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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  [...]

September 28th, 2019|HR, Management|

Are You Onboarding Your Employees With Proper Phone Etiquette?

Preparing your new employees to be successful always starts with a positive onboarding experience. That’s where new employees learn the best techniques to do their job, what is expected, and how to fit in with your team.  One of the skills you might forget to teach, however, is proper phone etiquette. Some positions require extensive phone work, so training on how to provide the best customer service is a necessity. But for other roles, the phones may be used so seldomly you simply forget to teach best practices. For millennials, who typically prefer texting or online communication to talking, basic phone etiquette is important. [...]

September 6th, 2019|Management, Uncategorized|

Using Virtual Job Interviews to Speed by the Competition

We spend a lot of time in interviews, and if the candidate doesn’t end up getting hired, it can feel like time wasted. One way to cut down on some of this time is to set up a virtual interview online. These meetings make it easier to schedule candidates quickly because they don’t have to juggle travel time to your office for the traditional meeting. While the virtual interview may not work for every job, it’s a good way to meet candidates quickly to speed up the hiring process and potentially steal candidates away from your competitors. Here’s how employers [...]

August 27th, 2019|HR, Management|

Want More Placements in a Candidate-Starved Market? Use These 4 Tips to Nurture Passive Candidates

In a 4% labor market, we are all candidate starved. Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 7.4 million job openings with a hire rate of 5.9 million, falling far short of fulfilling all the roles available. For the first time in two decades, the U.S. economy simply doesn’t have enough workers. This is across all categories, from STEM to blue-collar skilled workers. We are no longer struggling just to find computer software engineers; Vox reports home health aides, restaurant workers, and hotel staff are highly in demand. With so many challenges facing recruiters seeking new talent, [...]

August 13th, 2019|HR, Management|