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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

6 Time Management Tips for Busy Recruiters

The average day of a recruiter is jam-packed from start to finish with everything from drafting up job descriptions to scouting top talent to interviewing, hiring and onboarding. Being able to manage your time effectively is critical to your success. Unfortunately, time management isn’t something that’s taught in school, but … Continue reading

posted on 03 Oct 2016

Why pay is driving job satisfaction and what you should do about it?

Due to years of frozen salaries and small pay increase as a result of the economy, job satisfaction is now being directly linked to compensation. In a recent SHRM research report on job satisfaction, 96% of respondents indicated the compensation was “very important” or “important”, making it the top contributor … Continue reading

posted on 19 Sep 2016

Workplace Perks That Today’s Millennials Crave

Millennials entering the workforce signal a generational shift that challenges traditional employers. The new batch of employees have different expectations from their work and personal lives, so only companies that can adapt will have access to the best talent in the marketplace. Rather than extend the policies of the past, … Continue reading

posted on 23 Aug 2016

Why Recruiters are Keen to Hire Passive Candidates? [Infographic]

Passive candidates are those currently employed individuals who don’t effectively search out and apply for empty occupation positions, however are interested in catching wind of new openings for work. So their responsiveness to employment opportunities makes a substantial pool of chance for potential selection representative. It’s normal that individuals think … Continue reading

posted on 02 Aug 2016

The Value of Video Interviewing [Infographic]

Traditional hiring methods can costly and inefficient and we’re all looking for ways to improve the overall hiring process, cut cost, save time and still hire the best candidates. With the rise in video interviewing, you may be asking yourself, what is it’s true value and it is worth adding … Continue reading

posted on 07 Jul 2016

How to Deal with Boomerang Employees

It is no secret that the job market is changing and doing so at an ever-increasing speed. Some of it has to do with new technologies that allow for more comfortable recruitment and employee tracking processes and some of it has to do with new types of companies such as … Continue reading

posted on 05 Jul 2016

4 Red Flags Employers Should Look for During Video Interviews

Video interviews are becoming increasingly common as companies aim to cut the cost of hiring without compromising results. Whether your video interviews consist of a live two-way conversation, or you submit questions to candidates in advance, you can use the medium to gain an in-depth first impression of a candidate. … Continue reading

posted on 05 Jul 2016