Dale M. Posthumus
I could go after many themes, but I will try one that I believe is not restricted by law -- transparency (tell me if I am wrong). As mentioned here, let job seekers know where they are, or you are, in the process. That doesn't mean every week over the 60, 90, 130, or whatever number of days process. How about every second or third week, more if its includes the length of a background check? I have worked in the private sector for companies who did this well and who did this poorly. I have heard many good and bad hiring process stories from my family, friends, and acquaintences. They had much better opinions about organizations who let them know what was happening, even if it was "still in process".