What to Do If Your Quality of Hire Isn’t Up to Par

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You invest a lot in your hiring process. A study conducted a few years ago by the Society for Human Resource Management found that the average cost-per-hire tops $4,000. Meanwhile, the process of bringing in a new employee takes more than 40 days on average. That doesn’t even take into account the resources and effort… Read more »

3 Things to Look for in an Executive Recruiter to Find Your Niche

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You’ve spent years developing specialized skills and a deep wealth of information about your industry. You need a leadership position that will get the most out of this targeted knowledge. That’s why you need an executive recruiter with a standout reputation within your niche. But how do you find these gems? A niche recruiter will… Read more »

Why Your Job Offers Are Being Turned Down

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Finding the best candidate is hard enough. Then you have to convince them to accept your job offer. But what if your top picks keep turning you down? It creates a frustrating (and costly) recruiting bottleneck. According to Glassdoor, more than 1 in every 6 job offers (17%) get rejected. And that figure represents a… Read more »

How Many Rounds of Interviews Are Too Many?

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Any hiring process looks to gather as much information as possible. However, you need to strike a balance. Scheduling seemingly endless rounds of interviews can ultimately hurt your cause. For this reason, you have to understand how many rounds are too many. Typically, three rounds of interviews represent the upper limit at more organizations. Beyond… Read more »

What Happens if The Candidate Isn’t Right for This Job, But You Don’t Want to Lose Them?

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It’s the goal of any recruitment process: you find the perfect candidate, one you don’t want to lose. There’s a catch, though. They don’t fit with the particular job you’re recruiting for. Flexibility is crucial to long-term team building, so you want to target excellent talent. This is true even when great candidates appear at… Read more »

How to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

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Diversity represents a crucial part of a strong workplace culture. It helps you build an energetic, dynamic team. The process should permeate your entire operation. But building a diverse workforce has to start with the recruitment process. A strong commitment to diversity can invigorate your entire organization. It not only helps you find untapped talent…. Read more »

This Year’s Recruiting Trends to Land Top Talent

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It felt good to finally say “goodbye” to 2020. Unfortunately, 2021 isn’t off to a much better start. All signs point to another complicated year…but that doesn’t mean you can put business on hold and wait for better circumstances. You still need to build and manage your team, which involves leveraging this year’s recruiting trends… Read more »

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 »