Simplicant Recruiting Blog

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What Recruiting Culture Means For Your Company

Does your company culture foster a an environment that is aligned with your talent acquisition goals? Do you fully understand how nurturing a recruiting culture can have an impact on the quality of your recruiting? Take a look at what contributes to the notion of a great ‘recruiting culture’ and how it may impact your overall business success. As you’ll see, building a strong recruiting culture goes a long way in improving the quality of your hiring outcomes. Finding Your Own Recruiting Culture Savvy business owners understand that it’s the talented professionals who truly make any business succeed. As a result, these professionals will work Read more

A Great Career Site Elevates Your Employer Brand

Are you one of those companies that say that it’s your people that make your business? Are you determined to beat your competitors when it comes to attracting top talent? Then you need to make sure you have a great career site that demonstrates that your business is indeed the best place to be. In today’s recruitment world, the landscape has changed dramatically from a few years ago. Your business, like any other with a website, has the option and ability to use the internet to target and attract the best candidates for your business – from all over the world. With access to a talent Read more

How SMBs Can Switch To A Better Applicant Tracking Software

It’s time for your company to adopt a modern and better applicant tracking software. You’ve known it for a while and have heard the experts say it. Your old applicant tracking software just isn’t cutting it anymore and new technologies will help your company source better applicants, screen and interview more quickly and speed up the overall hiring process. In short: you know that your organization’s talent acquisition efforts can benefit a lot if you had a great recruiting system in place. Are you ready to make the leap but not quite sure how to assure a smooth transition? The Read more

Smart Recruiting: Start-Ups Have An Edge

“Start as you mean to go on” isn’t just a famous quote; it’s also a great mantra for all start-up businesses. And there’s no better way to instill that sentiment than by implementing smart recruiting processes. After all, finding and retaining top talent is a critical need for any successful start-up. Smart Recruiting Is What A Startup Needs The good news is that start-ups often have the ability to implement modern recruiting practices faster than their established competitors, who all too often are resistant to changing a lengthy or outdated recruitment process. A quick, well-structured and well-communicated recruitment process is the Read more

How To Manage Candidate Relationships & Keep Talent Interested

Every day, recruiters and human resources staff find themselves on the receiving end of thousands of resumes and job applications. The number of online applications has increased steadily thanks to major shifts in the way job seekers and companies interact. While the level of interest continues to go up, job seekers are often disappointed with the lack of engagement in the process. Many skilled candidates apply to jobs through company career sites or via referrals. However, the majority of applicants may never receive a response or hear from the hiring company after submitting an application. Companies that are not able Read more

7 Ways Your HR Strategy Drives Company’s Success

Is your HR strategy fully integrated into your overall business plan? Or is it a bit of an afterthought, something you think about whenever you are short-staffed and looking to hire? Human resources may be but one division in your business, but if affects the entire company and how it performs. The people of your company are what drive its success, so it is critical to have the HR strategies in place to ensure that your hires fit with your company’s objectives, culture, brand and values. Here are seven ways to ensure that your HR strategy is a driving force Read more

10 Tips For An Effective Recruiting Software Comparison

When you are looking to do a recruiting software comparison or review applicant tracking systems, you are clearly ready to make a major change to how your company manages its hiring process. While choosing and implementing a new software solution is a significant logistical challenge, understanding what to look for in a review is a critical first step. Streamlining your hiring process brings many benefits to your organization including these: Faster and better sourcing Easier tracking of job applicants Efficient use of resources in the hiring process Web-based collaboration Data-driven decision making Better Hiring, better retention Now that you’re ready to make a change, Read more

What Hiring Managers Really Want to Hear in a Job Interview

A job interview can be a very stressful life experience. You have a short window of time to make the case for why you are amazing at your work and to convince a panel of interviewers to offer you a job. But sometimes it may feel like you keep getting passed up for jobs that are perfect for you. What could be the issue or the big secret? What are hiring managers really looking for when they interview job candidates? When in the midst of job search, this can seem like a mystery. But no matter what the job, hiring managers are Read more

How to Build a Faster Job Application Review Process

How long does it take your company to find the right new employee? Taking too long to hire will cost your company in many ways. In terms of dollars, the more time you take to hire, the more expensive the process is. In terms of quality, you will lose talented candidates to your competition. And slow hiring processes also affect your brand, giving candidates a bad impression of your company’s efficiency. It’s important to be thorough, but it is also essential that you hire quickly. The amount of time employers take to fill jobs depends on the type of work, Read more

Top 7 Tips for Making a Good Hiring Decision

Who you choose to hire makes a big difference to the success of your organization. A hiring decision can have a long legacy, so be sure to set the stage for success. Planning, preparation and more efficient processes will save your company in the long run. A bad hire can be a very expensive mistake! Here are seven tips to making a Good Hiring Decision when you are looking to bring the best talent on board and need to do it fast. 1.    Know What You Want The first step to making a good hiring decision is to know what you Read more