Smart Hiring

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

How to Simplify Working With External Recruitment Agency Partners

As a growing business, you may have already worked with certain recruiting agency partners in bringing new talent on board. When you partner with agencies to help onboard new employees, you are looking to leverage their expertise, screening skills as well as networks to sample a wider pool of both active and passive applicants. In addition, you may have relationships with certain recruiting agencies or external recruiters where you prefer to have them work with you as full-time or part-time consultants, instead of hiring them as permanent staff in your HR organization. In all such cases, you want the flexibility and a robust 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

What Recruiting Culture Means For Your Company

Does your company culture foster a an environment that is aligned with your talent acquisition goals? Do you fully understand how nurturing a recruiting culture can have an impact on the quality of your recruiting? Take a look at what contributes to the notion of a great ‘recruiting culture’ and how it may impact your overall business success. As you’ll see, building a strong recruiting culture goes a long way in improving the quality of your hiring outcomes. Finding Your Own Recruiting Culture Savvy business owners understand that it’s the talented professionals who truly make any business succeed. As a result, these professionals will work 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

How to Build a Faster Job Application Review Process

How long does it take your company to find the right new employee? Taking too long to hire will cost your company in many ways. In terms of dollars, the more time you take to hire, the more expensive the process is. In terms of quality, you will lose talented candidates to your competition. And slow hiring processes also affect your brand, giving candidates a bad impression of your company’s efficiency. It’s important to be thorough, but it is also essential that you hire quickly. The amount of time employers take to fill jobs depends on the type of work, Read more

Top 7 Tips for Making a Good Hiring Decision

Who you choose to hire makes a big difference to the success of your organization. A hiring decision can have a long legacy, so be sure to set the stage for success. Planning, preparation and more efficient processes will save your company in the long run. A bad hire can be a very expensive mistake! Here are seven tips to making a Good Hiring Decision when you are looking to bring the best talent on board and need to do it fast. 1.    Know What You Want The first step to making a good hiring decision is to know what you 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

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