Recruitment

Job Boards vs. Recruiters – Which Will Get You the Best Candidates?

Two well-known ways exist to look for qualified candidates for your company – job boards and recruiters. Companies that have only used job boards may not be aware of the multiple benefits that recruiters can offer them during the hiring process. One of the biggest being the time you can …

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Staffing and Recruitment Agencies Net Positive ROI

The process of adding a new employee is a costly one by itself.  Handling staffing and recruitment evaluations in-house involve spending valuable resources devoted to a process that may be somewhat foreign to company personnel when those resources and time could be spent adding to the bottom line instead.  But …

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Expediency is Key to the Recruitment Process

There are many key factors involved in the recruitment process.  But none are more important than that of expediency throughout all phases.  Keeping a focus on those aspects that benefit all parties, both employer and employee, makes for the successful placement of candidates and profitable relationships. The process should be …

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Writing an Effective Job Description

An effective job description provides the foundation for making successful and informed hiring decisions as well as providing the outline for success to prospective employees.  It does this by forcing hiring managers to dive into those pertinent details that are required of future hires as well as the big picture …

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The 3 Interview Questions Every Hiring Manager Must Ask

In my experience a candidate’s answers to the questions listed below is a clear indication of their level of interest and commitment to the position.  A top-tier candidate will prepare for the interview by educating themselves on the position, the company and the industry; so these questions shouldn’t present a …

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Strangers at a Cocktail Party

37signals put up an interesting analogy advocating hiring slow to prevent a ‘Strangers at a cocktail party‘ situation.  The post likens work collaboration in an office with lots of new people continually coming in, to being like a cocktail party of strangers – lots of small talk. But imagine a …

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Hiring the Net Generation

I read an interesting article on BusinessWeek this morning; a couple of lines stuck out to me in particular. Once the recession is over, the smart companies that have hired top young talent will be in a prime position to survive the next war: the war for talent. As one …

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