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 »

How Well Is Your Referral Program Working?

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There is plenty of evidence now to show that referral programs are effective. Companies hire more people through referrals than through job boards. It saves companies time and money in the hiring process. Plus, referrals tend to perform better and stay longer. But, at many companies, these programs have been neglected and are not functioning… Read more »

Enhancing the Job Candidate Experience

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Often companies are baffled as to why they cannot attract and hire the best talent. They spend a lot of money on recruiting, on maintaining their website, on burnishing their reputation. Yet, they fall short in talent acquisition. It could be that the problem here resides in the hiring process. You may attract the best… Read more »

Job Boards and Job Ads

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Many recruiters these days view job boards with some disdain. They believe that these types of job advertisements are a thing of the past. As technology progresses, they argue that there are now much better ways to target the job seekers they want. While it’s true that there are now more options open to recruiters,… Read more »

Essential Questions to Ask Job Candidates

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If you are a hiring manager, you have a wide array of questions to choose from when interviewing job candidates, from the quirky to commonplace. But some questions are better than others at revealing the character and competence of applicants. That is why some of them will usually show up at almost every job interview…. Read more »

Recruiting Strategies to Find More and Better Job Candidates

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Companies today are facing a talent shortage, that is well known. Skilled workers have more options because they are more in demand. And companies are struggling to find the people with the needed skills. Because of this situation, it is important for companies to reevaluate their recruiting methods and look at new strategies to deal… Read more »

How to Add Professional Development Opportunities into Your Company

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Many companies are investing more in training their employees. That was the message from a recent survey of more than 2,200 CFOs in companies located in the 20 largest metropolitan areas. The survey was conducted by an independent research firm. Nearly one-third of all the companies surveyed reported spending more on training and professional development… Read more »

How to Write Better Job Descriptions

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If you want to attract top-flight people to your company, you naturally want to give them a good impression of your business. All too often, though, companies fail to do this because they do not put enough effort into their job descriptions, which are usually the first point of contact people have with businesses. Often… Read more »

Generational Differences in the Workplace

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When talking about different generations in the workforce, it is generally assumed that an older worker would not feel comfortable having a younger worker as a supervisor, and, conversely, that a younger worker might feel uncomfortable supervising an older person. But the results of a recent survey of professionals appear to contradict the conventional wisdom… Read more »