We Asked Our Client: What Do You Look For In a Potential Candidate?

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One of the most frustrating parts of the job application and interviewing process is knowing what the hiring manager or recruiter is looking for in a candidate, or what will impress them enough during an interview to want to call you back for a second interview. We asked a few of our clients to give some insight into what they are looking for in a candidate.

 

We asked the Human Resource Manager of one of our client companies. ...

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6 Ways for Your Organization to Better Utilize Staffing Agencies

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Working with a staffing agency can be a great partnership opportunity for your organization when you find an agency that understands your business and specializes in the type of positions you’re trying to fill. Organizations use staffing agencies in different ways depending on their needs. Here are 6 ways you may not have considered that a staffing agency can be a great resource to you and your organization.

Benchmark against in-house candidates

If a staffing agency is offering to ...

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How to Choose the Right Staffing Agency to Work With

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If you have identified the need to outsource recruitment because you’re having trouble finding the right people, or turnover is high, and you’ve now made the decision to find a staffing agency. So, how do you go about choosing the right company to work with? There are three basic things you should consider when making your decision:

1. Level of Quality

The first thing you need to look for is some indication of the ...

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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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7 Ways We Address Talent Shortages in a Candidate Driven Market

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The candidate driven market is defined as a low-supply, high-demand employment scenario. The fact is that there is a “perceived” shortage of talented candidates. They are out there, but more non-traditional, multi-faceted, recruiting approaches are needed to source and recruit these individuals. Additionally, to be successful, it is essential to decrease interview timelines and to gain efficiency in the hiring process as talented individuals do not stay on the market very long and are subject to receiving multiple ...

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13 Ways to Write an Attention Grabbing Job Description

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Is your company investing the time to write a great job description? If the answer is no, then we have good news for you. Most companies don’t, so it’s a great opportunity to stand out and keep the attention of the candidate you are really after.

  • Write a compelling introduction that will grab their attention. Avoid starting out your job posting with a long paragraph about your company. Candidates will find that on their own. That’s what your ...
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