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Is It Time to Let Your Recruiters Work From Anywhere?

A remote workforce is coming to an office near you. In 2019, 66% of our workforce is now working remote at least part of the week. It's a model that's very humane; workers save significant money and time on their commute, employers keep on building overhead costs, and a Stanford study says remote workers are more productive and happier. From sales teams to programmers, the modern workforce is adapting to the work-from-home revolution. But is it time for staffing agencies to loosen the reins and allow their recruiters to do the same thing?  Remote Workers are More Productive, Not Less  In recruiting, we live [...]

January 17th, 2020|HR, Management|

3 Things that Makes a Job Description Appeal to Candidates

Recruiters need a variety of skills to land top candidates. They must be articulate, intelligent, and personable. They must be persistent and have excellent follow-through. But they must also have writing skills that allow them to come up with intriguing and informative job descriptions to attract candidates to the roles they’re hiring. Since most jobs start with a job description and ad placed on a job board, what the recruiter writes is vitally essential to attracting candidates. Here are some tips for improving the quality of your next job description.   Writing a Better Ad   There are some basic tenets when [...]

January 10th, 2020|HR, Management|

Tips for Improving Your Time Management at Work

If you’re a recruiter, time is not on your side. Clients are clamoring for new talent now, and your managers are adding to the pressure. But recruiting is incredibly labor-intensive, so time management is more than a goal; to be successful, it is a necessity. This article will help you learn some tricks for time management that will help you be more effective in your job.   Close More Candidates by Improving Your Time Management   In recruiting, the more you hustle, the more you earn. But if you look at the top recruiters that consistently place candidates, they aren’t frantic. There’s a methodology [...]

December 27th, 2019|HR, Management|

Benefits of Letting Your Recruiters Work Remote

The statistics show us that most employees want to work remotely from the office. Recruiters are no different, but it’s safe to say that most staffing agencies prefer their recruiting teams to work in-house. But here’s the problem; studies also show that employees are much more productive when they work from home. Can recruiters work remotely and still be successful?   Remote Workers Are More Productive   The staffing industry may be the last holdout on the remote work issue; 66% of companies now allow remote workers, and another 16% are fully remote. But there’s still a hard line of management in the staffing [...]

December 20th, 2019|HR, Management|

3 Alternatives to Spending Your Day Cold Calling Job Applicants

Recruiters are continually hunting for job candidates. There are a variety of techniques to fill job orders. One of them is the dreaded cold call. Many times, staffing agencies tie a key performance indicator (KPI) onto the number of cold calls recruiters make. But no one likes cold calls. Is there a better way?   In this article, we’ll teach you how to turn your cold calls into warm calls and use the right technology to make you more successful, efficient, and profitable.   Warm-Up Cold Candidates   Most recruiters have a job requirement to make cold calls. We all hate them, no matter how [...]

December 13th, 2019|HR, Management|

Small Business Success: Finding Loyal Employees

Most employers understand the challenges of hiring today. Historic unemployment has put the power firmly in the hands of workers who often have their choice of jobs. Small business owners often cannot compete with larger competitors who offer better benefits and salaries. But hiring is one problem. Retention is another.   Today, the statistics tell us that over 80% of your full-time workers are already looking at other opportunities. In this environment, how can small business owners find and retain loyal employees?   The Market Reality   Millennials, Gen Y, and Gen Z are always connected. This means that job alerts and new opportunities are [...]

December 6th, 2019|HR, Management|

5 Tips to Stand Out from Your Competitors and Get Top Candidates

There are probably dozens if not hundreds of recruiters in the market you’re working in. They could be locally based or calling in from overseas. They could be internal recruiters or third-party agency staffers. Recruiting is a tough job; you’re competing for candidates against teams of recruiters that may have as much or more experience than you do. How can you win against these challenges?  We have five tips to help you differentiate yourself in ways that will help you earn the trust of candidates. Here’s what you need to know.  Tip #1 Focus on a Few Specialty Areas  Understanding [...]

October 25th, 2019|HR|

Proven Ways for Employers to Help Cut Down on Candidate Lead Time

Attention Employers: To land the best candidates, you must reduce your time to hire. Why is this important? Nearly 60% of your candidates will walk away if they perceive your application process is taking too long. You already know that historically low unemployment levels are negatively affecting your ability to bring on top talent. But did you know that today, if your recruiters are taking too long to interview and hire a candidate it’s bad for your business? Here is how you can set your recruiters up for better success: Dump Online Assessments. Online personality testing and skills assessments are [...]

October 18th, 2019|HR|

Recruiters, Are You Behaving As You Should in a Candidates Market?

Recruiting is so much harder now. It’s pushing recruiters to try new ways to engage talent. That’s because, with historically low unemployment, it’s a candidate-driven market. How must recruiters change their behavior to compete in this more difficult environment?  Recruiting is Marketing.  Recruiting has morphed into a marketing job. That’s because candidates are more careful in the jobs they choose, looking at intangibles like culture in addition to traditional offerings like pay. Marketing is pitching in to help now, fostering new trends to solicit candidates by using blogs, social media, and other marketing techniques to get the word out about jobs.   The best recruiters today [...]

October 11th, 2019|HR|

Small Business Success: Remembering Success is a Marathon Not a Sprint

Small business owners know they have challenges unique to their size. Larger organizations have overcome the first hurdles of how to run their businesses and understand more about the market and the internal systems needed to thrive. They have naturally moved beyond survival and into a natural marathon mode that can sustain their organization, hopefully for years to come. Small business owners typically need to be reminded that their work isn’t a sprint.   Recruiting is one area where small business owners face challenges. Company growth can be sporadic, which means that recruiting efforts can be short and quick instead of systematized and methodical. [...]

October 4th, 2019|HR, Management|