Posts Categorized: Recruiting Strategies

Going Beyond the Resume

For many jobs today, because unemployment is still high, employers are being inundated with resumes when they advertise for a job opening. As a result, employers are becoming very particular about the qualifications they will accept for a job. In other words, they want the perfect job candidate, the person whose credentials seamlessly match the… Read More »

Just How Effective Are Background Checks?

Background checks for job candidates have become routine. It is a common practice for companies to check on an applicant’s past to see if there is anything there that might show that the person is not the best individual for the job. But how effective are background checks really at finding out information and enabling… Read More »

The Overqualified Job Candidate

It is a fairly common lament among job seekers – they were not considered for a job because the employer felt they were overqualified. They had too much experience and education. Employers distrust these candidates because they believe the person will not stay in the position very long, or won’t be challenged enough by the… Read More »

Looking Beyond the Resume when Hiring

When looking at job candidates, there are many factors to consider in making a decision as to whether the person will be successful or not in the job. Naturally, education and training play a key role in making a hiring decision. But there are other factors as well. Personality and character traits  are also very… Read More »

Getting the Whole Story

 A new report by the consulting firm Development Dimensions International reveals that most of the people hired by companies in 2012 are already dissatisfied with their jobs. What they were told about the job hasn’t matched what they are doing. How can your company avoid this situation? There are several steps it can take. One… Read More »

How Does Your Company Handle Contingent Staffing?

The American workforce is constantly changing, as companies reassess their needs and resources, as different generations enter and leave the workforce, and different economic conditions change employment patterns. More recently, temporary workers have become a much more significant and integral part of the workforce, as companies attempt to control their expenses. In many places, human… Read More »

Another Take on Job Descriptions

Many times when employers post job descriptions, for one reason or another they end up wide of the mark. They don’t really get at the essentials of the job, or give the applicant a good idea of what the job entails. To help remedy that situation, business consultant Janine Truitt has a few suggestions. First,… Read More »

Tips for Outsourcing Your Recruiting Function

Finding the right talent for your company is a constant struggle. The talent shortage is as large as ever. To help find the right talent, some companies have decided to outsource their recruiting efforts. Is this the way to go for your company? There is no definite answer to the question. It all depends on… Read More »

Job Listings and the Job Search

Throughout the world today, many employers are having problems finding the workers they need, and one of the big reasons they cite for this is applicants’ lack of experience. The lack of experience problem crops up with first-time job seekers because they have no experience, and for those who have been in the workforce, it… Read More »

Five Tips for Writing Effective Job Descriptions

One of the key tools hiring managers have at their disposal when seeking new employees is the job description. Its content and design could well determine whether an ideal candidate responds to your inquiry or passes you by for another offer. So, where do you begin? Before putting anything to print, it is advisable to… Read More »