3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Staffing Agency

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Working with a good staffing agency can have many benefits and provide great value to your organization. But be sure to choose wisely as working with a staffing agency that hasn’t taken the time to get to know your business and is not in tune with your needs can be both time consuming and costly. Here are 3 mistakes to avoid when researching and choosing an agency that will best meet your needs.

 

Not knowing your business
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We Asked Our Clients: What Are Your Top Recruiting Challenges for 2018?

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Author: Mike Trewhella, Owner, iMPact Business Group

As we’re approaching the end of the year, we decided to survey our clients to find out if they are looking to hire in the next few months, and what kind of hiring and recruiting challenges they are facing going into 2018. Although there were a few varying answers, they all fit into one of these 4 general areas:

Finding the right candidate for a niche position / industry

The good thing and ...

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The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee

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According to Forbes, the cost of hiring the wrong employee can be as high as 30% of the employee’s first year earnings. Some of the cost factors include hiring costs, compensation, cost of maintaining employee, disruption, severance and cost of mistakes, failures and missed business opportunities. To a small organization, the costs involved with hiring the wrong employee can be a threat to the business. According to CareerBuilder.com 75% of employers have at some point hired a ...

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6 Ways to Recruit the Ideal Candidate

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Is your organization having trouble finding the right candidates, or enough candidates for your open positions? Here are 6 things to consider to improve the candidate pool for current and future job openings.

Job description

It starts with a well written job description that explains the exact requirements of the job to a potential candidate. Include the key responsibilities of the position. For the interview process, list the top responsibilities and characteristics you will use to screen ...

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6 Recruiting and Hiring Mistakes

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Finding the right candidate for your open position is not an easy process. From getting the word out about the job, going through all the incoming resumes to select the best ones, and then finally going through the interview process. There are many moving parts, and it’s easy to make mistakes that will lead to letting great resumes slip through your fingers, and the wrong candidates making their way through the interviewing process. Here are 6 mistakes ...

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5 Qualities of a Great Employee and Candidate

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Whether you are hiring and trying to make sure you find the most suitable candidate, or applying for jobs and trying to make sure you’re showing potential employers all your skills and abilities, here are 5 signs to look for in a successful candidate.

 

  1. Goal setter
    Per a CareeerBuilder.com survey, a strong work ethic is one of the top qualities hiring managers look for in a candidate. 73% of respondents want to see applicants demonstrate their ability to ...
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How to Spot Resumes with False Information

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With a lot of competition for the best jobs, many applicants try to cut corners, embellish or flat our lie on their resume to try to get that illusive call back from a hiring manager. According to Forbes, more than a third of job applicants confess to lying on their resume.

Education
To find out if a candidate really earned that double master’s degree, ask the candidate to bring in documentation from the school. If it’s an obscure ...

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How Do Your Candidates Measure Up?

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Are the candidates you are ‘interviewing’ meeting the requirements of your open position?  Do you find yourself meeting with candidates who don’t meet the minimum requirements?   Are you reviewing countless resumes that don’t align to the job opening?

Resume Review
In today’s world, it is difficult to effectively screen candidates on the technical, function and the cultural elements of your open position.  While every business is doing more with less, we expect more from the candidates we consider ...

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4 Common Hiring Mistakes

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Making your search too narrow

Don’t keep your search too narrow to only include people like yourself or people currently on your team. Having a diversified workforce will improve the chances that you will receive applications from talented applicants who would otherwise not consider your organization. A diverse workforce will build your employer brand, increases productivity, encourages personal growth and makes employees think more independently.

Not knowing what you want

You can’t expect to interview candidates about what they want, ...

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