For the second year in a row, skilled trade workers are the most in demand and employers can’t find people to fill the jobs.
Interactions among friends, family, and businesses are occurring more and more by video. Now is a great time for companies to start engaging candidates with digital interviewing.
Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they like the best. This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you nice people. You don’t need nice people. You…
The latest numbers show an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent, but that figure doesn t tell the whole story about job opportunities.
In my last post, I provided a process-based approach one can take to set the conditions required to ensure your business environment includes processes which facilitate desired employee behaviors. So, how can you recruit and select employees who will fit your organizational needs? I’m going to go back to processes. First, if you didn’t recognize […]
According to a recent Beyond.com survey, over 84% of Millennial job seekers (age 19-26) are optimistic about finding employment, but there are substantial differences in how they view themselves and how HR Professionals perceive them.
Job boards when used in the right way can be a great source of quality candidates. However it’s widely recognised that job boards tend to attract active candidates, who only make up around 20% of …
LinkedIn continues to redesign various functions of its site on both desktop and mobile devices. Today, the company introduced a new navigation bar, which a …
What happens when you make people apply to a job with a twitter hashtag? Vala Afshar, CMO of Enterasys Networks in Boston, Mass did just that and found the right person for free in just a matter of…
As the economy and job market heats up, so has the market for corporate recruiting… and recruiting services and consultants. Our latest data shows that businesses around the world spend over $3,300 per hire on recruiting and this budget has increased by almost 6% in the last year. This means that […]
Luis von Ahn, a founder of Captcha and Duolingo, says one of the changes he made when starting his most recent venture was to focus on hiring nice people. He says he used to evaluate potential hires based solely on their competence, but realized the approach wasn’t effective.
This week I moved my desk to the other side of the office to sit with our development team. Within my Marketing responsibilities at Qandidate.com I work closely with the development team, when it comes to product design and scope, so I decided to move my desk from one side of the office to the […]
No doubt, if you’ve worked as a sourcer for any amount of time, you’ve heard what you consider to be some ridiculous comments from the recruiters you support. Here are some of my favorites that I collected from sourcers this week.
The Arland Group office is a mecca for collaboration, and Emily Pirraglia and I bounce ideas off of each other on a daily basis. Last week’s debate centered around the importance of likes/followers and engagement on social media. Both are extremely important.