5 Things to Remember When Recruiting New Grads

What a wonderful time of the year — flowers are blooming, the grass is turning green, and new college grads have sprung! Lucky for these new grads, they’ve graduated during a great economic time. The job market is hot, unemployment is low, and according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2019 Spring Update, employers plan to …

Giving Feedback to Recruiters

Recruiters and hiring managers have long had a history of a relationship in need of improvement. A major area that they can improve on is communication. Communication, just like it does in any other relationship, plays a vital role between the hiring manager and the recruiter. Specifically, a needed aspect of communication between the two is feedback from hiring managers …

Expanding Your Talent Pool

Nearly 700,000 people (1 in 3 adults) are released from prison each year. These are people with criminal records that have served their time and yet as employers, we are often quick re-sentence them by locking them out of the job market even though we are facing a human capitol crisis. Why is this? Part of our human flaw is …

Stop Hiring for a Culture “Fit”

Company culture is all the buzz. We’ve learned that culture weighs heavily on a candidate’s decision to apply to a job and to accept an offer. Companies have worked hard in the past few years to really improve and nurture their culture to be a part of their attractive talent brand. The problem is that with this new and improved …

Everyone Wants a Talent Brand That Candidates Love, But…

Everyone wants a talent brand that candidates will love, but almost no Talent Acquisition function is actually willing to love those same candidates back! You get this, right!? Do you know why you love certain brands? It’s usually a combination of an experience you had with that brand. You loved their product or service, how they/it made you feel, how …

Stop Rejecting the “Overqualified”

Many job seekers over 40 share the same experience of applying for a job and not getting it with the reasoning being that they’re “overqualified”. What does overqualified actually mean? Overqualified is just another word for age discrimination. It’s another way to say, “You’re to old to work for me”, or, “You have a lot of experience and we don’t …

Attracting Passive Candidates

With job openings reaching an all-time high at the start of the new year and unemployment rates hitting a historic low, it’s no surprise that the current labor market situation has influenced the “job-hopping” trend. A record number of candidates are quitting their jobs for the first time since the numbers have been recorded. So, what does the current market …

The Shortage of Skilled-Trade Workers

Going to a four-year university to get a bachelor’s degree has become the societal “norm”. The idea that one must go to college and get a four-year degree to be successful in life has been drilled into the heads of high school students for years. Only recently, is it becoming obvious that getting a four-year degree does not always pay …

A Solution to Vacant Tech Positions

The amount of tech jobs in the U.S has greatly increased and yet many go unfilled. This is because employers are struggling to fill the skills gap. Having unfilled positions negatively impacts the top and bottom lines of business in ways that hiring managers tend to never even consider. To make matters even more challenging for employers, the market is being driven …

What’s more important in Recruiting: The Message or The Messenger?

So often in recruiting we get caught up in drafting the perfect recruiting message. We want it to be: Personal To the point Show our culture Give some information but too much information We want a call to action We are obssessed as recruiters in our messaging. Which begs the question, what is truly the most important part of the …