Not all interviews go as smoothly as we would like, or sometimes, as well as we think they may have gone. There are so many factors that play a role in how successful an interview is. Things like preparedness and interview question responses can be easy to assess, but then other things are a bit … [Read more...] about How Well Did You Do on That Interview?
Individuals enter the job market for a variety of reasons: maybe your company was recently acquired, you just obtained a degree and want to see what career paths have opened, or maybe you no longer feel challenged in your current role. Whatever the reason, the job-seeking process can be … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Recruiting Firms Show They Care
Over the past decade several states have passed laws permitting the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products to varying degrees. As the laws governing the use of these products change, questions surrounding the impacts of these new laws on pre-employment drug screenings are on the rise. One of … [Read more...] about THC, CBD and the Haze around Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Applying to jobs is a frustrating and tedious process. Wading through a sea of open positions and trying to determine which ones to apply to can be overwhelming and confusing. With every nitpicky applicant profile and arduous reference request submitted, that “Quick Apply” button on job boards … [Read more...] about Are you Hurting your Odds of Hearing Back?
You received budget approval to add a new position to your team, and you were just given the green light to hire someone and start interviewing candidates. It’s a prosperous time for your business, and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement that comes with growth. It is important, however, to … [Read more...] about Navigating the Employment Landscape: Communication is Key
A strong staffing agency partnership relies heavily on the agency’s ability to perform. How you measure this performance can often be a source of confusion. Some companies evaluate performance based on limited parameters such as order fill rate, cost-per-hire or simply the number of candidates … [Read more...] about “Talent Quality” and Getting Your Agency To Do Their Part
We’ve heard this story many times in discussions with client prospects: “I have 2 positions to fill and my staffing agency sent over 10 resumes and filled up my schedule for 2 days. Many of my interviews were a waste of time”. Under the guise of ‘giving you a variety of choices’, staffing agencies … [Read more...] about How to Stop Doing your Staffing Agency’s Job
In the last 30 years, we’ve heard this story many times in discussions with client prospects: “We haven’t had very good luck with staffing agencies in the past. Our last experience was not good – we had a class of 18, filled just 9 and only 3 converted to permanent status.” When asked how many … [Read more...] about How to Be Treated as a Top Priority by Your Staffing Agency
#1 – Go beyond the resume Spend the time to know the candidate with an upfront assessment of skills, personality and cultural fit. #2 – Really look at the working environment Do an honest assessment of your workplace – is it attractive, comfortable, clean and safe? #3 – Pay competitively Is … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Engaging and Retaining Talent