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How to Write an Email that Will Catch Your Candidates Attention

Identifying the right candidate for the job is the definition of good recruiting. Today’s top candidates do not simply show up. Instead, they require work to define the right fit and then a careful effort to reach out and build the relationship. But what happens if the candidate won’t even respond to your first email. Is there a way to get the attention of the best candidates by crafting the perfect correspondence? We have suggestions that will help.  Draft the Perfect Candidate Email  The first thing you need to craft the perfect email is the right technology to identify the [...]

January 15th, 2021|Recruiters|

What Makes Candidates Abandon Applications Before Finishing

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports 60% of job seekers abandon their online applications. That should be a huge red flag for recruiters well before they get the bill for their cost-per-click recruiting models or end up with a flawed candidate selection during the hiring process. While many enterprise organizations still believe that lengthy applications mean a better and more determined caliber of a candidate, that is outdated thinking not suited for the modern era of cell phones and other forms of digital communications. What are you doing wrong? Why are your best candidates leaving their cart half full?  Why [...]

December 24th, 2020|Recruiters|

How to Take a Step Back From Work When You Are Stressed

2020 is full of challenging news, and CNBC reported in October that the number of adults with depression has tripled in the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic began. A study in JAMA Network says one in four American adults are currently experiencing depression. Some of this worry is related to employment stressors as fully 50% of the U.S. now works from home. How can you take a step back from work when it’s as close as the laptop on your kitchen table? How can you develop boundaries between office time and home time when the locations for both are the same? This article will help you [...]

December 10th, 2020|Recruiters|

Build a Successful Candidate Follow-Up Strategy

Many recruiters don’t have a solid candidate follow-up strategy, which leaves them vulnerable to ghosting and candidate poaching from other firms. Why does this matter? The recruiter with the best follow-up strategy will land the best, most in-demand candidates. Here are some tips for how to build that strategy and win the candidate every time.  Treat the Candidate Like Your Customer  The best recruiters treat candidates like a valued customer. This includes rejected candidates, who should always be treated respectfully, even if they were less-than-desirable as candidates or even if they behaved rudely. The goal is always to treat the [...]

November 27th, 2020|Recruiters|

Are You Revisiting Your Runner-Up Candidates?

There is a pool of applicants that we are almost certain you’ve forgotten. Runner-up or silver medal candidates were practically perfect—but they were edged out by the gold medal winner, sometimes, just like in the Olympics, by inches. Why is it important to go back to your runner-ups, and how can they help your business?  Benefits of Hiring the Runner-Up Candidates  Revisiting the runner-up candidate pool has some advantages. For example:  These candidates have already been screened. They may have gone through multiple interviews, learned more about your culture, and at least partially, or perhaps nearly totally, been deemed a [...]

November 13th, 2020|Recruiters|

Do Your Control Your Work Day?

Is your day running you, or are you running your day? It’s easy to feel like our schedules are running us ragged. If you’re constantly interrupted by instant messages, texting, or email or spend too much time getting caught up on the Internet, you’re likely going to be less productive than you can be. We have a few tips for how to regain control of your workday to become more effective. Plan Out Your Day in Advance If you’re still working from home, you could even consider getting up a little early to set out your schedule and goals for [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Recruiters|

Recruiters, Beat Your Phone Interview Stressors

Recruiting can be stressful for the recruiter in addition to the applicant. Every recruiter has a favorite and least favorite part of the job. One of the toughest interviewing venues to master is the telephone. There are no facial expressions, just the sound of voices on a phone interview, and this can be stressful for the recruiter. But we have a few tips that can help you get better at what is one of the trickiest parts of the recruiting job. Tip #1 Be Prepared The last thing you want to feel when you’re uncomfortable being on the phone is [...]

September 25th, 2020|Recruiters|

Are You Using Modern Tools to Help Recruit?

Recruiting is a tricky business. When unemployment is low, it’s incredibly challenging to find top talent. When unemployment is high, you have hundreds of resumes to sort through to find top talent. In both cases, your applicant tracking system (ATS) can help you work smarter. What tools should you be using today to give your recruiting efforts a competitive edge?  What to Look for in an ATS  The majority of recruiters are likely familiar with ATS platforms as a centralized repository for candidate information. Companies can track all candidate data, including resumes, testing, and interview notes from one hub. However, [...]

September 11th, 2020|Recruiters|

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|

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|