There are countless stories about highly-qualified job seekers who just can’t seem to find work. As an HR manager, it may sometimes feel like these stories are wives tales, like your candidate pool is an exception or the good candidates just haven’t found you. So how do you reach all those highly-qualified job seekers you hear so much about and boost your candidate pool? Here are five ways to help bring job seekers to you. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Be honest, you’ve spent more time eating at your desk than you have your dining room table. Don’t be ashamed, lunch in the workplace is a common thing (and hilariously parodied here). If your office culture is all go, go, go, it’s likely you’ve had a lunch or two ‘al desco,’ enjoying some leftovers over a crumb-laiden keyboard. Eating at your desk, however, may have detrimental effects on your workplace, and your own health. As an office manager or HR professional, it may be time to start convincing your employees to eat out. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to Continue reading
Most internet-having folks on the planet have heard about Marissa Mayer’s controversial decision to bring all remote employees in-house (no exceptions). Many workplace flexibility advocates, and managers on the cutting edge of company culture, claim the move is a backward one. They claim that flexibility on work hours and location is often good for company morale and the bottom line. However, Mayer’s decision suggests that new research isn’t the only thing to be considered in determining a company policy on flexible work hours. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative Continue reading
We’re all familiar with the quick-clicking that accompanies a manager walking by. Employees rush to browse away from the cupcake recipes, news stories, and sports scores that they are secretly looking at when they should be working. On the one hand, letting employees spend on-the-clock hours on-the-net can be a waste of resources. However, new research suggests that perks like browsing the internet can actually increase employee productivity. As the discussion about company culture heats up, let’s talk about the pros and cons of letting employees surf the internet. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a Continue reading
There’s a certain mystique that emanates from Silicon Valley–it’s not just about the wealth of funds and technology–it’s also about the happiness of those who work in its luxurious campuses. You hear stories of fun and creativity, free massages and gourmet cafeterias. After all, we ourselves wrote recently that Google was named the best place to work for 2013 and noted the appearance of several tech companies on the list. While your company may not have the resources to be the next Google (read: no dinosaurs or swimming pools in the office), the internet mecca can still offer valuable insight Continue reading
Every candidate comes with their own set of unique interviewing challenges. That’s why we’re tackling how to video interview different types of job seekers with this how to series. Today, we’ll be talking about how to connect with job seekers with a less than ideal digital footprint. Who hasn’t Googled themselves from time to time? Doing a quick Google search of a top candidate’s name is just second nature in today’s digitally-connected world. The online presence of your top talent can certainly tell you something about the individual’s personality and responsibility level. In today’s world, leaving your Google results to Continue reading
Your palms are sweaty, your heart is pounding, and your stomach is doing back flips. Quick question: is this a first date or a first interview? The truth is, your candidate might be just as nervous to talk to you in the video interview as they would be meeting their potential soulmate. In the month of February, thanks to Valentine’s Day, it feels like love is all around us. Mostly this is because every store is putting out a display of hearts, chocolates, and cupids pointing their arrows in your direction. Finding a job seeker you love, however, is not Continue reading
Does your company employ a probationary period for new hires? What do you think of it? For some companies, it’s a great way to test out a new employee before fully committing to bringing them onto the team. On the other hand, it could make things a bit confusing or ambiguous for the new hire. Tune into our podcast and hear what we have to say about it and why it can be ambiguous. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Great candidates know the value of teamwork. You need someone in your organization who understands just how important it is to work well in a team setting and band together to complete projects. A 60 second video resume will allow you to see more personality than a one page paper resume, helping you discover if your great-on-paper candidate is a great team player or a lone wolf in disguise. Allowing employers a more personal feel for candidates is one of the real strengths of the video resume. You need someone in your organization who is going to add in a Continue reading