Don’t Disqualify Yourself Before the Interview

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It has been said, “To err is human.” This is very true, especially when people are under pressure to get a job. People can be prone to putting their foot in their mouth. They may do or say things that are inappropriate without realizing it. And they may even go so far as to disqualify […]

Hire Faster with Mobile Recruiting

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Along with social networks, mobile recruiting has grown to become highly effective for finding quality candidates. This is because more candidates are using mobile apps to search for career opportunities than ever before. LinkedIn published the findings of an extensive user behavior study that revealed 72 percent of professionals have used a mobile app to […]

Is It Acceptable to Text Job Candidates?

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The job market is increasingly filled by younger candidates, those accustomed to using mobile devices practically 24 hours/day and seven days/week. Many younger job candidates are either currently employed full-time, or they are in-between jobs looking for that next great opportunity. But the truth is, they are busy and on-the-go most of the day. If you’ve […]

How to Hire the Best Millennials

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Much has been said during the past few years about how to attract the best millennials, those employees who are now between the ages of 18-34. Millennials now comprise the largest percentage of the workforce at 36 percent. This highly talented generation of employees has brought a lot of value to the workplace, but they also come […]

What’s the Best Decision – Paying Overtime or Hiring Temporary Workers?

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It should be the goal of every business to be smart when it comes to staffing costs. At times, it’s necessary for regular employees to work overtime to complete time-sensitive projects. These types of situations are basically unavoidable. With some careful planning, companies can save money and time by hiring temporary employees to augment current […]

Make Your Temporary Workers Feel Welcome

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Any company will need temporary workers from time to time. A sudden rush, peak times, shortage of manpower, employees calling in sick or going on abrupt leaves, sporadic business growth and any other operational demands can call for temporary workers. Now, companies and the temporary workers, both parties are aware that it is a contractual […]

Convey the Importance of Customer Service to Your Manufacturing Team

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When one thinks of customer service skills, it’s easy to picture companies that cater to retail, financial, technology, health care and hospitality. All of those industries consistently deal with customers on a face-to-face basis. But in truth, all industries need to prepare and train their people for excellent customer service because it reflects a dedication […]

What Does It Mean When You Hear “We’ll Keep Your Resume on File?”

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The dreaded words no job seeker ever wants to hear. Once the job application has been accepted, an initial interview has happened, and then a few weeks of waiting have happened – one day you call to check on your status and get told that, “Your resume will be kept on file.” What exactly does […]

Focus on Feedback and Expectations in a Candidate Market

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As a recruiter, it’s easy to get caught up with sourcing and processing candidates as quickly as possible, without giving much thought to their actual experience. But, in a candidate-driven job market, the way in which you treat candidates has much to do with how effectively you can place them into jobs. A poor experience […]

Evaluate Bilingual Job Candidates with Testing

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In a global economy, candidates who are bilingual are considered to be valuable for their ability to communicate with a wider range of people. Many workplaces are seeking bilingual job candidates, therefore job seekers often mark this on their applications in order to get noticed ahead of others. But, what if a candidate is somewhat bilingual […]