Talk to any professional in New York City and you’ll likely hear a similar story. Being ignored by a hiring manager after an interview — i.e., “job ghosting” — may be universal, but that doesn’t mean it’s not unprofessional, annoying and unsettling. Here, some ways to cope when it happens to you.... read more
Category: New hire
As the New Year dawns, it’s a great time to consider what you’ll do to attract and retain top talent in 2015. I spend a lot of time networking with peers in talent acquisition and am lucky to get an inside view on what is at the top of the list for those on the forefront of recruiting. Here’s my take on the top 10 things that you need to do in 2015 to take your TA program to the next level.
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If you’re a funded startup, in a turnaround, experiencing an uptick in growth, going through an acquisition, or on the cusp of something new that will change your business dramatically — hiring visionary people who can lead your company through growth can be a major challenge. When I worked at a well-known fashion company, the business planned to open 500 new stores within two years. I was tasked with hiring an inventory manager who could handle the current workload while making sure this person would be able to triple their workflow and amount of responsibility in the near future. Then and since I’ve worked for Seven Step, I have often had to figure out how to get people to trust me and inspire them to take a journey with a growing company that is more promise than anything else.... 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
For some reason, when interviewing military veterans, hiring managers and recruiters seem to be at a loss when it comes to certain issues. We’re not really sure why – veterans are just like any other prospective employee who hasn’t proudly served our country. There are some sensitivities around their background and experience that is classified (for different reasons), and other information that can be discussed at great lengths. However, where do you draw the line between what is appropriate and what isn’t? Strategic Director Krista Williams discusses on Recruiting Trends what you can and can’t ask veterans and the rationale behind each of these points.
Recruiting Trends: Hiring managers and recruiters need to be aware that there are certain questions they can and cannot ask military veterans during job interviews. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects the rights of veterans during civilian job interviews.... read more