Articles tagged 'Recruiting'

HR Basics, Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: A New Job Is a Really Big Deal – For Them AND You

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Whether it’s a first job, the tenth job, or a promotion (even a lateral one), a new job is a big deal.

That’s why a new employee’s first day is the perfect opportunity for you, as the manager, to leverage the power of first impressions and ensure the company gets a positive ROI on the time and money it took to recruit, select, and train your new hire. Read more…

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…

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…

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…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

The One, Single Trait That Separates Great Hires

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For 20 years, I’ve been hiring and firing people.

I’ve been lucky enough to have some great performers, a bunch of good performers, and an also a few crappy performers. It seems like every time I turn, someone has an answer for me on how to hire better.

For years I have given the advice that if all else fails, hire smart people.

It’s not a bad strategy. For the most part, if you hire the smartest ones of the bunch, you’ll have more good performers than bad ones. I’m talking pure intelligence, not necessarily book smarts. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

When It Comes to Social Recruiting, It’s All About the Mobile

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Nearly seven out of 10 (69 percent) of recruiters expect competition to increase in 2015.

The demand for highly skilled workers is on the rise, with no indication of plateauing anytime soon. With the fiercely competitive nature of talent acquisition, what can organizations do to make sure their recruiting and organizational talent management functions are up to speed?

Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey highlights trends, tools, and practices that are making a splash in recruiting effectiveness right now. The annual survey was completed by 1,855 recruiting and human resources professionals across most industries. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Hiring Wisdom: The Secret to Hiring Great Employees

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While many employers play up the perceived rewards that a new hire will enjoy when they join the team, few do anything to mitigate the risks new employees take when accepting the job offer.

So, here are five (5) ideas to help you balance out the risk/reward ratio:

  1. Go after boomerang employees (the good ones who have left you) — This can net you an employee who will need little or no training and it tells your other employees that the grass really isn’t greener elsewhere. Read more…