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How To Attract The Right Candidates With Your Job Posts

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October 1, 2015

It’s time to start thinking like a job seeker. Here are three ways to make your employment opportunities more appealing to potential employees. [TWEET]

By Val Matta

There’s a simple question you need to ask before posting a new job listing: is this aimed at filling the company’s needs or the job seeker’s?

If your answer is the former, you’ve also just figured out why you’re having trouble attracting top talent. It’s a job seeker’s market. You can no longer view the hiring process as a way for a candidate to prove himself to you; it’s now a way for you to sell your company to him. It’s time to start thinking like a job seeker. Here are three ways to make your employment opportunities more appealing to potential employees:

Topics: Recruiting Tools

Reference Checking and the Search for Red Flags

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September 10, 2015

The recruiting process is loaded with red flags, and hiring managers have to be diligent in finding them.

By Victoria Betancourt

It’s a classic tale for hiring managers: manager meets candidate; manager likes candidate; candidate likes job; candidate is not everything he or she seems – everybody’s time is wasted.

The recruiting process is loaded with red flags, and hiring managers have to be diligent in finding them. A candidate’s flaws – whether it’s inexperience, a deficiency in their skill set or questionable integrity – usually do not appear on the resume and they might not even be uncovered during the interview process. Often, the reference checks are the last line of defense in vetting the right man or woman for the job.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits

5 Secrets To Hiring The Right Person for Your Company

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August 19, 2015

Make sure you are finding the right candidate with these tips. [TWEET]

By Wayne Fleming


Many employers will agree that their number one mistake is hiring the wrong person for the job. It can be difficult to gauge how a potential employee will perform in a role based solely on how they perform in an interview.

It is important to hire employees who naturally fit into your company’s culture and complement the brand. Ultimately, personality beats qualifications when employers are looking to hire. Finding the perfect candidate for the role is essential for your company’s productivity, morale and profitability.

Topics: Working with Recruiters, HR & Benefits

The Gamification of Recruitment: Have You Cracked the Code?

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July 16, 2015

Use gamification as a serious recruiting tool to gain a competitive edge. [TWEET]

By Justin Dennis


Why You Need a Consultant… Not a Guru, Rock Star, or Wizard

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July 9, 2015

Want people to work for you? Be frank, not funny. [TWEET]  

By Paul Brenton


The first part of a job posting most applicants see isn’t the salary, the company or even the location. It’s the title.

Recruiters know this, yet too many HR professionals make the mistake of trying to spice up their ads with over-the-top titles to make their posts stand out. PHP Rockstar, Enterprise Sales Superhero, Awesome Administrative Assistant and Beverage Sales Wizard are all actual job titles I found with a quick Google search.

Sure these embellished titles grab our attention, but do they do so for the wrong reasons? Here’s why your company may want to stop posting your roles under fancy names to attract candidates:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Perfecting The Millennial Interview

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 2, 2015

Find and maintain this generation’s top talent with these interview tips. [TWEET]

By Justin Dennis


It's virtually impossible to go a day without reading a scathing report on the millennial generation. Labels such as selfish, lazy and unreliable seem regularly attached to this tech-savvy population on course to compose 40 percent of the nation's workforce by 2020.

Millennials certainly have different expectations of employers than their parents. And their unique perspectives require a shift in standard interviewing practices. The following guidelines can assist your company in recruiting and retaining the top talent this generation has to offer.

Topics: Interview

Negotiating good terms with your suppliers

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June 19, 2015

Ensure your company gets the best deals possible with these 5 negotiation tips. [TWEET]

By Yasmine Bachir

Every business uses suppliers for something— whether it’s a fleet of company cars or the electricity needed to power the office computers. And the prices you pay your suppliers directly impact the management of your cash flow, especially if your clients take the maximum amount of time to pay you. Since time is money, it is extremely beneficial to your business that you negotiate the best terms possible with all of your suppliers.


Topics: Working with Recruiters

8 ideas for office social gatherings

Posted by Guest Contributor

March 30, 2015

Corporate culture need a boost? Try organizing one of these social gatherings with your colleagues.

By Lesley Vos


Work, work, work. Have you heard the employees at your company say all they ever do is work? Sometimes you just need to kick back and relax with your colleagues. Organizing social gatherings is one way that HR – or even individuals within a company – can combat this feeling and boost company morale. Company gatherings can help teams become more cohesive and develop their creativity. Additionally, fun events or parties give employees pride and confidence in their company. Want to plan your first company gathering, but are in need of some inspiration? Here is a selection of popular social events for companies to hold:

Topics: HR & Benefits, Workplace

Should you rehire a boomerang candidate?

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January 12, 2015

Handle the boomerang interviewing process with care, and you could add real value to your organization. [TWEET]

By Abby Perkins


Boomerang job candidates, who leave an organization and return again at some point later on, are relatively new. However, they’re steadily growing as a workplace phenomenon. While previous generations were less likely to do this, today’s workers aren’t afraid to go back to companies they previously worked for.

Why would an employee return to an organization that he or she chose to leave? Maybe he left to gain experience in a different field, or she wanted to try living in a different part of the country. Maybe the salary or benefits weren’t right at the time, but have since changed.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Understanding the workplace values of Millennials

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December 17, 2014

Maximize your Millennials’ potential by learning how to engage them. [TWEET]

By Mitch Lee


Millennials are taking over the workforce, and are projected to become 60 percent of it by 2024. Because of this truth, it’s essential that supervisors and HR managers learn to understand this generation. Some seasoned professionals consider Millennials to be infuriatingly self-assured and lazy, wanting to move up the corporate ladder without putting in the effort.

However, this generalization couldn’t be further from the truth. Millennials are willing to work hard, but they just have a different way of doing things, and reason for doing things, that should be understood by management.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits