Posts Categorized: Recruiting Strategies

How to Refuse a Job Candidate

These days, it’s become more of a buyer’s market between companies and job seekers. Businesses are scrambling to find top talent and to keep them. In order to attract the best people, companies need to improve their recruiting and hiring process, to make it more user friendly and a more positive experience for job candidates.… Read More »

Hiring Managers and the Hiring Process

To give job seekers a better idea of what their business is all about, many companies put together videos about their firm and what it does. Some companies pour a lot of time and money into the project. Most companies do this assuming that people will take a look at the video if they are… Read More »

Talent Shortages Bring Changes in Hiring Practices

The unemployment rate has declined sharply since the last recession, and now stands at just about four percent. For college-educated workers, it is even lower, at around 2 percent. Because of this, employers are having trouble finding the talent they need. Almost two-thirds of business leaders in a recent survey said they were having trouble… Read More »

How to Find the Best People

Even today, when competition for top talent and highly skilled professionals is keen, it appears that many companies still rely on a more passive hiring strategy. A recent survey by a California staffing firm revealed that almost two-thirds of CFOs simply advertise open positions and wait for resumes. Only about one-fourth actively recruit. But two-thirds… Read More »

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 »