Move quickly to hire top candidates

Excellent candidates are hard to find.  When you find one, you need to move quickly. The economy has been improving, albeit gradually.  The pace of hiring improved noticeably this year, which has made the labor market much tighter.  Some employers haven’t caught on to this reality, however, and move too slowly to successfully hire the… Read more »

Opening doors for transparency in recruiting

Some questions our applicants ask we cannot answer. For example, over the weekend I received email inquiries from two individuals who hadn’t yet forwarded resumes but were interested in our advertised openings. One person asked to know the name of the employer hiring for a full-time Marketing position. Another person asked to know the intersecting… Read more »

Toward a healthier rapport with recruiters

Leading the discussion of a TriCity Unemployment Group meeting is always a treat and a privilege for me. Our topic last evening: “10 Tips for a Healthier Rapport with Recruiters.” A common disconnect for hiring managers After introductions, I reflected upon the current “disconnect” that is common for managers who are hiring. Many assume that… Read more »

Next steps in our website transformation

Our technical support team has quickly fixed the hidden glitches on the job board from the website transformation this week.  Job seekers should now have full functionality to find and filter our advertised openings, as well as the option to apply online, via an indeed.com account, or via a linkedin.com profile. We trust that you’re… Read more »

Innovative recruiting techniques

Standard job descriptions are less and less effective in reaching best talent for your staffing needs. Especially in a highly competitive job market, employers are turning to some innovative recruiting and screening techniques to focus their efforts on top-qualified individuals and reduce their stream of less-qualified applicants. Todd Raphael’s recent article for the Electronic Recruiting… Read more »

Social media in hiring: disparate treatment

A recent survey by SHL Previsor, “Global Assessment Trends for 2011,” indicated that 43% of responding HR professionals currently use informal social media searches as a hiring tool, while 28% use formal social media searches as a hiring tool. Two previous posts explored the legal implications of Terms of Service agreements as well as disparate… Read more »