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Efficient Hiring Process: The Key to Recruiting Success

There is no doubt that when it comes to making tough hiring decisions, you don’t want to skimp on the due diligence process. However, taking all the time in the world to find a good fit does not always lead to a very efficient hiring process. Keep in mind that the great candidates you may have short-listed will not wait around for you if a better opportunity came their way. Let’s take a look at some of the common characteristics that contribute to an efficient hiring process. Well-written Job Description A common shortcoming of most job descriptions is that they Read more

Candidate Evaluation Scorecards for Better Hiring Decisions

Keeping track of all the details for each candidate could easily take up a lot of time. It is harder to manage when the information you need for decision making is scattered over various systems and you do not use any form of candidate evaluation scorecards. Perhaps the biggest challenge lies in effectively screening and categorizing job hopefuls in order to determine which are the most promising potential employees. Going through multiple interviews on a daily basis could make it difficult to separate similarly qualified individuals. Notes taken by interviewers can be helpful but an unstructured process with a lot of unstructured data to process Read more

7 Ways Organizational Culture Affects Hiring

Organizational culture is often described as the glue that holds a company and its employees together. It is the magic that provides the motivation to employees to find ways to overcome challenges and get things done. How does organizational culture affect the process of hiring in a company? Can paying attention to organizational culture affect the quality of your hiring process? How can a company use its culture to improve hiring outcomes? During the hiring process, resumes and cover letters may pile up and a company may effectively screen through many candidates using established selection criteria. However, in many cases Read more

Applicant Tracking Comparison: Tips to guide your recruiting

Today’s recruiting landscape can appear difficult to navigate when you are looking for ways to boost your company’s hiring effectiveness. One job posting can attract hundreds to thousands of resumes, making efficiency a key concern for companies in the midst of an applicant tracking comparison. To automate the hiring process and increase the productivity of busy HR managers, many companies have made the switch to modern applicant tracking systems. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong software can drive away highly-qualified candidates instead of attracting them. This article highlights 10 applicant tracking comparison tips to effectively find and attract the most qualified candidates for your open jobs Read more

7 Benefits of a Great Applicant Tracking Platform

Finding and hiring the best talent is an ongoing challenge for growing organizations. Stiff competition for top talent continues to be a reason for HR anxiety for large as well as small companies trying to fill their open positions.  Getting the right people on board within given constraints of time and money may sometimes seem like wishful thinking. One of the best kept secrets of organizations that have their recruiting act together, however, is the quality of their recruitment process. This recruitment process is often entirely dependent on the quality of the applicant tracking system that the company uses. What is great applicant tracking? And Read more

Ten Ways to Transform Your Employee Referral Management

Does your company have an effective employee referral management system? According to this Employee Referral Infographic, recruitment from employee referrals has increased from 18 percent to 33 percent since 2000, and in top performing companies, nearly half of employees were hired through employee referrals. Employee referrals are one of the most effective ways to find and hire new candidates who will work well in your company culture and have the skills that you require. It’s important to the success of any business that the employee referral system in place is working to benefit your business as a whole. So, how can Read more

Why a Long-Term Recruiting Perspective is Necessary

In order to support a growing company, a strong business plan should include a long-term recruiting perspective, as well as a long term perspective on the process of hiring in general. The way that companies hire today is drastically different from the way it was done in 2005 or 1995. So, why is it so important for a business to have a long-term recruiting perspective today? The chain of positive reactions begins to snowball including a system for long-term recruiting in your business plan, bringing ongoing value to the growth of your business, year after year. Taking Control Creating an employer Read more

Does Your Hiring Culture Fit Your Company Strategy?

When you are looking for new talent, how does your company’s hiring culture influence your recruiting process?  There are several qualities that are traditionally given more importance than others. Some of these include good time management, solid work history, being a team player and showing an overall strong resume. However, with recruiting trends undergoing major changes over the last few years, there is a whole new set of critical qualities that are now considered equally important, regardless of which industry you belong to. Along with these trends, the way in which hiring teams sort and manage candidates has also changed. How much does a candidate’s Read more

10 Hiring Tips for Sourcing the Right Candidate Data

Successful recruiting in today’s job market requires that hiring managers learn to source and utilize the most relevant candidate data in their hiring process. Let’s take a look at how a complete recruiting software platform comprehensive platform can help your company take the guesswork out of the hiring process while improving the quality and speed of getting to closure. Rapid advances in technology and ways in which people communicate and network has quickly rendered old methods of recruiting obsolete. The Society for Human Resource Management recently reported that the average job listing takes well over one month to fill. This means that recruiters using antiquated methods are Read more

7 Things that Really Matter on a Great Careers Page

Does your company’s careers page have what it takes? Is it both attractive and efficient? Or are you turning off potential job applicants with a clunky design and process? The importance of a great careers page cannot be overlooked. It’s the first interaction a potential candidate has with your company and its internal administration. A positive candidate user-experience adds to your reputation, while a negative one may stop the candidate from completing the application process. In fact, you are quite likely to turn away some of the best talent with a poorly designed careers page. Here are 7 things you Read more

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