Category: Internal Recruiting & Workforce Planning

Sourcing candidates from within the company has great advantages—you know what sort of worker you are dealing with, and morale is boosted for everyone who sees internal opportunity.

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Internal Hiring: A Clever Recruitment Strategy in a Competitive Job Market

Scrambling to fill a critical position (especially in a highly competitive market) can result in hiring the wrong person for the job—causing your organization’s costs to surge. The alternative? Look within your own organization for the perfect candidate. Internal hiring is a strong complementary strategy to external recruitment, and it’s how you’re going to quickly fill those critical, yet vacant, roles in your organization.

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Finding Skilled Talent in this Market Requires an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Approach

The recent Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report reflects the ever-tightening labor market, one in which employers are stretched to find and keep skilled talent. As companies try to drum up inventive ways to source new labor pools, one direction they might be wise to look into is inward.

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Is Ageism a Factor in Recruiting and Retaining Older Workers?

It wasn’t so long ago that older workers feared—and not without cause—losing their jobs to younger competition. The thought was that younger, energetic talent having just acquired the most up-to-date education would force out older colleagues who were making more money due to their seniority but who were likely to be less productive than the […]

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Executive Relocation: Issues to Address with Candidates Before the Move

As our world becomes more complex, dangerous, and in many cases isolated, the prospects of recruiting and then relocating executives have become more challenging. Hiring managers and placement professionals must assure these candidates that steps will be taken to provide a safe work environment for them and their families.

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Tips to Navigating the Hiring of Family and Friends

It’s frequent in companies of all sizes—but especially for privately held companies—for owners or managers to hire friends and family. In previous posts, we discussed some reasons for this and also talked about some of the dangers of nepotism in the workplace.

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The Dangers of Hiring Friends and Family

Hiring those from within our close personal network—i.e., friends and family—has been a common practice since the earliest days of specialized work. We feel like we can trust people we know, want to give them a means of income, and want to groom someone to take over after we, or other employees, leave the company. But […]

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Why We Hire Family and Friends

For centuries, children often followed in the footsteps of their parents when entering the workforce. If your father was a farmer or a blacksmith or a fisherman, that is what you were taught, and that was what you were likely to also do when you came of age. The same holds true to some extent […]

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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 […]