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How to Assess a Candidate During the Interview

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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Before the official interview with a candidate, there is a huge time investment involved for both the recruiter and the candidate. Filling out applications, reviewing those applications, waiting for phone calls, sorting resumes, conducting phone interviews, and a hundred other things. When the interview stage finally arrives, it’s important that the recruiter has done as much preparation as possible in order to not waste anyone’s time and require extra follow ups. Preparing for an interview is one of the most important things a recruiter can do before calling a candidate in. Heading into an interview without knowing the desired outcomes is one of the worst things you can do. Here are a few easy things you can do to prepare for an [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for the Hospitality Industry

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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Since 2008 there has been a well-known hiring freeze in the hospitality industry. Luckily for recruiters in this industry, this hiring freeze is slowly starting to thaw. Hospitality employers posted 35% more jobs on their websites in 2011 than they did in 2010, and the upward trend continued well into 2012 according to a report by hrcareers.com. As a hospitality employer, you should be prepared to see increased competition for skilled managers and employees. For those hard-to-fill positions, you may be forced to do some strategic recruiting. Your best staff members may start to consider leaving for better opportunities as this market begins to open up. Now is a prime time to refocus your recruiting efforts and find out the best way t [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Healthcare, Part 2

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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In the first part of our two-part series about hiring for healthcare, we discussed the importance of being mobile in your recruiting efforts, investing in SEO strategy, and saving time and money by having a good applicant tracking system. To develop a well-rounded recruiting strategy, healthcare recruiters needs to be on the forefront of adopting social policies and investing in skills and assessment techniques to better qualify their workforce. The healthcare industry is growing in record numbers, and recruiters need to keep up with it if they want to find top talent for their organizations. Social media is here to stay, and for the long term. When companies decide against adopting social media policies and procedures, they’re bei [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Healthcare, Part 1

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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Despite the sluggish nature of our economy, the healthcare sector is one that job seekers would be wise to consider in 2013. Last year, this industry added over 300,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite the tough trends in the economy, healthcare has continued to show positive figures for the past five years. Recruiters in this industry have more flexibility because there is a continuous supply of jobs. While healthcare gained about 1.4 million jobs over the past five years, overall there were about 4.6 million jobs lost. It’s no secret that the healthcare industry seems to be recession-proof, but that doesn’t necessarily mean recruiters have it made. With a larger workforce to deal with, recruiters must be [...]
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How to Master the Interview

Posted by Andreea Hrab

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Mastering the art of the interview isn’t easy, yet it is an integral part—if not the most crucial part—of the hiring process. After reviewing numerous resumes and cover letters, narrowing down the options, the interview is an opportunity for each candidate to “jump off the page,” to dazzle you with a winning personality and expand on skills beyond the written application. It’s also a moment for you to delve further into the job description and responsibilities, giving the candidate a clearer view of your expectations. In all likelihood you have either been interviewed by a prospective employer, interviewed a prospective candidate, or maybe both. Then you know how stressful the process is. But it doesn’t have to be. Having [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Engineering Jobs

Posted by Eric Friedman

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One of the most long-standing areas of engineering, Mechanical Engineering is sometimes called heavy engineering. It’s the branch that involves the production and use of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. These engineers are sometimes referred to as the core of all advanced technological achievements in robotics, construction, medical automation, aeronautics, and a lot more. Engineers are seen as the backbone of development and innovation and unless companies are able to hire and recruit them effectively their business processes will suffer. Almost every corporate environment needs engineers for a host of needs pertaining to their core business structures and support. In 2012, [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Sales

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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For companies big or small, sales is the lifeblood of the organization. Without sales, cash flow is non-existent and quite frankly there is no business.  Hiring a great salesperson is both an art and a science. The right salesperson can take a small company and build it into something big. Building relationships, making connections, and finding the perfect client for your company is all in the job role of a salesperson. Finding the right salesperson can be extremely difficult, especially in an environment filled with the mentality that anyone can sell. Selling has been called the art of persuading people into thinking and believing that the company they’re selling for is the right fit. Building rapport and first impressions are al [...]
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5 Ways to Hire Top IT Talent

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Hiring and retaining the best talent is as tough as it’s ever been, especially when it comes to hiring the best IT talent out there. Despite recent trends in the workforce, it is possible to hire the best, but you’ll have to be one of the best to attract these candidates. The workforce is saturated by tech startups that have an idea that could be the next big idea, so the competition is tough. What’s even worse is that the technology sector has an unemployment rate that is half of the U.S. national average. Supply and demand has kicked in, and with a limited number of professionals and much fewer highly qualified ones, hiring has become difficult. This is fantastic news for those in this industry, who are enjoying competitive j [...]
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