Why the Typical Job Description Today is Useless

A job description is one document within human resources and recruitment that is often misunderstood. Whenever the purpose and design of a tool are missed, its application effectively becomes useless. Some regard it synonymously with a job posting or offer letter, which is not at all the case. More often, it’s not updated regularly or used consistently – which can create

The Problem with the Recruiting Industry & How it Should Change

Historically, the recruiting industry has had a bad rap and has long suffered from not only a lack of transparency, but innovation, prompting negative sentiments toward recruiters and search agencies alike. Unfortunately, the negative sentiments are often deserved. Recruiters are frequently bad-mouthed for their reliance on hard sales techniques and candidates often report

How to Set & Maintain an Accurate Candidate Search

The two most common reasons organizations cite for using a recruitment firm to manage their candidate search and hiring process are time and level of difficulty. And a candidate search that isn’t accurately set and maintained can dramatically increase both.

Have you ever completed a project only to realize that the results were drastically different from where you started

Creative Recruitment Marketing Strategies That Work

Successfully recruiting talent is more than just posting jobs and waiting for resumes to ping your inbox. To attract the right talented and skilled individuals, employers (and recruiters) must put the right messages in the right places. With that responsibility in perspective, you can see why effective recruitment marketing strategies to source and hire quality candidates can

How Long Should Recruitment Search Services Take?

Recruiters and hiring managers share a common goal: finding great candidates. However, there is a sense of urgency when working with search firms. We are often asked how long will it take for our search services to find the perfect candidate. To be completely candid, that’s a hard question to answer.

According to the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2017 Talent

Recruiting and Hiring Trends: Ignore the Hype

Have you ever heard of “10-minute interviews?” Not too long ago it was a hiring trend frequently used in some industries that began catching the attention of businesses in other sectors. The concept is simple: hold a mass hiring event where hiring managers and HR professionals conduct super fast interviews to get first impressions of job seekers.

The thinking behind this

What Candidates Expect Now in the Recruitment Process

What is your recruitment process missing? Think about your hiring operation for a moment. Start with how you access the need for more talent and your planning methods. Consider the various team members involved with the operation. Review the tools and other mechanisms used in your recruitment process steps. What is missing?

This isn’t necessarily meant to be a trick

How to Gain the Most Value from a Talent Acquisition Specialist

Have you ever wondered if you are getting the full value and benefit of working with a talent acquisition specialist? Have you ever been curious if you could be getting more from your partnership?

If you are having these thoughts already, then your answers should probably be, “no” and “yes”. As disheartening as that sounds, don’t be discouraged. There is a way to get every

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

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