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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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Making Interviews More Interactive

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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Having had several jobs, I’ve had my fair share of weird Interviews. You can try to prepare, and I always did, but you just never know what you’re going to get. I’ve had interviews that lasted 15 minutes and one that lasted two and a half hours. I’ve had some with timed tests and some that were a joke. But as varied as interviews can be, they nearly all have the same fault: they’re one-sided. It makes sense. As a manager, you have questions you need to ask, things you’ve got to know to find out if this person is a good fit. So, you ask a question, let them answer and make notes, then move onto the next question. But is that really the best way to get to know a potential employee? Interviews are one of the scariest part [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Call Centers & Customer Service

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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With a greater focus being placed on customer service and a trend in slimming down to create a more efficient workplace, there has never been a more important time to recruit the right employees. Call centers and other customer service employees are critical to the success of any company. When dealing with customer-facing employees, a company will want to make sure it’s hiring smartly and efficiently.  Call center employees must possess certain qualities in order to be successful in a high-demanding phone-centric environment. Remaining Calm Under Pressure One of the key skills in a call center is the ability to remain calm under pressure and to be confident while communicating clearly. A call center employee is usually the first poin [...]
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What is an Evergreen Job?

Posted by Eric Friedman

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An evergreen job is a position at your organization that is always open, either because it’s a high turnover position or, more likely, because it‘s a position for which you have many employees in the same role. As a hiring manager, you are constantly chasing candidates for this role, spending hours interviewing, qualifying, and finding job candidates who are just the right fit. Evergreen jobs are common in industries like call centers, retail, hospitals, and health care, where companies have 50-100 employees, like nurses or call center representatives, doing the same job but in a different hospital wing, or managing the clients and customer service for many regions over the phone. Because your company is constantly hiring for this [...]
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Applying is Buying

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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According to the Candidate Experience Survey of 2012, over 53% of candidates indicated that they had an existing relationship with a company prior to applying there, either as a customer, an advocate, or through family/friends already at the company. It’s only a matter of time before that percentage grows into the 80s or 90s.  It’s clear that recruiters need to start looking at candidates as customers as well. For a candidate, the application process is similar to that of purchasing a product. Similar thought processes and time investments are required. On average, a job seeker spends 45 minutes filling out an application or buying into the company. When a job seeker is looking and applying for jobs, they are buying into your bran [...]
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5 Ethical Hiring & Work Decisions That Can Save You Millions

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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With the average cost of employment litigation topping about $150,000, ethical hiring and employment decisions are not only essential to keep your workplace culture moving in a positive direction, but also to keep your company profitable and in the black. That figure doesn’t include preparing statements, negotiations, and representation. With costs in employment litigation lawsuits on the rise, it’s important that your company take steps to prevent being involved in a lawsuit. Here are five ethical hiring and work decisions managers can and must make to save their company millions and even billions over the long haul. Do Minimal Investigation. Checking references, calling on past employers, and verifying that the information on [...]
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