There’s no time like the present to start recruiting college graduates. While unemployment remains low, the number of applicants for many jobs across the country continues to increase. According to recruiting software and talent acquisition solutions provider, Oleeo, some companies are attracting up to 90,000 college graduate applications across several different program types (intern, co-op, […]
Over the last century, the process of reaching candidates has evolved from handwritten letters and carrier pigeons to window signs, in-person interviews, online listings, phone interviews, and now, text recruiting. While technological shifts have transformed how people communicate, these shifts have also created a more dynamic, ever-evolving business world.
While technology has been disrupting almost every aspect of the way we work, one thing remains clear: It’s helping workers do their jobs faster. And when it comes to recruiting, the time saved due to technology is benefiting both recruiters and jobseekers. However, technology isn’t fully taking over just yet.
We’ve talked a lot about the candidate experience and how many jobseekers are looking for a more high-tech, high-touch approach to applying for a position with your company. In order to fully understand what jobseekers are looking for, you must understand the current state of job searches.
Going for a job interview isn’t like taking the SATs. You can’t just peek at your neighbor’s answer sheet and copy their work. Yet, candidates are still somehow able to cheat during the interview process and if you don’t catch them in the act, you may be setting yourself up for a costly replacement further […]
STEM programs might produce candidates with strong technical skills, but they often lack transferable ones. While it’s vital to know the technical ins and outs of the field, candidates without the ability to communicate efficiently, lead teams, or resolve conflicts are simply less desirable. For instance, costly communication blunders are a major reason new employees might be fired early on, and a lack of strong communication skills during the interview process might make candidates seem less qualified than they are. But a lack of transferable skills in candidates isn’t the only reason HR professionals are struggling to fill positions. Sometimes, the problem is in the hiring process itself.
People know a great leader when they see one. Yet, if you ask 10 people to describe the characteristics of a strong leader, you’ll probably get 10 different answers. True leadership is an evolutionary process in which successes and occasional failures have helped develop leadership abilities in equal measure. No two leaders have the exact […]
The exit interview may be one of the easiest ways to gather the necessary feedback to address those important topics. Still, there are many factors that can influence the effectiveness of an exit interview policy, and for that reason, we’ve provided a list of some basic do’s and don’ts for exit interviews.
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, […]
It can happen to even the most qualified candidates: The interview starts, and your high hopes are dashed by the candidate’s poor choice in dress code, or maybe you discover he or she has done little to no basic research about the company and its offerings.