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Employee Referral Program: Key to Smart Hiring

Recruiting and hiring new employees involves so many different components that it can sometimes feel overwhelming to determine who is best for the role and who can have the biggest positive impact on the company. Smart hiring involves streamlining the processes and utilizing strategies that will prevent, or at least alleviate, any feelings of a rushed or uncertain hire. In the long-run, bad hires end up costing the company a lot more in terms of time, money and missed opportunities. Therefore, it’s advisable to create a system that mitigates the potential of hiring an employee who won’t be a good Read more

Candidate Profile: Discerning Qualitative Characteristics

Qualitative personality traits are one of the more difficult aspects of a candidate profile to fully grasp. The extent to which a candidate displays qualitative characteristics like resourcefulness, independence and dependability isn’t immediately clear during the interview process, for a variety of reasons. To begin with, the interview process only mimics the experiences one may have within the job itself in a very tangential manner. A fleeting moment of cooperation during the interview doesn’t necessarily mean that the candidate takes direction or constructive criticism well. This is especially true when you consider that, during an interview, the majority of candidates Read more

Access Control and Delegation with Recruitment Software

When it comes to hiring the best candidates, it is often a team effort. Whether your organization is large with multiple departments or a small-scale startup beginning to ramp up recruiting efforts, collaboration, delegation and proper access control are some of the key requirements. To find the best people and scoop them up before the competition, you need to ensure that you have the access control capability to enable your team to easily participate in the process. You simply cannot address all the recruiting needs of your company, even if you would like to tackle everything yourself. The truth is, Read more

3 Ways To Manage Your Recruitment System

Recruiting the top talent you need in your company is far from easy. This is why many companies, from small businesses to big Fortune 500s, will utilize outside recruitment firms to find great candidates. While giving tasks to outside recruitment teams and agencies can make your life a little simpler, it also brings with it a host of other challenges. Chief among those challenges is the need for controlled access, security and privacy. Even if your company has unlimited resources, it is unlikely you will use an outside recruiting team to hire for every position. Which means when your new Read more

3 New Ways to Use LinkedIn in Your Recruitment Plan

Are you looking to connect with your next great candidate? Combining professional social media giant LinkedIn with a great recruitment platform and applicant tracking system such as Simplicant makes for a smarter recruitment plan for finding the best talent. LinkedIn can be a great resource for finding top quality candidates, especially passive candidates. Once you have located these top-notch candidates, you can use Simplicant to build an impressive talent pipeline for your company. Here are some tips and tricks for your recruitment plan to leverage LinkedIn more effectively in your overall talent acquisition strategy.

Getting Friends Hired – Employee Referrals Simplified

Can getting your friends hired actually help your career? It certainly can if your employee referrals are top-quality candidates ready to help your company achieve its goals and move forward. Companies from startups to Fortune 500s are looking for enterprise solutions to their current hiring woes. This is not surprising considering only about 17 percent of current employers say the applicants submitting resumes for their open positions have the right skills necessary to perform the job. As a result, employee referrals are extremely important to organizations, and more companies are embracing these referrals and encouraging employees to refer a friend to acquire Read more

3 Hiring Lessons Learned from the World Series

There is nothing like going out for some peanuts and cracker jacks, especially around World Series time. Baseball is America’s number-one pastime because the sport is exciting and built on hard work and dedication. These are also attributes companies search for in candidates when looking to fill open positions with top talent. Your company needs exciting, hard working, and dedicated employees to move the organization forward to meet goals and expand. If you feel that your company keeps striking out when it comes to hiring, here are some tips from the World Series to help you hit a homerun when Read more

3 Ways Recruiting Platforms Save You Time and Money

Too often, budget-strapped companies resist using recruiting platforms — mostly due to perceptions or past experiences that such online recruiting software is costly and complex. These companies fail to consider that the traditional costs of managing these tasks may be far greater. Older, more inefficient methods can lead to wasted time, money, and productivity. Simplicant, a talent acquisition and recruiting platform, saves companies money and helps hire the best candidates quickly and accurately. Check out these three ways talent acquisition and recruiting platforms can help your company save time and money:

Social Recruiting Strategies: Finding Talent With LinkedIn

This year companies are expected to use social recruiting strategies for an impressive 80 percent of all job openings. Social media outlets are changing the way recruiters source, engage, and hire great candidates. One of the bigger social networks is LinkedIn, where nearly 98 percent of recruiters turn to look for talent. Realizing the power of its social network, LinkedIn has opened the doors to recruiters looking to use the platform more strategically. But can you really replace a good recruitment platform with LinkedIn’s solutions alone? Or does it make more sense for your social recruiting strategies to utilize both Read more

4 Ways to Help a New Hire Start With a Positive Outlook

Starting a new job is never easy. It is often full of uncertainty and learning what seems like a million new things all at once. This is why it is so important for a new employee to go in to a new job with a positive outlook. Unfortunately, many job seekers cannot let go of the negative experiences they encountered in their old job, which prevents them from having the positive outlook they need to really succeed when beginning at a new company. So what can recruiters do to get candidates to stop holding on to bad memories from former Read more

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