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Identify Your Recruiters Pain Points Before They Quit

Recruiting is a role where you improve the longer you work in a specific position. As recruiters get better at their job, the time to hire process reduces, and efficiencies improve. The last thing you want is for this skilled worker, who has reached their maximum efficiency, to leave. Here are some of the top pain points your recruiter may have today and how you can alleviate them. It's Hard to Get All of My Daily Tasks Organized Recruiting is an incredibly task-intensive process. If your recruiter can't stay organized around their daily activities, they are going to rapidly fall [...]

October 16th, 2020|HR|

Best Practices for Harvesting Niche Resumes

Niche recruiting is a precise process. Specialization can save time wasted reviewing piles of unqualified resumes. Niche recruiting is less about the job board and more about precision targeting of the best candidates with exactly the right skills. Niche recruiting is especially important now, when so many people are out of work, placing a job board ad is sure to flood your hiring teams with a lot of candidates that are nowhere near qualified.  Here are some best practices for harvesting niche resumes and finding better candidates for your most skilled positions.   Start with the Job Description  Every job starts with a [...]

October 9th, 2020|HR|

Your Candidate is Not the One… Now What?

If you’re a recruiter, having your candidate turned down by the client can be very frustrating. This is particularly true if your income is tied to your ability to place a candidate. Most professional recruiters must have thick skin and a determined attitude to overcome these types of disappointments. What may help is to consider that every candidate connection you make builds your network. That’s why it’s so essential to create the best impression possible with every single person you come in contact with. But how can interviewers turn a losing candidate into a winning networking opportunity? Here are some [...]

August 28th, 2020|HR, Recruiters|

Get your Team Motivated With a Fitness Challenge

Whether you’re in an office or working from home these days, getting exercise is critical to your health. Everyone knows this. Too much sedentary time can make you sick; heard disease, diabetes, and even cancer are the result of sitting around too much. So, motivating yourself and your coworkers is important no matter where they’re working. But how can you get the team motivated to stay fit? It’s an especially difficult proposition if you’re all sitting at home on the computer. This article will help you motivate the team toward health with a fitness challenge.  Team Exercise Challenge  The good news is [...]

August 21st, 2020|HR|

Tips for Getting Candidates to Feel Comfortable on the Phone With You

Phone interviews are an important first step toward really getting to know a candidate beyond their resume or LinkedIn profile. Phone interviews require the recruiter or hiring manager to have the skills to establish trust with the candidate. The goal is to create an excellent first impression, gain the candidate’s buy-in, and commit to moving forward, especially if they are top talent that will benefit the company you serve.  But we’ve all heard about bad phone interviews and recruiters who are less than skilled at this necessary step in the recruiting process. How can you build trust, particularly with an [...]

August 14th, 2020|HR, Recruiters|

Should We Say Goodbye to the Workplace We Knew?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, everything has changed. Many organizations have implemented work from home policies, while others have shut their doors. Social distancing has eliminated employee happy hours, events, conferences, or anything else where large organizations came together to network and share camaraderie.   Most organizations have switched to video conferencing as the go-to tool for business collaboration. Let’s look at how companies are using these tools and how they will impact organizations long-term long after coronavirus feels like a bad memory.  Remote Work—The New Normal?  Before the coronavirus, there was a quiet but growing movement to work from home. The [...]

May 22nd, 2020|HR|

How to Approach a Candidates Counter-Offer

High-end candidates are almost always in demand. When unemployment is low, the pool of candidates for any job is thin. But for those highly sought after skills such as computer programming or nursing, it’s always going to be challenging to find and land a candidate. That means you need to know how to handle the candidate’s counteroffer as part of the negotiation process. Here’s how to do it.  Recruiter Negotiation Tips: Handling the Counter Offer  You’ve done it. You found the right candidate and made them an offer. You’re close to closing the deal. But the candidate comes back and [...]

May 8th, 2020|HR|

3 Tips to Impress “Cold” Candidates

A cold candidate is a passive job seeker with no mutual connection. They may not be looking for a job. How can you get them to pay attention to you when they don’t know you, your company, or even that they may be interested in a job you have to offer? Here are three tips to get the attention and impress a cold candidate, and, with the right technique, turn them into a hot lead.  Turning the Cold Candidate Warm  LinkedIn reports that about 75% of job candidates are only passively looking for a job. This means they’re not actively applying [...]

April 24th, 2020|HR|

Are You Conducting a Superficial Interview?

One of the biggest hiring mistakes we see regularly is the recruiting team that has become complacent in their interviewing process. This can lead to a recruiter conducting a superficial interview that doesn’t get to the heart of the candidate’s motivation, experience, and skills. If your company is having a hard time attracting and retaining top talent, try looking at your recruiting team to determine if they’ve grown stale.  Avoid the Superficial Interview  If your hiring team conducts a superficial interview, no one will be satisfied with the result. Conducting interviews is an incredibly important part of the hiring process, [...]

April 10th, 2020|HR|

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in danger of shutting down permanently. On the other hand, some employers in industries deemed essential are having problems attracting candidates amid the crisis. Whatever your struggles are now, there are real benefits that come with staying in touch with candidates [...]

April 6th, 2020|HR, Management|