Hiring is a science. Determining if your offers are competitive takes a sound strategy, years of experience, and plenty of research. Without completing your due diligence, you risk having topnotch talent pass you by.
Motivating employees is always a challenge. Beyond the fact that you’re working with different skill sets and personalities, there’s no magic bullet to inspire motivation, even if you have an incredible grasp on your team’s individual weaknesses and strengths.
We often hear that companies struggle to land qualified candidates, however, there’s not a talent wasteland out in the market right now; some companies need to look inward when trying to understand why they’re struggling to land top talent—and how they’re turning away candidates.
Writing a job description starts with speaking directly to your desired audience, and ends with getting it in front of that audience. On paper, writing a job description seems like a simple task. But this can lead to over-thinking such a simple task, and ultimately confusing candidates. Today we will discuss a few tips for getting the best results.
In our blog we’ve tackled the interview process in the past. We’ve discussed how to conduct your pre-interview research, as well as how to prepare for an interview. In those preparations, we touched on being armed with good questions to ask your interviewer. Today, we’ll discuss this in more detail.
Once you’ve finally landed that top recruit you’ve been after, it’s easy to celebrate and rest on our laurels. Most companies—and especially hiring teams—know the feeling we’re talking about. While we don’t want to take away from the earned sense of accomplishment, we do want to caution against thinking that your candidate crossing this threshold is the end. In the sense of pulling them on board, it is. But in the sense of keeping them—which should be the real goal here—you’re just getting started.
As most professionals know, whom you work with can have a huge impact on your overall job satisfaction. We’ve heard many candidates say that while their previous job situation was tough, they wouldn’t have lasted as long in their old position if they hadn’t enjoyed working with previous leaders and teammates. But what happens when you land in a job you love, but you have a horrible manager?
Giving out salary information, no matter the circumstances, is something that makes many people feel very uncomfortable. Your compensation is deeply personal, so protecting this information is almost a natural instinct. However, recruiters do often ask for your current salary at the start of your job hunt.
Just a few short years ago employers had the pick of the litter when it came to new hires. With most industries mired in the U.S. recession, companies could take their time making hiring decisions with no repercussions. This was all due to some simple math: with fewer jobs available, candidates had to wait out the hiring process to see if they had landed a gig.
There are a variety of recruiters out there, so choosing the right one can be a difficult task. While it’s a recruiter’s job to size up candidates in an effort to place them accordingly, often a company or a candidate is sizing up a recruiter at the same time to make sure they’re the proper fit.