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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.

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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GAY RECRUITING - LGBT Staffing Critical to a Diversity Strategy

Martin deCampoThe facts:  the Annual Value of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Market is $625 Billion USD and represents a diverse population that simply will not and should not be ignored.  Other stats will simply astound you!  Consider that the Average Household Income of LGBT households exceeds $58,624 (45% above national average!), and Lesbian households have an Average Household Income of $45,755 (28% above national average!). 

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Increasing Candidate Shelf Life


State FCRA Laws The most neglected resource in the personnel services industry is our database of candidates.
The database is also commonly considered the most valuable, material asset we possess. Most owners and practitioners would admit that they could do a much better job of keeping their candidate records current.

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HCX Facts

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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