July 2017 Blog Posts (106)

How to Read an Employment Contract

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Added by Shae Holland on July 27, 2017 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Economic Outlook

Economists are lowering their expectations going forward because of unexpected gridlock.  Gridlock is the norm in Washington but with a Republican White House and Congress there was some hope that a lot would get done.  But the gridlock remains.  Too many competing agendas.

Where this leaves us is probably stuck in this slow, lower than 2%, growth.  That’s better than a recession, but if you are waiting for the economy to give an extra boost to business you are probably going to be…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on July 27, 2017 at 5:53am — No Comments

Recruitment fails and no feedback – does it have to be the daily life for job seekers?

The labor market lately is full of great job offers and lack of unemployed professionals. That makes the better qualified workers to be more fussy about the job offers and perks. Nowadays, this potential well-qualified worker with impressive experience can call the shots. This is why the companies, more than ever, should take care of their employer branding. You think that it’s a piece of cake? Not at all! Remember, that a huge part of that is keeping a positive candidate experience,…

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Added by Anna Sykut on July 27, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

What You Always Need to Bring to a Job Interview

After searching for the right job on LinkedIn and slaving over every detail of your resume, you have finally landed an interview for a great job. Job interviews can be nerve wrecking, but preparation is the key to feeling confident and ready for any quirky question the interviewer may ask. The…

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Added by Jared Jaureguy on July 26, 2017 at 11:10pm — No Comments

7 Major Roles of Human Resources Department in Any Organization

The role of human resources (HR) has been evolving for some time. From "personnel" to "human resources," HR is a source of expertise on people issues in a business. HR functions enable organisations to maximize the contribution of people to the delivery of the organisation's goals.

HR has become a…

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Added by Ellen Summerhills on July 26, 2017 at 11:05pm — No Comments

How to Develop a Data Driven Recruiting Strategy

Data today is what oil was in the 18th century. Data is present in an enormous amount and those who are able to extract it meaningfully can reap a huge reward. The same applies to recruitment as well. The massive amount of data is being collected in recruitment and related processes when used correctly can help organization decrease cost-per-hire and time-to-hire. As an organization, you need data driven recruiting process up and running yesterday itself!

What…

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Added by Amri Anand on July 26, 2017 at 2:49pm — No Comments

What does your retained search website say about your quality?

Having partnered with hundreds of recruiting firms representing a broad spectrum of industries and services, we understand that each firm has its own unique blend of expertise and audience. We have also found, however, that firms that share a similar focus or service often develop similar…

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Added by Adam Appleton on July 26, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Job Apps: Are They Really Revolutionising Recruitment?

Job apps are everywhere. There is HiUpSnagAJob, and the gold ‘ol Indeed. Some of the first job apps, Switch and Jobr, aimed to…

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Added by ISL Recruitment on July 26, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Many In The Pool?

It’s pretty disappointing when we don’t land the candidate that we were after.  There’s a lot of frustration when this happens.  In most situations however, there is more than one person in the candidate pool.  Someone who fits the need and would be an excellent hire.

On any search you should look at the big picture and and understand that there are some number of potential candidates in existence that would be a great hire.  The objective is to make a great hire, improve your…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on July 26, 2017 at 5:54am — No Comments

5 Hiring Mistakes HR Directors Should Avoid

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Directors of human resources are known to make several hiring mistakes. There are obvious mistakes that they notice right away, such as not performing employment verifications, and less obvious ones that they don't notice at all. The company's resources are wasted on the wrong employees as a result of bad hiring decisions. Avoid making 5 mistakes that dampen your ability to find good…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on July 25, 2017 at 6:04pm — No Comments

How To Be A Successful Recruiter

It’s not always easy being a recruiter, and there are plenty of skills that are needed for success, but lucky for you I’m going to tell you a few tips and tricks for how to be a successful recruiter!

 

  • Firstly, respond to people! If you are…
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Added by Emily Lennox on July 25, 2017 at 11:42am — No Comments

Don't Get Burnt (Out) This Summer

We've all been there...getting ready to hit the beach and you look at the clock. 2pm...You're good. It's late enough to go without sunscreen, right? I make this mistake every summer. Twice. At least. I'm not sure why I can't remember it and I constantly make the same mistake. You think you don't have to…

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Added by Adam Karpiak on July 25, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Real Job Stability

Job stability is not what it used to be.  It seems like it was a century ago when job stability was something that employees counted on from a single employer for an entire career.  That’s actually close to accurate.

The reality is that companies have been focused on business and results over individual employees for a long time.  That’s perfectly fine as long as employees understand that and take responsibility for their own careers.  Real job stability comes from doing great work.…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on July 25, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

4 Careers for Intellectual Students with Adventurous Spirits

Sitting behind a desk for eight hours a day isn't your definition of a successful career. You want more out of life, and that includes an adventurous job. Highly intellectual people can find those exciting careers when they match their interests to current…

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Added by Anica Oaks on July 24, 2017 at 5:38pm — No Comments

5 Safest Transportation Jobs

Transportation includes moving people and goods such as purchased items, food, and industrial materials. Transporting materials can make a great career, but can also be dangerous. In fact, over one million people die in vehicular accidents every year. However, there are…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on July 24, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments

The Hidden Costs of Overtime

Most employers can figure out the monetary costs associated with overtime. When you’re paying your employees, in most instances, time and a half, it doesn’t take long to add up. Staying late and getting the work done may offer short term benefits, but take a look at the long term effects of…

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Added by Robert Hoeft on July 24, 2017 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Are You Ready to Implement Your Business Intelligence Strategy?

Every so often a trend comes along in the tech world that promises unprecedented improvements in productivity and cost savings. While some like Agile Project…

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Added by Smart Resources on July 24, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Offer IT Contractor Rates to Attract Top Talent

There is a tug of war going on between departmental budgets and IT contractor pay rates. As IT contractor rates continue to escalate, managers are caught in a dilemma: underbid and lose candidates or make the hire and exhaust budgets early. A happy medium between the two…

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Added by TransTech Staffing on July 24, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments

The Ultimate New Hire Checklist

Taking on new staff is an exciting time for all involved, but along with the new energy and sense of opportunity it is important to respect a sense of discipline and of strategy.

While you want your new recruit to feel welcome and to quickly bond with his or her new colleagues, throwing them into the soup and hoping for the best is not a very professional way of getting started: rather, a combination of preparation, scheduling and feedback will give your good intentions a structure on…

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Added by Marilyn Vinch on July 24, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments

The Recruitment Process (in images)

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Added by Charlotte Barrington on July 24, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments

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