The 7 Words That Turn Candidates Off!

Communication is a tricky thing. It’s so easy to turn off another party by simply using just one wrong word, especially when you’re trying to build a relationship with a candidate you potentially want to hire. I think there are some words and phrases that have a high probability of turning off a candidate to want to come work for …

HOW MUCH WOULD 1 SHARE OF YOU BE WORTH?

What if instead of paying your university or trade school tuition, you paid them shares of your future self in the form of “Income Sharing“? That’s what some schools have been toying around with: “The Lambda School teaches information technology skills online, and it charges zero tuition and offers stipends to select students. The deal is that students pay back …

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 …