Posts Categorized: Recruiting Strategies

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 »

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 »