When trying to source the best candidates for a role, recruiters sometimes forget that a well-planned content strategy can make their job a lot easier for them. Engaging and informative content attracts top talent through ranking your site higher in Google, drawing people who are looking for information, and helping you build a reputation in […]
According to information highlighted by SHRM, hiring interns goes back to the guilds of the Middle Ages, when apprenticeships were highly sought after and prestigious.
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.
Introverts—they are the new extroverts, right? Quiet, reserved, always sensing and watching. Listening for the next nugget of innovation to grace the lips of a colleague. Or are they tormented by the thought of communication and interaction? Do their extroverted cohorts drive them batty? Or the question that matters, the question I pose is—does it really matter? […]
Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) have proven to be useful to recruiters and hiring managers, who were early adopters of the technology. While many fear that this technology will eventually replace human jobs, there are just some roles that require that specific human touch.
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.