Category: Candidate engagement
It hasn’t gone unnoticed that today’s market revolves around candidates. As a result, recruitment firms and hiring managers alike must do whatever it takes to remain one step ahead. For some, social media recruiting is the answer. Using this method as leverage not only gives insight to a candidates experience and skill set but their lifestyle as it pertains to cultural fits as well. Paul Harty, Seven Step’s President, comments on this new age recruiting style.... read more
You’ve finally become a manager, now what? Now, it is time to build your team. It can be scary, but knowing what steps and what to look for in a potential hire can alleviate a lot of pressure. To become a good manager, it’s critical to know what to look for in a potential employee. Your team is a reflection of your management style and the rate of your success as a business. Donna Decosta, Strategic Director for Seven Step RPO, lists five essential tips regarding how to hire a team that will succeed with different experience levels.... read more
Hiring veterans has always been a hot topic in the recruiting field. Veterans can considerably open your talent pool as they can bring unique aspects and visions to your team. These brave men and women, whom have fought for our freedom, can be the most highly skilled and experienced employees. It’s important to implement successful initiatives so that you can attract the most talented individuals. Our Strategic Directors, Michael Vecchio and Krista Williams offer insight on helping your company hire veterans. ... read more
In life, we are all looking for the perfect match to compliment us. It’s the same for recruiting in business; we want that “perfectly matched” candidate whose goals and ambitions align with the company’s vision. When you’ve found “the one” it’s important to keep communication open and the message clear. Once expectations are set, it’s important to keep both parties happy. Just as in any relationship, you’ve got to make sure both parties are getting what they need! It is an ever-evolving relationship that will need constant nurture and care. Business Development Manager James Holt discuss this on ERE.net so you can keep your message clear and your candidates happy, and he does it with some of the best songs from the 90s.
ERE.net: Everyone loves a trip down memory lane. That’s why VH1 made those retrospectives about the 1980s, 1990s, etc. Admit it: once you caught five minutes of one of those shows, the next four hours of your life were forfeited.
A few years ago, when I was an IT recruiter back in Washington, D.C. (see what I did there? Clever, right?), one of my favorite parts of the job was getting to know each candidate and figuring out what their “story” was. What were their unique aspirations and hot buttons? How did they get to this point in their career? What were they passionate about in their lives? Being able to get to know someone, then matching them up with a company that matched their professional and personal ambitions was, to me, one of the best and most rewarding parts of the job. It was always a delight to follow up with them six months later and learn that they were indeed happy with the new direction in their career. ... read more
College. Just the word conjures up memories of the four ‘p’s: parties, professors, Pop-Tarts and pizza. However, there’s two more ‘p’s that every college student thinks about: their potential paycheck. Hiring managers can often crush those dreams as sometimes, they are not interested in hiring these recent grads. Many hiring managers only want to deal with people who have experience. Combine that with how recent college grads can often be lost in the job application process, and things can get a bit messy. Strategic Director Krista Williams discusses on HR Daily Advisor some of the reasons why hiring college graduates is not only a good move, but why companies and experienced employees can benefit from working with them.
HR Daily Advisor: I have been working with college students … well, since I was in college. In most, if not all, of my positions I have had the fortune of working with interns, new graduates, placement offices, faculty, and students. My support has not only been to assist in job placement but also to support the transition of students from the life of ramen noodles and 10 a.m. classes to meeting the demands of a completely connected work environment with high expectations.
I enjoy the aspect of the students being full of life, holding huge aspirations, and having absolutely no idea how to get where they are trying to go. I have partnered with placement offices at several colleges and managed college hiring programs for several organizations. Over the years, some things have changed and some things haven’t at all.... read more