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 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 »

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 »

Find Success from Collaborative Hiring: Inside Referrals & Internal Mobility

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Also known as team-based recruiting, collaborative hiring began at such corporate superpowers as Apple, Facebook, and Google – and has rapidly risen in popularity over recent years. Why? Because the resulting benefits to businesses of all sizes and industries include increased employee engagement, more diversity in assessing job candidates, and ultimately, higher productivity and retention…. Read more »

Why Would You Work with a Vendor When Looking for Talent?

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Finding great employees can be a considerable challenge, regardless of your company’s size or the nature of your business. It’s never easy to win the talent war against your competitors. You have more than enough to do, keeping your business strong and successful. Plus, HR may not be your bailiwick. What’s the solution? What a… Read more »

Lessons College Football Can Teach Recruiters

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When autumn rolls around, thoughts naturally turn to football – even in a year like 2020, when sports and virtually everything else in life has been thrown asunder. That’s why sports are categorized into seasons – and it’s right around now that fans’ minds turn to the gridiron. As a recruiter, you can draw many… Read more »

5 Key Steps to Attracting a Diverse Workforce

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When you’re hiring, you want to get it right for a number of important reasons, but if you had to pick just one, diversity should be at or near the top of the list. It’s not only the right thing to do (which is reason enough on its own), but it also has been proven… 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 »