Are You Setting New Managers Up for Success?

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by Lindsey Pollak, Millennial Workplace Expert Last winter I started doing yoga. As someone who is not naturally coordinated, calm or interested in chanting, I had no idea what I was doing at the beginning. So I took some lessons. Then I worked my way up to classes. And now, a year later, I can… Read more »

How to Make Candidates Feel Comfortable During a Job Interview

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by Cindy Boesel, UndercoverRecruiter As a recruiter used to interviewing lots of candidates every day, you probably realize by now that some interviews go wrong purely because candidates are nervous and this makes you lose some really great hires in the process. It’s in your best interest to create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere during… Read more »

Recruiters Nominate Their Favorite Phone Interview Questions

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by Ritika Puri, LinkedIn Talent Blog Let’s face it. Phone screenings can be awkward. It’s equally common for candidates and recruiters, alike, to feel nervous. On the one hand, recruiters are under immense pressure to keep the conversation going and impress the person on the other side of the phone. Candidates are in a similar boat,… Read more »

5 Ways to Make Job Offers Faster

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by Josh Tolan, UndercoverRecruiter Job offer rejections are on the rise and concerns about salary, relocation, and benefits are not the main cause. The culprit seems to be the slow hiring process, leaving room for high-demand talent to receive offers from other companies. A surprising 49 percent of candidates declined job offers because they accepted… Read more »

Where Welders Make the Most Money

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by Joshua Wright, EMSI The emergence of in-demand jobs that require a community college education or less but pay well—sometimes extremely well—is a big story, and a timely one with President Obama unveiling a plan to make community college free for millions of students. USA TODAYstarted a major series on jobs, using EMSI data, by focusing on these middle-skill… Read more »

Is Social Media the Solution to Company Culture Fit

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by Josh Tolan, UndercoverRecruiter Today, employers, recruiters, and staffing pros are increasingly concerned about the skills gap. It makes sense, since a recent CareerBuilder survey found 38 percent of employers have open positions they just cannot find the skilled candidates to fill. Yet the answer to the skills gap might be in a different direction… Read more »

How to Attract the Right Candidates to Your Job Vacancy

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by Lauren Knowles, UndercoverRecruiter The number of job advertisements and applications are continuing to rise, and are making it more difficult for companies to attract the right candidates to their vacancies. The rate of applications to job advertisements has remained higher than pre-recession figures. A recent report from CV Library looking at job-seeking trends found that… Read more »

How to Recruit and Engage Millennials

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by Lindsey Pollak, Millennial Workplace Expert Organizations in both the public and private sectors are trying a variety of tactics to recruit, engage and retain Millennial employees. And what they’re finding is that it’s not all about flashy perks. Employers that are interested in hanging on to these dynamic and creative employees need to understand that… Read more »