How the Pandemic is Changing the Face of Recruiting

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COVID -19 is changing many of our normal business practices, and one of them is recruiting. Before the pandemic hit, companies were struggling to find the talent they needed. Unemployment was low. Now, almost in the blink of an eye, the dynamic has been reversed. Unemployment is at record highs, and employers now have the… Read more »

How to Avoid Ghosting

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The term ghosting is a relatively new one. It is a product of the digital age and how we communicate now. It refers to the act of abruptly cutting off all contact with someone permanently, not responding to any efforts by the other person to reconnect. And it’s a term that is being used to… Read more »

To Attract the Best People, Offering Career Growth Opportunities is Most Important

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For companies that want to attract and retain the best talent, the focus needs to be on growth and development, rather than just money. That’s what career experts are hearing from younger workers. Surveys by employment websites are showing that about two-thirds of Millennials prioritize career growth and leadership opportunities over money when considering a… Read more »

Detecting Hiring Prejudice

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The purpose of looking at resumes and interviewing job candidates is to assess their skills and abilities, their competence at doing a particular job. Another purpose is to assess their soft skills and fit with the company. But hiring managers are human, and sometimes they form opinions about job candidates based on impressions and prejudices,… Read more »

Using Hiring Managers to Attract Job Candidates

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In an effort to attract job candidates, companies include videos about themselves on their websites, giving information about the company, how it operates, what its mission and goals are, and similar news. Many of the videos are top-shelf. They are professionally made at great expense. Companies are assuming that job candidates will be examining these… Read more »

How to Improve the Recruiting Process

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In today’s tight labor market, job candidates now often have the upper hand because they have options. It is more important than ever for companies to make sure candidates have a good experience during the recruiting process. And the most important factor in giving candidates that experience is respecting their time. The thing that frustrates… Read more »

How to Handle Rejecting Job Candidates

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With the job market as tight as it is, your company cannot afford to miss out on any qualified job candidates. That is why in the hiring process, the candidate experience has become much more important. You don’t want to turn off anyone to your company because of brusque or discourteous behavior, as unintended as… Read more »

How to Detect Dishonesty on a Resume

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It’s common knowledge that people tend to exaggerate and stretch the truth a little on their resumes. Hiring managers are aware of this. But things become a little more problematic when people begin to put outright fabrications on their job applications. And the number of people doing this appears to be growing. Some staffing specialists… Read more »

How to Boost Your Recruiting Efforts

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These days, with the job market so tight, companies are struggling to fill positions, and recruiting has taken on a new level of importance. Finding good people takes more than just posting a job advertisement. Now, it involves a number of different things – from managing the image of the company, to its forms of… Read more »

How to Improve the Candidate Experience

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In this tight labor market, companies cannot afford to lose qualified people during the hiring process, but that is what happens often when companies deliver a poor candidate experience. A bad candidate experience not only affects the company’s ability to find and retain good people, it affects the bottom line as well. Almost two-thirds of… Read more »