New Model of Hiring: To Attract Top Talent, You Need to Create an Attractive Opportunity

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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 »

7 Skills Hiring Managers Look For in Non-Technical Recruiters

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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 »

Are You Overlooking These 3 Important Traits in Your Candidates?

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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 »

Is the Candidate Experience Affecting Your Hiring?

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“Walk a mile in my shoes … “ If you know anything about vintage music, you’ll recognize this line from a song by Joe South, which was covered a number of times by Elvis Presley’s likes. Moving beyond musical history, it’s a great mantra for many aspects of life and relationship building – including successful… Read more »

5 Effective Recruitment Methods to Find Your Next Best Hire

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There are lots of great recruitment methods out there. The secret to success is finding the combination that works best for the specific role you need to fill. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula.  But whichever tactics you employ, there are some general rules to follow to increase your chances of hitting a hiring home run:  Know… Read more »

Eliminating Unconscious Bias in Your Hiring Process

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The human brain is amazing, but it has its limits. As reported recently by Forbes, the average person’s brain takes in 11 million bits of information every day. But it can consciously process only 40 bits, so 99.9 percent of that data is processed at an unconscious level. Whirling around in all that processing stuff… Read more »