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16 April, 2019

Top Recruitment Best Practices for 2019

Employees are the lifeblood of any company, which means finding the best talent is critical to your organization’s continued success. As we wrap up Q1 of 2019, it’s wise to ensure your organization is following the latest top trends in recruitment best practices. This expert guide will help revolutionize your recruiting practices through 2019 and beyond so that your competitors don’t leave you behind.

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9 April, 2019

What Are the Best Job Posting Sites for Employers?

When it comes to job boards, you have many options. If you’re like many HR professionals, you use a variety of them as a way of casting a wide net. Unfortunately, some job boards can end up cluttering your inbox, or even disrupting your hiring workflow, with confusing metrics or redundant add-ons. 

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24 January, 2019

How to Improve Your Interview Process with ATS Technology

As many people have embraced applicant tracking software (ATS) technology as a day-to-day necessity, certain aspects and expectations around human behavior have begun to change. HR professionals can take advantage of these changing behaviors in the recruitment process, specifically when it comes to conducting interviews. 

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22 January, 2019

9 Ways to Recruit Talented Employees

Because of today's candidate-centric job market, organizations now face steeper challenges when it comes to recruiting. One of the biggest obstacles recruiters face when it comes to reaching top talent? Breaking through all of the online noise to grab job seekers' attention.

In this post you'll find nine processes, tools, and technologies that will help recruitment professionals like you understand how to recruit talented employees despite the increased competition for applicants and attention.

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21 January, 2019

How Much Does it Cost to Recruit an Employee?

Have you ever taken time to quantify the costs involved with recruiting a new employee? If you’ve never actually tracked the time, dollars, and resources required for finding a single, new employee, you likely only have a very vague, incomplete idea of the actual costs.

Ignorance is bliss, right? Maybe. However, knowledge is power. Instead of continuing to cruise along looking at your recruitment process through rose-colored glasses, let’s dig into the direct and indirect costs of this vital function.

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17 January, 2019

The Top 4 Recruiting Trends of 2019

Recruiting professionals, hold on to your hats; 2019 is the year your jobs evolve and specialize in four key areas. Your position will take on aspects of other disciplines and specialties in the year to come. Here are the top 4 recruiting trends to plan for in 2019.

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14 December, 2018

Should Employers Use Social Media to Screen Job Applicants?

If you use social media to screen applicants, you're not alone. The Harris Poll conducted a national survey of hiring managers and HR professionals on behalf of CareerBuilder during the spring of 2018. The study revealed that 70 percent of employers now use social media sites to research applicants during the recruiting process.

Maybe you’re wondering why that number isn’t higher? After all, we live in an increasingly connected world where more and more people have social media accounts. Why not take advantage of that free peek into the personalities and characteristics of would-be employees? 

Social media screening has rewards, but it also carries risks. In this post, we’ll break down the pros and cons of using social media screening when hiring. Let’s get started!

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4 December, 2018

OFCCP Regulations and Guidelines for Government Recruitment

Does your company have any contracts with the federal government or plan to become a federal contractor in the future? If so, you should familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to ensure you're up to date on recruiting best practices

The OFCCP’s mission is to ensure that federal government contractors and subcontractors comply with legal obligations to take affirmative action and prevent discrimination. Sounds simple, right? Yes, but there are specific details you need to be aware of so that you are fully compliant.

Let’s take a look at the OFCCP rules and regulations and how they may apply to your organization’s recruitment efforts.

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