Category: Hiring & Recruiting

Keep Those Soft Skills Rolling In

In yesterday’s Advisor, we outlined a few of the many soft skills that employers are often looking for when recruiting new employees. Often, soft skills are just as important—or even more important—as technical skills and expertise required for the job. It’s tougher to teach soft skills than it is technical skills!

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Bad Hires Are Widespread, and Costly

These are the main takeaways from a new CareerBuilder survey, which finds nearly three in four employers, 74 percent, have been affected by a bad hire and the average cost of one bad hire is $14,900.

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Recruiting for Soft Skills

When recruiting for any role, naturally, it is important to ensure that the candidates being considered have the technical skills, expertise, and experience required to do the job. But what about the other skills that will help that individual be successful? How can you identify who will be a good team member or a good […]

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Get Out of Your Recruiting Rut

Another year is almost in the books, with another on the horizon. If your response is “ho hum,” it’s time to shake things up. Recruiting is a dynamic field, with tremendous opportunity for improvement.

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Talent Acquisition Study Identifies Areas for Improvement

A new study from Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions, gauges the satisfaction of companies across key talent practice areas, and looks at stakeholder views on major trends. The key takeaway is that there is room for improvement.

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Have You Heard of Candidate Personas?

Personas are more often associated with marketing departments, where “buyer personas” are created to have a complete profile of a customer to aid in marketing decisions. But the same can be done when assessing the ideal candidate for a particular role.

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