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For Recruiters & Hiring Managers: The 4 Step Process to an Effective Offer Extension

on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:07

Congratulations, you’re about to extend an offer to your job candidate; it’s been a long journey from when you first contacted your candidate.  To ensure that the offer is a smooth transition in the overall recruitment process incorporate the following four steps:

1.    Begin with the end in mind

2.    Set the tone

3.    Be prepared

4.    Always be in control

Begin with the end in mind. The salary negotiation process begins with the first conversation you have with the candidate, during the phone screening.  A typical phone screen lasts 30 minutes.

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.