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How to Improve Employer Branding to Recruit Top Talent

Study after study has been performed trying to crack the code of what job candidates are looking for in a great employer. What makes them tick? What are the deciding factors when choosing which job offer to accept? The reality is, today’s top talent is seeking much more than just … Continue reading

posted on 15 Feb 2017

The Most Common Hiring Mistakes

Recruiting new employees is a demanding process that requires careful consideration and preparation. In order to avoid hiring a wrong person and then having to start all over again, you should evade making some of the most common mistakes that can make the entire hiring process tiresome and difficult. The … Continue reading

posted on 15 Feb 2017

The Best Tools for Lazy Recruiters

Finding right candidates for the job can be a time-consuming and complex thing. The Internet provides a lot of websites for this task, so selecting the best ones is an important ability for any recruiter. The successful completion of this task will ensure that your recruiting process will be optimized … Continue reading

posted on 19 Jan 2017

10 Signs You’ve Made a Bad Hire [Infographic]

The hiring process can be difficult and time consuming. Finding and screening the right candidates takes a lot of effort. It’s frustrating when candidates seem great over the phone and then come in and are like a different person or when candidates are nice and charismatic, but don’t ace the … Continue reading

posted on 15 Jan 2017

Practical Tips for Improving Employee Morale

A good relationship with your employees is what contributes to your success. Without their dedication and diligent work, you wouldn’t be able to conduct successful business, so you need to make sure to show them appreciation and respect. Here are some tips on how you can develop and maintain a … Continue reading

posted on 14 Dec 2016

We’re Bringing Hiring Happiness to Reference Checks

We know how time consuming reference checks can be, and they are often a skipped-over step in your hiring process.  Well, we’re excited to announce our brand new automated, managed reference checks, through our partner Skill Survey.  This automated process saves over 90% of the time YOU spend doing reference checks the … Continue reading

posted on 07 Dec 2016

6 Ways to Use Social Media to Attract More Qualified Candidates

Think social media is only for posting selfies and staying in touch with family and friends? Think again. According to Glassdoor, 79% of job seekers are leveraging their social networks to locate better employment opportunities. And with 65% of all adult internet users active on social media, it’s become an … Continue reading

posted on 05 Dec 2016

The Importance of Social Media in Hiring

Finding qualified candidates who will be trustworthy, professional and diligent isn’t easy, especially because encountering false representations of their qualifications and skills isn’t unusual. This is why developing a strong hiring strategy is of utmost importance, and you need to include different aspects that will help you find the right … Continue reading

posted on 18 Nov 2016

8 Red Flags to Watch for During an Interview

As a recruiter, being able to quickly and accurately assess a candidate’s suitability for the job you’re trying to fill is critical. In addition to knowing what skills and attributes to look for it can also be helpful to know what warning signs might indicate a bad fit. This can … Continue reading

posted on 19 Oct 2016