Land the Best Talent by Improving the Candidate Hiring Experience

For corporate employers, hiring managers, and HR professionals, it goes without saying that offering a positive candidate experience (a job seeker’s overall perception of how a company recruits) is critical to landing the best talent. The current job market is candidate-driven, so you don’t want to drive away great talent due to a less than… Read more »

Companies Keep Making Bad Hires (Here’s Why)

As a business owner, hiring manager, or HR professional, it’s likely that at some point you’ve made the wrong hire. It happens – sometimes a job seeker can ace the interview – and still end up being a bad fit. Unfortunately, hiring the wrong person costs the company money – not just in the time… Read more »

How to Create a Successful Remote Hiring Process

For employers, recruiters, and HR professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way new hires are recruited, interviewed, and onboarded. With a large portion of the workforce conducting their jobs from home, recruiters and hiring managers are now faced with the task of vetting candidates remotely.    For many, remote hiring will remain the best option for moving forward. In fact, 80% of the workforce recently said they… Read more »

Why AI Should be a Big Component in your Hiring Process

For today’s hiring managers and HR professionals, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a significant part of the recruiting and onboarding process.   What’s that you say – “AI” sounds way too techy for your comfort level?  Well, it shouldn’t. In fact, for today’s recruiters and HR departments, the use of artificial intelligence can allow hiring companies to more efficiently filter through applications to weed out candidates that most closely align with their objectives. It also… Read more »

How to Interview More Experienced Job Candidates

For a hiring manager, interviews can often be stressful occasions. But interviewing an older job applicant can add additional psychological complications into the mix.  Interviewing someone older than you, and who may actually end up being your boss or running your department, is often awkward and intimidating. After all, how do you gain respect from someone who might be looking at you as an inexperienced… Read more »

Understanding Hiring Mistakes: Getting It Right the First Time

Bad hires are an incredibly common problem in the business world. And they impact companies in a variety of negative ways.   Whether you own a business, are an HR professional, or manage the hiring for your department, it’s important to get it right the first time. When a candidate doesn’t work out, the average cost for a typical company is upwards of $15,000 according to a 2017 survey.   Clearly, hiring the right candidate the… Read more »

Don’t Ignore Soft Skills When Interviewing Candidates

As a recruiter, hiring manager, or HR professional, you can look at a candidate’s resume, and it’s fairly easy to determine their professional and academic qualifications.   But what about the intangible qualities that influence how well a candidate can communicate and work with others? Those abilities – typically known as “soft skills” – are also important components of finding the right person… Read more »

The Importance of a Positive Candidate Experience During Hiring

Finding job candidates with the right skills and background is a top concern for recruiters and HR professionals. Once you find one, you don’t want them to get away.  That’s why presenting a positive candidate experience during the hiring process is so important.  How important is it? Recent CareerBuilder findings have shown that 68% of candidates believe the way they’re treated during a job search reflects how the… Read more »

The Importance of a Positive Candidate Experience During Hiring

Finding job candidates with the right skills and background is a top concern for recruiters and HR professionals. Once you find one, you don’t want them to getaway.  That’s why presenting a positive candidate experience during the hiring process is so important.  How important is it? Recent CareerBuilder findings have shown that 68% of candidates believe the way they’re treated during a job search reflects how the company… Read more »

What to Do When a Top Candidate Turns You Down

After weeks of searching, you’ve found the perfect hire for the job opening. The interviews have gone well and there’s a definite interest on both sides. You think you have the perfect fit and the offer is presented. Everything is going according to plan.  You hear back – and the candidate has accepted another offer.   Being turned down is something every… Read more »