It amazes me as to how many candidates I have screened/interviewed over the past six months that are either using a poor quality cell phone or the location they are in has terrible cell phone reception. Between dropped calls and poor reception that cause garbled speech cell phone interviews are more often than not real … Continue reading Are Your Phone Interviews At Risk?
Everyone in the business world has a LinkedIn account these days and we all know the value that a LinkedIn account can bring to your professional network. LinkedIn is a business social network used by professionals to create their own personal network for the primary purpose of generating sales, finding employment opportunities, to recruit candidates, … Continue reading Should You Consider Getting Rid of Your LinkedIn Account?
We’ve all started a new job and understand the stresses that first day can bring. After the first day or at least the first week you know if you’ve made the right decision in choosing your new employer. A lot of how candidates feel about their employment decision can actually be affected by the employer’s … Continue reading Ten Onboarding Tips to Ensure Your New Hire Is Still an Employee after Six Months
We all know the purpose of an Employment Application is to capture career and personal information about prospective candidates so that we can determine if they have the skills and qualifications that are required to fill our open positions. On the other hand, many organizations have’nt updated their application process in quite a while and … Continue reading Is Your Employment Application Driving Candidates Away?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 4th that employment increased by 211,000 in April and the current unemployment rate is now at 4.4 percent. Great news or is it? If you’re looking for a new job opportunity this piece of news is welcome however if you are an employer it might not … Continue reading The Shift to a Candidate Favored Market
As you may know, the "Wow Factor" describes something that grabs your attention, captures your curiosity and makes you want to take action. It’s a level of web site appeal that many organizations strive for. When was the last time you saw a website that incorporated the "Wow Factor"? Do you remember what action the … Continue reading Does Your Organization’s Career Web Page Possess The “Wow Factor”?
When an organization hires a new manager it is thought that they would have hiring experience; during the interview of candidates they would typically be asked about their hiring experience. Where is it that you suppose managers receive training that would qualify them to hire staff that they would end up managing? Many hiring managers learn … Continue reading Do Your Hiring Managers Really Know How to Hire?
Like any activity within the world of business, your organization’s recruiting activities have to be measured on a regular basis to determine if you are producing effective results. A company’s financial statement gives an overall picture of how a company is doing from a financial perspective and the results can help predict if an organization … Continue reading What Are Your Organization’s Recruiting Metrics?
When you take a look at most corporate web pages these days you will find videos that cover an organization's product and/or services; a marketing based video that focuses on promoting the organization's line of business. Take a look at those same organizations' career web page and you more than likely will not find a … Continue reading Shouldn’t Your Organization Create A Corporate Recruiting Video?
One of the greatest ways to ensure that your company hires the best available candidates is through your own Employee Referral program. The Employee Referral program is easy to promote and easy to administer; it not only provides you with pre-qualified candidates it also helps you build goodwill among your existing employees. A well-structured Employee … Continue reading Employee Referral Programs