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Are HR Professionals Losing Touch in Today’s High-Tech Environment?

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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'>'> In an era when technology reigns supreme and HR professionals are constantly communicating via email, social media, and other online networks, is there a point where we say that all HR professionals are losing the human touch? Does the daily routine of sourcing candidates all across the Internet hurt our “soft” skill set and make us unable to communicate effectively offline? In my opinion, they don’t. As easy as it is to hide behind the iron curtain of your computer monitor, I believe that human resource professionals have yet to lose that human touch. But the danger is there, so it’s important to understand why human touch and interaction is indispensable in the HR industry. Here are a few reasons why this type of connecti [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Retail Positions

Posted by Eric Friedman

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'>'> Hiring and recruiting for retail positions can be a daunting task. We are all consumers in one way or another and have faced long lines and rude employees at our local retailer’s. In order to have the most efficiently run business you can, your employees must be rated highly. If they are, customers will take notice and keep coming back over and over because of the excellent customer service they receive. So, how do recruiters hire specifically within the retail industry? I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to look for when trying to find your next employee. '>Staff Fluctuations: One of the major challenges that recruiters face when hiring for the retail industry is the high level of staff fluctuation and turnover rates [...]
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Employee’s Benefits Considered Better Than a Pay Raise

Posted by Eric Friedman

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'>'> Aside from things like cultural fit, location, and management, job seekers name pay as the most important thing when accepting a job. College graduates are told time and time again to look at specific benefits that a company is offering aside from pay before making their choice. It’s probably safe to say that a very high percentage of graduates look only at pay and don’t care about added benefits, but looking long term, they really should. In an effort to persuade the newly college graduate that pay isn’t the only thing that should be taken into account I have come up with a list of benefits that are considered better than an actual pay raise. Even if you aren’t a new college graduate and you’re looking at a career chan [...]
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How to Hire and Recruit for Accounting & Financial Positions

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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'>'> According to The Intersect Group, 58% of CFOs indicated that they have had difficulty when trying to fill open accounting and financial positions. As employers search out the perfect candidate, they have found that most don’t have the specialized skill set that the company requires. Hiring managers and others in charge of recruiting this type of talent often become frustrated because of their detailed needs in a candidate. Most accounting and finance professionals today are specializing in specific marketable skill sets instead of the more generalized focus that some companies are looking to hire. As one of the most regulated industries in the United States, the accounting and financial field requires candidates with not only the [...]
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Little-Known Facts about the World of Corporate Headhunting

Posted by Eric Friedman

corporate headhunting

'>'> Since the start of the current economic crisis, several workers who either got laid off, changed positions within the same company, or lost compensation have been searching for alternatives to their current job situation. From the CEO who lost her job because of the recession or the SVP who was demoted with a deep pay cut, many workers are seeking the assistance of corporate headhunters to help them in their job search. They know that a headhunter will lead them to opportunities that might not have been obtainable through networking and applying for job after job.   And employers often look to headhunters to fill those all-important top-level positions. In many cases, job seekers and employers are in the dark about exactly how co [...]
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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 fo [...]
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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 w [...]
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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 [...]
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