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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.

Eight Tips to Make Video Interviews a Successful Part of Your Recruitment Strategy

Managers are under pressure during any interview. But their task is even more difficult when the conversation takes place on video—whether it’s through Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, or some other tool.

Six Reasons Why It Didn’t Work Out with Your Last Contract Employee

Organizations often rely on contract employees to support their teams, and a great deal of work goes into each hire. Making the most of those relationships seems like a no brainer, but there are times when the contract employee leaves before the contract ends. This costs the company time and money, and will likely put the projects behind schedule. Here are six reasons contract employees leave abruptly - and how to avoid them.

7 Tips for Writing a Stand Out Job Description

It is an ongoing challenge to catch the attention of job seekers and a good job description is the most efficient way to reach a large audience of potential applicants. While a fascinating and unique write-up can attract potential candidates, a lackluster write-up can make them pass right over your opportunity, even if the job is well-suited to their qualifications. Here are seven tips for writing an engaging, interest-catching job description.

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.

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 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.

WATCH: Finding, Evaluating and Securing Technology Talent

Doug Schade offers key methods to find, source and hire technology talent in this short video.

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