Some good stuff in EASI's Fall newsletter . One article is about the importance of conducting reference checks. Reference checks should always be conducted--even if you don't get any "useful" information. Why? Because it will help you defend against negligent hiring (tort) lawsuits. Dr. Harris also points out that the validity for reference checks, according to a recent study (see page 4) is a respectable .29 (corrected).
Also in there is an article on the "ABCs of Internet Recruiting"--a great overview for those of you that need a basic overview of the tools out there.