Hiring new employees can be particularly stressful for companies, especially when trying to fill unique positions. That is why more businesses are turning to staffing and recruiting agencies for workers who can meet their needs and get the job done.
With the unemployment rate nearing a record low, it’s hard not to wonder if there are any job seekers still out there; add in the abundance of entry-level positions and the associated low wages and lack of benefits, finding new candidates seems almost impossible.
Like most businesses, you need to find the right candidates quickly so they can get to work right away. Your staffing and recruiting agency will do their very best, however, there are a few ways you as a client could help to streamline the process.
[Several clients] want to compare top candidates before making a [hiring] decision. We’re losing great candidates because it’s taking too long to find more candidates to compare. How do I help them understand we need to move smarter and faster?
The cost of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding a new employee can be high – but well worth it for the right hire. But what about the cost of the wrong hire?
If you keep getting candidates that aren't even close to the employee you're looking for, it might be time to take a look at the job’s description.
There are numerous benefits to developing and updating job descriptions, such as ensuring legal compliance, assisting with recruitment, hire, and onboarding new employees, and setting performance standards, and virtually no downfalls.
The rise of the gig workforce has changed how, why, and where we work. A new term “the side hustle” is not just for millennials (50% participating currently), now baby boomers are the fastest growing participants; 24% have a side hustle to mitigate the retirement crisis and lack of cushion.
Recruiting the right candidate is a challenge. So challenging in fact, that it can be heartbreaking to lose the dream candidate due to easily avoided internal mistakes. The truth is, many companies step on their own toes and miss out on that perfect candidate all too often.
Still searching for that unicorn candidate? You know, the one whose resume sparkles with the perfect qualifications and turns every project they touch into gold from the moment of hire? If so, you’re not alone in your quest… but you’re also not alone in your efforts coming up short.
The number of workers quitting their jobs is steadily increasing, as their confidence in being able to find a new job and higher pay rates is increasing. With all this in mind, how are you supposed to recruit and hire candidates to fill the possibly numerous open job positions you have?
How can something that sounds so simple, be so important? In reality, job descriptions aren’t as simple and are much more important than many employers realize.
Recruiters engage with multiple candidates for a variety of job positions on a daily basis. Over the course of their careers, every recruiter comes across a situation or two that they’ll never forget. With Halloween right around the corner, we’ve complied some of the craziest recruiting nightmares we could find.
Holiday hiring is essential to managing the busiest season, but it doesn’t have to be a hassle. For the most part, you should treat your seasonal workers the same as you would your regular workforce. There are some key differences for your seasonal employees however, that you need to keep in mind to ensure your success.
Running a small business has plenty of challenges to contend with, but finding the right talent doesn’t have to be one of them. Use these tips to enhance and tailor your recruiting strategy to make the talent acquisition process as streamlined as possible so you can focus on your core business.
The first days, weeks, and months are crucial to the success of your new employees, making your onboarding strategy extremely important. Creating an effective onboarding process starts with knowing the most common mistakes and how to avoid them.
With unemployment still at record levels, you would think that recruiting would be easy right now... but nothing could be further from the truth. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has caused a ton of challenges that many companies are struggling with. However, these three easily to implement tactics can help to give you a leg up on the competition.
It’s impossible to know for sure you’re hiring the best person to fill that open position, but by doing thorough research, involving your team, and conducting working interviews, you can put yourself and your organization in the best position possible when hiring.
Whether you’re new to the game or are just starting out, keep these ‘7 Deadly Recruiting Sins’ in mind and use them to help determine your attitude, mindset, daily activities, and goals as well as preserve your reputation as a great partner for job seekers.
Employee handbooks that are purposeful, detailed, and well-written have the ability to minimize many of the HR challenges business owners dislike taking on.
Whether temporary furloughs due to COVID-19, other related employment separation, or even re-hiring boomerang employees, how do you effectively bring your employees back-on-board?
Like most employers, you want to see a variety of additional candidates before making a final hiring decision.
While we agree that interviewing different candidates is the best way to ensure you’re making the best hiring decision, we believe wanting to keep seeing more candidates is a mistake… here’s why:
When filling an open position, it can be difficult to know which candidate is the right one. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know for sure which candidate is the “right” one until they’ve spent some time in the role, but there are some signs to watch for that show the candidate might be a great fit.
Employees want to be thought of as people with individual needs, not cogs in the machine. You’ll gain productivity and boost engagement by offering a safe and healthy workplace and putting yourself in employees’ shoes. Adapt your approach to hiring to address these factors, and your recruiting job is likely to get a little easier.