Why You Should Be Monitoring These 5 Candidate Sourcing Metrics

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No matter how seasoned you are as a recruiter, you can’t rely solely only on your intuition or experience to optimize hiring success. The playing field is leveled when data is leveraged as a basis for effective planning and decision making.    While specific hiring KPIs may vary from company to company, there are some metrics… Read more »

6 Soft Skills that will Make You Stand Out to Employers

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You’ve probably heard of both hard and soft skills in relation to your job search. But if you need a refresher, think of hard skills as those that are teachable and easier to identify. Think of degrees, certificates, or proficiency in a second language. Needless to say, they’re really important.  But soft skills are right there with… Read more »

Still Working from Home? How to Keep Work Separate from Your Personal Life

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Has your home become your workplace since the onset of the global pandemic? And who would have thought this scenario would still be in place after more than ten months? Keeping work separate from personal life has always been a challenge for many people, but this takes it to a whole new level. The perks… Read more »

Evaluating Candidates Outside Their Resume: 3 Things to Consider

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A resume and cover letter are good – often even great – introductions to job candidates. But that’s all they are. To get to know a person before moving them to your shortlist of potential hires, you need an interview process, of course. As you meet with and otherwise assess applicants, here are three tools… Read more »

How You Can Take Control of Your Time Management in 2021

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Who doesn’t like to see themselves as constantly, happily, productively busy? Maybe at first glance. But when you hop off that hamster wheel for a few seconds and take a breath, it probably dawns on you that, no, you don’t want to be running 24/7 or even 12/7 or 10/7. But, how do you manage… Read more »

How You Can Take Your Recruitment Skills to the Next Level

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There are good recruiters – and there are great ones. Where do you stand? If the first category suits you, then okay. You can stop reading now. But if you want to stand out and be known for finding and landing the best talent, doesn’t it follow that you should be among the best yourself?… Read more »

Strengthen Your Company’s Culture this Holiday Season

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Your company culture impacts everything from employee performance to how your organization is perceived in the job marketplace. It’s about living your core values – and it can transform your team members into advocates or critics. This is true 365 days a year. But culture takes on a whole new meaning in December. And in… Read more »

Give Thanks to Your Employees at the End of a Challenging Year with These Ideas

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2020. What a year. Who knew, last year at this time – or even eight months ago – what it would look like? Nevertheless, here comes the holiday season and then the start of another 365 days. Regardless of where 2020 has taken your business, remember: your employees are your most valuable asset. So this… Read more »

How to Shift Your Recruiting Strategy for an Employer-Driven Market

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In 2020, the tide has turned in the job market as it has in virtually all aspects of life. Just as you never imagined having to wear a mask every time you left home, you probably started the year off thinking, “Hah! Candidates rule when it comes to the recruitment scene!” But all that changed… Read more »

The Importance of Data-Driven Recruiting

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You can rely on luck, intuition, and your gut when recruiting new talent. They’re not bad things. Or … you can get it right.  If you operate on assumption – experience and warm, fuzzy feelings notwithstanding – your results may not be reliable when the value of a good hire is at stake. And that’s… Read more »