Articles tagged 'hiring'

Classic TLNT

The No. 1 Thing That Job Seekers Really Do Wrong

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Editor’s Note: Readers frequently ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday, we republish a Classic TLNT post.

I was asked recently by a job seeker: “How do I zero in positions that I’m qualified for and, those that I will be challenged by?” (and a shout out to Michael Kubica, MBA for the question).

After going back and forth with Mike, I think the question is really: “How do I get a job that will use my skills and that I will actually find interesting?

Most people don’t really want to be “challenged” – they use the word “challenged” or “challenging,” but when push comes to shove, what most people want is a job where they feel like their contributions are valuable to the organization, and, they’re using the skills they are best at. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Why You Need to Make Hiring a One-Day Affair

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The average time to fill an average job in the United States is 25 days. Unfortunately, in many cases top candidates are no longer available after 10 days.

You may think that making quick hiring decisions would lower the quality of your hire, but the reality is that in most cases, the reverse is true.

The very best candidates are in high demand. They are likely to receive multiple offers. And because they are decisive individuals, they are likely to accept another offer before most corporate processes are only one-third completed. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: Yes, Active Applicants Are Better Than Passive Candidates

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Most active job applicants either don’t have a job because of something out of their control (like layoffs or mergers) or they are still working, but are looking for a better situation.

I have to admit, you would not want to hire some of them, but there are a lot of passive candidates (the ones who are not looking, who you go after) that could turn out to be just as bad or even worse. Read more…

Leadership

$415 Million Settlement Proposed to Settle Anti-Poaching Suit

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A $415 million settlement proposed by four tech giants could become one of the largest anti-poaching awards if a federal judge approves.

Apple, Google, Intel Corp and Adobe Systems agreed to the amount in a court filing yesterday. A previous offer of almost $325 million was rejected last summer by the judge in the class action case, which was filed in 2011.

Some 64,000 workers are plaintiffs in the lawsuit which alleges the four companies, and three others, secretly agreed not to hire each other’s employees, and, more specifically, not to cold-call each other’s employees. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

How to Showcase Your Company Brand in a Video Interview

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Fast-growing, successful businesses realize the importance of a positive brand image. It acts as a first impression to consumers, key stakeholders and more importantly, potential employees.

In fact, a recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 91 percent of candidates believe employment brand plays a key role in their decision whether or not to apply.

Showcasing your unique company brand to job candidates is easily done when you can give them a tour of the office space and introduce them to employees. Featuring your brand in a virtual environment, on the other hand, is a bit trickier. Read more…

HR Basics, HR Management

HR 101: To Background Check or NOT to Background Check

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When it comes to making hiring decisions, the more information you have about a candidate, the better.

More information makes it easier to decide if the candidate will work out, but could too much information be a bad thing?

Many companies conduct some type of background checks, but may wonder if it is legal to delve into an applicant’s personal information. How extensive should these inquiries be? And at what point in the hiring process should they be done? These are very important questions to ask before embarking on background checks. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: A 2015 Resolution to Keep – Re-Recruiting Your Top Talent

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Nearly every January, we see a rash of articles in the business press reporting the percentage of employees who have made a New Year’s resolution to find a better job.

In 2012, a Manpower survey reported that 84 percent would seek new employment. In 2013, Forbes reported the level at 69 percent and, this year, Jobvite put the number at 71 percent.

However, as is the case with most resolutions, if it doesn’t happen easily, it won’t happen at all. Believe it or not, this is good news because the No. 1 source of excellent employees is all the great people you once employed who left you! Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Recruiting in 2015: Better Get Ready to Start Dating

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When I was asked recently for my thoughts on what 2015 will bring for talent acquisition, I responded with – dating.

Partly, I just couldn’t get myself to repeat the endless series of annual predictions proliferating around the Internet: the year of the mobile, social, collaboration, telecommuting, people are important, blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda.

But truly, this will be the year when the vendor talked about for years as a potential entrant into the recruiting game will finally emerge: eHarmony. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

The Biggest Lie We Tell in HR (and Why Need to Stop Telling It)

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I believe that telling lies can render a person insane. Seriously.

When a person makes a habit of lying, they eventually begin believing their own lies, and then they become a little crazy, unable to distinguish fiction from reality.

And so it goes with HR folks who insist on perpetuating the lie that money doesn’t matter. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Why One Millennial Thinks You Should Be Hiring Older Workers

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There‘s much discussion about Generation Y and the benefits we bring to the workforce, but what about the Baby Boomers who are often times overlooked?

This generation is 76 million strong, and Boomers are now working far beyond the retirement age.

According to the Labor of Bureau Statistics, the labor force will continue to age, with the annual growth rate of the 55-and-older group projected to be 4.1 percent, four (4) times the rate of growth of the overall labor force. By contrast, the annual growth rate of the 25-to-54-year age group will be 0.3 percent, and that of the young age group consisting of 16-to-24-year-olds will be essentially flat. Read more…