All Blog Posts Tagged 'rate' (11)

How to improve your LinkedIn response rate from passive candidates

LinkedIn is an invaluable resource. Online recruiting makes everyone’s lives a little easier. You’ve got access to a wealth of talent,…


Added by Kelly Smith on April 7, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Onboarding: How to Enable Your New Recruits

Employee retention is on the minds of many businesses and HR managers. Employee turnover can cost a business a lot. Time spent recruiting, hiring and training pales in comparison to the actual cost of replacing a new hire. In one post about staffing,…


Added by Erica Bell on June 18, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments

True Unemployment Rate on 10/5/2012 is 14.7%

This morning it was widely reported that the "unemployment rate" dropped to 7.8% - and that most of the drop was "the fact that many people simply stopped looking for a job."  That comment is very disrespectful to unemployed people who are working harder than ever to find a job.

The rate that is reported as the unemployment rate by the Bureau of Labor Statistics…


Added by Bill Humbert on October 5, 2012 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

National Unemployment Rate is misleading for the West

In September 2007 Canada reached the lowest employment rate in over the last 35 years at 5.9%.  By mid-year 2009 the national unemployment figure rose to over 8.5%.  To put this in perspective, every percentage point change is approximately 180,000 people who no longer have a position.  Today the national rate is 7.4%, lower than the national average for the last 36 years (8.5%) – and that should encourage us, however it is not because the unemployment rate is actually trending in the wrong…


Added by Darryl Moore on March 16, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Ballots Are in, Did You Hire Yourself?

Going on job interviews typically ranks right up there with going to the dentist, doing your income taxes and spending time with the in-laws.

You get the message; interviews can be very taxing to say the least. That being said, there are millions of Americans out there right now who are waiting for the interview call, passing their resume around here, there and everywhere, and going on interviews.

The big question at the end of the day following your interview is would you hire…


Added by Dave Thomas on February 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Utilizing Salary Surveys; With Regards

Sitting directly across from you at the offer table is your anxious candidate awaiting the release of your proposed salary. You have prepared your offer based upon the salary scale provided by your

company. Also, you have combined several factors regarding this

candidate including; salary history, education, experience and what they

can bring to the opened position.

The candidate has done their research by utilizing free online…


Added by Yonica S.Pimentel on November 16, 2010 at 8:27am — No Comments

We don't just hire, we give hope

In addition to my regular job responsibilities I have always loved to collect and analyze various data, trends and facts. Here's one fact that's been driving me crazy for quite a while: with a national unemployment rate stuck above 9% we are still having trouble finding qualified candidates. After hours of research I think I just found a reason for that.

Recently I've been wondering how an average job seeker feels about their job search process, so I posted an online poll asking… Continue

Added by Jonas Axelsson on July 19, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Tips for Hiring in High Turnover

Seeking out and bringing talented employees onboard is not an easy task, it takes effort, time and money. Being responsible for a flow of fresh talent in a company with high turnover rate is an extremely challenging task. Here are 8 tips that helped me succeed with my recruitment project when hiring for a company with a low staff retention rate.

1. Be honest with the candidate.

Most job seekers would appreciate knowing the reasons for the position to be… Continue

Added by Jonas Axelsson on July 7, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Payrises in your future with growing skills shortage?

One minute we’re in the midst of the now famously-named GFC (Global Financial Crisis for those of you who have just peered out from under a rock), and everyone’s panicking about job queues,…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 20, 2010 at 8:11pm — 2 Comments

The Job Seeker Competition Principle

The Competition Principle is a formal title I gave to what I believe to be a fundamental truth. The Competition Principle simply states, “There are others more qualified or talented than you who want what you want.” To make this principle specific to jobseekers I have defined the tenet as the Jobseeker Competition Principle. The Jobseeker Competition Principle states: “There are others more qualified or talented than you who want the same job you… Continue

Added by Darin Manis on December 4, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

How can the Australian job market continue its growth?

As the Australian job market continues to outperform by adding 24,500 new jobs in October, instead of the expected 10,000 jobs, Prime Minister Rudd, and the Labor Government have something to celebrate about on their 2-year anniversary.

We expect job growth to continue in the long-term. Project such as Gorgon in Western Australia will continue to increase the number of jobs. According to the ACIL Tasman report, an additional 10,000 direct and indirect jobs are on the horizon,… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on November 21, 2009 at 2:26pm — No Comments

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