Recruiting Best Practices

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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|

Best Practices for Harvesting Niche Resumes

Niche recruiting is a precise process. Specialization can save time wasted reviewing piles of unqualified resumes. Niche recruiting is less about the job board and more about precision targeting of the best candidates with exactly the right skills. Niche recruiting is especially important now, when so many people are out of work, placing a job board ad is sure to flood your hiring teams with a lot of candidates that are nowhere near qualified.  Here are some best practices for harvesting niche resumes and finding better candidates for your most skilled positions.   Start with the Job Description  Every job starts with a [...]

October 9th, 2020|HR|

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|

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|