Job Titles and Hiring — What’s in a Name?

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Employers routinely complain about the lack of skilled people available for job openings companies have. But there is now some evidence to show that companies to some degree might be part of the cause of the talent shortage they bemoan. In a recent survey of more than 2,000 companies, half of the hiring managers said… Read more »

How Not to Brand

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To hire the best people they can, companies, like individuals, seek to develop a distinctive brand, one that will attract attention and talent. In developing a brand, you want to show what is unique and compelling about your organization. With the pervasiveness of social media, companies are using this platform create and disseminate their brand…. Read more »

Bringing a new Employee Onboard

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Job orientation, what is referred to as onboarding, is an important process and should not be taken lightly. It could, in fact, play a significant role in the success of a new employee at a company. Bringing new people onboard should be done with care and planning. What you should avoid is a very long… Read more »

The Dark Side of Social Media

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Many companies are jumping on the social media bandwagon because they see the advantages it has. But social media is a two-edged sword – it can be used to enhance a company’s reputation, but it can also be used to damage a reputation as well. One example of the second case occurred recently when an… Read more »

Resume Fraud

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It is common knowledge that people tend to exaggerate a little on their resumes. However, hiring managers are reporting that there has been a significant jump in the number of people who are making outright false statements. It is becoming a growing concern among companies. Job candidates tell outright falsehoods, or they will leave out… Read more »

Tips to Improve Your Company’s Jobs Website

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To help attract qualified job applicants, many companies now have career sites online, which advertise vacancies and give other information about the emplooyer. But often these sites are not organized as well as they could be. There are some simple changes that could go a long way toward making these websites more user friendly, according… Read more »