All Blog Posts Tagged 'hiring' (415)

Back on British soil: The impact of a stronger UK economy on recruitment in the pharmaceutical industry

At the height of the economic downturn, confidence in the UK’s economy dropped. In a bid to reduce manufacturing costs and stabilise investments, many pharmaceutical companies took these processes abroad. As a consequence, some of our highly skilled, domestic labour…

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Added by Austin Fraser Ltd on March 25, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

How To Train A Hiring Manager

Let’s face it. As a recruiter, you’re out there on the front lines, rolling up your sleeves to source, screen and slate the top talent on the market. You’re able to do whatever it takes to find that always elusive purple squirrel, that needle in the proverbial passive haystack, and, against all…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on March 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Diversity fail: Why you should never trust CVs and Job Interviews

Companies with a diverse workforce perform better. A 2009 study by McKinsey shows a connection between gender diversity and financial performance of a company: a company in which the management is gender diverse (more than 30% women in top management of the company), for example, had a 53 % better EBIT margin. So far so good.

So how do you get a more diverse workforce? Well, you probably already know it: it all depends on fair personnel selection. Fairness…

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Added by Corinna Litera on March 16, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments

Stop Press: Internal Recruiters and Hiring Managers CAN get along

*** Please note: This post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog ***

Last week I was in Kuala Lumpur running a workshop for a group of predominantly internal recruiters.

Although the workshop was…

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Added by Paul Slezak on February 19, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments

2015 Industries with the Most Growth

Now that we’re into 2015, we thought we’d compare how demand in the beginning of this year trended compared to the same time last year. We reviewed the top 50 industries with the most demand to see which ones experienced the highest percentage of growth, according to data from WANTED Analytics.

Industries…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on February 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 Ways to Shorten Hiring Time in Your Company

Recruiters are consistently pushed to shorten the time it takes to find and recruit new talent. In spite of such pressures, current average time-to-hire is the highest it’s been since 2009, and time-to-hire is only getting longer. The job market is better than it was 5 years ago. Even with more job openings, it still takes too long to bring on a new hire. What is the current …

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 23, 2015 at 4:04pm — No Comments

The one interviewing method you all should know!

Asking the right questions in a job interview is not easy. Sure there are numerous lists with interview questions, but how can you be sure they fit the job requirements? You can’t. A wonderful counter example would be the question we all know: "…

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Added by Corinna Litera on January 21, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hello-Goodbye: Cutting An Interview Short

This post was originally published on the CareerPlug Blog

Tomorrow…

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Added by Natalie Morgan on December 31, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My Candidate!: Hiring Lessons From The Hobbit

This post was originally published on the CareerPlug Blog

This past week the final installment of the Tolkien series hit theaters and millions flocked to cinemas to see the conclusion of Bilbo Baggins’ story.  The Hobbit: The…

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Added by Natalie Morgan on December 22, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Recruiting Stuff That Made Me SMH This Week

Most likely I’ve shared before that I consume A LOT of content (daily) on various business topics – a hefty chunk of it being HR and recruiting related articles, blogs and social media conversations. Earlier today I came across this post describing …

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on December 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Hiring in Smaller Cities Outpaces Largest Metros

As we approach the end of 2014, I wanted to share with you an interesting trend in hiring demand this year. While many times we think that the competition for talent is in populous areas - like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the Silicon Valley - we found that hiring grew significantly more in smaller, less…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on December 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Stop Saying "Candidate Control"

I have recruited for some of the top companies in the third party recruiting industry. 

And no matter what company it was, upper management loved their buzzwords – “Forward Thinking”, “Deep Dive”, “Manage Expectations”, “Synergy” – the list goes on and on…

I don’t disagree with all of them that are out there, sometimes you really just can’t find a better phrase to describe your thought process.

However here is one we need to throw away right now:…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on December 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

3 tips for creating your company’s candidate experience

A successful and sustainable employer branding does not end with receiving an application. Personnel selection is actually the first real touch point between your applicant and you, and it is, therefore, vital to your recruiting success to continuously communicate with them so as to make them feel acknowledged.The selection process has to be at the center of a coherent and company-specific employer brand communication. Excellent and well-thought…

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Added by Corinna Litera on December 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Top 3 Tips to Be an Expert Interviewer

An entry level job candidate may not be as experienced with the interview process as their older comrades in the job market. When judging a candidate’s abilities, you don’t want to pass up an excellent candidate because they are not comfortable with the interview process yet. Here are a few ways interviewers can help the process along when hiring for new…

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Added by Sean Little on December 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Truth About Agency Recruiting

The world of contingent, agency recruiting is extremely competitive. The salesperson that visits clients will usually have a nice suit on and promise you the world, but as the saying goes, don’t ask how the sausage is made.

The main thing to understand is that contingent recruiting is a sales game and, as with any sales industry, it is all about earning…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on December 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

7 Celebrities Who Would Never Get Hired From Their Resume

For the most part, the celebrities below have had successful careers, and gone on to fame, fortune and riches.

Why? Because they weren’t just a resume. Someone took a chance on their personality, not a meaningless skill-set written down on a piece of paper.

 

1. Kim Kardashian…

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Added by Charlotte Phillips on November 5, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Hiring Managers: We Know #TheStruggleIsReal. (As told in gif-list form!)

In response from requests from our recruiters to let our hair down a bit more, and participate a popular internet craze, we present …Being A Hiring Manager: 7 Reasons Why #TheStruggleIsReal.

Ah, hiring managers. A lot of responsibility, not enough hours in the day. It’s not an easy job, and we feel your pain.

Too many candidates at the wrong time,…

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Added by Charlotte Phillips on October 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

6 Common Blunders New Hires Make - And Then Get Hurt

So, you just landed yourself a new job and you are probably nervous, because you want to impress your employer. Well, you are not the first person to feel like this because everyone feels nervous the first time they step into the professional waters.

Starting a new job is a nerve wracking experience. It might cause much anxiety because you really want this job, and you cannot afford to be thrown out in the first week. Besides, you have a lot…

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Added by Madeleine Allan on October 28, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

8 tips for hiring better administrative assistants

What do you think of when you think about the perfect administrative assistant? If you’ve worked at a few companies I imagine you’re thinking about a specific person you’ve worked with before rather than some list of qualities. For me, it was Candace. Candace started managing our front desk and…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on October 27, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Stop Complaining: Hire

Companies, hiring managers, recruiters, HR departments alike complain about: the lack of talent, having too many candidates or not enough candidates, not having their jobs posted on enough job boards, struggling to find the candidate who is proficient in several coding languages, wanting an entry level hire with three years of experience, and needing to hire fast but not having an organized, well-defined, and…

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Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

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