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Separating the Serious Applicants from the “Ehhhh…Why Not Apply”

Recruiting would be fun if it weren’t for the people. Okay, this is a joke; however, we’ve all dealt with difficult candidates, troublesome clients, job reqs that come and go, and even candidates that ghost us. Recruiting is very hard work, particularly in the kinds of markets we’re experiencing today. Candidates have a lot of job choices. That makes them harder to attract and retain long enough to get an offer in their hands. One type of candidate is those passive job seekers that throw their hat in the ring but back out before you even get to the offer. [...]

November 26th, 2021|Recruiters|

6 Recruiting Basics

Defining the Job and Not the Person is more important: Sourcing the best candidates must start with a compelling vision of what the job entails. Don’t rely on a traditional job description to source candidates. Instead, ask hiring managers what the person needs to do in the job to be successful, and get a description of at least three or four major projects. The best candidates will only explore a job if it offers growth opportunities. Having a Strong Basic Pitch will help engage Candidates more: Would you be open to exploring a situation that’s clearly superior to what you’re [...]

August 8th, 2019|HR, Management|

Are You a Hunter, or Gatherer? The Difference Between Sourcing and Recruiting

Recruiters need a variety of skills in today’s market to find candidates. Unemployment is at a 50-year low, so the process of finding the right talent is, literally, like finding a four-leaf clover in a football field of grass. That’s why the necessary skills and techniques professional recruiters use should include the process of sourcing candidates. But what is the relationship between recruiting and sourcing? Why is sourcing so important today? Can recruiters hunt for candidates today without using sourcing techniques? Here’s how to understand the difference and why you need both. What is Recruiting? Recruiting is the process of [...]

August 6th, 2019|HR|