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4 Ways to Break the Status Quo of Your Recruiting Process

4 Ways to Break the Status Quo of Your Recruiting Process

Humans are creatures of habit, we all have heard it before (and definitely will again). We tend to lean on the side of continuing the same old processes, even if we know it is not necessarily the best method. Why? Perhaps it could be because we are better at being reactive rather than proactive.

The workplace tends to move (at what seems to be) a hundred miles per hour. Since we are moving so quickly it can be easier to do damage control rather than take time to plan how to avoid mistakes. The good news is the proactive steps have already been taken - especially when it comes to streamlining your hiring process.

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Topics: Recruiting Challenges, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice, hiring challenges, recruiting process

4 Mistakes You Make in the Race to Recruit Top Talent

4 Mistakes You Make in the Race to Recruit Top Talent

The recruitment process is generally thought of as applicants competing to get hired by an employer. This is usually the case, but there is another competition occurring behind the scenes: Employers facing off against one another to attract top talent. 

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Topics: Recruiting Challenges, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice, hiring challenges, recruiting process

Internal and External Recruiting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Internal and External Recruiting

When openings become available in your company, you want to shout: “We are hiring!” far and wide. But before you start yelling from the mountain tops, take a step back and ask yourself: “Where should I start looking for candidates? Should I look internally or externally?”

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Topics: Recruiting Challenges, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Recruiting Advice, hiring challenges, recruiting process

How to Solve Your Biggest Hiring Problems with an ATS

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After so many unqualified applicants and several unreturned phone calls, you may find yourself losing the faith you will come across your “diamond in the rough”. Don’t pack it in after a papercut or two! An Applicant Tracking System can bring the joy back to filling your next vacancy.

Spoiler Alert:  An ATS won’t give you a papercut!

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Topics: Applicant Tracking, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Applicant Tracking Software, hiring challenges

Speaking the Millennial Hiring Lingo

Millennials are a generation that have been fascinating marketers for years. They behave differently than Generation X and Baby Boomers, but why are marketers interested so in Millennials? Answer: Now they have buying power! How do they have buying power? They are entering the workforce (and some have already been in the workplace for years), so marketers are definitely onto something by paying attention to them.

Generation Y (aka Millennials) were born between 1977 and 2000, and they tend to be more pushy and demanding than their parents, which is why YOU may need to update your hiring process to appeal to them.

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, hiring challenges

How Companies Incorporate HR Trends in Recruiting to Retain Top Talent

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Recent data show digitally savvy employees include demographics that extend beyond Millennials. Megan Biro, writer for Forbes.com, points out that the 45-55 age demographic and even Baby Boomers expect the pre-employment process—from searching to applying for jobs—to be a digital breeze. In other words, job seekers expect to locate and apply for jobs with a few quick touches on their mobile devices.

To keep up with the rapidly changing digital landscape, companies big and small are implementing the latest tech tools in recruitment and application processes to locate, pre-screen, interview and on-board the best and the brightest.

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, recruiting process, HR trends

4 Steps to a Creating a Successful Selection Committee for Your Recruiting Process

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Selection Committee for Your Recruiting Process

Creating a collaborative recruiting process is essential for any organization looking to fill a vital role. However, as with most things in life, success is not guaranteed. So before you dive into endless meetings filled with needless indecision, check out these four steps to creating a successful selection committee: 

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Topics: Recruiting Challenges, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Interviews, Recruiting Advice, Hiring Process

What’s the Cost of a Bad Hire?

What's the Cost of a Bad Hire?

What’s the actual cost to your company if you hire the wrong candidate? ...$10 ...$1,000 ...$100,000?

“Bad Hire” cost estimates are all over the board and can vary dramatically by industry, job type and company. Some organizations rely on extremely complicated and in-depth formulas to examine the far reaching effects of this slightly intangible cost. While others just have the intrinsic sense that the number is most likely high, and should probably be avoided if at all possible.

Since most companies don’t have a resident cost of hiring algebra savant readily available, we asked a few members of Team Hyrell to share their thoughts on what they think is the biggest “cost” of a bad hire:

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Topics: Hiring, Hiring & Recruiting Trends, cost per hire formula

5 Styles of Virtual Interview Questions

5 Styles of Virtual Interview Questions

We know that establishing structure is the key to success when designing a Virtual Interview screening process. Last week we focused the formula for a great Virtual Interview question and outlined how to use background context, straightforward questions, and helpful response tips to build the perfect question.

Now that we understand the structure, it’s time to start writing!

Here are five stylistic approaches (with specific question examples from Hyrell’s Virtual Interview Library) that you can use to start building your own bank of Virtual Interview Questions:

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Interviews, Virtual Interviews, Recruiting Advice

Stopping Stress in Its Tracks: How Hiring Managers Can Help

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“I can’t take the stress anymore! No job is worth this amount of grief.” Have these thoughts ever crossed your mind? Or have you perhaps overhead similar comments in your workplace?

Research suggests stress is a more common reason for employee turnover than hiring managers may realize. A recent international survey by Monster found 42 percent of U.S. respondents have left previous jobs due to stress. Even if stress does not lead to turnover at your organization, it is often a contributor to absenteeism and tardiness. The Society for Human Resource Management reported stress in the workplace translates into hundreds of billions of dollars lost each year in the U.S. economy due to reduced productivity, as well as health care expenses.

Although there are many reasons why employees may feel stress on the job, here are a few the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identified:

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Topics: Hiring & Recruiting Trends, Recruiting Best Practices, Employee Retention, Employee Stress

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