This past year the United States unemployment rate sank to the lowest it’s been since 1969, holding at only 3.7%. This is also the eighth consecutive year that jobs have been added to the economy and wages have increased. Clearly, a rate of low unemployment is positive for the job market and U.S. economy as […]
Category: Candidate Experience
In a previous post, we opened up the idea of talent pool engagement—keeping candidates and potential candidates engaged and informed about the organization before they’re even being considered for a role. We discussed a few reasons why it is in a company’s best interest to do this. Now, let’s take a look at a few […]
Talent pool engagement, as the name implies, happens when an organization takes active steps to stay engaged with prospective employees—often before they’ve even applied at the organization. With today’s ever-connected online environment, there are ever more ways for employers to stay in touch with the talent pool, no matter the size.
In part one, we covered how improving your hiring process by focusing on the candidate experience is a sure-fire way to progress your overall employee experience, which in turn will keep top talent sticking around.
It’s a candidate-driven market, which means jobseekers are in the driver’s seat and demanding more than just a higher salary. Jobseekers expect their employer to provide personal fulfillment and meaning. If your employees do not feel supported, aren’t learning new skills for the future, or are disengaged with their work, they will seek employment elsewhere.
Now that 2019 has arrived, recruiters and HR professionals should be thinking about ways to shift their focus to new and innovative techniques that will enhance their recruitment outlook. The times are a-changin’, and different interviewing practices can save recruiters time and money, ultimately helping them find the best candidate faster with less hassle. Are […]
The average time to recruit a new employee typically ranges between a few days to 4 months. If this wait is not frustrating enough, there are also many instances when people you have hired reject your offer at the last moment, leaving you with no choice but to go back to the job boards.
In order to attract the talent you seek, you must first understand what drives and motivates today’s average jobseeker. In a candidate-driven market, savvy recruiters and hiring managers who understand their candidates’ wants, needs, and expectations will reign supreme in the war for talent.
Cold-pitching candidates on social media sites, liked LinkedIn®, is common practice for many recruiters. You do a quick search, find candidates that seem like they’d be a good fit for the role, and then message them via InMail. Seems easy enough, but what if the candidate isn’t currently looking for a job or is content […]
Providing a great candidate experience has been at the top of recruiters’ and hiring managers’ minds for much of 2018, and for good reason.