Recruiting Best Practices

How to Avoid Making Costly Hiring Mistakes

In today’s highly competitive job market, businesses can’t afford to take a lackluster approach to recruitment and hiring. Not only can a bad hire lead to costly turnover, but it can also negatively impact the organizational performance of a business and, therefore, its bottom line. According to the Society for Human Resources Management, the cost…

Getting the most out of your interview process

Many candidates can interview well – but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the right person for the job. There are ways that you can improve your company’s interview process to get a better sense of whether or not a candidate will be the right fit. At the same time, you can use the interview process…

Office Perks That Are Important to Top Talent

Remember when screening a candidate past the interview stage was limited to references and a credit, background or drug test? The growth of social media has introduced another dimension to the hiring process – that while on the surface appears positive, can present challenges in gaining a clear picture of a candidate – both socially and professionally….

How Important Is Social Media in the Hiring Process?

In a candidate-driven market, top talent are looking to join companies that offer the whole package: not only do they want competitive pay, but a dynamic benefits package and an exciting array of perks that support their overall well-being. Organizations that recognize the most-wanted perks can be more successful at attracting the best talent and…

How to enhance communication in the interview

The “interview” represents the first get-to-know-each-other period for applicants and businesses that are hiring. It gives employers the ability to see whether candidates’ descriptions on paper match what they portray in person. The interview serves the same function for candidates as well, providing a sneak peek into a company’s day-to-day operations. However, when these initial…

The Benefit of Unrehearsed Answers and How to Get Them In an Interview

By the time a candidate is brought in for an interview, initial screening through a resume and frequently a phone interview, have already warranted them a good match for your company – on paper that is. The objective of bringing the applicant into the office for an interview, is to get a clearer picture of…

Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market

In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent.  In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin discovered that “the biggest challenge confronting firms is their…

How to assess candidates with transferable skills, but no industry experience

Employers by and large concur: When it comes to hiring, an ideal candidate is one with experience. However, there’s something else business owners also agree upon – experience isn’t everything, especially when job candidates bring other desirable qualities to the table. According to findings from the 2018 MRINetwork Performance Management Study, close to 80 percent of employer…

How Leveraging Training Programs Can Attract and Retain Star Employees of All Ages

While many employees may be comfortable in their current roles, it’s probably safe to say that most top talent want to continually advance in their career. Regardless of whether the goal is to be promoted within a company, or simply stay up-to-date on new skills or technologies , high performers of all generational groups want…

How Your Change Management Strategy Impacts Recruiting Top Talent

Organizational change becomes necessary when the current way of conducting business is no longer effective. However, change management doesn’t occur in a vacuum; it affects just about everything – including the customers you aim to please and the candidates you hope to attract. Whether it’s new technology the company will invest in or the restructuring…