Articles tagged 'hiring'

HR Insights, HR Management

The Importance of Putting the Human Interaction Back Into HR

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Welcome to your new job!

Now, put on these chains and fill out this form …

And then fill out this one … And then fill out this one… And then fill out this one…

Darkness descends … and excitement slowly seeps away… Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Whether Employers Realize It Or Not, It’s Now a Candidate-Driven Market

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The candidate-driven market is here to stay and the pace at which candidates are rejecting offers is quickening.

MRINetwork’s most recent Recruiter Sentiment Study says that  83 percent of the 333 responding recruiters describe the current employment market as candidate-driven. In three years, the percentage of recruiters who say candidates are in the driver’s seat has risen 29 points.

“It is definitely and without a doubt a candidate-driven market, however many employers are still laboring under the same processes as they did when it was an employer-driven market,” the twice yearly survey report notes, quoting one of the participating recruiters. Read more…

HR Insights, Recruiting and Staffing

Why It Makes Perfect Sense For You to Hire a Hustler

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Hustle (via Merriam-Webster): “To sell or promote energetically and aggressively.”

Hustle (via Urban Dictionary): “Anything you need to do to make money.”

Hustle (via Sackett): “Getting sh*t done with a smile.”

I’ve been thinking a lot lately on what really makes someone successful. I know folks who are completely brilliant, in a way most of us can’t even comprehend, both intellectually and creatively. I know why they’re successful. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

The Top Screening and Employment Issues We Faced in 2014

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I almost can’t believe it myself, but it’s already December. And this point in the year means it’s almost time to close the books on 2014.

As the year comes to an end, I’ve spent some time looking back at the legal trends in hiring and employment screening throughout 2014.

Here is a list of the Top 5 background screening and employment issues from 2014 that are worth reflecting on as we get ready to raise a glass to ring in the New Year. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

November Job Growth Surges and Hits Highest Rate in 3 Years

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Economists were expecting November’s job growth to be about average, right around 220,000. Instead, the U.S. Department of Labor said employers added 321,000 jobs last month, the most in almost three years.

To add to the robust report, the government adjusted upward its initial numbers for September and October by 44,000 jobs.

Together with November, the U.S. economy has averaged 241,000 new jobs each month this year. In 2013 the average for the 11 months was 204,000 and in 2012 it was 184,000.

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent. A year ago the rate was 7 percent. Read more…

Culture, Recruiting and Staffing

Want Top Talent? It’s Why You Must Tout Culture on Your Careers Page

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As little as a decade ago company culture wasn’t even an aspect of candidate attraction.

Heck, it was hardly a term anybody was familiar with.

Today, company culture can be the make it or break it of your talent attraction initiatives. We now have cultural interviews, culture-centric job descriptions, cultural assessment tools, and your first line of defense, the culture career page. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

The Five Reasons That Your Job Postings Just Aren’t Working

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Although this articles about the handful of reasons why your job posts just aren’t working, there is really one real reason: The best candidates always come through referrals.

As a matter of fact, referrals are where we get roughly 80 percent of our candidates from.

That being said, sometimes you’ve simply tapped out your networks and you find you need to advertise your job opening across the Internet. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Hiring Wisdom: Does Your Company Careers Page Measure Up?

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If your website’s careers page isn’t delivering quality applicants, perhaps it’s time to revisit its message.

Too many careers pages are little more than boasts about the company’s successes and history as well as platitudes like “our people are our most important assets.”

Because most all of the really great people who want to work are already working and/or could work anywhere they want, it’s imperative to give these folks concrete, compelling reasons to apply. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

What’s the Rush? How to Make Hiring a Temp as Efficient as Possible

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You need to move fast when you’re a hiring manager looking to fill a temporary position because candidates often end up with multiple offers.

In today’s labor market you can’t afford to drag out the process for multiple days or even weeks because you will lose top candidates.

Here are four (4) ways you can speed up the hiring process. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

25 Jobs to Target If You Have a Hire to Hurt Recruiting Strategy

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If you want to maximize the amount of “hurt” you do to a competitor with a “Hire to Hurt” (or H2H for short) strategy as described yesterday (in The Boldest Recruiting Strategy You Could Possibly Engage In), you certainly cannot just randomly select your hiring targets.

And although every company is different, you should focus on targeting individuals to recruit who are hard to replace, those who are innovators, those that now hold or will soon hold leadership positions, and those that have “future skills” that will be extremely valuable in one year to 18 months.

You should also realize that whoever you target, the ones that the managers at your competitors fight the hardest to keep are the ones that you really want. Read more…