Raj Sheth's Blog (76)

Your Employer Brand Needs Some Attention

There. It’s out in the open. No foul intentions, but sometimes the truth can sting a little. There are tons of articles out there in cyber space covering employer branding with about million statistics in every one of them. Little did you know, your branding falls under the not-so-flattering category of statistics. One of the galling pieces of datum is that 29% of …

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 30, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

WARNING: Profession Undergoing Maintenance

“Competing for tech talent never gets easier, nor is it a perfect mathematical equation. Instead it’s about understanding your market, knowing what your current and prospective employees are looking for, and doing your best to create the environment that attracts the right workers to your company.” – …

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 23, 2014 at 4:01pm — 3 Comments

Habits of the Most Skilled Recruiters: Part Two – The Bad

Has your company seen a decrease in the number of qualified candidates recently? Having a career page and posting open positions to social media isn’t enough. Did  you know that on average 46% of candidates rate their experience poor or very poor? Why…

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 15, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

#FirstInHR? Determine Your Hiring Timeline in 1, 2, 3!

When you first start hiring for your small business, chances are you’re not going to have a solidified process in place. Larger businesses have the luxury of talent acquisition pros and other hiring professionals as a resource, but if the hiring duties are solely left up to you and your small team, it can seem overwhelming.

From constructing the job description, placing the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 6, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

What to Look for in a Resume

If you’ve ever been part of a search committee to fill a position within your organization, you know how difficult it can be to weed through all of the applications you receive. Did you know that on average it takes a recruiter only six seconds to decide on an applicant based on their resume? While you want to hire the best candidate for the job, you can save yourself and your team a lot of time and energy by knowing what to look for in a resume.

First and foremost, it is…

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

WWBD: What Would Buffett Do?

You don’t get to perch yourself on a park bench and eat ice cream with the likes of Paul McCartney by wingin’ it. Most employers don’t start a company because they’re good at doing the books, hiring or leading a team. People start companies because they’re passionate about a…

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Added by Raj Sheth on August 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Habits of the Most Skilled Recruiters: Part One – The Good

Most candidates are not fortunate enough to have a good recruitment process, considering only 5% of them rank their experience as “good.” So, where have we lost touch? It’s a clear indicator that some recruiters need a reassessment of their tech knowledge and people skills. However, a combination of both of these attributes results in an alignment with company goals. This vision is the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on August 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Reasons You Can’t Recruit Candidates

You always hear how recruiters can’t find the right candidates, or candidates at all for that matter. They blame it on a plethora of causes from poor candidate quality to a changing workforce. But that is the problem: you can’t blame it on the candidates. With a changing candidate pool, recruiters have to adapt to trending techniques. The game of recruiting has changed, and you need to…

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Added by Raj Sheth on August 15, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Get Out of Your Cubicle and Into a Collaborative Recruiting Process

Teamwork. It’s the building block of any company, big or small. The benefits of teamwork stretch beyond the borders of your cubicle and out into the world of recruiting. Collaborative recruiting has a deeper impact than just your typical, run-of-the-mill programs. This is because it involves more than just the Human Resources and recruiting departments. Collaborative…

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Added by Raj Sheth on August 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

3 Reasons Your Recruitment Process is Failing

You have tried everything in the book, and still it seems as though your recruitment system isn’t working anymore. It turns into a never-ending cycle of too much to process and not enough resources to do so. Well unfortunately, without an Applicant Tracking System, it is easy to let unqualified candidates slip through the cracks of employer decency and not alert them when they didn’t…

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Added by Raj Sheth on July 26, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Art of Headhunting: More Than Your Average Recruiter

Recruiters are responsible for bringing in candidates who are the best of the best. However, they can only gather the most innovative and proficient talent pool to select from if they have the right tools. Even if they are the right tools and skills, there is always the chance they could be used better. Technological tools are constantly developing, and you can’t use tools you don’t have the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on July 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Is Recruiting Responsible for Retention?

The battle always results to finding talent. Therefore, good recruiting should lead to qualified candidates. And while good candidates are hard to catch, they can be even harder to keep. Recruiters shouldn’t lie to acquire coveted talent, or they run the risk of seeing them leave in 3-6 months when the truth to the exaggerations is finally discovered. It stands to reason then, that…

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Added by Raj Sheth on July 10, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

6 Ways to Find Best Fit Talent

“HR should be every company’s ‘killer app.’ What could possibly be more important than who gets hired…” –Jack Welch, ex-CEO of GE

Finding good candidates isn’t hard.…

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Added by Raj Sheth on June 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

18 Undeniable Reasons You Need an Applicant Tracking System

Applicant tracking systems are great for HR professionals and recruiters. There are disputes about their effectiveness because they target keywords rather than candidate skill. Even though most candidates don’t like their experience when a company uses an ATS, it greatly helps recruiters minimize the size of the talent pool without wasting precious time…

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Added by Raj Sheth on June 20, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Your Candidates Really Think About Your Hiring Process

Let’s first establish that, yes, it does matter what candidates think about your hiring process. There are far too many recruiters still out there with the attitude that if a candidate really wants to work for their company, they have to go through their process (no matter how crappy).

The entire process should be looked at from the candidate’s perspective. The hectic,…

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Added by Raj Sheth on June 7, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Online Job Interviews (Infographic)

Video interviewing is on the rise, enhancing the face-to-face interview experience….online. It is convenient for candidates, but it has really made an impact for hiring managers and recruiters. They can account for cultural fit within the company without even being in the same zip code. Nonverbal communication is still transmitted through video interviewing; so hiring managers and recruiters don’t lose…

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Added by Raj Sheth on May 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Your Recruitment Team Gang Members

As the war for talent amps up, recruiting gangs are popping up across the nation. Recruitment is beefing up by blurring the departmental lines and creating entire gangs dedicated to their efforts. Traditional recruitment efforts aren’t cutting it anymore and recruiters are getting serious about their attraction tools…

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Added by Raj Sheth on May 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Should I Invest in Onboarding?

YES! A big, fat “yes” is the answer. Retention is such a powerful metric in business because of the ridiculously high cost of turnover. Retained employees represent a great return on the many investments that employers make on their workforce, and onboarding is a solid, yet often overlooked aspect of those investments.

According to a …

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Added by Raj Sheth on May 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Employee Engagement Myths Debunked

Engagement and retention are huge topics right now in HR, and leadership in general. High turnover numbers and epidemically low employee engagement numbers are costing companies in a big way. For a while, employers were running their organization’s…

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Added by Raj Sheth on May 8, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

10 Ways an ATS Can Save Your Sanity

Recruiters and hiring managers all face a large set of the same organizational challenges, no matter what industry they’re in. The workload, communications and data can quickly get to an unmanageable state. When that happens, recruiters get stressed, the candidate experience suffers and the company brand is compromised. What most people don’t realize is that even a small opening, with…

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Added by Raj Sheth on May 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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