How to Attract the Best People

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Every company is looking to hire top notch people. The dilemma is often how to find them and then entice them to join your firm. There are the usual places to look, such as social media and job boards. And pay is naturally an important element in attracting good people. But there is much more… Read more »

How to Write Noteworthy Job Descriptions

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To attract the best people, you have to catch their interest. That begins with the job description. It is the first contact a job candidate will have with your company and the job itself. If it is filled with plodding boilerplate language, it is unlikely to gain much interest. Here are a few tips on… Read more »

The Focus of Recruiters This Year

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2020 was a tumultuous year for recruiting. The pandemic caused massive layoffs, then hiring sprees, a mass movement to remote work and an increased emphasis on diversity. It set recruiters back on their heels to a degree as they tried to keep up with all the changes. This year, however, they are moving from a… Read more »

Company Branding and the Pandemic

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A company’s brand is its reputation, the values it embodies. It’s the image people have when they hear the company’s name. It is the defining qualities of the business. How a company responds to events can have a big impact on its brand, and that certainly holds true for the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. To maintain… Read more »

Hiring People Who Will Be Working Remotely

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As the pandemic continues to spread, more companies are hiring people for remote jobs. It is an arrangement born out of necessity, but one that, it turns out, has been beneficial for workers and companies. For example, workers like the arrangement so much that two-thirds of those surveyed said they would like to continue working… Read more »

How to Interest Job Candidates in Your Company

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Although the pandemic has led to many job losses, companies are hiring again. The unemployment rate is still high. But even in this pandemic environment, companies still find themselves struggling to find top talent to fill essential skill positions. To attract and retain the best people, you need to spark their interest in your company… Read more »

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 »