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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|

5 Ways to Influence Passive Candidates to Apply

In a 4% unemployment market, attracting passive candidates should be more than a strategy — it should be a lifestyle. Carefully and consistently cultivating relationships with potential job seekers well before they start their search is today’s imperative if you want to stay ahead in the recruiting game.   If you’ve ever wondered how talent agencies nurture positive relationships with passive candidates, we can help? This article will teach you a few of the tricks commonly used to nurture passive job candidates to improve your time to hire.  How to Find Passive Job Candidates  In an economy where almost everyone is [...]

March 14th, 2020|HR|

Getting too many Unsuitable Candidates Applying to Your Jobs?

We know the candidate market is tight right now, and that is likely affecting the quality of the candidates applying to your jobs. If you’re experiencing a lot of unsuitable candidates applying, it might be time to reassess your job descriptions and screening processes to improve the responses. Here’s what you can do now, even in a tight labor market, to promote the chances that you’ll find the right fit.  First, Refocus the Job Title and Job Description  Determine if the job title accurately reflects what the candidate will do and the skills they need. If the job title, job [...]

February 28th, 2020|HR|

Your Candidate Backed Out Last Minute, Now What?

The studies show more than a quarter of candidates end up backing out of a job offer, many times after they had already committed to the position. It's a frustrating situation for recruiters and companies. How can hiring teams cope when a candidate backs out at the last minute? Is there a way to stay prepared and have a backup game plan?  Candidate Ghosting is Too Common  The Ladders recently reported that a national survey showed more than a quarter of job candidates declined their job offers unexpectedly at the last minute. This was after they accepted the position. 44% said [...]

February 14th, 2020|HR|

Cut Your Admin Time in Half and Get Back to Recruiting

How much time do your recruiters waste on mundane tasks? The answer is probably a lot. From resume reviews to scheduling interviews, our recruiters today are feeling more pressure than ever but still spending far too much time not working smarter, but instead slogging through tasks that software could automate. What are we doing wrong, and how can the right applicant tracking system make a difference?   Automate or Perish  Today’s recruiters need to wear a lot of hats to find the right talent. They must be networkers, data scientists, and salespeople, as they review resumes, look for online candidates, interview, [...]

January 24th, 2020|HR, Management|

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|