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The Top 10 WinterWyman Search Blogs of 2016

With the New Year in mind, WinterWyman Search compiled our most popular blogs of 2016. What are candidates and companies reading about when it comes to finding jobs or sourcing the best talent? Here’s a taste.

The Top 10 WinterWyman Contract Staffing Blogs of 2016

With the New Year in mind, WinterWyman Contract Staffing compiled our most popular blogs of 2016. What are candidates and companies reading about when it comes to finding jobs or sourcing the best talent? Here’s a taste.

Three Ways Recruiters Can Directly Influence Candidate Experience

Treating job seekers well is important to you and your company’s brand, reputation, and hiring success—and it’s just the right thing to do. How you treat candidates can affect how candidates and their networks use or avoid using your services in the future.

How to Involve Your Team in the Hiring Process and Enhance the Candidate Experience

During the hiring process, the hiring manager or HR representative takes the lead in working with the candidate. But it’s important for everyone who’ll meet a potential hire to feel part of the process and to understand they play a role in making candidates feel valued and appreciated.

Every interaction is part of the overall impression candidates will develop about your company and its employees. That impression will have a lot to do with their decision to accept an offer, or not, and what they may say about your company to others.

5 Things Hiring Managers Should Know About Candidate Experience

Candidate experience is key when interviewing top talent. Some companies are more successful than others at forging an organization-wide effort to entice prospective employees. No one holds more influence over the candidate’s decision to accept or reject an offer than the hiring manager. People want to work for people they like – managers who are clear in setting expectations, seem reasonable, respect the skills of their team members and value their time.

Hiring Managers - Here's How You Might be Scaring Away Great Talent

As a headhunter, I often hear stories about challenging interviews and horrible bosses. 

Once, I was shaving at the gym and a guy was telling me about a marathon interview session he had just endured. He was sharp, had a great mix of work experience and went to a good school. He is the silver tuna of candidates and will have his choice of job opportunities. Unfortunately, the company that just put him through this test of endurance will not be his pick. 

Why Feedback Makes the Difference to a Candidate’s Experience

Communication is a foundation of a positive candidate experience, and employers go a long way toward building a favorable impression with prospective employees when they provide even simple feedback after every interview. 

When candidates make the effort to visit your offices – taking time off from work, preparing for their discussions – and then hear nothing after they’ve gone on their way, they’re not only frustrated but left with an impression that yours is just another business that doesn’t put much value in what its workers bring to the table.

How a Positive Interview Experience Will Help Your Company Win Top Talent

Today, businesses compete mightily to hire the best professionals for contracting assignments. In this climate, engaging the right talent involves more than reviewing resumes and trying to sense whether a candidate has a good “feel” during an interview. It means using every tool you have to show contractors that yours is a great place to work, and that the mission they’ll undertake there will outstrip the opportunities other organizations might offer.

Hiring Mangers, Here’s Why You Always Have to Close the Loop with Your Job Candidates

It’s probably the most common complaint we hear from candidates: They submit their resume to an employer, but receive no response. They visit the company for interviews, follow up as promised, and receive no response. They email or call the hiring manager and HR to check on the status of their application and receive no response.

How to Ensure a Great Interview Experience

Hiring managers often forget that the job interview is a two-way street: Not only are they evaluating the candidate, but the candidate is evaluating them, as well as their prospective teammates and the company’s culture. It’s important, then, to make sure that the job seeker has a smooth and professional experience when they visit.  

Here’s a checklist of things to do before, during and after your meeting with the candidate. They’re designed to help you have a meeting that’s smooth and productive, and that closes out in the most positive way possible.

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