Interview Process – Keep Your Candidates Comfortable Before, During, and After

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During the interview process, many times candidates feel tense and overwhelmed. This is often exasperated unintentionally by HR managers who are pushed for time and resources, trying to find a suitable candidate. However the case may be, it’s very important that all candidates are made to feel comfortable before, during and after an interview. This… Read more »

How to Attract and Retain Generation Y Employees

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Companies today are required to do a little “outside the box” thinking when working to attract young employees who represent Generation Y, or the Millennials as they are often referred to. It’s a task that many businesses compensation and benefit plans aren’t set up for, at this point in time. The good news is that… Read more »

The Overqualified Candidate: Do not fear!

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The economy’s slow growth, along with the nation’s unemployment rate, is showing some small glimpses of improvement. What this means is that managers are starting to gear up for hiring again. But with the unemployment rate recently soaring to record levels, more than likely you’ll see your share of overqualified candidates walk through your door…. Read more »

Social Media 101: Make Friends, Not Fans in Recruiting Efforts

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For recruiting and HR managers today, social media has become a necessary resource. However, not everyone uses it in the right manner. In terms of what recruiting is all about, consider just how social it is – prior to the advent of sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, social activities included talking to others in person,… Read more »

Factors to Consider When Looking to Fill an Executive Position

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You are ready to attract that top executive; the candidate who is going to help take your business to the next level. As you enter the world of hiring an executive, you will need to get serious. It is possible to lure in applicants that are seasoned and proven, if you provide those individuals with… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Desire for the Perfect Candidate Destroy Your Hiring Process

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As you hire candidates or interview them, do you find yourself wishing you could somehow put together the good qualities of two or more people into one ideal candidate? Unfortunately, there is no way to piece together the ideal employee – a little enthusiasm from one, a bit more experience from the other. Rather, many… Read more »

The Importance of Job Postings and Their Content

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What does your job posting say about you? Today’s recruiters have more challenges than ever. It is critical to create job postings that attract the right type of candidates. Sometimes the goal is to lure away that top-notch performer from another company. In other cases, you are willing to take on someone with little experience…. Read more »

What Will Employers Find If They “Google” You? How Can You Control This?

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If you did a Google search of yourself right now, what would you find? You might find photos of yourself on your MySpace page from your rebellious teen years. You may find comments you made to friends about the party you went to or your latest crush. On the other hand, you may find posts… Read more »

2012 Employer Recruitment SuccessTips

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While the unemployment rate, as of the beginning of 2012, hovers somewhere around 8.5 percent in the USA, there are many excellent candidates available to fill upcoming assignments. However, this doesn’t mean that recruiters won’t face challenges finding the right candidates for jobs, especially those that require specialized skills and backgrounds to help businesses recover… Read more »

Mobile Recruiting Apps: Use the Increasing Number of Smartphone Users to Your Advantage

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The world of business is going mobile. At least it is when it comes to the job search of today. The problem is that many businesses are not evolving quickly enough to take advantage of the technology that is available to them by creating apps that make mobile recruiting a reality of today rather than… Read more »