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Three Ways Hiring Managers Can Rethink the Candidate Experience

When they’re in the throes of filling an open position, managers don’t think about relationships. They think about “candidates” and “resumes,” “job requirements” and “cultural fit.” Given how jargon-filled and process-driven recruiting and hiring can be – not to mention how pressured – that’s not surprising. As important as resumes, job requirements and all the rest are, making the right hire is about getting personal with the candidate.

Why Post-Interview Communication is Vital for Your Recruiting Efforts and Your Job Seekers

You work for a top-flight company, treat your people well and go out of your way to make contractors feel part of the team. But, somehow, it seems like the best talent keeps passing you by for other opportunities. Why aren’t they choosing to work for your company?

How to Make Sure Your Next Hire is a Culture Fit

When it comes to culture fit, “one bad apple can spoil the bunch.” Doing these key things during the interview process will improve your chances of hiring your next rising star.

Three Areas Where Automation Could Hurt Your Hiring Process

While automation can help with efficiencies in some parts of the hiring lifecycle, it is problematic in many areas. If you are considering using automation in your hiring practice, here are some areas where it may hurt more than help.

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 Make Reference Checks a Valuable Part of the Hiring Process

When done right, references are a crucial part of the hiring process. They offer a view of how the candidate performs in the workplace, and help assess his or her potential for success within the role and company. Reference checks are an integral part of the hiring process that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Six Reasons Why Ghosting Ruins the Candidate Experience

If you want to ensure a positive candidate experience from start to finish, it’s best to avoid ghosting – here’s why.

Four Ways to Instantly Improve the Candidate Experience at Your Company

Hiring managers frequently ask me how they can improve their hiring practices. One of my main suggestions? Sell your company and the role as much as the candidates are selling themselves. If you want to compete for the best talent, here are four things to include in your hiring process.

Five Areas to Consider When Vetting Remote Employees

If you are seeking a remote employee, you need to go a little deeper to ensure you’re finding someone who is up for the unique challenges of working away from the team.

Hiring a Controller? Here Are Ten Things that Matter Most

A controller or any senior level finance person is a crucial member of a company’s senior management team. When hiring a controller, where do you start and where do you focus? My team and I have placed countless controllers in my more than 20-year recruiting career, and we have used that experience to create a list of what matters most when hiring a controller.

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