Contender or Pretender? It’s a recurring segment in sports media, and a fun talking point amongst fans, where the debate is whether a team is “for real,” particularly early in the season. Read on to see how contender or pretender can be applied to candidates and employees, alike.
Recruiting top talent to your organization can be a difficult task. Between the historically low unemployment rate and the cottage industry of jobs websites out there, it can be challenging to locate strong candidates and persuade them to join your business. In an effort to spread their message as widely as possible, an increasing number […]
Hiring the right people is essential. Has your talent pool become stale? Here’s how to freshen it up.
Jobs are changing, and so are the ways recruiters are finding candidates to fill vacant positions. Job ads in your local newspaper are out, and LinkedIn job postings are in. The same can be said with the application process; by using mobile technology, candidates can complete an online application in minutes while they’re on the […]
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.
Did you hear about the tech start-up that is accelerating how career seekers and veteran entrepreneurs engage with the civilian sector? It is creating unprecedented opportunities for thousands of U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses looking to start a new career after military service.
If you’ve ever been in the job market, you know about recruiters. And if you know about recruiters, chances are you probably don’t like them.
When using social media to screen candidates, a picture can be worth a thousand words. As LinkedIn® expert Brynne Tillman has shown us, having a good profile picture is a great first step in creating a candidate-centric profile on LinkedIn.
With the recruiting landscape rapidly shifting, the strategy for attracting and reaching today’s top talent requires a modern, multichannel approach. Recruiters have to think beyond e-mails, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. They need to evolve and find better, faster ways to reach candidates where they are: on their phones.
Social media is a topic that can be hard to navigate, to say the least. It’s tempting to check out someone’s social media profiles—be it a first date, a new neighbor, or a potential or current employee.