Granted, it’s a job seeker’s market. But if you’re not attracting applicants, you may want to stop blaming the economy and take a look at your job postings.
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Technical skills are now required for a wide range of positions. Even many jobs that were once known as “blue collar” have been dubbed “new collar,” because the skills requirements have changed.
Chris Russell, known as the “mad scientist” of online recruiting, started his first job board in 1999 and since has launched more job sites than anyone in history. At BLR’s recent RecruitCon Road Trip conference in Boston, Russell shared tips for making recruiting and career websites really effective.
A new survey report details what independent restaurants owners and operators are doing to find and attract top candidates in today’s tight labor market. Although focused on restaurants, the report also offers valuable insight for other businesses.
It’s comes as no surprise that HR professionals consistently name recruiting top talent and retaining valued employees among their toughest challenges. Developing a strategy to meet those challenges may entail a number of elements, but establishing and communicating the employer’s “brand” should never be overlooked.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed the fact that many job applicants walk away from the process frustrated, often because of a perceived lack of information or follow through from employers. There are many ways the process can be improved. Here are a few more ways to treat applicants better:
Time and time again, it seems job applicants are frustrated with the entire recruiting process. From applying for jobs from which they never hear back, to hearing back long after they’ve accepted an inferior opportunity, the job search can be frustrating. This situation is less than optimal for either side—employers risk losing out on good […]
Where is the talent you seek? How do you connect with your ideal job candidates?
People have been telling stories for thousands of years in order to share information and experiences and establish connections with one another. Today, companies are tapping into storytelling for these very same purposes.
Earlier this month, online retail behemoth Amazon held a multi-city job fair to help fill more than 50,000 positions. The fair consisted of 12 events in total, including 10 that took place onsite at Amazon fulfillment centers across the country.