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Inside Recruiting Sep 10, 2021
11 Signs of a Great Candidate, Based on Their LinkedIn Profile

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What particular elements do you pay close attention to when evaluating candidates' LinkedIn profiles? Why are these things reliable signs of an impressive candidate? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only...

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The Traditional Talent Market Is Gone. Has Your Company Adapted?

There is no such thing as a traditional job market anymore. In the wake of the pandemic, many candidates are rethinking their career goals and personal priorities. They're looking for something new. With an abundance of open roles and job seekers looking to make a change, it's a buyer's market. Like it or not, companies need to adapt their recruitment and retention tactics to this new...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 30, 2021
Write a Job Ad That Reaches the Right Candidates With These 4 Tips

Your business is growing, and you're looking to hire new employees. But how do you create job ads that draw the perfect candidates to your roles? Writing a job advertisement that captures the attention of the right group of candidates isn't easy. You need to put your company's best foot forward, and you only have limited space to convey key concepts like your workplace environment, your...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 23, 2021
Want to Attract Gen. Z to Manufacturing Careers? Do This.

The manufacturing industry is in a state of flux. On one hand, the Biden administration is working to pass an infrastructure bill that could potentially create half a million new manufacturing jobs by 2024. On the other hand, analysts predict a manufacturing skills gap will leave 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030. With a large number of baby boomers now retiring, could Generation Z — soon...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 20, 2021
Why Are Hiring Managers Struggling to Recruit Hourly Talent? They Don't Have the Right Tools.

The reopening of society means nothing if businesses don't have staff. The US reported a record 9.3 million job openings in April, but industries like hospitality, manufacturing, logistics, and retail may not have enough employees to keep the lights on. Last year, 55.5 percent of the workforce was paid an hourly rate. But 2020 also saw mass layoffs and furloughs of hourly workers who have...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 16, 2021
Confessions of a Corporate Talent Acquisition Leader: The Great Job Exodus of 2021

Oh, these pandemic times. Throughout much of 2020, many of us were looking for ways to remain steady in an uncertain world, believing we would eventually find our lost certainty once again. But like Jack in the movie Titanic, no matter how much we begged, the old world couldn't hang on forever. The way it was will no longer be the way it is. It's time for us to accept that. The reality...

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Inside Recruiting Aug 12, 2021
Age Bias Is Sneaky. Here's How to Keep It Out of the Hiring Process.

Companies should understand by now that a diverse organization outperforms a less diverse organization on a host of metrics, including sales, retention, customer appreciation ratings, and the overall value of the business. But diversity isn't just about gender identity or skin color, which tend to receive most of the focus in conversations about equity and inclusion at work. Age and...

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Contingent Talent Will Play a Key Role in the Post-Pandemic Workforce

As the world begins the long road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have a lot to think about. Should they remain virtual? How will they facilitate a smooth return to the office if they decide to bring people back? Furthermore, now that the viability of fully remote workforces has been proven, new opportunities have opened up for incorporating contingent workers into...

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Why EQ Is More Important Than IQ in the Tech Industry

Today's tech industry is thriving, with CompTIA projecting there will be nearly 250,000 net new tech jobs created in 2021, in addition to the 3.9 million tech job postings opened in 2020. It reminds me of the tech market 30 years ago, when I was graduating college. Back then, most of the hiring focus was on programming skills and intellectual capability. Heck, the company I worked for was...

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The Golden Age of Recruiting: Why Talent Acquisition Will Rule the 2020s and Beyond

Certain professions come to represent their eras. The 1950s gave us the enduring figure of the traveling salesperson. Wall Street traders dominated the '80s. Telecomm rose to prominence in the mid-90s, while tech professionals had their moment in the late '90s and again in the 2010s. Real estate was king of the early 2000s. And now, it's the recruiters' turn to shine. 2021 is the beginning...

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Why Your Onboarding Process for New Sales Hires Needs Updating in the Post-Pandemic Era

The past year hasn't been kind to businesses. In July 2020, 70 percent of small business leaders indicated they were worried about their organizations' finances, and 58 percent worried they might have to close due to dwindling revenues. While most companies are recovering in 2021, there's not much room for error. To navigate this tenuous time, the best thing you can do is hire and...

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9 Tips on Finding More Diverse Candidates for Your Company's Open Positions

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's your best tip for finding a more diverse pool of candidates for your company's open positions? 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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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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