Category: Hiring & Recruiting

Recruiting is changing at a rapid pace. Some organizations are abandoning traditional methods for social media; some think software can do a better job than people.

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What Are Some Common Résumé Alternatives?

Have you heard? Résumés may be on the way out—or at least that’s what many online articles might have you believe. While most employers are still very much expecting to use résumés to narrow down lists of candidates for the foreseeable future, it’s not too far of a leap to agree that there are a […]

Skills

3 Steps Serious Companies Are Taking to Fill the Tech Skills Gap

It’s no secret that the market for hiring technology talent is competitive and the pool of qualified candidates is limited. In the last few years, the IT industry has been plagued by an ever-growing skills gap. This gap is so prominent, that over 77 percent of organizations believe insufficient digital skills are a key obstacle […]

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3 Tips for Getting Candidates to Respond to Your E-Mails

In today’s competitive candidate market and with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), aka “the robots,” we tend to forget about the human elements of recruiting. With the emergence of sourcing tools, finding top talent today is easier than ever. The hard part is getting them to respond. Can we create a compelling enough message […]

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Why Employees Are Quitting

When turnover rates start increasing, the question on every HR professional’s mind is: Why? Why are employees quitting more now than before? And what can be done about it?

Turning Passive Candidates into Active Ones

In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that passive candidates may be a great resource to try to fill vacant roles. We reviewed several ways to try to find these candidates. Today, we’ll take a look at how to entice a passive candidate to become an active one.

How to Find Passive Candidates

Open positions are becoming tougher and tougher to fill. Recruiters are looking for options to find more candidates for each role simply to have more options to choose from. Sometimes it’s difficult to even find someone qualified.

Do You Manage Your Company’s Employee Value Proposition?

In Friday’s Advisor, we were discussing the employee value proposition (EVP), which is the set of things that employees value that are received as part of working there. It’s essentially the reasons employees should work for you rather than the competition. Every organization has an EVP, but not every organization takes steps to manage it.

What Is the Hollywood Model of Work?

Even if you’ve never been anywhere near a Hollywood studio, you can imagine that it takes hundreds of people to put together a movie—all with differing talents, each with expertise in their respective field. Different actors and directors (and all of the hundreds of other roles that come together to make a movie happen) come […]