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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.
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How a Solid Onboarding Process Can Help You Improve Employee Retention

DaveDartFrom start to finish, the hiring process can be lengthy and complex with so many steps, people, negotiations, and costs involved. When a new hire is finally set up with a start date, you may think the hiring process has finally ended… and now on to the next one. Ideally your process should continue to another essential phase…onboarding.

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How Firing Candidates Can Still Earn You Fee!!!

BRIANJOHNSTON

I “fired” a candidate during the interview/offer process, and I am 100% convinced the only reason I still earned the fee was because… (Are you listening?) I emotionally “checked out” of the torment and refocused my efforts on the things in my business I could control, which were sourcing and recruiting candidates for other searches on which my firm was engaged.

 

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Key Traits of Great Recruiters

dougCriteria Focused: 
Top producing recruiters, by either great training or hard knocks, have determined the key criteria of what constitutes a great search assignment or job order. They never compromise these criteria by request or demand.

Even on a bad day (Yes, they have them too!) they stick to their proverbial guns in this War for Talent realizing that any condition from a client that compromises their effectiveness and process fails everyone. 

 

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Strategies to Win the War for Talent in 2012

DaveDartWhether your organization performed better than you anticipated in 2011, or less than ideal—the question remains, “Do you want to set your business productivity, performance, and revenue goals higher for 2012?” The obvious answer is, “Yes, of course!!” Then the next question is, “But how?” And the only answer is, “By hiring top-talent!”

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Running a Telemarketing or Call Campaign? Make Sure you Observe “Do Not Call” Rules

caronbeeslyLooking to drum up business with a call campaign? Want to reach out to your customers and prospects by phone? Before you dial, you should be aware of the government’s Do Not Call rules.

Most of us probably have a loose interpretation of Do Not Call rules and requirements, assuming that as long as “an existing business relationship” exists between the telemarketer and the consumer, then it’s okay to call.

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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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