Category Archives: Recruiting

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Rushing to Judgement Could Cost You a Great Hire

As any recruiter knows, hiring a new employee can be a stressful proposition. You need to sift between the candidates’ qualifications, attitudes, and personalities. Far too often, this process can be to the detriment of good candidates.
Failed hires are a liability. The hiring process costs the company time and money. The cost of a replacement hire can be as much as 400% of the departing employee’s base salary, to say nothing of the upheaval, the reduction of company efficiency, and the drop in morale caused by hiring the wrong person.
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Choosing the Proper Recruiting Model To Assist Your Company with Hiring

Choosing the proper recruiting model to work with your company is not an easy task. Many companies feel that all recruiting models are the same; when in fact there are vast differences. Let’s start with an explanation of the two most common recruiting models:
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Job Market Forecast for College Grads in 2017-2018

College graduates doing menial work while desperately trying to pay off student loans is a familiar story. Though people love sad stories, this one can be put into the myth category. And 2017/18 promises to be a good year for new graduates. If you have a degree, you can expect higher revenues and a low probability of unemployment.
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10 Bad Recruiting Practices That Drive Talent Away

If you have problem finding talent, your recruiting processes may be at fault. Employers who can post a reasonable job ad, and are willing to pay a decent wage, have better success finding talent. Inexperienced employers, however, can face common problems getting the right applicants to sign up.
Here are 10 recruiting practices that are guaranteed to make talent run the other way.
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Winning Recruiting Strategies For A Tight Job Market

For those of you in the “trenches” of daily recruiting, it is pretty obvious that the job market has become very tight for many positions; especially many technical roles. Gone are the days from a couple of years ago when a company could just run an Internet ad for a position and get several great candidates who applied. This was the case, but not in this market. Candidates have or are gaining the advantage in the market.
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10 Effective Ways to Motivate Employees

If you want to motivate your employees, you need to create an environment in which they can motivate themselves.

Here are ten ways to make this a reality.
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Recruiting Strategies To Assist in Filling Hard-To-Find Technical Positions

Anyone who has been hiring recently knows that it is becoming tougher and tougher to find good candidates for tough-to-fill technical positions. Examples of these position are found in Information Technology, Software Engineering, as well as other disciplines.

We’re in a tightening labor market where the candidates, not the companies, are beginning to get the upper hand. It’s happening slowly but surely and, with the economy improving, it is only going to get worse. I see recruiters struggling because companies don’t yet recognize this shift in the market. The mindset of hiring managers is still to ask recruiters to provide multiple candidates who met their “must have” criteria (usually a length list).
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Importance of Hiring Manager’s Feedback after Interviews

Job hunting can be grueling. Many candidates complain that the worst part of the experience is giving everything they have to perform well in an interview and then never hearing back from the hiring manager.

Giving feedback after interviews is very important for a business’s reputation and its future success. Here’s why.
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How To Attract The Best Talent To Your Company

The key to success in attracting top talent is to make your company an employer of choice. A company must set itself up as a solid, well-organized enterprise and create compelling reasons for top-notch professionals to work there. Those reasons can include excellent compensation and benefits, advancement opportunities, regularly scheduled performance reviews, and other popular perks such as flextime.

Finding the top talent is often a difficult task. Most often, these individuals are not actively seeking new employment. That means companies have to dig deeper to find the top 5 percent. Direct hiring from primary competitors is a company’s best strategy. This involves sophisticated networking and sales ability.

One networking tactic is to determine which of your current employees have already come to you from key competitors. Ask them whom they would recommend hiring from those competitors. Even if a top candidate is ultimately not interested in your position, he or she may be able to refer someone else.

Typically, companies don’t part with top talent. This talent is often well compensated, which makes the stakes higher. In addition, a company will fight to keep them. Therefore, you must be able to offer something that their current employer doesn’t satisfy, such as a new technology or–best of all–a compelling company vision.

Improve the Candidate Experience during the Hiring Process

Searching for a new job is one of the most stressful things most adults undertake. It’s right up there with moving home and having children. If someone has been fired, made redundant, or been out of work for a while, the pressure of finding new work can mount with every day that passes without a job offer.
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