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The Gen Z Effect on Hiring

The Gen Z Effect on Hiring

Through the pandemic, many were furloughed, let go and suspended due to the work environment or costs that could not be upheld. Workers under 25 experienced furlough rates 73% higher than those older than 25 and were let go at rates as high as 79% higher according to...

One Question That You Can’t Ask Job Applicants

One Question That You Can’t Ask Job Applicants

In an effort to continue working toward closing the gender wage gap, more states are enacting laws that prevent an employer from asking a candidate or applicant for compensation history. As of August 2020, there are 19 states that have banned the requests of salary...

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Month: June 2020
Passive Recruiting: 5 Questions You Should Ask

Passive Recruiting: 5 Questions You Should Ask

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It’s one of the oldest dilemmas in business: everyone worth hiring is already working for somebody else.

Consequently, to get at top-notch talent (even during a recession), you’re going to have to do more than throw up a banal job posting on the job boards. This is where passive recruiting comes into play.

Great talent isn’t just sitting around actively searching for new jobs. They’re too busy contributing to the goals of their current employer. To reach them, you have to entice their interest through channels where you know they can be reached. Not only that, but you must also have an efficient way to keep track of a large pool of candidates at different steps in the recruitment process in a single applicant management system or pipeline.
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How a Slow Recruitment and Hiring Process Can Hurt Your Organization

How a Slow Recruitment and Hiring Process Can Hurt Your Organization

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It’s never a good time to have a slow recruitment process and/or a slow hiring process as an employer or organization.

It’s bad during a candidate-driven market, like the one we were experiencing up until recently. And it’s bad during a down market, like the one we’re currently experiencing.

Speed is essential in the recruitment and hiring process . . . always. That’s because speed is how you’re able to find, recruit, and hire the best job candidates in the marketplace. (And remember, just because we’re in the midst of a pandemic and quite possibly a recession does NOT mean that the best candidates have simply disappeared. They’re still out there, waiting for you to find them.)
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The Importance of Quality Communication with Job Candidates

The Importance of Quality Communication with Job Candidates

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We’ve discussed the importance of the candidate experience before, in regards to what a company or organization provides during the hiring process. One of the keys to providing a great experience is quality communication with those candidates.

When you provide a great candidate experience, you enhance your employer brand. When you enhance your employer brand, you move one step closer to becoming an employer of choice. When you become an employer of choice, it becomes easier to successfully recruit and hire top talent in the marketplace.
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