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5 Things Dragging Out your Interview Process that are Easy to Fix

For hiring managers, deciding “when and if” to extend the job offer after a series of candidate interviews can be an excruciating exercise. If you’ve ever hired the wrong candidate before, you may …

Debunking the Passive Job Candidate Myth: the Science of Candidate Behavior

A day doesn’t go by without someone touting a new way to attract passive job candidates. In fact, it seems to be the new golden ring that most talent acquisition professionals are clamoring for.

Turning HR’s Requisition Intake Process into a Meaningful Conversation

Completing the requisition intake process prior to getting that first candidate in the door is often viewed as frustrating and cumbersome by both hiring managers and recruiters alike.  

Ho-Hum Job? Not to Owen: How GE became a career destination for new engineers

You wouldn’t say that what your company does is boring. That what you’re offering is “just another job.” But that’s probably how your message is coming across.

Why a Candidate Persona Should Be Part of Your Recruiting Strategy

“Bob” is moving on, and you’re tasked with finding just the right person to fill his shoes. So what kind of information should you know about your candidates to make sure you’ve found the perfect fit …

What’s My Age Again? Marketing Jobs to Skilled Talent Means Marketing to Gen X

As a recruiter with about ten years of experience, I’ve had the chance to gain a pretty good understanding of what motivates my specific candidate audience. Any marketer or sales professional will …

Want to engage top talent? Tell them how they’ll contribute

Today, I attended my first Rotary breakfast.  I have to be honest. Going in, I thought of Rotary as an “old man’s club.” Wow, was I misinformed and embarrassed to know so little about this community …

The Three Sales Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters

Depending on your role in the hiring process, you may think even though the employee lifecycle hasn’t changed much since you began your career, that recruiting hasn’t either – but you’d be in for a …

The “Blind Side” of the Recruiting Process: Five ways your Hiring Manager can make or break the candidate experience

I’ve spent much of the past ten years of my career evangelizing the importance of the candidate experience to Human Resources and Talent Acquisition groups. I’ve concentrated on the “front end” of …

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