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3 Ways an ATS Can Help You Find Better Candidates

Is your applicant tracking system (ATS) in dire need of an upgrade? You don’t have an ATS? Both of these situations hopelessly handicap you in a job market that is beyond competitive. An older ATS may not be as mobile-friendly, which could mean you’re missing many candidates who use their phones for just about everything. If you’re still keeping track of candidates on an Excel spreadsheet, you’re not just in danger of falling behind your competitors in the recruiting game—you already have.This blog will help you understand what you’ve been missing in a modern ATS. The latest tools and features [...]

October 26th, 2022|HR|

Creating a Better Culture for Remote Workers

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating—remote work is here to stay. Fully one-quarter of all professional roles in North America will be fully remote this year. Predictions say that this number will increase in the coming year. However, the data also shows that remote work can also erode company culture simply because telecommuting can be an isolating experience. So, the question for your company is: How can you create a better culture even with remote workers? We have answers. How Can You Create a Culture for Remote Workers? Why WFH is a Detriment to Culture This may not be a [...]

October 19th, 2022|HR|

3 Creative Ways to Find New Applicants

If you can’t find the help you need at work, you’re not alone. This summer the U.S. held pretty consistently at 11 million or so open jobs. No matter your industry, you’re probably feeling the sting of some recruitment woes. It’s probably past time for you to reassess your recruiting tactics to consider some new strategies. Here are three things that you may not have considered yet. What Creative Ways Are There to Find New Applicants? #1 Increase Your Pay More than half of the workers who quit their jobs last year during The Great Resignation are now making more money. Even [...]

October 12th, 2022|Recruiters, Tips & Tricks|

4 Ways Managers Can Become Better Leaders

Gallup says only one in 10 people have the skills to become a manager. It’s a huge problem for employers because the data shows 63% of the workforce are planning to leave their jobs, citing a bad manager. The truth is that the employee/manager relationship matters to the longevity of your workforce. So, employers should spend more time helping their managers become better leaders. Here are four tips for how to do that.  How Can a Manager Become a Better Leader? 1. Develop Your People It might seem strange that our first suggestion is for your managers to spend more time in the [...]

October 5th, 2022|Management|

Ways You Can Broaden Your Candidate Search

We are all looking for the same candidates in an increasingly tight marketplace. If you’re an HR manager or a recruiter, you may be wondering in you’ve done everything in your power to find the best candidates. It’s a good question, and in this job market, you’re probably not the only one asking it. Are you in the right channels with the right messaging? Where is the hidden talent you’re seeking? Are you forgetting something in your search for top talent? The answer is: Probably. Here's what you may be missing in your recruiting efforts, and here’s how you can [...]

September 28th, 2022|Recruiters, Tips & Tricks|

Burning Out? Here is How to Stay Energized

Burnout is real, it’s here, and it’s increasing. According to the latest data, burnout has increased in the American workforce by 9% since before COVID. Today, 52% of U.S. workers say they are burned out. It’s happening to all ages and in all business types. Geographic boundaries are no barrier for burnout, either. What is burnout? Are you feeling it? This blog will explore the issue and help you with some coping strategies to circumvent the effects of job-related burnout. How Can You Stay Energized and Reduce Burnout? What is Burnout? The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified burnout as an occupational [...]

September 21st, 2022|HR, Management|

Tips on Reducing Candidate Ghosting

Candidate ghosting, the process of disappearing from the recruiting process, is fairly common. It’s a two-way street; 70% of candidates that apply to jobs never hear back. But in some companies, up to 90% of the candidates disappear into the ether at some point during the hiring process. What’s driving this uncomfortable and frustrating trend? Even more to the point—what can you do about it? How Can Organizations Reduce Candidate Ghosting? Ghosting, Communication, and Your Recruiting Process It takes the average company eight days to respond to a candidate application. This tells us one important thing about the processes for most companies; they [...]

September 14th, 2022|Recruiters, Tips & Tricks|

Should You Trust Your Gut When Hiring Candidates?

Most recruiters will tell you there is an art and science to finding candidates. The science comes from the activity numbers, such as time to hire, number of interviews, job candidate submissions, and so much more. The art, however, is a sense that many recruiters develop that helps them determine things like whether a candidate is lying or if they are a good fit for the culture of the job they’re applying to. Ask recruiters if they should trust their gut when hiring a candidate, though, and their answer may surprise you. Let’s explore the issue to find out the [...]

September 7th, 2022|HR, Management, Recruiters|

Are You Utilizing Email Marketing to Reach out to Candidates?

In the game known as recruiting, without email marketing you may be falling behind. The days of posting a job listing and waiting for candidates to apply are now over. Candidates are both passive even as the job market tightens with increasing competitiveness in almost every job category. As a recruiter, you’re worried that you’ll be able to fulfill job openings quickly enough to keep your hiring managers content. What are you missing? It may be an emphasis on email marketing to bring more candidates to your pipeline. Here’s how to use email marketing to expand your reach. How Can [...]

August 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Benefits of Paid Sick Leave

It may feel counterintuitive to offer paid sick leave to your employees as a benefit, particularly if you’re a small business owner. Why would you pay an employee that stays home? Interestingly, the United States is one of the few industrialized nations in the world that does not mandate paid sick leave. Why are we falling behind in this area? What is it that businesses in other nations understand about paid sick leave that some U.S. companies do not? While this may seem like a controversial issue, it is really very practical. Here’s why U.S. businesses, no matter their size, [...]

August 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|