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Were you aware that approximately 4 million workers left their companies in April of this year – and up to 95 percent of employees considered doing so – as part of what is now being referred to as “The Great Resignation?” While these statistics are staggering, look at this trend as an opportunity to pinpoint… Read more »

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The best candidates on the market don’t just want a new job. They want a better job.   And with the right hiring strategy, you can attract not only those who are actively looking, but also the superstars known as passive job seekers – those who aren’t really even candidates, at least not yet, but could be convinced to start… Read more »

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Ever heard that old saying, “Good enough, isn’t it?” Well, it’s not a solid rule to follow when it comes to your resume. What you’re going for is “outstanding.” Because, literally, you want your resume – and your entire presentation as a candidate – to stand out positively from the rest of the competition.  So, how can… Read more »

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What a strange, strange time it’s been … and still is, as businesses around the world crawl out from under the dark, 18-month-long cloud that has been COVID-19 and its subsequent recovery period. There’s no playbook for how to bounce back, including what to expect when you’re a recruiter circa mid to late 2021.  What… Read more »

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COVID-19 forced employers to change a lot of things – including their methods for onboarding new hires. And, also like so much that shifted as a result of the pandemic, the end result may be a new normal, where businesses never go back to “the way it was before.”  According to one study, two-thirds of HR leaders plan… Read more »

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Job descriptions. It goes without saying that they’re critical, arguably your most critical tool, as you attract top talent. As the starting point in your recruitment process, your job descriptions need to be effective, engaging, and inclusive. Otherwise, things can go south pretty quickly, as candidates become bored or turned off by your opportunity.  The best job descriptions… Read more »

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Recruiting is a highly competitive and fast-paced business. As you zero in on sourcing non-technical recruiters, here are seven important skills to keep in mind:  1. Communications  Whether it’s in person, in writing, or via email, text, or social media, recruiters need to be capable of conveying clear, accurate, straightforward messages. This includes well-honed listening… Read more »

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There are numerous characteristics to look for as you evaluate job candidates. The specifics will depend on the job being filled and the hiring company, among other factors. But there are certainly transferable skills that are particularly important as you assess talent, especially in the HR arena. Here are three such critical traits. This is… Read more »

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Resume screening has long been at the core of candidate recruiting. And why not? The goal is to narrow down huge piles of resumes to help hiring managers shortlist the cream of the crop before moving onto interviews. But … resume screening only works if the process itself is not fundamentally flawed. Get it right,… Read more »

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Life is returning to normal after the COVID-19 lockdown. But at the same time, it’s summer. So regardless of whether your employees’ children went back to school or not, there’s a good chance they’re home now. And on top of it all, it looks like the new standard will look pretty different – with more… Read more »