Inside Recruiting Oct 15, 2021
7 Easy Ways to Speed Up the Recruitment Process

According to research from Glassdoor, the average hiring process in the United States takes about 22.9 days.  However, this time may not be fast enough for some companies that need to recruit candidates quickly to fill job vacancies.  If you need to find ways to speed up your recruitment process, there are a few things that you can try. 1) Write a Great Job Posting If you're...

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Inside Recruiting Oct 14, 2021
3 Great Benefits of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is still a new concept for a lot of companies.  While some companies still don't realize that there are endless options in the market today that can help them improve their recruiting process, others are far too adamant about sticking with conventional solutions because that's the way they have always done it.  If you're serious about...

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Inside Recruiting Oct 13, 2021
3 Recruitment Strategies for Companies Targeting Growth

Growth looks different for every company, and there is no such thing as the "right" recruitment strategy.  Every organization recruits candidates differently since many factors such as industry, geographical location, and company culture affect their efforts.  They are also affected by the number of open roles, urgency of the hire, and time of year. Rather than define a specific path...

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Want to Make Your Company an Employer of Choice for Executive Talent? Do These 4 Things.

While the recruitment landscape is constantly evolving, the fundamentals of recruitment marketing never change. When hiring competition is high and the number of qualified candidates is low — which we are experiencing in executive recruitment today — those fundamentals become even more important. If your organization is actively hunting executive talent today, it's necessary to take a...

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The Hidden Value of Candidates With Unconventional Career Paths

You've probably heard the idyllic stories of people who have had successful, linear career paths, landing their first big jobs straight out of college and continuing from there. What you've probably heard more of, though, are those stories of people who have pursued multiple careers and changed fields numerous times in pursuit of the work they enjoy. Conventional career paths are no longer...

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3 Things Recruiters Should Do to Boost Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity has become an urgent topic of discussion over the last few years, thanks to social movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. Naturally, this is an issue that extends to the workplace. We spend so much of our lives at work — and our ability to live comfortably is tied directly to the paychecks we receive from our employers. There's an obvious need to ensure that everyone is...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 29, 2021
We Don't Have a Labor Shortage. We Have a Respect Shortage.

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on businesses across the globe. As companies attempt to reopen or rebuild, many are struggling to find workers. Since March 2020, employees have dealt with shutdowns and layoffs and — for those who retained their jobs — remote work. Driven partly by the fear of being infected by vicious variants and the availability of extended unemployment benefits, job...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 28, 2021
Recruiting for a Board of Directors: What You Need to Know

The individuals you choose to serve on your board directors will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and making high-level decisions that will alter the course of your organization. Because of their importance, you need to approach recruiting them with the utmost care. Here's how you can execute an effective recruitment process for your board of directors: 1. Determine...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 27, 2021
Find Recruiting Jobs with New Recruiter Job Platform

    Recruiter Job Platform Recruiter.com today announced the launch of a new job platform for recruiters and talent acquisition professionals, to support the rapid growth of the company's on-demand recruiting solutions and capitalize on the strong hiring trends for recruiters. The new platform will feature full-time and contract recruiting jobs, as well as contract recruiting...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 23, 2021
Why Fair Chance Hiring Could Give You a Leg Up in the Post-Pandemic Talent Market

Human resource professionals and recruiters are having a tough time navigating the post-pandemic job market and the Great Resignation. Despite a record-high 10.9 million job openings in the US, 8.4 million Americans are out of work. Why are HR leaders having such a hard time finding and hiring talent? Part of the problem is the stringent and outdated "ideal candidate" checklists HR...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 20, 2021
The Onboarding Secrets of the Most Successful Organizations

Once you've put in the time and effort to identify the perfect candidate for your open role, the real work has only just begun. How you set the tone and support employees early on can make the difference between those who thrive and those who quickly head out the door. Employee turnover is more than just a hassle. It's an expensive, time-consuming, productivity-killing problem that can...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 17, 2021
Precarious Balance: How to Keep Women Workers From Leaving

My 6-year-old walked in again. I was on camera and not on mute. Everyone chuckled and seemed happy to see her. I was, too, but I also felt stressed. Everyone was polite, but surely this was disruptive. When my husband and I had no childcare support in those early days of the pandemic, sympathetic colleagues and flexible, remote hours kept me afloat. I wasn't sleeping very well in March of...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 15, 2021
Building Your Post-Pandemic Workforce? Here Are the 5 Skills Your Organization Needs

As the economy continues to recover from the dramatic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are finding they must readjust their talent bases to fit the new world of work. Many organizations have had to change their goals or structures over the last year and a half, and that means the skills they need have changed, too. Similarly, hiring managers will have to revamp their...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 14, 2021
In the Age of the Great Resignation, You Can't Retain Employees Unless You Invest in Them

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it's driving a groundswell of people leaving their jobs in what's known as the Great Resignation, the Turnover Tsunami, or the Great COVID Job Turn. These mass resignations place strain on companies. For example, in the retail sector alone, a May 2021 report from Korn Ferry found 94 percent of employers were struggling to fill vacancies. Many companies...

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Inside Recruiting Sep 10, 2021
11 Signs of a Great Candidate, Based on Their LinkedIn Profile

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What particular elements do you pay close attention to when evaluating candidates' LinkedIn profiles? Why are these things reliable signs of an impressive candidate? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only...

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The Traditional Talent Market Is Gone. Has Your Company Adapted?

There is no such thing as a traditional job market anymore. In the wake of the pandemic, many candidates are rethinking their career goals and personal priorities. They're looking for something new. With an abundance of open roles and job seekers looking to make a change, it's a buyer's market. Like it or not, companies need to adapt their recruitment and retention tactics to this new...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 30, 2021
Write a Job Ad That Reaches the Right Candidates With These 4 Tips

Your business is growing, and you're looking to hire new employees. But how do you create job ads that draw the perfect candidates to your roles? Writing a job advertisement that captures the attention of the right group of candidates isn't easy. You need to put your company's best foot forward, and you only have limited space to convey key concepts like your workplace environment, your...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 23, 2021
Want to Attract Gen. Z to Manufacturing Careers? Do This.

The manufacturing industry is in a state of flux. On one hand, the Biden administration is working to pass an infrastructure bill that could potentially create half a million new manufacturing jobs by 2024. On the other hand, analysts predict a manufacturing skills gap will leave 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030. With a large number of baby boomers now retiring, could Generation Z — soon...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 20, 2021
Why Are Hiring Managers Struggling to Recruit Hourly Talent? They Don't Have the Right Tools.

The reopening of society means nothing if businesses don't have staff. The US reported a record 9.3 million job openings in April, but industries like hospitality, manufacturing, logistics, and retail may not have enough employees to keep the lights on. Last year, 55.5 percent of the workforce was paid an hourly rate. But 2020 also saw mass layoffs and furloughs of hourly workers who have...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 16, 2021
Confessions of a Corporate Talent Acquisition Leader: The Great Job Exodus of 2021

Oh, these pandemic times. Throughout much of 2020, many of us were looking for ways to remain steady in an uncertain world, believing we would eventually find our lost certainty once again. But like Jack in the movie Titanic, no matter how much we begged, the old world couldn't hang on forever. The way it was will no longer be the way it is. It's time for us to accept that. The reality...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 12, 2021
Age Bias Is Sneaky. Here's How to Keep It Out of the Hiring Process.

Companies should understand by now that a diverse organization outperforms a less diverse organization on a host of metrics, including sales, retention, customer appreciation ratings, and the overall value of the business. But diversity isn't just about gender identity or skin color, which tend to receive most of the focus in conversations about equity and inclusion at work. Age and...

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Contingent Talent Will Play a Key Role in the Post-Pandemic Workforce

As the world begins the long road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have a lot to think about. Should they remain virtual? How will they facilitate a smooth return to the office if they decide to bring people back? Furthermore, now that the viability of fully remote workforces has been proven, new opportunities have opened up for incorporating contingent workers into...

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Why EQ Is More Important Than IQ in the Tech Industry

Today's tech industry is thriving, with CompTIA projecting there will be nearly 250,000 net new tech jobs created in 2021, in addition to the 3.9 million tech job postings opened in 2020. It reminds me of the tech market 30 years ago, when I was graduating college. Back then, most of the hiring focus was on programming skills and intellectual capability. Heck, the company I worked for was...

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The Golden Age of Recruiting: Why Talent Acquisition Will Rule the 2020s and Beyond

Certain professions come to represent their eras. The 1950s gave us the enduring figure of the traveling salesperson. Wall Street traders dominated the '80s. Telecomm rose to prominence in the mid-90s, while tech professionals had their moment in the late '90s and again in the 2010s. Real estate was king of the early 2000s. And now, it's the recruiters' turn to shine. 2021 is the beginning...

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Why Your Onboarding Process for New Sales Hires Needs Updating in the Post-Pandemic Era

The past year hasn't been kind to businesses. In July 2020, 70 percent of small business leaders indicated they were worried about their organizations' finances, and 58 percent worried they might have to close due to dwindling revenues. While most companies are recovering in 2021, there's not much room for error. To navigate this tenuous time, the best thing you can do is hire and...

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9 Tips on Finding More Diverse Candidates for Your Company's Open Positions

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's your best tip for finding a more diverse pool of candidates for your company's open positions? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs....

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Remote Work Changed the Recruiting Industry Forever

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced numerous changes into every facet of the way we live and work. As the world has gone digital, the recruiting industry has followed suit. Now, the industry's best practices are unrecognizable from their pre-COVID days. Perhaps the biggest change of all is that many recruiters are now working with national and even global talent pools, as the prominence of...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 30, 2021
6 Creative Ways to Capture Candidate Attention During a Talent Shortage

In the midst of a talent shortage, employers may be overlooking one of the best channels to connect with talent today: their cellphones. The majority of Americans, 97 percent, now carry a cellphone. Furthermore, 90 percent of job seekers use their mobile devices to search for jobs. That means cellphones are one of the easiest ways to interact with your target candidates, regardless of who...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 30, 2021
How to Optimize Your Background Screening Process for Post-Pandemic Hiring

Employees are quitting their jobs at record rates as part of a "turnover tsunami" spurred by the pandemic. And the numbers are expected to climb as employees who stayed in mediocre jobs during the pandemic spend the latter half of the year looking for better opportunities. This is terrific news if you're hiring. With more candidates to choose from, you have more opportunities to hit a home...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 29, 2021
As Talent Demands More, the Sales Industry Responds With Expanded Benefits

Given the current state of the sales industry, newcomers have no reason to hesitate. Employers have proven they take care of their sales reps, particularly when it comes to the expansive benefits for parents being rolled out across companies. For example, in MedReps' annual salary survey from 2019, only 18 percent of respondents said their employers offered paternity leave. In our 2021...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 28, 2021
Can You Hire A-Players on a Budget?

Hiring A-players can make the difference between a stable business and a booming one. Unfortunately, such high-performing talent costs a lot of money, right? Not necessarily. Sure, it's easier to hire A-players when you have a huge hiring budget, but it's not impossible to do on the cheap. If you know what to look for, you can hire A-players even when money is tight. The trick is to...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 27, 2021
10 Business Leaders Share Their Biggest Interview Pet Peeves

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's your biggest interview pet peeve, and why might this behavior jeopardize someone's chance of getting hired? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 26, 2021
The Great Resignation: What It Is, Why It's Happening, and What Employers Can Do to Come Out on Top

Almost as soon as the pandemic hit, recruiters and employers began planning for the Great Rehire, the hiring spree companies would need to staff back up once the threat of COVID had faded. But as vaccination rates rise and case counts fall, we find ourselves facing a whole different beast: the Great Resignation. Instead of hiring huge numbers of candidates, companies are watching...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 26, 2021
Hiring for the Future: 7 Key Competencies Employees Need for the New World of Work

Digitalization, artificial intelligence, robotics, and other new technologies were already major disruptors in the workplace before 2020. Research indicates the pandemic has only accelerated digital transformation further. This provides us with both new opportunities and new challenges. The advances in automation, remote work, and eCommerce during the pandemic have occurred alongside an...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 23, 2021
Don't Let the Skills Shortage Be an Excuse to Lower Your Hiring Standards

The much-anticipated post-pandemic economic recovery has hit a dangerous roadblock: a global skills shortage. Desperate for staff, some employers are softening their hiring criteria to make up the numbers they need to continue operating their businesses. But I don't believe there are any market conditions under which employers should compromise their talent standards. You may think I'm...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 20, 2021
How to Help Your Sales Team Overcome the 4 Most Limiting Mindsets

Article by Eduardo Umanzor Sales managers are responsible for optimizing seller performance to realize revenue goals. Often, sales managers rely on training to help improve seller performance, but this approach by itself is insufficient. Training and hands-on experience can only get sellers so far. In fact, the biggest difference between successful sales performance and a lackluster record...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 19, 2021
Reaching Workers Around the World: Building a Global Talent Acquisition Strategy After COVID

This last year has proven that working remotely, in some form or another, is here to stay. A recent Gallup survey found that 61 percent of Americans would prefer to work from home, and companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google have announced they will be embracing hybrid models. This large-scale embrace of remote work has opened the doors to new talent pools, allowing employers to fill the...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 19, 2021
Budget Cuts? 10 Ways to Ensure You Don't Cut the Quality of Your Recruitment Process

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: How can you cut recruitment costs without sacrificing the quality of the recruitment process? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 15, 2021
Recruiters Get a Bad Rap — but Here's Why You're Actually One of Your Company's Most Valuable Assets

Recruiters don't always have the best reputations, and that can affect how recruiters see themselves. In fact, you've probably experienced it yourself: that mindset of "I'm just a recruiter — my role's not really that significant." But the truth is that yours is a position of power. You, as a recruiter, are a key player in your organization, big or small. Don't believe me? Here's...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 14, 2021
8 Ways Companies Can Make the Hiring Process More Equitable

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What advice would you give to companies looking to recruit employees with equity in mind? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members...

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Don't Fear Remote Work — It's Helping My Startup Scale a Lot Faster

As the pandemic continues through 2021 and likely into 2022, thanks to a slow rollout of vaccinations and new variants emerging worldwide, companies must face the reality that a significant portion of the workforce will continue to operate remotely. Some companies are embracing this new model, while others are hesitant and actively working on their return-to-office plans. Tech companies like...

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Real-Life Recruiting Lessons: What I Learned From Growing a Company

Finding and retaining the best workers is always a challenge — but companies must do more than just post an open vacancy online and wait for applications to pour in. Recruiting the best talent and then managing those new hires successfully requires a mix of imagination and perseverance — something I've learned firsthand over the years as I've grown my company. Here are some of the...

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Score Points With Young Talent by Developing an Effective University Marketing Strategy

They're motivated, they're eager to make a difference, and they bring a breath of fresh air to every team. I'm talking, of course, about college students and recent graduates. Young talent is a real asset for a company, which is why competition for these candidates is so high. To attract qualified young professionals, you need a solid university marketing plan. Understanding University...

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Hiring the 'Overcomers': Why Some of Your Best Employees Will Be Found in Rehabs and Prisons

Many employers today would likely be reluctant to hire a woman with eight felony convictions, a history of 20 years of crack and heroin addiction, or one who has worked in the sex trade. And if a company were to take "that risk," the motivation would likely be to help the poor woman as part of a philanthropic or corporate social responsibility initiative. But the reality is these women...

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Escape Rooms and Recruiting Have a Lot More in Common Than You Think

Remember the '90s horror hit, The Blair Witch Project, which shocked audiences with its groundbreaking found-footage style? More than 20 years after its release, audiences are going to be able to step inside the house where it all took place — except it will be happening just steps off the Las Vegas Strip. Immersive experiences are a hit in the entertainment world, whether it be the...

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Don't Hire Based on Job Title — Hire Based on Business Strategy

In today's business environment, where millions of open positions remain unfilled and labor shortages abound, hiring right is more critical than ever. Yet, many organizations are woefully shortsighted in their hiring decisions, ignoring the very business strategies that differentiate their companies in a competitive market. Hiring is so much more than just filling empty seats, and hiring...

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9 Incentives You Should Offer to Attract Top Talent

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: Other than a competitive salary, what's one incentive top candidates always look for when job hunting? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs....

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Why Our CEO Personally Conducts Every First-Round Interview

Most companies today have something to say about their company culture and how it makes them unique with regard to what they do and how they treat their employees. And that's a good thing: Today's employees are not motivated solely by money, and behaving as if they are will rarely lead to good long-term recruiting results. When candidates are considering prospective employers, they have a...

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