All Blog Posts Tagged 'hiring' (491)

Is Your Top Interviewee Really The Best Person For The Job?

In today’s job market, most candidates for any given position in a salesforce are highly qualified. Many also have extensive resumes and experience. Some may even demonstrate exceptional interviewing skills, but it is very difficult to tell within the span of a few conversations how this person will perform on the job. In the world of sales, it’s the nuances that tend to make or break the productivity of a taskforce, and in the…

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Added by Angela Smith on May 25, 2017 at 7:15am — No Comments

Top 4 Ways To Ensure Cost-Effective Hiring Process

Every employer wants to hire the best people in their organization, what if you are able to save the hiring cost? A fast and cost-effective hiring is what every company is now looking for. For speedy hiring, the best way is to delegate this tasks to recruitment consultancies / agencies. But, how to hire employees who are a good fit for the job openings in a cost-effective way? Is that what's spinning in your…

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Added by Prashant Gorule on May 8, 2017 at 9:09am — No Comments

7 Things to Know When Hiring a Web Designer

Whether you need a website built entirely from scratch, or you already have one that requires an overall update, finding and choosing the right web designer can be a tricky business. Although most website and e-commerce platforms claim they’re easy to use even…

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Added by Ryan Burchey on April 28, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

Will A/B Testing Be the Next Big Thing in Recruiting?

At the end of last year, ERE published an article called “9 Talent-acquisition Trends to Watch for in 2017.”  I was excited to see one of the bullet points was as follows:

A/B testing will become a critical factor in the battle for talent. Do fewer candidates drop off during the application process if you reduce your number of screening questions? Is a candidate…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on April 25, 2017 at 4:32pm — No Comments

It’s Illegal to Inquire About a Job Applicant’s Salary History

That’s right another joins in…the New York City Council has enacted legislation (effective in 180 days) prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s “salary history.”   They are not the only ones.  There are several cities and states thinking about passing similar laws – some already have.  For example, Philadelphia passed…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on April 11, 2017 at 9:07am — 3 Comments

Jiu Jitsu and Recruiting Pt. 2-The Winning Hold

'Sup guys. To recap from last week, this blog is all about what years of Jiu Jitsu taught me about recruiting, and how the martial art has refined and honed my career skills. The first three steps, explained in much more detail in the last blog cover:

  1. Having a Game Plan: know what you’re…

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Added by Rick Girard on April 6, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments

5 Essential Hiring Tips for IT Startups

Starting a new business is never easy, and choosing to put someone on payroll can be a huge decision. With a startup every penny, every meeting, released product, or marketing campaign is crucial, and you can’t risk hiring someone who lets you down. Fortunately, there are some tips available to ensure you find and hire the best person, every time.

1. Be Accurate and Persistent

Don’t wait until you realize you need someone to start working right now, instead keep your presence…

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Added by Gloria Kopp on April 4, 2017 at 9:58am — No Comments

Employers: Don't Make These 4 Mistakes When Working with a Headhunter

MYTHS CAN BECOME REALITY

As a Search Firm Owner I understand the less than stellar reputation that the headhunting industry has earned over the years due to a few bad apples. Some of it has been rightly earned but much of it is myth that has been built up over the…

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Added by Roy Munk on April 4, 2017 at 9:26am — 2 Comments

Can We Please Stop Asking for Cover Letters Yet?

From what I can see, it seems most companies still ask for cover letters.  Isn’t this just one more hurdle and inconvenience to make applicants go through that really doesn’t add value?

Based on my experience, cover letters are not needed anymore.  I know I am not alone in this (from speaking with peers), but I have not read a cover letter in years.  By and large, we don’t care what is on the cover letter.  Everything we need to see should be on the resume.…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 31, 2017 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Three Important Questions to Ask When Hiring for A Digital Marketing Role

Three Important Questions to Ask When Hiring for A Digital Marketing Role

Digital marketing is one of the fastest growing industries in the world right now, the days of old outbound marketing methods such as cold calling and radio advertisements are coming to an end and it’s vital companies are now adapting digitally.

When hiring for a digital marketing role its crucial you hire…

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Added by Recruitment Tech on March 30, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Jiu Jitsu and Recruiting: Arm Bar Your Way To Success

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. In the month I’ve been MIA, I hit a milestone in my life that I’m damn proud of: after years of training, I earned my purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Just one more belt closer to black.…

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Added by Rick Girard on March 29, 2017 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Why Are We Still Using Stock Photos on Our Careers Sites?

I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years. Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better. Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball on.

Last week, there was an article called “…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 14, 2017 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Why Your Offer Should Never be Turned Down

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Added by Rick Girard on March 2, 2017 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Why Ghosting needs to GTFO of your Hiring Process

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Added by Rick Girard on February 23, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Is There a Better Way Than Reviewing Resumes?

I recently watched “Why hiring is broken” by Kate Glazebrook from TEDxGoodenoughCollege. Yet another person saying resumes are broken (which is true), but this time with research to back it up. They don’t really do a good job predicting performance and they allow biases to creep in.…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on January 27, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments

CROWDYHOUSE Shares Their Recruitment Process and Tips

Every now and then, we join one of our users for lunch to find out more about the way they recruit. This week, we visited CROWDYHOUSE, where Mark and Suzan hold office with their 20+ (and counting)…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on January 27, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 things to cover when interviewing a social media candidate

Thinking of employing an in-house social media assistant for your business?

With social media becoming an ever growing source of lead generation for businesses, many companies now have their own in-house social media mangers. The social media content produced in-house is often of a higher quality and more personal than posts produced by an outsourced agency. The employee will grow to know…

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Added by Recruitment Tech on January 27, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

Three Steps to Prepare Your Firm for Bonus Season Turnover

The outlook for the 2016 bonus season on Wall Street is not looking promising. A new report by Johnson Associates, a compensation consultant firm, predicts another year of disappointing bonuses for the financial services industry. “Incentive pay” as they call it, has been declining since 2014 and will hit everyone from investment bankers to hedge funders. This year, bonuses are anticipated to drop…

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Added by OneWire on December 7, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments

VR: New Possibilities for Virtual Reality in Recruiting

I recently gave myself an…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on December 6, 2016 at 9:59am — No Comments

5 Signs it’s Time to Consider Hiring a Consultant

A few weeks ago I discussed some recruiting and hiring trends that were on the rise in 2016, and are expected to continue rising in 2017. Although that was by no means a thorough examination of the current composition of the average business environment, the reoccurring theme was, in short: increased use of…

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Added by Pete Jay DuCharme on December 5, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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