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Separating the Serious Applicants from the “Ehhhh…Why Not Apply”

Recruiting would be fun if it weren’t for the people. Okay, this is a joke; however, we’ve all dealt with difficult candidates, troublesome clients, job reqs that come and go, and even candidates that ghost us. Recruiting is very hard work, particularly in the kinds of markets we’re experiencing today. Candidates have a lot of job choices. That makes them harder to attract and retain long enough to get an offer in their hands. One type of candidate is those passive job seekers that throw their hat in the ring but back out before you even get to the offer. [...]

November 26th, 2021|Recruiters|

Finding Passive Candidates in their Natural Habitat

The reality of today’s candidate-driven market is that the new employee you’re trying to find is already employed. The job market today won’t allow you to post an ad and wait for suitable candidates. Your job needs to be finding passive candidates wherever they may be. But where are they? How can you find and engage passive candidates? We have some suggestions. Passive Candidate Search Passive candidates are 120% more likely to make a strong impact at your company. That means these candidates are highly desirable and beneficial to your business. Traditional candidate sourcing, where you simply place an ad, won’t [...]

November 12th, 2021|Recruiters, Uncategorized|

Tips for Sourcing Qualified, Passive Candidates on LinkedIn

In April 2021, four million workers left their jobs, and 95% considered it. That represents opportunities for recruiters searching for qualified yet passive candidates on LinkedIn. LinkedIn has 774 million members, making it the nation’s largest portal of potential candidates for you to hire. But in this market, there are a lot of jobs and not a lot of candidates looking for work. How can you overcome the job market by using the resources available on LinkedIn? The answer is the passive candidate search. Here’s how you can use this technique to your advantage and find more candidates for your open jobs. How [...]

October 15th, 2021|Recruiters|

Afraid of Hiring the Wrong Person for the Job?

Every recruiter is highly aware of the upfront and hidden costs of making a bad hire. If you’re in a staffing agency, a bad hire can ensure that you don’t get paid for your work. For an in-house recruiter losing a new hire because they were a bad fit creates repeat work and costs your organization a good deal of money. If you’re afraid of hiring the wrong person for the job, this blog can help mitigate your risk. Here’s How to Avoid a Bad Hire Start your recruiting process by imagining the perfect candidate. Look at the job requirements [...]

October 8th, 2021|Recruiters|

Hiring for Potential, Not for Skill

You already know that every candidate has more to them than their resumes show. A CV can capture a snapshot of a person’s professional career but rarely shows the true potential that a candidate could bring to your team. Each person you consider and hire, brings skills, values, intelligence, and knowledge to your team. How can you hire for the potential that’s not on the resume to ensure a top-notch employee every time? Look Beyond the Resume for Better Job Potential Personality is one of the things you should look at that has nothing to do with the resume. As [...]

September 24th, 2021|HR, Recruiters|

Business Growth is Built on the Right People

Finding the right people to fill the seats on your bus may be the hardest work you do as a business owner. One key to this process is having a formal hiring process in place so that you can track candidates by their skills, abilities, and cultural fit. Here are five steps you can take right now to ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions for your teams and your company. 1. Hire for Cultural Fit. Can you even describe your company culture? What is your mission? Do you have core values? All of these things make up the culture [...]

September 17th, 2021|HR, Management, Recruiters|

4 Ways to Convince Your Boss It’s Time for an ATS Upgrade

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) have come a long way since their inception 15-years ago. The latest platforms are empowered with better user interfaces and smarter automation that makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to improve your workflows.  Of course, you might not know any of this if it’s been a few years since you had an upgrade. What are the signs it’s time to think about making use of these new ATS features? Even better, what are the top four ways you can illustrate to your boss that it’s time for a change? 1. You Still Rely on Email [...]

September 10th, 2021|Management, Recruiters|

The Most Successful Recruiters Wear Many Hats

Recruiters have a very difficult job. That’s because finding the right hire is a constant process of building relationships with the right people to get to their hiring goals. Depending on the market, and the job, this can be literally like finding a needle in a haystack. To attract more candidates, recruiters must wear many hats and be creative in their approach to sourcing, interviewing, and hiring. That’s a lot of hats to wear.  Are You Wearing All the Hats You Need for Recruiting? Marketing Hat Recruiters need to be able to write and articulate the benefits of the job [...]

August 27th, 2021|Management, Recruiters|

4 Lowest Ranking Factors Influencing Candidates to Accept a Job

What do job seekers want? What matters enough to candidates that they accept your job over one from a competitor? The 2021 Exelare Jobvite survey sheds some light on what matters to candidates. This blog will help you understand what will give you a competitive edge. What Matters to Job Candidates? Each year, Jobvite surveys the American workforce to find out what matters to them. It’s a helpful tool for hiring teams to discern what factors influence a candidate’s decision-making process. This year’s survey showed some of the top influences on the decision to accept a job. The survey found: 38% listed [...]

July 30th, 2021|Recruiters|

There is No Secret to a Great Candidate Experience – It’s Communication!

Communication is the key to managing relationships, and the 2021 Exelare Jobvite survey shows that it’s also key to managing a better candidate experience. Each year, Jobvite surveys more than a thousand U.S. workers to find out their attitudes towards work. This year we found out just how important communication is to the people we’re trying to hire. Here’s what you should know for 2021. Candidate Communication = Better Candidate Experience The number one influencer of a better candidate experience was communication, according to the survey this year. Ease of scheduling and a simple application process were also high on the list. [...]

July 16th, 2021|Recruiters|