prove it, but the signs are there. So how do you deal with suspected drug abuse without violating privacy rights or making false accusations?

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A ban on hiring smokers? It’s not that simple

More companies than ever won’t hire people who smoke. But is that legal — and is it worth it for employers?

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Handling the tricky questions in FMLA intermittent leave

It’s a given: Intermittent FMLA leave is a giant thorn in the side of HR people everywhere. But not all intermittent leave requests are equal. Here’s a look at some of the most common scenarios, and how to handle them.

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The year’s 25 strangest interview questions

Some companies love throwing curveball questions to candidates during interviews — and these are the weirdest ones we’ve ever seen.

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10 unforgettable lies HR has discovered on resumes

In a recent Harris Poll on resumes conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder, 2,188 HR pros and hiring managers were asked to provide the most memorable lie they’ve ever caught on an applicant’s resume.

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The 10 strangest employee sick day excuses, 2014 edition

As the winter season descends, more people start calling in sick. And you won’t believe some of the excuses people have offered as reasons for taking the day off.

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7 warning signs a great employee’s about to quit

We all want to hold onto our best, brightest employees. And sometimes, a key component of that retention effort is being able to recognize when they’re trying to locate greener pastures and finding ways to increase their loyalty.

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