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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

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

Candidate Rejection Emails: How To Get Them Right

Taking the time to compose and send rejection emails to job candidates is a sound business practice for hiring managers. A timely, personalized letter allows you to extend professional courtesy while building goodwill and vetting candidates for future positions. Establishing this as an integral part of the hiring process can actually make future hiring easier and more efficient by keeping qualified candidates in the loop while discouraging re-application from unqualified job seekers. A Matter of Respect Although no one likes rejection, the uncertainty of not knowing if you got the job is much worse. Good candidate communication is critical. By Read more

7 Habits of Highly Effective Recruiting Teams

To be successful at recruiting new talent, your recruiting team must do more than simply collect candidate profiles or resumes for the positions in question. Here, recruiting success is not necessarily a measure of the volume of candidates obtained. Rather, successful recruiting teams are able to utilize the most effective methods that help them quickly narrow their search to a selection of potential hires and then identify the candidates that are most likely to make a positive impact to your growing organization. This is easier said than done – for instance, it requires looking beyond a candidate’s credentials and having both the mindset and the tools Read more

A Simple Hiring Process is a Better Hiring Process

Through experience, research and the ever increasing availability of data – along with the ability to process it – hiring has become a bit of a science. With the right platform and a properly trained recruitment team, your likelihood of successful hires becomes infinitely greater. However, be wary of platform developers that attempt to dazzle you with highly complex software and processes. While your hiring process should always be well designed, the most effective results invariably come from those that are also simple and straightforward. Unnecessary and outdated functionality may make for an impressive feature list, but will disrupt the Read more

Managing Recruitment At Your Fast Growing Company

Fast growing companies are known to invest large amounts of capital and resources into marketing, production and business administration. But most skimp on one of the most important elements of a successful company: Managing recruitment. Managing the process of hiring qualified talent can prove challenging during periods of unprecedented growth. So, what are the best practices—the key needs and requirements to recruit successfully in a fast growing company? Each company has its own unique recruiting challenges and requirements – regardless of whether it is a fast growing company or not. The challenges for hiring talent with good ROI are clearly different for a Read more

Smart Recruiting: Start-ups Have An Edge

“Start as you mean to go on” isn’t just a famous quote; it’s also a great mantra for all start-up businesses. And there’s no better way to instill that sentiment than by implementing smart recruiting processes. After all, finding and retaining top talent is a critical need for any successful start-up. Smart Recruiting Is What A Startup Needs The good news is that start-ups often have the ability to implement modern recruiting practices faster than their established competitors, who all too often are resistant to changing a lengthy or outdated recruitment process. A quick, well-structured and well-communicated recruitment process is the Read more

7 Ways Your HR Strategy Drives Your Company’s Success

Is your HR strategy fully integrated into your overall business plan? Or is it a bit of an afterthought, something you think about whenever you are short-staffed and looking to hire? Human resources may be but one division in your business, but if affects the entire company and how it performs. The people of your company are what drive its success, so it is critical to have the HR strategies in place to ensure that your hires fit with your company’s objectives, culture, brand and values. Here are seven ways to ensure that your HR strategy is a driving force Read more

Top 5 Reasons You Have a Slow Hiring Process

Are you on the hunt for your next great employee? If you’re like many other professionals, you’ve probably noticed a peculiar new development in the job hunting world: a tremendous s-l-o-w-d-o-w-n in the progress of finding a great applicant and offering him/her a job. What’s going on here? Below, we’ve outlined the top 5 reasons behind this slow hiring process for candidate selection. Check out the reasons why – and potential workarounds to the problems. 1. Narrowly Defined Needs In many ways it’s good for your team to be picky with your new hire. A well-defined job description helps in getting the Read more

Recruiting Best Practices For Long-Term Success

While most growing companies and their management understand how important it is to find and retain the best talent, companies rarely spend enough time rooting out the core shortcomings of their hiring methods. They are slow to invest in recruiting best practices, and often fail to see good recruitment as a growth strategy that requires a long-term approach. Recruiting isn’t the first thing most people think of when they decide where the budget should go. And that’s a shame, because recruiting best practices can lead to a long future of successful hiring and corporate health. Too often, companies take an ad-hoc approach to Read more

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