Best Practices for Screening and Interviewing Candidates

The New Yorker’s famous 1993 cartoon is just as true today as it was then. As an employer, you’ve probably felt frustrated when you look for new employees, and a new hire's abilities don't match the skill set they list on their resume. Using modern screening methods, you can avoid ...

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Hiring for Blue Collar Work in The New Decade

The internet brought much of the white collar workforce an incredible level of connectivity between job seekers and employers, but has unfortunately left the majority of the US workforce behind. Finding the right person for a job is increasingly difficult with such a low unemployment rate, and new processes to ...

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4 Major Hiring Problems and How to Solve Them

Time and time again, CEOs identify recruiting and maintaining talent as the primary internal concern they face. Relying on walk in applicants isn’t feasible, and simple postings on job boards can have vastly different results for different businesses. Most employers find themselves dealing with applicant pools that are either so ...

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Why You Can't Only Rely on Job Boards to Find Applicants

Since 2017, 86% of all interviews and 72% of all hires come from online sources. Online sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, and Glassdoor have become staples for anyone looking to fill positions. These sites generally do a good job of providing a long list of applications, but they can end up ...

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4 Numbers to Improve Your Blue Collar Hiring

In today’s world of low unemployment, hiring blue-collar and semi-skilled workers is hard. Really hard. If you’re getting applications for your job but roles go unfilled because you never hear from people or because people turn down your offers, these can be clear ways to get more hires. In this ...

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Clean and Quick: Improve Your Job Descriptions and Get Better Applicants

You’re a great employer. I know it, and you know it, but the person that’s searching job board after job board for their next role has no idea who you are. Unfortunately, this is true for almost every company out there. Unless you’re as big of a name as Google ...

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Hiring in a Tight Labor Market with Passive Candidate Recruiting

The economy has been on a tear lately. People are spending money and there’s all kinds of work keeping folks busy.On the flip side, there aren’t a whole lot of active job seekers out there to do the work. Unemployment sits just below 4% (and even lower in many U.S. ...

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Hire Better People: Texting Best Practices

Hiring is hard work. Sending dozens of emails and spending hours on the phone is exhausting, not to mention less effective with every passing day. People get robocalls more than ever before, so they’re more hesitant than ever to answer the phone. Fortunately, text messaging is a great middle ground ...

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An Overview of Using Facebook and Instagram Ads for Recruiting

In a great economy, it isn't enough to post a job on Indeed, ZipRecruiter or Craigslist and then sit back and hope for enough applicants. Hiring is becoming more and more like sales and marketing - you have to find the people who are great fits, then win them over ...

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The Guide to Hiring in a Great Economy: 5 Tips

We've all seen it - "We're Hiring" signs are everywhere these days - on the front of buses, on the side of the highway, in shop windows. In the past, businesses could quickly fill job openings by posting in a newspaper or having applicants walk in and apply in person. ...

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