The right intern can breathe new life into a company as they tackle projects that you may not have time to do and bring fresh perspective to meetings. But choose the wrong intern and you may be counting down the days until the summer ends and the intern is gone for good. A new infographic (see below) from Intern Match illustrates some of the key traits of a terrific intern, helping you to avoid making a decision that you’ll regret for the entire summer. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and Continue reading
YouTube: home to flipping cats, daredevil stunts gone wrong and the latest viral sensation. But what you may not realize is that YouTube is also revolutionizing today’s job search, and it has the potential to help in your recruitment and hiring efforts. Utilizing YouTube in your online recruitment efforts may be uncharted territory for your business, but understanding how users engage with this medium can help you spread the word about your company and attract top talent. With their attention, you can better show why they need to be a part of your company now. Like this article? Subscribe to Continue reading
Despite the current record high unemployment in the United States, many hiring managers still report having a difficult time finding and keeping good employees. How can this be? According to this infographic, courtesy of HireRight, general dysfunction of the hiring process is often to blame. Many employers have lengthy or unattractive online application processes, or fail to respond in any way to a majority of candidates. Many also fail to use social media or implement a social hiring strategy. Luckily, all of these problems are easily fixable through advances in talent and social media technologies. Check out the infographic below Continue reading
What happens in Vegas shouldn’t always stay in Vegas, especially if it involves the future of hiring. Useful HR technology seems to be popping up daily, making it a sure bet to roll the dice on new technology. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Oops, you did it again. You hired someone you thought was going to be a great contribution to the team, only to find they’re anything but a great addition. Unfortunately, this happens a lot to hiring recruiters. After all, what’s to prevent a candidate from lying or giving a great interview? Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
A candidate search should be a team effort. You’re not just hiring a person, but hiring a critical member of your team. As such, it only makes sense to pool your company’s collective resources in order to find the best candidate for you. Involving everyone in the candidate search is one way to ensure access to a variety of top candidates, often previously vetted by your own employees. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
It’s the year 2125 and your staffing agency employee has just docked his flying car in the parking lot of your floating office. He greets his robot secretary and sits down at his desk, ready to find a great candidate for his client. Do you think he’s still using a phone screen to evaluate talent? Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
We throw around a lot of social media jargon on this blog. Social media is an invaluable (read: free!) tool to generate interest in open positions, and it’s a good way to keep in contact with a pool of top talent even when you’re not hiring. Social hiring strategies range from simple to complex, but they all begin by understanding the tools available to you. With this infographic “cheat sheet” from Flowtown (full size below) you can get on the fast track to discovering what social media tools might best suit your business. We’ve broken it down into a few Continue reading
Managers play a crucial role in the work lives of employees. A whopping 65% of Americans would prefer a better boss over a pay raise. Nearly as many say that they would work harder if their relationship with their manager improved, and 1 in 3 are so unhappy that they want to leave their jobs. This points to the importance of successful management techniques in employee-boss relationships. Moreover, these numbers suggest that a successful manager can help reduce employee turnover, which costs the U.S. $11 billion annually. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email Continue reading
Commencements have commenced, and vast numbers of recent grads are now on the hunt for their first job as degree holders. Of course, not all entry level positions require a college degree, but many of them do. Either way, entry level hiring can be tricky due to a dearth of concrete work experience. What is your entry level hiring strategy? Check out this infographic from Santosh Kumar (full size below) with some interesting facts and figures on the subject. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.