Hiring Trends

What A Talent Acquisition Team Must Do To Win

Just like a soccer team works hard to maintain its formation and presses ahead with full force, a talent acquisition team must go all out these days to have a chance at winning – when competing for top talent. In Ruchi Dubey’s article, she mentioned several challenges and global phenomenon that are simultaneously happening across companies and nations. Recruiters must now face a very active and mobile talent pool along with emerging markets, fierce business competition, technological advances, and demographic changes. And if that wasn’t enough, employers must also look at issues regarding lack of relevant skills, retention and workplace satisfaction.  If last year Read more

Good Hiring Practices – The Secret To Employee Retention

As more companies focus on employee retention and engagement, it is important to note that a new employee’s complete experience with a company starts at the very beginning, that is, the recruitment stage. Without a doubt and as current trends in the talent space clearly indicate, the unprecedented need for growth after recession is now turning into a challenge for talent acquisition teams. In most cases, this means that meeting hiring goals and deadlines while identifying and attracting the best talent are now the most dominant human resource activities in growing organizations. How does this impact employee retention? A recent article Read more

Global HR Trends Worth Revisiting

The second quarter of the year went by quickly – much like the NBA Finals! As we look ahead at the rest of the year with much speculation about what’s next, let’s take a look at some recent and notable HR Trends in the year so far. With more companies competing for top talent, it’s helpful to understand some of the key HR trends that are relevant to a company’s hiring efforts today. Recession may no longer be in the driver’s seat but is replaced by the need for growth. As a result, organizations are faced with an even greater Read more

3 Tips To Power Your Recruiting Strategies

A targeted and effective recruiting strategy is crucial to hiring quality employees.  Recruiting strategies can benefit a lot by streamlining the company operations with a recruiting software platform. Growth hacking techniques are designed to expand the user base of a specific product or service that the company sells.  These techniques when applied to recruiting strategies result in a powerful combination of creativity and innovation aimed at increasing brand awareness and exposure. Adopt and integrate these key growth hacking strategies as a component of your overall HR and recruiting strategies to enhance the effectiveness of locating and hiring high quality employees. Read more

Candidate Profile: Discerning Qualitative Characteristics

Qualitative personality traits are one of the more difficult aspects of a candidate profile to fully grasp. The extent to which a candidate displays qualitative characteristics like resourcefulness, independence and dependability isn’t immediately clear during the interview process, for a variety of reasons. To begin with, the interview process only mimics the experiences one may have within the job itself in a very tangential manner. A fleeting moment of cooperation during the interview doesn’t necessarily mean that the candidate takes direction or constructive criticism well. This is especially true when you consider that, during an interview, the majority of candidates Read more

What Is The Best Recruiting Software For Growing Companies?

As a startup or small business, you probably think you cannot afford the best recruiting software that provides an enterprise-class applicant tracking system and therefore must compromise on the quality of your hiring. “The first people you hire in your startup are critical to your company’s success,” Brad Feld, co-founder of the Foundry Group, wrote in a recent blog post. The best recruiting software solutions are more accessible than ever. Thanks to Simplicant’s recruitment software and applicant tracking system tapping into the power of social recruiting, hiring the best people is within reach for every startup and small business.

5 Recruitment Analytics Hiring Managers Love

Numbers can really help a company paint a picture of the hiring process. For instance, the average time-to-hire from a company career site is 45 days. For each open position, employers receive about 118 applications on average. Only 17 percent of 516 hiring managers said that job seekers have the skills and traits their organization is looking for in a candidate. These numbers explain just how tough the recruiting process can be. Companies can quickly and efficiently tailor their strategy to the practices garnering the best results if they pay attention to recruitment analytics. Simplicant’s next-generation platform and applicant tracking system Read more

The Skills Gap Issue In Startup Hiring – Guest Post On HR.com

The skills gap is a major concern for venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies. This should not be surprising if you look at numbers like those provided by the Job Preparedness Indicator. According to this recent survey, only 17 percent of hiring managers said candidates were presenting the right skills for the job. In startup companies, it is even more essential to hire employees with the necessary skill sets. A bad hire can cost a company big money, and hiring an employee who does not fit into your organization can ruin the company culture you have worked so hard to Read more

Marketing Lessons for Hiring Managers from the Presidential Campaigns – Guest Post on Recruiter.com

The presidential election may be over now that Barack Obama has been reelected as our 44th president, but that does not mean the lessons we can learn from the campaign season are behind us. In fact, there are still plenty of marketing lessons hiring managers can learn from the way Mitt Romney and President Obama ran and maintained their campaigns. Getting the right talented candidates applying for your open positions is about understanding how to market your company. An attractive company will pull in great candidates who want to become a part of the company success and culture. By using Read more

3 Hiring Lessons Learned From The World Series

There is nothing like going out for some peanuts and cracker jacks, especially around World Series time. Baseball is America’s number-one pastime because the sport is exciting and built on hard work and dedication. These are also attributes companies search for in candidates when looking to fill open positions with top talent. Your company needs exciting, hard working, and dedicated employees to move the organization forward to meet goals and expand. If you feel that your company keeps striking out when it comes to hiring, here are some tips from the World Series to help you hit a home run Read more