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5 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience

The candidate experience is essential to a company’s ability to attract top talent. Unemployment is low and the competition for talent is tough, so it’s vital to get off on the right foot and create a positive impression. A lot can go wrong during the interview process, so striving for positive candidate experience is key. […]

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What to Look for in a Staffing Partner

A staffing partner can be an incredibly valuable asset for businesses hoping to find the best talent. However, not all recruiters are created equal and you will only be as successful as the firm you choose to partner with. So how do you decide who to partner with? There are several simple ways that you […]

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Recovering from a Bad Hire

A bad hire can be a costly, frustrating, and time-consuming mistake. The US Department of Labor has estimated that the cost of a single bad hire equals up to 30% of the employee’s first-year salary. The time and money spent to find, hire, and train these bad hires will all be for naught, and what’s […]

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Why Good Employees Leave

Attrition is a major concern for business leaders, and it’s not one which can be easily resolved. When a good employee leaves your organization, you’re not only facing the immediate costs of hiring and training a new employee, the bottom line is also impacted by the internal knowledge that key employees take with them. There […]

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The Hidden Costs of an Empty Desk

It isn’t overly difficult to calculate the costs of sourcing, hiring, and training a new employee.  These are all tangible, recordable costs that can be easily tracked. But what happens if you fail to fill that position in a timely manner? The losses to the company may appear in a variety of ways, but it […]

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Tapping Into A Secret Resource: Employee Referrals

In 2015, LinkedIn completed one of the largest studies of recent job changers in the world. One of the statistics that the study revealed was the number one channel through which job changers heard about their new opportunity. Surprisingly, the top spot was not occupied by job boards or even recruiting agencies, but rather by […]

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Hire the Athlete, Train the Sport: Hiring for Potential

When you set out to fill an open position, you naturally begin a sort of mental wish list. There are, of course, the absolute must-haves like special skills knowledge, availability, or compensation requirements, but after that comes the (usually lengthy) list of desired qualifications you would prefer a candidate to have. Unfortunately, as anyone who […]

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Grow Your Own Talent: 3 Ways to Develop Employees

There is much to be said for the benefits of developing employees internally. Not only will you have a happier, more engaged, and longer-tenured workforce than if you did not provide these opportunities for growth, but you can also save a fair amount of money by addressing issues such as skills gaps through training and […]

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Three Signs You Should be Working with an Outside Recruiter

Obviously, in a perfect world, you would be seamlessly hiring talent without any external help. After all, why pay a fee to a recruiter when you can just find the talent yourself? However, the real world is far from perfect. Recruiters perform a valuable function and often their fees pale in comparison to the hidden […]

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By the Numbers: Hiring Stats and Trends (Hire Smarter: Check the Trends)

Big data has taken root in today’s workplace. From employee engagement to time-to-fill, more and more businesses are tracking metrics and developing data-driven strategies. This unprecedented access to data has provided hiring managers the world over with the ability to look under the hood of the recruitment process. Here are just a few of the […]

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