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One Question That You Can’t Ask Job Applicants

One Question That You Can’t Ask Job Applicants

Overlapping Caution, Warning, Danger and Hazard Tape Background In an effort to continue working toward closing the gender wage gap, more states are enacting laws that prevent an employer from asking a candidate or applicant for compensation history.

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Best Practices for Hiring Non-Profit Talent

Best Practices for Hiring Non-Profit Talent

With 2020 (finally!) behind us, 2021 brings a sense of change and hope possibly greater than ever before. While last year was a difficult year for non-profit organizations and donations, we know the future looks bright for the industry and expect it to bounce back after the year of hardships.

According to a 2020 report from Johns Hopkins University, the nonprofit sector is still the third largest in the economy, with over 12 million jobs. With a rebound in fundraising and private sector spending in 2021, non-profits will continue to be a great industry for placements.

For recruiters, non-profit placements can be tricky considering a candidate would probably want to align more with the organization’s viewpoints and efforts. These types of organizations also don’t have quite the placement power that bigger companies do when seeking top talent, so they can be at a disadvantage.

That said, here are some best practices to follow when hiring non-profit talent:

1. Include the company values and mission in the job description

In order to communicate the role and its responsibilities, the main purpose of the opportunity has to be there. In non-profit specifically, this description may also contain the value in working with the company. The goal is to grab those candidates who share those same value sets.

Including the nonprofit organization’s mission statement and core values, as well as clear expectations for potential hires, can help ensure a smoother hiring process with a more productive workforce.

2. Utilize multiple recruiting channels

When it comes to nonprofit job orders, promoting the open positions across different channels can help expand the reach to find that position’s perfect candidate. Websites like Monster, LinkedIn, CareerBuilder along with nonprofit specific websites such as Idealist, Foundation List, and National Council of Nonprofits are great for spreading the word on a really good opportunity.

The more avenues that are experimented with, the better chance the position can gain some traction and get filled!

3. Recruit with referrals

For non-profit job orders, sometimes the best way to get traction on it is by word of mouth. Or in this case, referral via technology. Creating an effective way to start referrals between candidates can result in better placements and longer employment for jobs.

4. Proactive Recruiting

Oftentimes the best way to get a placement is simply to do some proactive recruiting. Gathering lists or pools of talent can oftentimes help when you find job orders that need filling. Taking the initiative to scout out talent ahead of time can save your clients time in the long run when waiting for positions to be filled.

Using a type of applicant tracking system can help you to store your candidate information can be really beneficial as well, making communication and scheduling times to talk much easier. Equally as helpful during times of proactive and reactive recruiting.

If an Applicant Tracking System offers it, you can also take advantage of their other features such as onboarding that make life easier for bringing on new hires!

5. Streamlined Recruiting

Many candidates won’t want to have their time wasted by a long recruitment process. Rather, having materials, meetings and clear and open communication in place ahead of time is a good way to pursue candidates and save time.

This can be tough for a nonprofit organization that usually wants to match the values and ideals of the candidate and visa versa – however with clear communication throughout, the process can be streamlined.

6. Get nonprofit recruiting Firm help

If nothing else, you can turn to recruiting firms that only specialize in nonprofit placements. These firms often already have pools built up filled with candidates that can be placed into job orders. This is a surefire way to make sure there is an efficient and timely onboarding process.

9 Ways to Recruit Talented Employees

9 Ways to Recruit Talented Employees

Employee smiling in foreground as colleagues collaborate in open office environmentBecause 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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How Much Does it Cost to Recruit an Employee?

How Much Does it Cost to Recruit an Employee?

Recruiter using a laptop and calculator to determine the cost of hiring a candidate.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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Should Employers Use Social Media to Screen Job Applicants?

Should Employers Use Social Media to Screen Job Applicants?

A phone showing Facebook login screen and Scrabble tiles spelling "social media"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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OFCCP Regulations and Guidelines for Government Recruitment

OFCCP Regulations and Guidelines for Government Recruitment

Diverse cast of government contracted workers discussing ideas at the conference tableDoes 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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3 Problems in the Recruitment & Selection Process (and How to Solve Them)

3 Problems in the Recruitment & Selection Process (and How to Solve Them)

Two men at computer collaborating on how to get past their challenges in the recruitment and selection processIn 2018, the U.S. unemployment rate is the lowest we’ve seen in ten years.  While that’s exciting news for the economy and job seekers, it means increasing competition for recruiters and hiring managers. The hiring goals you’ve laid out within your recruiting process are going to be even more challenging to meet than you may have anticipated. In fact, you’re probably facing one or more of the problems below. Don’t worry, we have some tips to help you through them!

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What is an End-to-End Recruitment Process?

What is an End-to-End Recruitment Process?

Using a phone, laptop, and pens to create an end to end recruitment processAn end-to-end recruiting process, also referred to as “full cycle,” encompasses the complete recruiting process from conception to execution. Successful on-boarding is the end goal. When human resource departments and recruiting consultants take the end-to-end approach, companies are more likely to place the right people. 

Here are six steps to create an effective turn-key recruitment process.

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6 Tactics to Source the Best Applicants

6 Tactics to Source the Best Applicants

Candidate uses laptop to apply for job

Uh oh…it’s time to fill that open position. Time to start the whole hiring process again! We understand that sourcing qualified candidates can be a problem for companies of all sizes. But we also have a few tricks up our sleeves.

Check out our list of six tactics you can use in your recruiting process to source the best candidates for the job.

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