Does Motivation Make Up For Experience? Why You Should Hire Talent with Potential

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Experience acts as a kind of shortcut. An employee comes in with a level of competence, which they can then apply on your behalf. To some extent, they are ready to work from Day One. That’s certainly appealing, but experience can also fall short. A person with all the outward qualifications can still become a… Read more »

Choosing Between Top Candidates: What To Look For

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You’ve sifted resumes, conducted interviews, checked references, and weighed the value of each candidate. Now, you’re ready to make a hiring decision. Except, there’s a problem: you can’t choose between your two top candidates. The result of your long, intricate hiring process is a tie. In many ways, this is one of those “good problems.”… Read more »

Is the Pandemic Impacting Cross-State Job Searches?

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Careers often unfold like an adventure. Travels to distant locations to capture unprecedented opportunities. However, COVID is making those change of venue much more complicated. As you look for the perfect position for you, the pandemic is impacting cross-state job searches. Cross-state job hunting might seem like a relatively narrow problem, especially given the widespread… Read more »

Simple Ways to Improve Your Candidate Experience

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In any recruitment process, you’re trying to fill a position as quickly as possible while keeping expenses under control. It’s a lot to think about. However, there’s another concern to keep in mind: providing a good candidate experience. You might think this represents a relatively minor consideration. However, it can have a significant long-term impact…. Read more »

How to Strategically Reject Talent, But Keep Them in Your Talent Pipeline

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The hardest part of the recruiting process? It’s making the final decision. Usually, it means rejecting several likable, engaging, extremely qualified individuals. It’s a shame to let all those great candidates move on to the competition. There is an alternative. By adding those rejected candidates to your talent pipeline, you set yourself up for the… Read more »

Avoid Getting Ghosted by Candidates With These Tips

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Why does getting ghosted feel so much different than being rejected? Part of it has to do with the mystery involved. Where did they go? What did we do wrong? What’s happening here? Ghosting in personal circumstances is one thing. In business, it can have concrete financial consequences. A disappearing job candidate, especially late in… Read more »

Is AI Completely Changing Your Hiring Process?

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As it already has in a number of other industries, artificial intelligence is poised to drive major changes in the HR field. By adding AI to your hiring process, you can streamline your recruitment operation and improve your results. There’s still time to gain a competitive advantage by adding AI. A study conducted by CareerBuilder… Read more »

Most Common Mistakes When Hiring Temp Employees

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Temporary employees provide a great way to augment your team. They offer flexibility and the ability to handle sudden surges in orders. However, hiring temp workers can be tricky. You need a good process to make sure you get the highest level of productivity you can. Without the right procedures in place, temps can become… Read more »

Most Valuable Recruiting Investments for 2020

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Your recruiting efforts ultimately get judged the same way as any other activity at your company. You review the resources that go into an operation, and then compare that to what you get out of it. Simple ROI calculations. So, as you plan the rest of your recruiting plan for the year, the question becomes:… Read more »

Why Are Candidates Turning Down My Job Offers?

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The long recruitment process has finally paid off. You’ve found your next superstar employee. But then the height of HR disappointment happens they turn you down your job offer. The rejection not only throws your recruitment process into chaos. It also sends you scrambling to figure out why you can’t land your best candidates. The… Read more »