Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters:
12 Questions Job Candidates Will Ask You (Read @ ERE)
In today’s fierce recruiting environment, expect to be asked penetrating questions about your company, its culture, and the career development employees may expect. If you are not asked questions by a candidate, it’s a red flag as to their interest in your company, as well as their drive. Build in time during each interview for candidates to ask questions, and for the interviewers to thoughtfully respond to them. Interviewers should be instructed that if they don’t know the answer to a question, tell the employee that they will investigate it and get back to the candidate within 24 hours.
How to Recruit for Difficult to Fill Positions (Read @ iRecruit)
As an employer, sometimes a position or role comes along that is especially difficult to find good quality candidates for. The issue may be that the job itself is difficult, or the combination of skills needed to fill the job are so unique that it presents a challenge.
How to Improve Your Interview Process (Read @ Glassdoor)
Tech companies like Google are famous for their difficult job interview process, and many other corporations have followed suit. From brain teasers to group interviews and behavioral questions, businesses use different techniques to find the best possible hire for their openings.
Formal dress code would force one-third of employees to quit (Read @ HR Dive)
One-third of employees in a new Randstad U.S. survey conducted by polling firm Dynata said they would not only leave their job if they were required to follow a conservative dress code, but they would also forgo a $5,000 salary bump to be able to dress casually.
How to Overcome Stress and Attract Great Employees (Read @ Entrepreneur)
As a leader, you’re constantly competing for talent. You want to hire and work with the best, and you deserve to work with a strong team. Unfortunately, stress prevents us from building and exercising our interpersonal skills. In extreme circumstances, there is a clear link between chronic stress and a greater incidence of psychiatric disorders. Stress has also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It has even been shown to reduce the size of the brain. When we’re stressed, our focus tends to move inward. We overlook or deprioritize the people around us, including top talent, and how we interact with them.
Build a Bulletproof Recruitment Strategy with These Critical Steps (Read @ Indeed)
If you’re a seasoned recruiter, you’re probably a bit skeptical about the idea of a “bulletproof” recruitment strategy. By nature, recruiting is dynamic, relying upon many unpredictable factors, from the requests of hiring managers to the possibility that your candidates might ghost on you.
Why ‘Ban the Box’ Doesn’t Work for Employers or Employees (Read @ Workforce)
‘Ban the box’ merely accomplishes moving the criminal background check from the application stage to the formal background check stage. Employers pre-disposed not to hire felons are not going to hire felons.
iRecruit and Indeed Join Forces to Enhance Recruiting Efficiency
Farmington, CT – iRecruit today announced a strategic partnership with Indeed, the world’s number one job site1. This partnership will benefit job applicants and employers by streamlining the job application process, ultimately leading to more applicants and enhanced recruiting efficiency.
How to Build a Candidate Pipeline in 9 Steps (Read @ LinkedIn)
In the past, recruiting was always, by and large, a reactive game. Circumstances changed, roles opened up, and recruiters were tasked with filling the gaps. But that’s changed a lot in recent years. Today, forward-thinking teams are adopting a more proactive approach to recruiting — thinking actively about their company’s future hiring needs and what they can do to help support them. And a crucial aspect of this approach is pipelining.
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