Category: Recruiter training
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sent a well-qualified, enthusiastic candidate in for an interview only to have them come back and report that they had a horrible experience and would never want to work at that company. If this is happening to you, you need to pay more attention to training your hiring managers on how to sell the position to candidates.
Does it sound like I’ve got it vice-versa? Shouldn’t the candidate be the one worried about impressing the hiring manager? In today’s employment environment, candidates have top choice for where they choose to work. This means you have to sell them on your company and on the person they will work for if they’re hired. Your hiring managers are a linchpin in this process.... read more
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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Thanks to smart phones, we live in an app dominated world. It’s not just for personal use or fun games. Businesses release new apps for their customers every day, and it’s impossible to go to a networking event without seeing people check LinkedIn on their phones. Recruiters are huge proponents of the benefits of using apps to help win the war on talent, but it’s important to know which ones are right for what you’re looking for. Mike Weil, Sourcing Specialist, provides insight on what apps to use before jumping to the app store and improving recruiting efforts.
HR Review: Technology evolves faster than anything else on earth. The websites, social platforms, and apps available for recruiters and job seekers are no exception. Just because Monster, CareerBuilder, Facebook, and LinkedIn are some of the most popular websites right now for those services, they’re not the only ones out there or the newest. And they will eventually be replaced. So, as a recruiter, it’s important that you keep abreast of what’s emerging. A bit of time spent regularly searching for new Apps and job boards could well be worth your time and give you a “got there first” advantage to finding great candidates.... 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
In certain ways, the dating world can be similar to recruiting and interviewing. You meet someone, you either hit off and decide to see each other again, or it’s just not meant to be. Of course, there is always the potentially to be stood up on a date or an interview. The question then becomes, what do you do when that happens? Strategic Director Katie Calhoun writes about potential tips to help reduce candidate cancellations and no shows, as featured in Undercover Recruiter.
Undercover Recruiter: As the war for talent has once again heated up, candidates are no longer willing to wait long for interviews. Many are simultaneously interviewing at multiple employers. If they get hired somewhere else, they cancel your interview. Some simply do not show up and do not call. Frustrating, right? Not to mention costly, as some hiring managers travel to conduct selection interviews. But, before you pull your hair out, take a moment to consider the candidate’s point of view.... read more