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Tips for Sourcing Qualified, Passive Candidates on LinkedIn

In April 2021, four million workers left their jobs, and 95% considered it. That represents opportunities for recruiters searching for qualified yet passive candidates on LinkedIn. LinkedIn has 774 million members, making it the nation’s largest portal of potential candidates for you to hire. But in this market, there are a lot of jobs and not a lot of candidates looking for work. How can you overcome the job market by using the resources available on LinkedIn? The answer is the passive candidate search. Here’s how you can use this technique to your advantage and find more candidates for your open jobs. How [...]

October 15th, 2021|Recruiters|

Afraid of Hiring the Wrong Person for the Job?

Every recruiter is highly aware of the upfront and hidden costs of making a bad hire. If you’re in a staffing agency, a bad hire can ensure that you don’t get paid for your work. For an in-house recruiter losing a new hire because they were a bad fit creates repeat work and costs your organization a good deal of money. If you’re afraid of hiring the wrong person for the job, this blog can help mitigate your risk. Here’s How to Avoid a Bad Hire Start your recruiting process by imagining the perfect candidate. Look at the job requirements [...]

October 8th, 2021|Recruiters|

Catch Potential Bottlenecks in Your Recruiting Process Before They Happen

Bottlenecks can stymie a process. It can thwart innovation. For recruiting teams, a bottleneck can slow down the hiring process to the point where candidates become frustrated and walk away. What’s the answer to curb bottlenecks? Can technology help us smooth out the awkwardness and keep things running smoothly toward your goal? What’s a Bottleneck? Bottlenecks are anything that blocks a workflow from reaching its conclusion. They are production stalling hiccups in what is hopefully a normally smooth process. There are three ways bottlenecks can affect your recruiting process: Short-term bottlenecks probably happen pretty frequently in your job. This could be [...]

October 1st, 2021|HR, Tips & Tricks|

Hiring for Potential, Not for Skill

You already know that every candidate has more to them than their resumes show. A CV can capture a snapshot of a person’s professional career but rarely shows the true potential that a candidate could bring to your team. Each person you consider and hire, brings skills, values, intelligence, and knowledge to your team. How can you hire for the potential that’s not on the resume to ensure a top-notch employee every time? Look Beyond the Resume for Better Job Potential Personality is one of the things you should look at that has nothing to do with the resume. As [...]

September 24th, 2021|HR, Recruiters|

Business Growth is Built on the Right People

Finding the right people to fill the seats on your bus may be the hardest work you do as a business owner. One key to this process is having a formal hiring process in place so that you can track candidates by their skills, abilities, and cultural fit. Here are five steps you can take right now to ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions for your teams and your company. 1. Hire for Cultural Fit. Can you even describe your company culture? What is your mission? Do you have core values? All of these things make up the culture [...]

September 17th, 2021|HR, Management, Recruiters|

4 Ways to Convince Your Boss It’s Time for an ATS Upgrade

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) have come a long way since their inception 15-years ago. The latest platforms are empowered with better user interfaces and smarter automation that makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to improve your workflows.  Of course, you might not know any of this if it’s been a few years since you had an upgrade. What are the signs it’s time to think about making use of these new ATS features? Even better, what are the top four ways you can illustrate to your boss that it’s time for a change? 1. You Still Rely on Email [...]

September 10th, 2021|Management, Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Growing Your Leaders Internally

Promoting from within is a good sign of a healthy organization. Businesses that promote leaders from an internal pool of employees are the organizations that invest in their teams. To the outsider looking in, a company that trains, supports, mentors, or otherwise helps grow their employees into new roles and responsibilities is a positive work environment. Here’s why upskilling your current workforce into new roles will help your business succeed. Benefits of Promoting from Within There are many benefits to promoting employees from within your organization. For example: It boosts employee engagement and morale. We would be shocked if a single [...]

September 3rd, 2021|HR, Management|

The Most Successful Recruiters Wear Many Hats

Recruiters have a very difficult job. That’s because finding the right hire is a constant process of building relationships with the right people to get to their hiring goals. Depending on the market, and the job, this can be literally like finding a needle in a haystack. To attract more candidates, recruiters must wear many hats and be creative in their approach to sourcing, interviewing, and hiring. That’s a lot of hats to wear.  Are You Wearing All the Hats You Need for Recruiting? Marketing Hat Recruiters need to be able to write and articulate the benefits of the job [...]

August 27th, 2021|Management, Recruiters|

3 Must-Have Integrations for your ATS

Integrating your applicant tracking system (ATS) makes it interoperable with the software you use every day. That improves the efficiencies of these software programs to cut down on redundant tasks and streamlining workflows. An integrated ATS makes your recruiting team work smarter and can even improve time to hire. What are the three most important integrations for your ATS platform? Top Software Integrations for ATS Software 1. Job Board Integrations Where are the resumes? On job boards like Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster. These tools are great for candidates, who can post their resumes and let recruiters come to them [...]

August 20th, 2021|Management|

Easily Assess Your Remote Workers with Better KPI Tracking

The state of remote work is that it is probably here to stay. During the pandemic, nearly 70% of full-time employees moved to remote working. After COVID, 92% of Americans say they plan on working from home at least one day a week, and 80% say that number is closer to three days a week. Most workers say they are more productive when working from home, and recent studies tend to back this up. But the reality is that employers don’t really know if this is true unless they set up key performance indicators (KPIs) to track these numbers. This blog will help [...]

August 6th, 2021|HR, Management|