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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

Gone are the days that the existence of your opening is reason enough for someone to work there. It’s a tight candidate market, and the competition for talent is real. Don't get knocked out before you even get in the fight.

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.

WATCH: Five Tips for Hiring a Front-End Developer

Laurie Lopez offers concrete suggestions to employers about how to hire and retain Front-End Developers in this short video.

Seven Best Practices for Finding Talent Using Social Media

Now more than ever, candidates are vetting your company on culture fit just as much as you are vetting them. Here are seven ways to attract the right people to your organization with strategic employer branding.

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