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Recruiting & Candidate Development

Candidate Development is especially critical in recruitment. Even if it's an entry level position, candidates still need to be developed, coached and prepared. Some candidates need hand holding. Some need to be groomed. They can have top notch skills but interview horribly. Or they can have a hard time quantifying and qualifying their experience. At this point some extra hand holding comes in handy. This section holds article addressing all these nuances. Also find updated information on the recruiting trends, insights, tools or resources.

Should Unemployed Be A Pre Employment Screening Criteria?

Over 9% of the population in the United States is unemployed today. I did a quick Google search to see what that meant in terms of real live bodies. I got a range of answers but basically that means somewhere close to 11 to 13 million human beings who want to work are looking for jobs and can’t find them. Lots of these people have been unemployed for six months or more.


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Tattoos and Your Hiring Process

JobsInTheUS recently posted a poll on their newsletter asking employers, Would you hire someone with visible tattoos that could not be covered up at work?

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Cultural Fit: Considerations Before Interviewing

Leon TonkongySomething feels broken in our current recruiting system. Research tells us that firm success, innovativeness and bottom-line productivity depend upon having the “right” workforce, emphasizing the alignment of corporate cultural values between organizations and their employees.

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Storyboard Your Recruiting Script

You can look at a job order like most recruiters, and see a classified ad. Or you can look at it like I do, and see an episode from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Think about it. Every day, a zillion candidates are being pummeled by recruiters who use the black and white version as the basis of their recruiting script---a script that sounds strikingly similar to last Sunday’s classified ad:

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Counteroffers: Can You Spot the Warning Signs?

Bill RadinFor a recruiter, no disaster compares to an accepted counteroffer. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that most of us would rather suffer a year’s worth of phone rejection than face those four fateful words, “I’ve changed my mind.”  To protect your investment in time, money and client goodwill, it makes sense to closely monitor the entire placement process.


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HCX Facts

Healthcare Costs grew a cumulative 138% between 1999 and 2010 and outpacing cumulative wage growth of 42% over the same period. Average employer costs for health insurance per employee hour rose from $1.60 to $3.35 during the 1999 to 2010 period. This almost 110% increase in average costs per hour was  much larger than the 39% increase in average employer payroll costs per hour for these workers  KFF


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