Recruiters Is Rising Strongly While HR Demand Drops

[1]Demand for recruiters is rising as employers emboldened by improving economic signals in the U.S. and globally add new jobs, only to find it ever more difficult to hire the workers they want. Wanted Analytics says the number of online job listings for recruiters rose 4.5 percent in August from the same 30-day period a year before. In the HR …

News and Features 5 Recruitment Practices That Are Hurting Your Organization

Some recruiting tactics are actually doing more harm than good, reducing the organization’s candidate pool and tarnishing its reputation in the process. Check if your organization’s recruitment department follows any of these pervasive behaviors setting the wrong standards: Leaving Out the Unemployed Most hiring managers would be more willing to hire or call a currently employed candidate for interview, rather …

How Recruiters Can Create Successful Partnerships With Hiring Managers

Recruiters and hiring managers’ shared goal is to fill positions with top talent. So why do they often end up frustrated with each other? Most often, it’s because hiring managers and recruiters have different perspectives and approaches when it comes to hiring. The only person you can change is you. Take on the responsibility to be a guide, to provide …

Has Your Hiring Process Gone Stale?

The relentless talent attraction (and now retention) war, has begun taking its toll with 63 percent of CEOs now concerned about availability of skills in their organization, according to the 17th CEO Survey by PwC. And only 34 percent feel that HR is ready for the talent management challenges ahead. This has led to tarnished HR team reputations and left …

How To Use EQ To Hire Superstars

Most good hiring teams make use of appropriate hiring metrics to help them manage team performance and service levels. Cost to hire and time to hire have been popular metrics in this time-pressurized, talent-starved climate we are operating in. However, a study from Future Step last year revealed that hiring metrics are now becoming more sophisticated and focused on factors, …

Best Practices for Hiring

Best Practices for Hiring The use of structured interviews combined with valid assessments and well-defined job descriptions can increase your hiring quality significantly. Follow these guidelines to gain the best workforce for your company. Before the Interview: Prepare for the Selection Process First, outline the job responsibilities and skills needed for the position and decide if any skill tests are …

Why Employers Should Use a Recruiting Firm

Many employers resist using an outside party to locate qualified candidates. Most think that, for less money, they can post a job listing ad on one of the big career websites and/or their own website and achieve the same result a third-party recruiter will. In our clients’ experience, that is not necessarily the case, and trying to perform everything in-house, …

The Importance of a Career Development Plan

Why is it important to have a career development plan? There are few things as important as having a career development plan when it comes to excelling in life and accelerating in your chosen field. It is vital that you have a clear sense of the direction you would like to head with your career. Career planning is a critical …

My Best Self

How to nail an interview Confidence: don’t be a church mouse—the competition is fierce—rather, be a social butterfly! Dress nicely, of course (it doesn’t hurt to ask what to wear when scheduling the interview). A professional appearance not only impresses the interviewer, but gives you self-confidence (ever heard of a power tie?) Be a few minutes early to demonstrate your …

Interviewing Techniques

Interviewing techniques tip 1: Tailor your story to the job Applying your story to a specific employer or job is the next step. Lining up the stories that apply to the opportunity at hand is critical. Put yourself in the interviewer’s shoes and pose the questions you would ask. Which stories are relevant to this job interview? Think about personal …