Remote Work Changed the Recruiting Industry Forever

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced numerous changes into every facet of the way we live and work. As the world has gone digital, the recruiting industry has followed suit. Now, the industry's best practices are unrecognizable from their pre-COVID days. Perhaps the biggest change of all is that many recruiters are now working with national and even global talent pools, as the prominence of...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 30, 2021
6 Creative Ways to Capture Candidate Attention During a Talent Shortage

In the midst of a talent shortage, employers may be overlooking one of the best channels to connect with talent today: their cellphones. The majority of Americans, 97 percent, now carry a cellphone. Furthermore, 90 percent of job seekers use their mobile devices to search for jobs. That means cellphones are one of the easiest ways to interact with your target candidates, regardless of who...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 30, 2021
How to Optimize Your Background Screening Process for Post-Pandemic Hiring

Employees are quitting their jobs at record rates as part of a "turnover tsunami" spurred by the pandemic. And the numbers are expected to climb as employees who stayed in mediocre jobs during the pandemic spend the latter half of the year looking for better opportunities. This is terrific news if you're hiring. With more candidates to choose from, you have more opportunities to hit a home...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 29, 2021
As Talent Demands More, the Sales Industry Responds With Expanded Benefits

Given the current state of the sales industry, newcomers have no reason to hesitate. Employers have proven they take care of their sales reps, particularly when it comes to the expansive benefits for parents being rolled out across companies. For example, in MedReps' annual salary survey from 2019, only 18 percent of respondents said their employers offered paternity leave. In our 2021...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 28, 2021
Can You Hire A-Players on a Budget?

Hiring A-players can make the difference between a stable business and a booming one. Unfortunately, such high-performing talent costs a lot of money, right? Not necessarily. Sure, it's easier to hire A-players when you have a huge hiring budget, but it's not impossible to do on the cheap. If you know what to look for, you can hire A-players even when money is tight. The trick is to...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 27, 2021
10 Business Leaders Share Their Biggest Interview Pet Peeves

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's your biggest interview pet peeve, and why might this behavior jeopardize someone's chance of getting hired? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 26, 2021
The Great Resignation: What It Is, Why It's Happening, and What Employers Can Do to Come Out on Top

Almost as soon as the pandemic hit, recruiters and employers began planning for the Great Rehire, the hiring spree companies would need to staff back up once the threat of COVID had faded. But as vaccination rates rise and case counts fall, we find ourselves facing a whole different beast: the Great Resignation. Instead of hiring huge numbers of candidates, companies are watching...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 26, 2021
Hiring for the Future: 7 Key Competencies Employees Need for the New World of Work

Digitalization, artificial intelligence, robotics, and other new technologies were already major disruptors in the workplace before 2020. Research indicates the pandemic has only accelerated digital transformation further. This provides us with both new opportunities and new challenges. The advances in automation, remote work, and eCommerce during the pandemic have occurred alongside an...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 23, 2021
Don't Let the Skills Shortage Be an Excuse to Lower Your Hiring Standards

The much-anticipated post-pandemic economic recovery has hit a dangerous roadblock: a global skills shortage. Desperate for staff, some employers are softening their hiring criteria to make up the numbers they need to continue operating their businesses. But I don't believe there are any market conditions under which employers should compromise their talent standards. You may think I'm...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 20, 2021
How to Help Your Sales Team Overcome the 4 Most Limiting Mindsets

Article by Eduardo Umanzor Sales managers are responsible for optimizing seller performance to realize revenue goals. Often, sales managers rely on training to help improve seller performance, but this approach by itself is insufficient. Training and hands-on experience can only get sellers so far. In fact, the biggest difference between successful sales performance and a lackluster record...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 19, 2021
Reaching Workers Around the World: Building a Global Talent Acquisition Strategy After COVID

This last year has proven that working remotely, in some form or another, is here to stay. A recent Gallup survey found that 61 percent of Americans would prefer to work from home, and companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google have announced they will be embracing hybrid models. This large-scale embrace of remote work has opened the doors to new talent pools, allowing employers to fill the...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 19, 2021
Budget Cuts? 10 Ways to Ensure You Don't Cut the Quality of Your Recruitment Process

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: How can you cut recruitment costs without sacrificing the quality of the recruitment process? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 15, 2021
Recruiters Get a Bad Rap — but Here's Why You're Actually One of Your Company's Most Valuable Assets

Recruiters don't always have the best reputations, and that can affect how recruiters see themselves. In fact, you've probably experienced it yourself: that mindset of "I'm just a recruiter — my role's not really that significant." But the truth is that yours is a position of power. You, as a recruiter, are a key player in your organization, big or small. Don't believe me? Here's...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 14, 2021
8 Ways Companies Can Make the Hiring Process More Equitable

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What advice would you give to companies looking to recruit employees with equity in mind? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members...

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Don't Fear Remote Work — It's Helping My Startup Scale a Lot Faster

As the pandemic continues through 2021 and likely into 2022, thanks to a slow rollout of vaccinations and new variants emerging worldwide, companies must face the reality that a significant portion of the workforce will continue to operate remotely. Some companies are embracing this new model, while others are hesitant and actively working on their return-to-office plans. Tech companies like...

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Real-Life Recruiting Lessons: What I Learned From Growing a Company

Finding and retaining the best workers is always a challenge — but companies must do more than just post an open vacancy online and wait for applications to pour in. Recruiting the best talent and then managing those new hires successfully requires a mix of imagination and perseverance — something I've learned firsthand over the years as I've grown my company. Here are some of the...

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Score Points With Young Talent by Developing an Effective University Marketing Strategy

They're motivated, they're eager to make a difference, and they bring a breath of fresh air to every team. I'm talking, of course, about college students and recent graduates. Young talent is a real asset for a company, which is why competition for these candidates is so high. To attract qualified young professionals, you need a solid university marketing plan. Understanding University...

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Hiring the 'Overcomers': Why Some of Your Best Employees Will Be Found in Rehabs and Prisons

Many employers today would likely be reluctant to hire a woman with eight felony convictions, a history of 20 years of crack and heroin addiction, or one who has worked in the sex trade. And if a company were to take "that risk," the motivation would likely be to help the poor woman as part of a philanthropic or corporate social responsibility initiative. But the reality is these women...

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Escape Rooms and Recruiting Have a Lot More in Common Than You Think

Remember the '90s horror hit, The Blair Witch Project, which shocked audiences with its groundbreaking found-footage style? More than 20 years after its release, audiences are going to be able to step inside the house where it all took place — except it will be happening just steps off the Las Vegas Strip. Immersive experiences are a hit in the entertainment world, whether it be the...

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Don't Hire Based on Job Title — Hire Based on Business Strategy

In today's business environment, where millions of open positions remain unfilled and labor shortages abound, hiring right is more critical than ever. Yet, many organizations are woefully shortsighted in their hiring decisions, ignoring the very business strategies that differentiate their companies in a competitive market. Hiring is so much more than just filling empty seats, and hiring...

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9 Incentives You Should Offer to Attract Top Talent

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: Other than a competitive salary, what's one incentive top candidates always look for when job hunting? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs....

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Why Our CEO Personally Conducts Every First-Round Interview

Most companies today have something to say about their company culture and how it makes them unique with regard to what they do and how they treat their employees. And that's a good thing: Today's employees are not motivated solely by money, and behaving as if they are will rarely lead to good long-term recruiting results. When candidates are considering prospective employers, they have a...

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5 Reasons Why Your Recruitment Strategy Is Failing

You've invested time, effort, and money into designing your recruitment strategy — but you're still not getting the results you'd hoped for. What's going wrong with your recruiting strategy? Why isn't it attracting the top talent your business needs? To help you troubleshoot, here are a few of the most common reasons why recruitment strategies fail — and how to fix the problem: 1....

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How to Keep Your Company Culture Healthy in the Era of Remote Work

For millions of employees, the pandemic was a period of isolation and disconnection unlike anything they've ever experienced. As COVID-19 steadily yields to mass vaccination campaigns and the broad outline of the post-pandemic economy comes into view, this difficult period will prove to be instructive. Remote work is here to stay, and the past year-plus has taught companies invaluable lessons...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 30, 2021
Looking for Candidates in a Talent Shortage? Get Back to the Basics of Great Recruiting.

You only want to hire the best. That's a given. But so do your competitors. Your team is not going to reach the ambitious goals you've set for it — or even maintain its market share in an increasingly competitive business environment — without first-rate talent. Yet employers are battling it out for workers right now, with the Washington Post reporting that there are more open jobs...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 29, 2021
The 'Jerry Maguire' Moment: Why Workers Are Quitting in Droves and What Companies Can Do About It

Remember Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire? That intense moment when he's standing in front of his teammates with a goldfish in his hand, shouting, "Who's coming with me besides Flipper here?!" Well, that scene is playing out across the country right now as Americans leave employers at their highest level in more than two decades, according to the Wall Street Journal. The pandemic forced...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 24, 2021
Many Happy Returns: How Employers Can Use Returnships to Bring Displaced Workers Back to the Labor Force

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic loosens its grip on the US employment market, millions of people who lost their job or otherwise left the workforce during the health crisis are struggling to find pathways back to work. Women and older workers were among the groups hit inordinately hard by job loss during the crisis. Despite recent gains, women still lost 4.2 million net jobs between February...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 24, 2021
Make a Great First Impression on Remote Talent: 4 Things Your Virtual Hiring Experience Needs

Sourcing, interviewing, and hiring top-notch candidates always come with challenges. Then COVID-19 happened, and classic recruiting methods like in-person interviews became impossible, even as plenty of jobs needed filling. To adjust to the market and current safety restrictions, organizations have made a seismic shift and embraced virtual hiring experiences. In the process, they've...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 23, 2021
The Recruiter Shortage — and 4 Other Challenges Facing HR Leaders Today

If you want to find out what's on the minds of today's HR leaders, the best thing to do is just ask them. That's exactly what we did for our 2021 Findem recruiting study. We surveyed 100 high-level HR professionals from organizations of varying sizes, from under 50 employees to more than 1,000, to understand the most pressing challenges facing HR leaders today. Before we get into the...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 21, 2021
How to Send a Rejection Email That Job Seekers Will Actually Appreciate

Photo by Van Tay Media on Unsplash Rejecting a candidate is never fun. They've expressed interest in your company and taken the time to apply to your open role. Now, it's up to you to let them know they weren't the right fit. In reality, candidates don't always find out when they've been rejected. According to a survey from CareerBuilder, 75 percent of job seekers never hear back after...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 21, 2021
12 Characteristics All Top Recruiters Share (and Why They Get Results)

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: The best recruiters all have certain characteristics in common. In your opinion, what's one of those traits, and why? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 18, 2021
4 Tips to Turn Your Company Careers Page Into a Powerful Recruiting Tool

In my experience, many companies treat their careers page as an afterthought, something they just put together because others were doing it or they thought it would make them look good. However, such an attitude defeats the purpose of building a careers page in the first place. Apart from showing job seekers the current vacancies in your organization, your careers page should compel...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 17, 2021
A Pandemic Silver Lining: Age Discrimination Has Fallen in 2021

The past year of work has been different, for obvious reasons. While our organizations have faced their share of new challenges — and even achieved new successes — some longstanding issues remain. That includes age discrimination. However, there is some good news to be found in all of this. According to new research we conducted at SeniorLiving.org, the number of workers reporting age...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 17, 2021
Top Talent Looks Different Today. Here Are the 4 Skills Your Next Great Hire Needs.

The war for talent appears to be getting fiercer by the day as the U.S. economy stirs back to life in the wake of the pandemic. Supermarkets are handing out bonuses in their desperation to hire and retain frontline staff; franchise owners at 7-Eleven are pushing the company to drop its round-the-clock service pledge because they can't find anyone to work night shifts; major cereal producer...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 16, 2021
Being More Than Diverse: How to Be Inclusive of Immigrant Hires in the Workplace

Many businesses aim to be diverse employers, but are they inclusive? It's important to practice both diversity and inclusion in order to help your employees thrive in your workplace. Diversity is a fact; inclusion is a practice. Diversity refers to the makeup of one's workforce, the variety of identities, backgrounds, and experiences that every employee brings to the table. Inclusion, on...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 15, 2021
Bootcamps Could Be Your Solution to the Talent Shortage

The pandemic has caused significant shifts in the workforce, driving a growing skills gap.  According to a recent report by McKinsey Company, before the onset of the pandemic, it was estimated that 7.9 percent of US workers would need to transition to new occupations due to job loss. Now, McKinsey estimates 10.1 percent of American workers will need to change occupations. The shift...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 11, 2021
Build High-Performing Teams by Hiring, Empowering, and Developing Employees

When companies attempt to build high-performing workforces, they often rely on antiquated measures of assessment and development that put them at a severe disadvantage in an increasingly complex and hyper-competitive global economy. Human capital has never been more indispensable, but many hiring managers and HR professionals aren't leveraging the resources at their disposal to build and...

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Inside Recruiting Jun 10, 2021
Employee Retention in the Post-Pandemic World: Health and Safety Come First

After more than a year of soaring unemployment rates, America is ready to get back to work. As COVID-19 cases continue to dwindle throughout the country, companies are eager to welcome staff back to the office. However, things aren't necessarily going according to plan. In what has been called "the turnover tsunami," companies are bracing for a colossal wave of resignations. According to...

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Where Gen. Z Wants to Work, What They Expect, and What It All Means for Recruiters

As more and more Americans receive vaccinations and businesses begin reopening to full capacity, the nation faces a labor shortage. With increasing competition for workers, employers will have to be more strategic than ever to attract the best talent. It's critical that employers don't overlook one particular group of talent: Generation Z. Many Gen. Z-ers — those born after 1996 — are...

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What's in a Name? Understanding Junior, Mid-Level, and Senior Developers

I have been working in recruitment for over 14 years, four of which I have spent running my own IT recruitment agency. Clients regularly contact us for help building candidate profiles. Our key task at this stage is to help the company construct a portrait of the candidate they need. A big part of that entails determining the level of tech talent they need. Is a junior-level developer...

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How Events and Other Industries Hit Hard by the Pandemic Are Staffing Back Up

As the economy begins opening back up in earnest, many companies are struggling to fill their open roles. The industries hit hardest by the pandemic, like hospitality and entertainment, are among those struggling most to find the right candidates. Event staff are proving particularly hard to find. These people are the face of your event, the first and the last people your attendees...

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Attracting and Retaining Purpose-Driven Tech Talent: 6 Tips and 2 Red Flags

If your company is in the market for tech talent, you're no doubt aware the current landscape is a challenging one for employers. Great technologists are hard to find, attract, and retain. Understanding the changing wants and needs of candidates is more important than ever. For younger Generation Z and millennial tech workers in particular, a sense of purpose and a focus on corporate...

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With Employees Losing Trust in Employers, It's Time to Hit the Reset Button on Talent

While the economic recovery has been anything but straightforward over the last few months, overall outlooks for 2021 remain relatively optimistic. One projection foresees 73 million hires taking place by the end of the year. But there's a complication. As the economy opens up, many employees are considering changing jobs. Why? Because they've lost faith in their bosses. A recent Buck...

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These Minor Tweaks to Your Job Ads Can Give Your Apply Rates a Powerful Boost

The war for top talent is in full effect as US employers ramp up hiring efforts at a record pace. To attract qualified candidates and ensure business continuity post-pandemic, an effective job advertising strategy is key. Recruiters must learn the factors playing into candidate behavior and recruitment outcomes if they wish to boost ROI and meet hiring goals in the current talent...

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Inside Recruiting May 28, 2021
3 Simple Steps Every Company Can Take to Start Closing the Gender Wage Gap

The gender wage gap isn't new, but it continues to hold women back from reaching their full earning potential. In 2020, women's annual earnings were just 82 percent of men's, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The wage gap is even more pronounced for women of color: Black women with advanced degrees earn 70 percent of what their white male counterparts make. Large companies and...

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Inside Recruiting May 26, 2021
The New Model of Hiring: If You Want to Attract Top Talent, You Need to Create an Attractive Opportunity

Log in to LinkedIn, and you'll find an abundance of coaching and advice for job seekers on every topic from resume tips to offer letters. I can scroll down my newsfeed on any given day and 5-10 people will have tips to help me stand out to attract the job I want. In fact, for many years now, I've been one of those people, coaching job seekers on much of the same stuff. I even wrote an...

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Inside Recruiting May 20, 2021
In the Battle for Talent, Corporate Sustainability Can Give You the Advantage

As the world has shifted to a knowledge economy over the last 20 years, the battle for talent has intensified. The search for quality candidates has become more competitive than ever as employers vie for top talent, who are now looking for more than just a job. These days, the best candidates on the market seek meaning in their work and purpose in their career paths. They want to...

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Inside Recruiting May 17, 2021
Look Beyond the Resume: How to Assess New Grads With Limited Work Experience

The graduating classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 will likely have significantly less experience with job shadowing, volunteering, and interning due to the restrictions brought on by the global pandemic. Of course, this will impact how their resumes stack up against the competition. However, there are ways in which these candidates may have advantages over other talent. The world of work is...

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