Tag Archives: hiring

December Recruiting – Gain An Advantage When The Competition Is Low

December is the optimum recruiting month because the talent supply is high, and the competition is low. So, “time your recruiting” to when the recruiting competition is low. If you time it correctly, “the little guy” can almost always beat the best firms during December. In part, because there is no dip in the supply of talent, some individuals will …

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Interview Trick – Excite Candidates By Adding A “Feedback Minute”

A minute of positive feedback can instantly make an ordinary interview memorable! Let’s face it, in today’s challenging recruiting marketplace, a critical part of a great candidate experience is each successful recruiter must continually do things that excite the candidate and make their company stand out from all the rest. Unfortunately, most traditional interviews don’t contain a single formal element …

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Why You Can’t Attract Enough Applicants During This Pandemic… Fully Explained

Recruiting candidates shortage

It’s a first in modern times, with record unemployment, attracting applicants will still be extremely hard. My research indicates that this is the first time that most companies will struggle to attract sufficient applicants during times of record high unemployment rates. If your organization needs to ramp up business quickly as this pandemic fades, start by fully understanding each factor …

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Improve Your Hiring Results… Tweak Your Resume Screening Process, So It’s More Objective

Make screening applicants better

Not getting great hires? Look no further than letting your recruiters/managers develop their own whimsical resume screening process. In many cases, these unstructured and undocumented resume screening processes produce the most damage to your hiring results of any screening step. That resulting hiring damage is so severe because there are no “do-overs” in resume screening. Once an applicant is rejected, …

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Improve Your Hiring Results… By Increasing Transparency In Your Interview Process

Increase interview transparency to hire better

Unnecessary stress hurts interviewee performance. However, increasing transparency reduces most candidate stress.  Stop Treating Interviewees Like Adversaries By Increasing Interview Transparency Let me be blunt. Most recruiting organizations seem to enjoy making their interviews highly stressful. In fact, throughout recruitment history, job interviews have been highly adversarial and exclusively one-sided. Historically, candidates came into their interviews mostly blind about the …

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