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3 Reasons You Should Track Time-To-Hire (And How To Do It Right)

10 days. That’s how long the most desirable candidates are on the market before being hired. Why is this a critical statistic in the HR world? Because successful companies track time-to-hire. If you aren’t currently tracking time-to-hire, it’s a good time to start. High-demand candidates are being snapped up quickly in today’s competitive hiring market.…

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How Do I Create a Human Resources Resume? [5 Tips to Outshine the Competition and Land an HR Job]

Writing a Human Resources resume can be tricky. To work in Human Resources, you need to do it all. You deal with finances, benefits, and workplace laws. Recruiting is closely aligned with marketing. Working with employees requires the people skills of a social worker. Most candidates don’t have degrees in accounting, marketing, law, and psychology.…

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How to Make Your Job Postings Searchable on Major Job Boards

With over millions of job searches each month on major job boards like Monster, Indeed, and CareerBuilder, are you doing enough to make sure your job postings are searchable and stand out? When you think of Search Engine Optimization (or SEO), you probably think it pertains to online marketing and websites, right? You wouldn’t automatically associate…

How to Recruit, Hire, and Onboard the Best Employees

Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding are the three stages in the path to acquiring a happy, productive employee. At its core, each is about making a connection. A thorough understanding of the psychology of communication is the greatest tool one has in ensuring the success of this process. How to Recruit Find Job Candidates Potential applicants…

Is Professional Networking Important?

Job openings today are frequently hyperspecialized, making it even harder to identify and hire qualified talent. Your network – and your colleagues’ networks – can be one of the best sources for applicants. For candidates who are experts in a certain area, professional networking is especially important. Finding a niche job opportunity can be tough…

The Corporate Personality Test You Should Be Using

Are you an ENTJ? A Loyalist? Stronger in Activation, Command, or Ideation? Perhaps you’re an Advocate, a Maestro, an Inquisitive Innovator, or an Architect. Each of these labels comes from a different corporate personality test used to segment applicants and employees. The ultimate goal is to find the right person for the right job. But…

Does Your Recruitment Process Meet a Candidate’s Needs?

In the third article in our series on the psychology of recruiting, we discuss the way in which the recruitment process meets the needs of the candidate. (See the first two articles Types of Unconscious Bias in Hiring and Onboarding New Employees with Social Learning to learn more about how to recruit.) The ultimate goal of the recruitment process…

How to Ensure Compliance with Company Policies

Company policies protect your business from frivolous lawsuits. They are designed to give equal opportunities to all employees, to create a safe work environment, and to inform workers about what they can expect from the leadership team. But even the most well-meaning corporate policies are useless if they aren’t followed consistently and to the letter.…

How to Hit Recruitment Metrics

If your recruitment metrics have taken a dive recently, you may want to consider investing in recruiting software like an applicant tracking system. But don’t take our word for it! Independent research has found that technology can significantly improve key performance indicators (KPIs) like cost-per-hire, time-to-fill, and quality of hire.  In one survey, 89% of recruiters said that…