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There are numerous studies out there showing that diversity and inclusion in the workplace drive real progress. Not surprisingly, having different perspectives and backgrounds on a team leads to more and newer ideas to help solve problems and drive innovation.  Along with a spectrum of other compelling statistics, the McKinsey report Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters revealed… Read more »

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Space is at a premium on your resume – and longer does not equal better. In fact, in most cases, the opposite is true. Every word should matter when it comes to the job you’re applying for.  If you’re not convinced, consider this reality: On average, employers initially scan a candidate’s resume for only six to seven seconds. So, you’d… Read more »

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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and LinkedIn reported that recruiting motivated, purpose-driven candidates and matching them up to a culture that matters to them increases employee engagement and retention. Sourcing candidates who will align with your company culture involves finding and reeling in those who share your organization’s values, style, and day-to-day norms…. Read more »

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As a recruiter, you’re always looking for strong skillsets in the candidates you work with. But what are the top skills you need, to stay at the top of your game and be most effective in your own job? Like all positions, being a great recruiter requires the best possible combination of hard and soft… Read more »

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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 »