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Archive for March 2014

Employer Branding ROI – there’s a Metric for That

What does it take for your company to be known as an employer of choice for employees and candidates alike? A strong employer brand that demonstrates why your company is a great place to work is important in talent acquisition and candidate attraction. It takes some planning and funding for marketing and communications, support from…

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Start Asking Unique Interview Questions

The interview process is the hiring manager’s opportunity to get to know a top candidate’s personality, values, and communication skills on a deeper level than on paper or in telephone interviews. In “Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer,” Jim Roddy emphasizes the importance of using unique interview questions to assess skills and personality, and cautions…

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Top Behavioral Interview Questions

Once a hiring manager or recruiter has screened resumes and applicants and identified quality candidates, it’s time to get to know them better though a behavioral interview process. Whether the candidates come in to the interviewer’s location or interview through recorded video or video conference, the quality of the questions asked will determine the quality…

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Which Type of Recruiting Software is Right for You?

Don’t read this if you’re happy keeping stacks of printed email resumes, entering names, phone numbers, and email addresses into a spreadsheet, and writing interview appointments into your day planner. You don’t need to read this if you enjoy your recruiting process exactly the way it is now and don’t need to make any improvements…

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3 More Effective Recruitment Solutions

Effective recruiting is rapidly becoming a top competitive advantage in business. Companies need recruitment solutions that can shorten the time to hire, attract diverse workers, and develop a strong pool of qualified applicants while controlling recruiting costs. Social media and advances in technology have both impacted recruiting in myriad ways. But three interesting recruitment solutions…

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2014 Talent Acquisition Trends

After five rough years in an economy that turned people out of their jobs in record numbers, closed businesses, and turned real estate values upside down, there is some good news for those involved with talent acquisition. The U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast expects staffing and recruiting to grow six percent in 2014, with a continued…

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Innovative Recruiting Strategies for 2014

Social recruiting, gamification, and video interviewing are some of the newest recruiting strategies in the war for talent. They change the way we communicate, free us from old school telephone cords and paper processes, cutting through the time-sucking vortex of traditional recruiting strategies and provides all-important cost savings in a chameleon economy and job market.…

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