Posts Categorized: Recruiting Strategies

How to Improve Your Job Descriptions

The first contact a job seeker has with your company may come in the form of a job description. So, you want to make sure your job post captures the attention of job seekers and that it gives a good impression of your company. To do this, you need to avoid these fairly common mistakes.… Read More »

How to Talk About Salary History

One of the traditional practices during the hiring process is asking the candidate what their current salary is. It is simply accepted as part of the routine. In fact, many companies will refuse to consider anyone who does not disclose what their current salary is. But, more and more, recruiting specialists are saying this is… Read More »

Turning Around the Hiring Process

In recruiting job candidates, companies today have technological advantages that were not available in the past. But even with these many and varied technological platforms, many companies still go about hiring in the same way – posting job descriptions and waiting for replies.Only today, businesses have many more places where they can post their job… Read More »

How Job Description Length Affects Responses

Recent surveys have revealed some interesting information about the length of job descriptions and the applications that result from them. The surveys looked at a total of 400,000 job seekers and the 30,000 plus applications they submitted to companies using various electronic media during the course of their search. The study showed that there is… Read More »

A Flexible Workplace Improves Morale and Saves Money

Many companies have discovered that “workplace flexibility” is a great way to tout the firm as a great place to work. And this flexibility – if true – is a great benefit to offer. But it’s also much more: workplace flexibility is a solid business strategy, one that can actually increase your company’s bottom line.… Read More »

Is Your Hiring Process Taking Too Long?

When companies go to hire, they obviously are looking for the best candidate they can find. But sometimes, their expectations rise a little too high, the hiring process takes too long, and as a result, these firms end up doing themselves more harm than good. They lose good candidates because they are taking too long.… Read More »

Finding the Right Person for the Job

You are looking to fill a position at your company and you have done an analysis of the skills that are needed. You have posted an advertisement for the job. But you have been having difficulty finding people who have the right skills. What can you do to improve your chances of hiring someone? You… Read More »

Interviewing the Downshifting Candidate

Have you been coming across more and more resumes of people who appear to be “overqualified” for your open positions? Before tossing them aside as a) people who are out of work who are desperate for any job and/or b) candidates who are willing to take work for which they’re overqualified until they can find… Read More »

Reasons Candidates Will Relocate for Work

Companies are constantly looking for the best talent they can find, and often the people they want may not be in their backyard but in a geographically distant location. If this is the case, companies may try to entice the person they want to relocate. If your company is in this position, what kinds of… Read More »

Don’t Post That Job Yet

You have a new job opening at your company and are looking to hire someone. But, before you post the job, you should do a little planning beforehand. One thing you need to ask is how quickly do you want to hire the new person? You need to get everyone on the same page. Many… Read More »