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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|

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|

Rejected: How to Best Tell Your Candidate They Did Not Get the Job

No one likes to lose. No one wants to be the one to tell people they lost, either. Telling a candidate they didn’t get the job is one of the hardest things a recruiter has to do. After a candidate has been through your process they have skin in the game—and so do you. It’s a disappointment to both the candidate and their recruiter when they don’t make the cut. Here’s how to let a candidate down easy, both verbally and in an email. How to Tell a Candidate They Did Not Qualify For the Position Writing a Better Rejection [...]

June 29th, 2022|HR, Recruiters|

How Many Interview Rounds Should You Have? 

Interviewing is hard. You have a lot riding on finding the right candidate. Then there is the inherent difficulty in engaging candidates in a market that has a shortage of almost every type of job. Today, candidates are fickle. If you take too long during the interview process, they may simply walk away to go to your competitor. How much streamlining can you do before the candidate selection process suffers? How long should your interview rounds go before a decision is made? What Is The Appropriate Amount of Interviews? Pros and Cons of Having Multiple Interview Rounds It would be [...]

June 22nd, 2022|HR, Recruiters|

6 Tips on How to Manage Remote Employees

Remote work is here to stay so the chances are great that you’ll face managing off-site employees in the near future. Data scientists remote one-quarter of all U.S. jobs will be remote by the end of 2022. This trend will increase the following year. That leaves managers with a conundrum: How do you manage an employee when you can’t see what they’re doing? We have six tips on how to manage your employees from afar now and in the years to come. How Can You Manage Remote Employees Tip 1: Be Clear About Your Expectations Some of the normal parts of working, [...]

June 8th, 2022|HR|

Would You Hire an Underqualified Applicant?

When there’s a huge shortage of talent, like there is now, employers have to make hard decisions. For example: If you had a choice between a qualified applicant and an underqualified applicant, who would you choose?But what if the underqualified applicant was much stronger in their soft skills (such as collaboration, emotional maturity, creativity, positive attitude) than the more qualified candidate?What if there are no “perfectly” qualified applicants and you’re only left with someone who doesn’t meet all your requirements? It’s time for employers to relax their job requirements a bit and consider candidates who are hungry for the job. [...]

May 18th, 2022|HR, Management|

What Job Trends to Expect in 2022

Talk about a wild ride. The job market has been up and down recently more than your favorite amusement park ride. Trust us, you haven’t made it to the finish line yet, either. If you’re a recruiter, hiring manager, or business owner, you can expect this volatility to stick around for a while. Here are the top trends you can expect this year. What Are The Current Job Trends in 2022? Trend 1—Remote Work is Sticking Around According to FlexJobs, nearly 60% of your workforce wants to stay home to work. This is not a trend that was here before [...]

May 4th, 2022|HR, Recruiters|

How to Lead a Team in 2022

The past two years have changed a lot about the way we work. For managers, however, the question arises as to how we will manage moving forward as these changes become the norm. More people than ever before are now working from home at least part of the time. The culture and connectedness that once bought us together in the office are gone. How has this changed how we manage? What will the leaders of 2022 do to adapt to these changes? What does Leading a Team in 2022 Look Like? Leading in the New Normal Charles Day in Fast [...]

April 6th, 2022|HR, Management|

What is Recruitment Software? A Guide

Finding great talent for your business is one of the most important things you can do to be successful – and profitable. But you can’t expect top talent to find their way to you without putting in any effort. That’s where recruiting software comes in. It’s the best way to hire qualified employees while maximizing efficiency in the hiring process. For several years, automation is the name of the game in hiring and recruitment. And one of recruitment software’s biggest advantages is that it largely automates recruiting processes, allowing your business to source candidates while your core staff focuses on [...]

March 25th, 2022|HR, Recruiters|

What To Look for When Hiring the Best Recruiters

What makes a good recruiter? It’s a question plaguing companies right now because the reality is that there are more open recruiter positions than even tech roles. Just about everyone needs help hiring. So, for the limited pool of recruiters on the market, how can you select the best one for your company? We have the criteria you’re looking for to help you hire. Hiring a Recruiter? Here is What to Look For Top Traits of the Best Recruiters The best recruiters incorporate hybrid skills into a job that requires creativity, organization, and people skills. The job requires many of the same [...]

March 23rd, 2022|HR, Management|