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#FirstInHr: How to Recruit and Hire Like a Pro

You’re new to hiring. Because, well, you’re not a hiring professional really. The small business owner you work for spends 35-45% of business hours handling employee-related…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 25, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Recruitment Messaging: Targeting the Right Candidate Pool

It’s not enough to ask recruits “Do you want to work here?” 

Candidates need motivation to work with your organization. That motivation comes from the recruitment message. Your recruitment message attracts the right candidate pool the first time.

Social media posts, employer branding and job advertisements all play a vital role in the brand messages candidates receive.…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 23, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

A Recipe for the Perfect Job Description

The first step in filling any open position in a company is creating the perfect job description. Only 17% of hiring managers say that all, or nearly all of job seekers have the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 17, 2015 at 10:24am — 3 Comments

TGIF? Why Friday is Not the Best Day to Post Job Advertisements

It’s the end of the workweek. Some people in the office leave a little early to get a jumpstart on their weekend plans; some people didn’t even come in because of their flex schedules. Friday for the average professional is a godsend. For job postings on the other hand, the end of the week doesn’t ring the same bell as it should. Fridays were once the ideal time for job postings.…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

#FirstInHR: How to Attract Candidates to Your Small Business

Your small business is growing, and there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done yourself. Hard as it is, you learn to loosen the reins and add an extra set of hands and a mind or two. These new employees bring fresh ideas to the table. The only problem, you haven’t hired them yet. It is a different playing field attracting candidates to your small business. Daily…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 5, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

5 Recruiting Tools for Setting Up an HR Department

Every tool belt has a hammer and a screwdriver. They are the basics for any handyman job. Likewise, recruiters use computers and job descriptions as their basics. However, there are variations in the fundamentals of recruitment. These differences are what make the stellar job descriptions stand out from the mediocre ones, and the ATS shine over the average office…

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 26, 2015 at 10:52am — 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

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 9, 2015 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

3 Recruiting Tools That Need a Revamp

This always happens. The latest and greatest piece of technology that you just bought is outdated only a week later. However, the fundamentals never go out of style. Referrals, Sourcing and Job Descriptions are important aspects of your recruiting strategy, and it is important to keep discovering fresh ways to keep them relevant with the times. You can use them in new ways that revamp…

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Added by Raj Sheth on December 15, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

#FirstInHR: Too Many Applicants, Too Little Time

Even in periods of high unemployment, there are open jobs. Jobs that companies simply can’t fill. It’s not that candidates are unqualified for the positions necessarily, there are just too many of them for each opening. Recruiters and hiring managers are busy trying to fill these positions with candidates that not only…

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Added by Raj Sheth on December 2, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Need-to-Know Mobile Recruitment Stats

There is an explosion happening. Mobility has blasted its way into the world of recruitment and there is no stopping it. So, as a recruiter, it’s your job to know exactly how mobile is weaving throughout the hiring process. Candidates want to be able to search, apply, and upload their resumes through their mobile smartphones. If your career page can’t do that – if …

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Added by Raj Sheth on November 26, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Habits of the Most Skilled Recruiters: Part 3 - The Ugly

Nick Corcodilos, recruiting professional, recently published an article in the Ask The Headhunter newsletter. The article begins with a reader’s reservations in regards to…

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Added by Raj Sheth on November 17, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

#FirstInHR: 5 Ways to Build a Team All on Your Own

You know your team better than anyone; after all, you personally recruited and hired every single one of them. The process is time-consuming and mentally taxing which is why corporations have hiring managers who are dedicated to onboard the chosen candidates. The formula for a great team is the …

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Added by Raj Sheth on October 30, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Is Your HR Department Winter-Ready?

With the turning of the seasons comes a new budget for many companies – nongovernment organizations receive their new budgets in October after the beginning of the fiscal year. With a rearranged or increased budget, there’s a good chance you’ll have the opportunity to create a new position. At the very least you’ll be able to reallocate money to a position you had to remove due…

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Added by Raj Sheth on October 13, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

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

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