Category: Candidate Pools & Proactive Recruiting

Recruiting in the past tended to be reactive—there’s an opening, let’s fill it. But many employers are becoming more proactive by building relationships with potential candidates, creating a pool of eager applicants whenever there is an opening.

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Are You Accidentally Discouraging Applicants?

In part one of this article, we noted that employers are having a difficult time getting enough qualified applicants for all of their open roles. We started to explore some of the reasons why there are fewer applicants. For example, we noted that a lot of people who are of working age are not participating in […]

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Where Are All the Job Applicants?

There may be more jobs available today than there are applicants to fill them. This is a frustrating scenario for employers. Organizations trying to grow, or even simply keep up with current demand, are finding it more and more difficult to keep employees, and they’re finding it’s more and more difficult to find new employees […]

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What Is Open Hiring?

Open hiring, at its core, is hiring individuals without regard to their background. It’s completely open, as the name implies. Open to individuals from all walks of life. Open to people who may have histories that would have excluded them from a more traditional hiring process—histories that may include things like time spent in jail, […]

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Recruiting Veterans Is Easier Than Ever Before

Recruiters are always looking for the latest technology to make their lives easier. And when it comes to recruiting veterans into civilian roles, recruiters are in luck! Earlier this year, CareerBuilder announced that it was collaborating with Google Cloud to transform the industry standard for job search.

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Quantity Is Out, Quality Is In: 5 Ways to Enhance the Quality of Hire

When it comes to recruiting metrics, most companies rely on “time to hire,” retention rates, and other numbers that don’t necessarily show the overall picture of your company’s talent needs. While it’s great to show executives that you were able to fill “X” number of roles in “X” amount of time, if those new hires […]

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Problems Surrounding Internal Candidate Referrals

In order to fill vacant roles, employers are resorting to new methods to recruit new talent. However, one strategy that has been around for years, is the use of internal referrals. Essentially, existing employees are given a bonus if they refer a candidate who is hired and stays with the company for a set period […]