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What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

Did you know that the percentage of US employees testing positive for drugs has increased over the past 2 years? This includes an increase in usage across nearly all workforce categories and drug test specimen types, according to Quest Diagnostics. Drug screening is...

When and Why Video Interviewing Might Be Right for Your Business

When and Why Video Interviewing Might Be Right for Your Business

We've addressed the benefits and advantages job video interviews before in this blog. And of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most employers to utilize video interviews when screening candidates for their open positions. Here's the good news. The video interviewing of the past was expensive. It required costly, bulky equipment, and required coordinating a time and place with compatible equipment on the other end. Now, almost everyone has the capability and access to conduct video...

How to Hook Good Applicants with Strong Employment Branding

How to Hook Good Applicants with Strong Employment Branding

Building a strong brand presence should be more than just a focus for the marketing team. Creating a positive employment brand is an important component when it comes to recruitment. Companies like Google and Salesforce have reputations for being great places to work, from their creative and collaborative work environments to excellent perks, like Google's free cafeteria for employees. When a company has a reputation for being an awesome place to work, applicants come flocking. As we all know,...

Why Good Communication with Job Applicants is So Important

Why Good Communication with Job Applicants is So Important

Put yourself in an applicant's shoes. When they apply for a job at your organization what is their experience? Do they receive an acknowledgement that their application has been received? Will they be contacted even if they're not a good fit or when they fail at a step in the recruiting workflow? What some employers don't realize is that not only do most candidates expect an automated reply that acknowledges their application, the majority also expect a personal email response and even...

How to be a Good Recruiter: 4 Easy Steps to Hiring Success

How to be a Good Recruiter: 4 Easy Steps to Hiring Success

In today's technology-driven world, you might think automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will soon overtake the field of recruiting and hiring. But slow down! Technology plays its part, of course, but human-to-human interaction is still the most important piece of the puzzle. Recruiting best practices are difficult to learn and apply, which is why you should strive to become a good recruiter, if not a great recruiter. How to become a good recruiter But how do you become a good...

Recruitment Strategies and Best Practices for Hiring Top Talent

Recruitment Strategies and Best Practices for Hiring Top Talent

In today’s job market, planning out your recruitment strategies and best practices for hiring top talent is an absolute must. With a clearly defined approach to your recruiting process, you’ll likely build a large pool of high-quality applicants from which you can choose. Use the following recruitment strategies and best practices for hiring to help you make the correct hiring decision! Recruiting strategy #1: Planning A successful recruiting strategy requires a significant amount of initial...