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Company Culture and Candidate Selection go Hand in Hand

on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 02:27

If you are lucky, at the end of the recruitment process, you will have more than one strong candidate to select that you will extend an offer to.  If you are really lucky, early on in the recruitment process, you will find what you know is the right candidate…if this happens, move quickly and extend an offer right away, don’t shop around.  Knowing when to pull the proverbial trigger is an art in the world of recruiting. 

Part of the art of selection is making sure your candidate will fit in with your company culture. To many the term, ‘company culture’ is a mystery.

Top 5 Basic Boolean Search Tips for Recruiters (and Job Seekers)

on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:22

Sometimes I think the most complicated and off putting aspect of Boolean searches is the adjective, Boolean (Pertaining to or being a deductive logical system).  The word itself sounds frightening like bugaboo or BOO! Having a basic understanding of Boolean searching can simplify the recruiters’ effort for finding quality candidates.  Understanding Boolean searching can also streamline the job seeker in their efforts to locate positions of employment that interest them.  Let’s take a look at the top 5 most basic and helpful Boolean search tips. 

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Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Behavioral Interview

on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 01:31

As Joan hung up the phone, she was excited the recruiter from a prestigious, multi-national corporation had arranged for her to come in and interview the following week.  After the excitement wore off, nerves set in.  Joan firmly believed she had the skills required to fill the role but it had been awhile since she had to interview for a job.  Joan was nervous also because she had always dreamed of working for this particular corporation and now finally she had the chance to interview. 

Joan set about preparing for the interview by researching the latest news about the company, going over

Hiring Authorities: Use Rejection to Improve the Candidate Experience

on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 22:40

Many Candidates feel hopeless in their job search efforts because of the black-hole syndrome.  Candidates think when they apply to a job via the internet that there is a very good chance they are sending their resume into the abyss.  It is easy to understand how a candidate can become despondent when time after time they apply to a position and never hear back from the employer.  This is the rare case when ‘no news is good news’ is not true.

How to Build an Interview Form a Guide for Hiring Managers & Recruiters

on Sun, 08/05/2012 - 20:46

Whether we are a consumer, customer or working within a team environment in corporate America we have all run across the clueless, careless, could-care-less employee that has us asking, ‘Did they even bother to interview this person at all?’

Interviewing plays an absolute critical role in the ability of a company to on-board the most qualified, quality candidate.  Anyone that has had to deal with the aftermath of a poor hire fully comprehends the need to properly interview a candidate.