Is the Gig Economy Luring Away Workers? What Hiring Managers Need to Know.

Jenna SpinelleCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Employee Engagement, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Hiring Process, News

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Over the past few years, the media has been flooded with stories about the gig economy and how it’s changing the future of work. That’s a pretty bold statement and one that makes for a catchy headline, but how much of an impact is it really having? Once you understand how the gig economy shapes … Read More

How Can You Tell if Your Hiring Process is Broken?

FletcherCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Hiring Process, Initial Interviews, News

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There is an overwhelming amount of information available about the best approaches to the hiring process. Like any major change, a plan to update and improve your hiring process will take time to implement. Reviewing your current methods is an important step in this process. It will allow you to see what is working, what … Read More

Is Your Candidate Experience Hurting Your Recruiting Efforts?

FletcherCandidate Experience, Candidate Selection Process Strategy, Company Culture and Environment, Hiring Process, Job Advertisements, News, Recruiting

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You should always be aware of how your company is perceived by potential candidates in the recruiting process. While a lot of companies pay attention to client perception, many only worry about what future employees think when they’re searching for one. It is important to always be recruiting. This includes optimizing your online presence to … Read More

Your Job Descriptions Must Describe the Job

FletcherCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Hiring Process, Initial Interviews, Job Advertisements, Job Descriptions, News, Preparing for a New Hire

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  Potential applicants certainly need to know what skills, traits, and qualifications your company desires for a given position. Many hiring managers feel that these are the most important guidelines they can publish in a job description. In fact, many even feel that they are the most important criteria for choosing a candidate. Hiring expert … Read More

Who Should Be Involved in the Hiring Process?

FletcherCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Hiring Process, Initial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, News, Preparing for a New Hire

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  When hiring a new employee, it can be beneficial to get input from others. The question of who to involve in the hiring process is one of both feasibility and desirability. Every organization is different, but there are generally similar advantages and disadvantages to involving multiple people in the decision-making. As this Harvard Business … Read More

What’s the Most Effective Way to Screen a Resume?

FletcherCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Hiring Process, Initial Interviews, News, Recruiting, Screening Resumes, Time to Fill; Hiring Timelines

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A resume is usually your first introduction to a candidate. It contains key information that must be read and interpreted correctly. A shallow reading can leave you with employees who do not really have the skills you need. As Bradford Smart points out in his free Topgrading guide, misleading resumes result in wasted hours, bad … Read More

How to Choose the Recruiter That is Right for You

FletcherFinding Top Quality Candidates, Hiring Process, Initial Interviews, News, Recruiting, Screening Resumes, Time to Fill; Hiring Timelines

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  Recruiting services can make your hiring process much easier, but it is important you choose the right provider. By choosing a reliable, experienced recruiting firm, your company can save valuable time and rest assured that a recruiter is truly seeking the best candidates for your business. You may be interested in using recruitment services … Read More

Low Unemployment Wages Mean Employers Should Think Ahead

FletcherCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Economic Status, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Hiring Process, News, Salary, Time to Fill; Hiring Timelines, Unemployment

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  In September, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the overall jobless rate had fallen to 5.9% (11.8% using the broadest measures). These numbers were in line with economists’ predictions and are welcome news to American businesses. But they should also be a signal to employers and hiring managers to prepare for increased competition … Read More

Statistics Show: Avoid Bad Hires Using Pre-Employment Assessments

FletcherCandidate Selection Process Strategy, Finding Top Quality Candidates, Hiring Process, Interview for Achievement, News, The Latest, Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests

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Every business wants to find the right employees: the people who will fit in, become top performers, and contribute to the company’s success. The cost of a bad hire can range from 1 to 5 times the annual salary of that person, the use of multi measurement pre-employment assessments is designed to prevent these poor … Read More

3 Steps to Ask A More Effective Follow up Question

FletcherHiring Process, Initial Interviews, Interview for Achievement, Interview for Attitude, Interview for Culture Fits, Listening and Communication, News, Recruiting, Screening Resumes

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Interviews are an art form that while performed on a daily basis by many, is truly mastered only by a few. Those who are able to execute a flawless interview find that they source and hire not just qualified candidates, but will be adding a component to their team that fits seamlessly into the culture … Read More