Recruiting Best Practices

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Is Texting the New Medium for Recruiters?

Q: Is texting the new medium for recruiters? A: It better be!  The studies show that texting is the most frequent form of communication for anyone under the age of 50. This should be a wake-up call for any recruiters that don’t believe in the power of text for reaching and cultivating new candidates. This article will show you how to use testing during the recruiting process.  :) Call Me, Maybe?  Texting is the hot, new medium for all ages, according to Gallup. The surveyor reports that more than two-thirds of Americans regularly send and receive texts. It’s only candidates who are over 65-years [...]

June 26th, 2020|Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Creating a Clear Organizational Structure

It’s not overly dramatic to suggest that a small business can fail without an organizational structure. Without structure, tasks can fall through the cracks, employees lack accountability, and rewards for hard work simply don’t happen. Here are the hows and whys of starting a small business with a clear structure in place.  Why You Need Structure — Even in a Start-Up  If you’re launching a small business, setting up an organizational structure may be the last thing you’re worried about creating. There are so many little details that it might be challenging to consider an internal system to measure activities [...]

March 7th, 2020|Management|

Getting too many Unsuitable Candidates Applying to Your Jobs?

We know the candidate market is tight right now, and that is likely affecting the quality of the candidates applying to your jobs. If you’re experiencing a lot of unsuitable candidates applying, it might be time to reassess your job descriptions and screening processes to improve the responses. Here’s what you can do now, even in a tight labor market, to promote the chances that you’ll find the right fit.  First, Refocus the Job Title and Job Description  Determine if the job title accurately reflects what the candidate will do and the skills they need. If the job title, job [...]

February 28th, 2020|HR|

Your Candidate Backed Out Last Minute, Now What?

The studies show more than a quarter of candidates end up backing out of a job offer, many times after they had already committed to the position. It's a frustrating situation for recruiters and companies. How can hiring teams cope when a candidate backs out at the last minute? Is there a way to stay prepared and have a backup game plan?  Candidate Ghosting is Too Common  The Ladders recently reported that a national survey showed more than a quarter of job candidates declined their job offers unexpectedly at the last minute. This was after they accepted the position. 44% said [...]

February 14th, 2020|HR|

3 Things that Makes a Job Description Appeal to Candidates

Recruiters need a variety of skills to land top candidates. They must be articulate, intelligent, and personable. They must be persistent and have excellent follow-through. But they must also have writing skills that allow them to come up with intriguing and informative job descriptions to attract candidates to the roles they’re hiring. Since most jobs start with a job description and ad placed on a job board, what the recruiter writes is vitally essential to attracting candidates. Here are some tips for improving the quality of your next job description.   Writing a Better Ad   There are some basic tenets when [...]

January 10th, 2020|HR, Management|