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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

5 Strategies to Get Shy People to Open up in Interviews

Every recruiter and hiring manager has dealt with a shy person during the interview process. It’s so difficult to get these people to open up during the interview that it’s hard to get to know them. They answer each question with the bare minimum response. You may try a joke and it falls flat. Their shyness makes them awkward; and while the person may be a terrific employee, the interview simply doesn’t do them justice. How can hiring teams work through the inherently shy or anxious candidate to set them at ease so their true personality can shine?  1. Have a Familiar Face in the Interview  [...]

Not Sure Where to Start With Your KPIs? Here’s What the Top-Performing Staffing Firms Measure

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are standard metrics that can track everything from sales to recruiting. KPIs apply a standardized methodology to track activity. No matter the KPI, they can help you gain an accurate picture of your progress toward a goal. They are extremely popular measurements used widely in business today.   KPIs are a standard measurement in many staffing firms, where constant effort and hard work can pay off in the form of a new hire. Looking closely at the KPIs of the best staffing firms gives other companies a leg up in finding the best ways to be successful, no [...]

Want More Placements in a Candidate-Starved Market? Use These Tips to Nurture Passive Candidates

Historic unemployment levels mean most of the terrific employees you’re trying to recruit are already working for someone else. 70 percent of the workforce today is passive talent. Finding candidates and enticing them to apply to your company takes perseverance, finesse, and a lot of hard work. Here are some tips from our top recruiting experts to help nurture and attract more passive candidates to your company.  Start With a Good Ad and Promote It  Writing a thought-provoking or interesting ad focused on the benefits of working for your company is still important. You would be surprised at the number of passive candidates you could [...]