What a Successful Hire Looks Like

How do you know when and if you have made a successful hire? Gut instinct could be valuable, but this is hardly quantifiable. You could also wait a year to see how a new hire has performed and identify their level of productivity. However, future information isn’t helpful when you are actively hiring now and need to do so with confidence. And while a great handshake may still

Personality Profiles: The Pros & Cons

Stagnant and declining organizations do not hire new employees. Growing, proactive companies hire and remain in a hiring mode. That said, talent acquisition isn’t always easy and often requires businesses to examine all aspects of their hiring process and candidate evaluation methods. One hiring tool many companies use is personality profile tests.

Personality profiles are

The Complete Guide to Working With a Recruitment Firm

Outsourcing business services has almost become a necessity for many functions of a business today. Getting support and guidance for hiring talent is no different. However, we know that partnering with a recruitment firm often means understanding far more than you may have initially expected.

If you are just beginning to explore this option for your business, or you are

Active vs Passive Candidate Recruitment Strategies

Just because more people are open to new career opportunities now does not mean they are actively looking for them or even immediately applying. Back in 2013, LinkedIn shared that as many as seventy-five percent of job candidates were only passively considering a career change. Sadly, this statistic appears to be increasing.

If your recruitment strategies are only focused

How to Craft an Offer Letter that Gets Accepted

Can you feel it? Those feelings of excitement and achievement that you are pretty confident mirror theirs. The last few weeks of planning, discussing, and evaluating are about to close.

Just one piece of this process remains: having your perfect-fit candidate accept your offer letter. Are you prepared?

In 2020, Glassdoor published an extensive study analyzing eleven years

Attracting and Retaining Talent Amid the Great Resignation

The term “Great Resignation” created a lot of buzz in 2021 – and rightfully so. With nearly 38 million people voluntarily leaving their jobs for a range of professional and personal reasons, the past year has been all about quits and reshuffles. However, as organizations struggle to find perfect-fit hires to fill the positions left vacant by their star employees, many

How to Write a Job Posting That Gets Results

Are you having trouble attracting the right talent to fill an open position at your company? If most job seekers who have applied for the opening seem unfit for the role for one reason or another, you should consider revisiting your job posting. Although it may look innocuous at first glance, there is a good chance it may be causing your organization to miss out on quality

What Transparency in Business Means Today

Transparency. We generally understand what this means in the products we purchase and use. Federal regulations require manufacturers to include a plethora of details regarding the ingredients and nutritional levels of the foods we eat. Clothing has fabric content and washing instructions clearly listed. However, transparency in business still seems to be comparatively new.

Should a Search Firm Know Your Industry?

Sometimes companies will ask the question directly when considering our search firm for their hiring needs. What is your experience in our industry? Other times it’s a bit more subtle. What industries do you work in? Prospective clients often use this information as a qualifier when evaluating a potential partnership with a search firm.

Conventional thinking is that working

How to Evaluate Talent Acquisition Services

Step one, complete. Your organization has decided to work with a recruitment agency and to outsource your talent acquisition services. Great decision! So what’s next? Where and how do you begin to select an agency to work with?

A simple Google search of talent acquisition services in your area will likely turn up a fairly impressive list. How do you evaluate all these

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