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How to Hire an Intern Who Can Do More Than Order Coffee

Posted by Chris Fields

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“I was working for a production company and I was on a shoot for an exercise video… In between takes, I had to clean up their sweat off the floor on my hands and knees.” “I worked at a radio station… the DJ I was working with made me get coffee every day, specifically with one teaspoon of cream and two sugar packets. She fired me for not finding a second sugar packet.” “I had to run an “errand” aka pick up weed.” Those are real quotes from a BuzzFeed article, “17 Intern Horror Stories That Will Make You Want To Quit Your Job.” Sugar packets, cleaning sweat, and running “errands” are not effective uses of an intern’s potential nor does it reflect positively upon the employer. Not only are inter [...]
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5 Best Strategies for Hiring Entry-Level Employees

Posted by Kristina Minyard

With 6.7 million jobs open in the U.S., employers cannot help but take their recruiting strategy back to the drawing board. That drawing board has more and more employers looking at lowering/dropping qualifications and focusing on entry-level hiring. In other words, if the candidate we want isn’t out there in the current labor market, maybe we need to reconsider our requirements. Great employers will use this as an opportunity to play the long game and maximize benefit to employees and the organization. As we continue to see statistics reporting minimum qualifications drifting lower and lower over the last six years we are shifting into a market where entry-level candidates have a greater chance of getting hired. To refocus your orga [...]
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How to Hire Freelancers in a Compliant and Effective Way

Posted by Eric Friedman

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The top organizations around the world are discovering the benefits of hiring freelancers who work in graphic design, writing, healthcare, human resources and consulting. For many freelancers, their self-owned business is a lifestyle choice, and since they are not company employees, you do not have to cover their vacation pay, employee benefits, or sick leave. The goal is to find freelancers who have a high level of professionalism, complete the work you assign them on deadline and require minimal oversight. The best ones deliver high quality of work at a fraction of what it would cost you to hire a full-time employee. Did you know that 35% of the workforce are freelancers? The top organizations around the world are discovering the [...]
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Assessing Intangible Skills: Four Ways to Evaluate Candidates

Posted by Grace Carter

You've assessed your candidates through online testing that is EEOC compliant, and you know you've objectively got a group of candidates who have the skills necessary for the current job opening, but how do you choose the one who will be the best fit for your company in the long run? It can be difficult to assess candidates’ intangible skills. Their résumé may have some clues, but to assess intangible skills properly involves asking the right questions and knowing what to look for in an interview. Energy It’s possible for candidates to appear more energetic in an interview, knowing this will be assessed, but how do you assess their normal energy levels? You can do this by asking candidates about their interests and hobbies [...]
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As Soon as You Switch to eSkill, Screening Candidates Gets a Whole Lot Easier

Posted by Eric Friedman

Bree Gurin, the Director of Client Services at Oliver Staffing, Inc., shared with us how her company struggled with skills testing before switching to eSkill. They were frustrated with the lack of flexibility in editing the other testing vendor’s tests and the inability to add their own content. In addition, the other vendor’s platform was not user friendly. We asked Bree a few questions about Oliver Staffing’s transition to eSkill, and here’s what we found out. Why did you choose to become an eSkill customer? Why did you make this change? The contract with our previous vendor was coming up for renewal and, due to their less-than-charming customer service and our unpleasant user experience with their system, I began search [...]
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5 Ways Recruiters Can Use Big Data to Find the Best Candidates

Posted by Olivia Ryan

Human resources have changed drastically with the rise of IT and data science. Modern recruiters don’t waste time searching for the best candidates on their own. Instead, they use big data to find new talents and keep potential applicants informed about the company’s job opportunities. Recruiting software enables HR managers to avoid generic searches, so now they can post positions and filter applicants based on a number of highly specific preferences. This is very important because studies prove that businesses that use a maturity model, perform 30% better than their peers on the market. If you want to improve recruiting, you should also exploit the new technology. In this post, we will show you 5 ways recruiters should use big [...]
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2018 Hospitality Trends and the Skills to Look for When Hiring Your Hospitality Staff

Posted by Eric Friedman

Summer is almost here, and the hospitality industry is booming. PwC’s forecast for 2018 anticipates that a stable economy and tax stimulus will help to support the highest occupancy level in the hospitality industry since 1981 and forecasts occupancy to grow to 66.1% for U.S. hotels. Therefore, as a hospitality employer, you should be prepared to see increased competition for skilled managers and employees. But that is not the only thing you should keep an eye-on. The trends in the hospitality industry are changing because of a new and passionate generation of travelers, the millennials. According to Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, the millennial generation will represent 50% of all travelers by 2025. Therefore, hotels need [...]
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Time to Hire and Train – a Never-ending Story in the World of HR

Posted by Eric Friedman

According to a Linkedin Report on 2018 Global Recruiting Trends, recruiters can more easily discover talent by focusing on diversity, new interviewing tools, data and artificial intelligence. In the following article we will discuss the interviewing tools and how they can leverage the time component from the selection process. Hunt Scanlon Media recently reported that employers will face increasing challenges to find and retain employees. These challenges begin with the hiring process: “Seventy five percent of employer responses stated that their hiring process, from initial interview to offer, takes more than three weeks, while the vast majority of professionals surveyed felt it should take two weeks at most.” eSkill Corporat [...]
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