Use OOH to Recruit Passive Candidates

If you need better recruiting results, your recruiting strategy needs the OOH factor, out-of-home advertising, specifically billboards. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans spend more than 100 hours a year commuting to work. That’s a lot of time for eyes on the road, eyes of passive candidates already employed who aren’t looking at online…

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How to Fire an Employee With Minimal Hassle

At-will employment laws, which allow employers to fire employees for no reason, may give employers some security to keep their workforce’s stocked with top performers. At-will language in employment agreements and employee handbooks reinforces this protection. But even with this relative security, employers have to be careful with terminations and don’t always know how to…

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4 Ways to Engage Passive Candidates

Traditionally, recruiting focuses on active candidates who are engaged in a current job search. But today’s hyper-competitive recruiting environment requires a focus engaging passive candidates who are not looking for a job. Passive candidates are more difficult to source than active candidates simply because they aren’t actively applying for open positions. Passive candidates do not…

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How Employee Engagement is Becoming Real-Time

Employee engagement has become a competitive advantage in recruiting and retention and employer brand building. Experts like General Electric CEO Jack Welch know that employee engagement is the best measure of a company’s health. Highly engaged employees want to come to work every day and want to do the work your company needs done to…

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What Benefits Do Millennials Want in the Workplace?

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The youngest generation of candidates and employees, The Millennials, are on point to become the majority of workers in the workplace today. There are a lot of ideas, opinions, perceptions, and misconceptions about those aged 13 to 34 who will dominate the workplace within five years. There are some negative ideas about Millennials, such as…

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Try Asking These Creative Interview Questions

Do you recall Barbara Walters asking the “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” question in interviews in the 80s? Since then, the Tech industry has been the lead in offbeat, creative interview questions, but they have their place in the interview process for any employer. The job interview is…

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Are You Providing Growth Opportunities for Employees?

Today’s recruiting environment is vastly different than five years ago, and it’s continuously evolving. Disengaged employees, Baby Boomers leaving and Millennials arriving, candidate experience, and employer branding are just some of the issues employers must keep pace with to keep a competitive advantage in recruiting. To attract and retain talent in the shifting sands of…

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What Does the Future of Human Resources Look Like?

Whether you’re an entry-level human resources representative fresh out of college, a one-stop HR shop in a small business, or a talent management professional for a national or global organization, your job in human resources as we know it today will change as surely as business technologies and trends are changing even as you read…

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What Does a Top Employer Brand Look Like?

Do you know what candidates think of your company as a place to work? Do your employees talk about your company in glowing terms, able to cite the corporate mission and vision? If you’ve developed a strong employer brand, you’ll be able to answer yes to both of these questions. If not, you’re not taking…

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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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Five Best Practices to Become an Employer of Choice

In their book entitled How to Become an Employer of Choice, Herman and Gioia define an Employer of Choice as an entity, whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sector, that can attract, strengthen and retain top talent for long periods of time. CEB’s Q3 2012 Global Workforce Insights report has identified the top five…

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