Articles tagged 'Recruiting'

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

One Answer to One of America’s Toughest Recruiting Problems

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Hey Tech Recruiters — your job is really hard, isn’t it?

Do you want to know a recruiting job that is about a hundred times harder than yours? Try recruiting Truck Drivers!

The truck driving recruiting industry is insane. It’s reported that right now there are 36,000 truck driver open position in the U.S.! Read more…

HR Basics, Recruiting and Staffing

What Do You Do When Job Candidates Ask About the Background Check?

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Most job candidates will have many questions for an employer throughout the hiring process — including questions about the employment background check.

Do you have the answers?

Ultimately, knowing these answers benefits you, your company, and the candidates. Being transparent throughout the hiring process as a whole, and especially during the background screening process greatly affects your candidate experience. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Survey: Hiring Managers Doing More Candidate Trolling on Social Media

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By Eric B. Meyer

I read different surveys about social media and hiring and the numbers vary greatly.

For every survey that indicates that employers are not using social media to vet candidates, you get the one I read last night from CareerBuilder.com, which reports that “52 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, up significantly from 43 percent last year and 39 percent in 2013.” Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

A Good Look Into Referrals and Why You Must Treat Candidates Right

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There is a robust conversation in the talent arena about the “candidate experience,” led largely by Gerry Crispin and Elaine Orler, founders of the Talent Board and the Candidate Experience Awards (#CandE).

There are lots of opinions about whether ensuring that candidates for hire have a high quality experience is meaningful. Some think the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. But I think most believe treating candidates like consumers is smart business. Read more…

HR Technology

Tech Insights: The Importance of Data Scientists in HR Technology

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Data scientists are becoming important in HR technology.

I had thought the big thing about SimplyHired was that they were good at scouring the web for job openings and putting them in one place. However, to a large extent it competes on the quality of the search engine they offer job seekers.

The quality of that search depends on their data scientists figuring out the intent of someone’s search. Read more…

HR Insights, Recruiting and Staffing

It’s Hard to Get Off Easy When You Make a Really Bad Hire

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There’s a certain type of manager you only have to work with for, oh, five minutes, before concluding that they really suck.

Why? Mostly because said managers are extremely talented at making everything about them. As far as they’re concerned, you and your opinions are mostly garbage. (So if you’ve ever wondered why these managers always look like they smell something bad, well, that’s why.)

Depending on how long these managers have been in the workforce, they may have learned to solicit your opinion every now and again (having been told this is what good managers do), but you quickly discover they aren’t really listening, and they’ll never use the information or barely acknowledge you even offered it. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

10 Ways Your Mobile Experience Is Driving Talent Away

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1. You don’t have responsive web design

The main driver of most “bad” mobile apply experiences is that they do not utilize responsive web design. Responsive design is a modern approach to web design that optimizes the user experience on any device.

Without it, the resulting user experience is nothing more than an extension of your desktop experience on a mobile device. And although your desktop experience may be incredible, it won’t work without responsive web design that does not automatically translate to a small screen. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Temp to Perm Hiring: Good Idea, or Something You’ll Get Burned By?

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Have you ever wanted to have a person work for you on a temporary basis before making the commitment to hire full-time? Many of you probably shook your head, yes, especially when it comes to hiring non-management level positions.

And why not? It is common to get burned by hiring people who do not work out despite appearing like good hires from the interview process.

Being able to see how a person actually performs on the job and fits into your environment before hiring has great intuitive and practical appeal. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: Who Designed Your Hiring System?

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I was appalled when I reviewed a new client’s hiring system.

It turns out that it was designed by their legal department. While it went to extremes to ensure no illegal questions were asked, not one thing about it helped its users make good hiring decisions.

The upshot, of course, is that while this employer is unlikely to be sued for discrimination in the hiring process, they are by far more likely to be sued for the misdoings of an substandard employee (an unreliable or unsafe worker who never should have been hired in the first place). Read more…

Rewards & Recognition, Talent Management

Color by Numbers: Just Do the Math to Find Picture Perfect People

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Without doing the math and coloring them in, you can still tell what most of them are.

But that’s no fun when you’re six, just learning addition and loving to color pictures like my oldest daughter does. Adding the numbers together in each piece of the picture “puzzle” and then following the corresponding picture color code to color each piece in is the thrill of discovering its full context.

If the data is right (if the math is correct) and the color code followed accordingly (regardless if colored a bit outside the lines), then these two things coming together tell a vibrant story in and of itself. And no matter how many times you complete the color by number pictures, the vibrant stories remain valid and reliable. Read more…