Tag: Talent Acquisition

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

10 Rules For Choosing A Good Applicant Tracking System

As part of their recruiting regiment, most organizations understand the need to create job descriptions, post them to various job boards and social media platforms with the intent to get in front of a large and relevant talent pool. However, all this effort to catch the attention of top talent can easily go to waste when the organization is not equipped to handle incoming applicant interest in an organized way with a good applicant tracking system. This is especially true for companies that either don’t take advantage of modern applicant tracking and recruiting technology – or might still be stuck Read more

Online Recruitment Systems and Talent Acquisition in The Digital Age

If you are looking to hire top talent for your company, you already know how important it is (in the SURVIVOR spirit)  to ‘Outwit, Outlast amd Outplay’ the competition and stay one step ahead by having up-to-date hiring standards and recruitment systems in place. Most job seekers rarely spend time sending resumes around – instead they rely a lot on applying online and through referrals. What you’ll see though are perfectly crafted online profiles ready for viewing anytime, anywhere. With just the click of a button, any candidate can now shop around for jobs while recruiters can easily browse through thousands of applications in Read more

Talent Management System And Recruitment Management

Our recent article on the role of Recruiting in the context of talent management highlighted some of the key, and in some cases subtle, differences between a recruiting software platform and a traditional talent management system.  It provided helpful information for employers looking to purchase a new system to strengthen their recruitment regiment.  In this follow up to our previous post, we are stressing the need to assess your unique talent acquisition requirements. A clear understanding of your highest priority recruiting needs will help you pick a system that is most effective in attracting, engaging and hiring top talent. As Read more

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

Finding Talent: The Best, Simple Ways to Attract Quality Hires

Finding talent doesn’t have to be a mystery. With a few simple and well-executed practices, you can optimize your talent sourcing and recruiting process to attract the best candidates to your company.  Recent shifts in the job market have created a situation where a higher number of people are looking to enter the job market than there are people retiring or new vacancies being created.  For companies focused on finding talent for their growing teams, it is becoming increasingly important to source from this pool of potential employees. The following are just a few tips on some of the best 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

Talent Acquisition Strategy: How to Attract the Right Employees

Attracting the right employees for a company’s open positions can be a nightmare for the human resources department, without a talent acquisition strategy in place. Oftentimes, applicants are missing that crucial element that makes them remarkable, from their actual accomplishments to the right endorsements. Plus, hiring the wrong candidate can cost employers anywhere from $25,000-$50,000. That’s definitely not a trivial amount for an organization of any size and especially for startups and growing companies. There are some tactical measures, that go along with a company’s talent acquisition strategy, that can assist hiring managers to nab the brightest candidates, mainly by Read more

Writing Job Descriptions To Fit Your Hiring Needs

If you’re experiencing a pattern of finding the wrong candidates, whether they aren’t meeting minimum qualifications or don’t seem to “fit” within your culture, how you are writing job descriptions might be the culprit. Often overlooked, writing job descriptions properly plays a crucial role in attracting talent to a company’s open positions and hence deserve special attention. They help to build a talent pipeline that suits the needs and goals of an organization. A common problem while writing job descriptions is that they fail to properly articulate the requirements and the specific characteristics of the job that would make it Read more

Stuck in the Middle: Reaching Out to Gen X Candidates

In between the growing numbers of Generation Y (Gen Y or Millennials) professionals entering the workforce post graduation and the Baby Boomers who want to remain working longer than their predecessors, you will find Generation X. Roughly between the ages of 32 and 52, Gen X-ers are currently the smallest working population – yet, they are resilient and often forgotten when recruiting efforts arise. Companies see the value of the tech savvy Millennials and the work ethic of the Baby Boomers, but what do Gen X-ers bring to the workplace?

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