Recruitment Challenges

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Somewhere between four and 100 words you should never use in your job posting

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 2, 2016 10:24 am

It can be a struggle to make a real impact with your job posting and cut through the cacophony to appeal to the real talent. And there are things employers and hiring managers do that make the situation worse for themselves. How you word your job posting matters – a lot.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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Where and how candidates are evaluating you

Elizabeth Bromstein| February 17, 2016 01:15 pm

When researching a company, most candidates first skip social media channels for the careers page.

Category: Recruiting and Managing, Recruitment Challenges

The myth of the passive candidate

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 8, 2016 12:52 pm

The passive candidate is supposed to be the recruiter equivalent of the hidden job market. But unlike the hidden job market, the passive candidate doesn’t exist. It’s a myth.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges

16 hiring problems you’ll face in 2016 and their solutions (infographic)

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 15, 2015 02:36 pm

In this infographic, Spark Hire lists 16 issues you’ll face in the coming year along with some suggested solutions.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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The one thing you should be hiring for but probably aren’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 10, 2015 09:08 pm

We think of hiring for reach when it comes to salespeople, but every network is an untapped resource. Given two equally qualified candidates, hire the one with more social influence.

Category: Hiring Advice, Human Resources, Recruitment Challenges
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The biggest reason people turn down job offers

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 8, 2015 03:11 pm

A new survey asked workers “What hurdles stop you from accepting a job?” Can you guess what reason was No. 1?

Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges
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Six ways to successfully use social media for recruiting

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 30, 2015 11:19 am

Are you maximizing the true potential of social for recruiting? Here are six ways to do that.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges
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The world’s coolest offices 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 17, 2015 12:53 pm

If you want to attract the best and brightest to work at your organization, you might have to up your office environment game.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Recruitment Challenges
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How to get your team to refer their talented friends

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 15, 2015 01:32 pm

If you’re looking to save time and money in the hiring process, you probably know that there is no better resource for talent than the people who already work for you.

Category: Recruitment Challenges
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Research suggests you can increase your chances of making the right hire by 500% (no, really)

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 2, 2015 03:24 pm

While most of us know a bad hire can have dear costs, the question remains as to how one can avoid them. According to a new report, those who make this mistake a 5 times more likely to make a bad hire.

Category: Hiring Advice, Recruitment Challenges