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5 Common Candidate Pains and What Recruiters Can Do About Them

Today’s job market is run by candidates. Good candidates are getting harder to come by, and they’re refusing job offers. Recruiters are aware of this too: 79% of recruiters say the…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 21, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

3 Ways Recruiters Can improve Their Applicant Screening Process

Recruiting dates back to military beginnings in early Greece, Rome, and Egypt. While we still continue to use tactics from these ancient worlds, recruiters have found more effective ways to…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 15, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

The 4 Elements of an Archaic HR Department

Human Resources is still an invaluable pillar of any business venture, but the sentiment that it’s unnecessary is definitely out there. HR can feel like a minefield of…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 9, 2015 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

How and When to Hire a Contingent Worker

Contingent workers have the “always on” mentality. The self-employed workers live and breathe time management since they work according to their own schedule. They also pick and choose how many clients they want to have. This means contingent employees must use their time wisely and take advantage of any…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 30, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Employer Branding: The Never Ending Story

Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Today's Workforce Cares About Social Causes

“If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 18, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Reduce Your Time-to-Hire with These 3 Tips

The bane of a recruiter’s job… not finding the right candidate. Most recruiters want to find the right candidate in the right amount of time without sacrificing candidate experience. Sounds easy enough, so why is it so hard? Tim Sackett recently wrote about how simple…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 4, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Functional vs. Cultural Fit: Hiring Beyond the Interview

Hiring for cultural fit is a popular term amongst HR professionals and recruiters. While the latest trends tell us to hire for personality, hiring decision makers can’t ignore a lack of skill…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 25, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

6 Screening Questions You ALWAYS Ask in an Interview

With the proliferation of articles out there on interviewing, you’d be tempted to assume that interviewing a new client is easy, or at least a skill that every hiring manager has down pat. Even seasoned recruiters and HR professionals have trouble occasionally with interviews. In my position, I see lots of behind the scenes data about interviewing, particularly screening…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

6 Skills You Didn't Know Employers Look For

While the history on your resume is impressive, that’s not all it takes to get the job. Soft skills – truly the foundational job requirements – aren’t skills everyone has. Employers can teach the hard skills, technical and job-specific abilities, but they can’t teach soft skills. Recruiters and hiring managers are on the lookout for these during the interview. Today’s…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 11, 2015 at 11:39am — No Comments

How to Recruit Like Charlie Townsend

The man in the phone, Charlie Townsend, isn’t your ideal supervisor. He only ever calls his angels – his team – when there is a problem or when he needs something done. On the other hand, there is something recruiters can learn from this mysterious enigmatic man. Charlie knows his angels, he talks with them, but he never sees them face-to-face. Recruiters,…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 3, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

GOT A VIDEO INTERVIEW? DON’T BE A SCARY MOVIE

Scary movies aren’t everyone’s bag of tricks – pun intended – but people dress up as their favorite characters this time of year, princesses and zombies included. Well, the house down the street ran out of candy, just like your last employer. The company let you go to fend for yourself in the twilight of job-hunting. …

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Added by Julie Salerno on January 29, 2015 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

How 4 Types of Hiring Managers Can Use Video Interviewing

Video interviewing caters to all types of hiring managers. Yes, all of them. Characteristics of video interviewing allow procrastinators a bit of wiggle-room, passive managers a louder voice, micromanagers a certain level of control, and problem-solvers greater victories in the hiring process. These four…

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Added by Julie Salerno on January 6, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

7 Video Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers

You can’t escape them. You can’t ignore them. Your candidates want video interviews, and your organization is looking for ways to save money. There’s no better way to do that than to save 67% on travel costs with video interviewing. There…

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Added by Julie Salerno on December 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Little R & R in the Workforce Revolution

“Successful remote workers can share the systems, tech, and protocol already in place to communicate, engage, and perform.” – the late, Judy Martin…

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Added by Julie Salerno on December 9, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

3 Things to Think About Before an Interview

Preparing for an interview is nerve wracking for the candidates and the recruiters alike. It can be off-putting for both parties, when one or both come unprepared for the interview.

Out of a focus group of 200 individuals, 80% agreed that if an interviewer showed up…

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Added by Julie Salerno on December 2, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

How Staffing Firms Can Use Video Interviewing

It’s not just about the cool new piece of technology anymore. Video interviews make sense because they are efficient, cost effective, and they are simply convenient. Not to mention 60% of …

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 25, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Don't Let the Browser Hit You on the Way Out

No one is pushing you out the recruitment door, but if you don’t stay up-to-date on updates… your browser will. Not all browsers were created equal and with that said, it’s time to catch up to modern web development standards. Everything from the desktop browser capability to career page mobile responsiveness has an impact on the quantity and quality of the…

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Employer Branding for the Future of Your Workforce

When it comes to the corporate career page, it’s clear who stands out from the rest. Those who are responsive and branded specifically to their employer brand are the ones that stand out to candidates – and quite frankly – are the rivals of their competitors. According to a recent study by LinkedIn, companies who have a strong employer brand have a 28% …

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Keys to Perfecting Your Employer Brand

Innovative corporate leaders may wonder why their Talent Acquisition professionals seem darn good at their jobs. When we ask them, many say it’s because they found the key to perfecting the company’s employer brand. Take a look at the anatomy of a lock. It seems rather simple, but all of the pieces work so cohesively that a…

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 6, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

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