Hiring Strategies

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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|

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|

Growth Strategies for Recruiting Firms

In the business world, you’re generally either growing or shrinking. Recruiting firms are no exception to this principle. To stay at the cutting edge of the field, you need to direct your efforts toward not just holding the status quo but moving upward and onward. What can you do as a recruiter to encourage the kind of growth you need to thrive? That’s the Million Dollar Question, and, while there is no simple answer, there are some strategies that can significantly increase your chances of success. Calculate the ROI on New Hires – As the scope of your business operations [...]

September 1st, 2017|New Features|