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    Are Busy Hiring Managers Hindering Your Hiring Process?
    anemptytextlline
    With all the coverage in the press about talent shortages you could be forgiven for thinking that skills scarcity is the only thing that hiring managers have to worry about when trying to hire talent. While there is no...
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    How to Catch Any Candidate’s Attention
    anemptytextlline
    Catching candidates’ attention, reaching out to them, and getting them to actually respond to you is a tricky process. Therefore, it’s time for recruiters to start viewing themselves as an individual business that is in need of some branding....
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    Why Employee Engagement is Your Employment Brand
    anemptytextlline
    This week I had the opportunity to present at the Glassdoor Employment Brand Summit. The meeting was like the “twitteratti” (like Glitteratti) of recruiting. Lars Schmidt, Stacy Donovan Zapar (Zappos and Restoration Hardware), Jen Powell (Deloitte), Bryan Chaney (IBM),...
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    Why Can’t Hiring Be More Like Speed Dating?
    anemptytextlline
    Hiring is a long and trying process. One side holds the ball in their court for almost the entire process. The other side has to smile and play nice until the organization shows interest. A roommate of mine, who...
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    Job Seekers Want 5 Things from Your Hiring Process
    anemptytextlline
    PayScale recently published an article, “6 Things Your Recruiter Expects From You, Even Before the First Contact,” where it advised job seekers of how to be prepared to talk to a recruiter. The author, Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh, writes that there are...
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    5 Irresistible Employer Brand Messages For 2017
    anemptytextlline
    The world is becoming a much more unpredictable place as a result of: financial crashes and instability, increasing geopolitical instability, social and technological changes/revolutions, increasing economic and national protectionism, ageing population and multi-generational workplace…and the list goes on. This volatility...
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    Character vs. Personality-Based Hiring: Is One a Smarter Customer-Service...
    anemptytextlline
    Is one of these the smarter hire: a customer rep who will do a great job because (s)he, by dint of (psychological) personality or inclination, enjoys serving customers and clients, or one who does it from an unshakeable sense...
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    Enterprise Ireland Case Study
    anemptytextlline
    Context Enterprise Ireland first used The Hire Lab for their 2013 Graduate 4 International Growth (G4IG) programme. They used The Hire Lab to manage the candidate pool - in the acceptance, filtering, matching and management of their graduates and also invited their...
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    6 Ways to Use Technology to Recruit Across Generations
    anemptytextlline
    When it comes to recruiting, candidates from different generations are used to different practices. On one end of the generational spectrum, we have baby boomers, who believe a strong resume and cover letter will land them a phone interview. On...
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    3 Steps to Candidate-Focused Recruitment
    anemptytextlline
    Allow me to introduce you to Jane. Jane is a college graduate who currently has a job (in her degree field), but she’s also been actively applying for new roles for the past few months. Jane has spent hours sifting through...
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    Has Your Hiring Process Gone Stale?
    anemptytextlline
    The relentless talent attraction (and now retention) war, has begun taking its toll with 63 percent of CEOs now concerned about availability of skills in their organization, according to the 17th CEO Survey by PwC. And only 34 percent...
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