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4 Ways Exit Interviews Help Stop the Hiring Merry-go-Round

It doesn’t matter how many positions you fill and how quickly you can fill them. What keeps you off the hiring merry-go-round is making those elusive great hires and retaining them. But what if the people you lose could help you make better choices next time? That’s the idea behind exit interviews, even though Harvard Business Review says too few companies take advantage of them. Read More →

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Thank You Captain Obvious: Diversity in the Workplace is Still Important

What if you heard that a successful, great hire was as much luck as anything else? And what if you learned that diversity training, no matter how focused, could put your organization on a direct path away from diversity? Would knowing those things change your hiring process? Unconscious biases have more control over perception and action than you are aware of or might want to Read More →

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Millennials on Benefits: Forget Bagel Fridays, Just Pay My Student Loans

A tuition repayment perk could make hiring a lot easier and job offers a lot sweeter. And the strategy isn’t just for Millennials; workers of any age might have hefty student loan debt. Many older workers went back to school during the recession, and repayment assistance could make the decision to work for your company simpler than a coin toss. According to a recent Iontuition Read More →

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Traditional Talent Acquisition in the Gig Economy

More than 40 percent of American workers will likely be independent contractors by the year 2020, according to Intuit and Emergent Research. Welcome to the gig economy. But well over half of Americans say they still prefer traditional employment. And that creates a conundrum. It appears that workers would prefer a little of both. They like the independence of freelancing. But they also like some Read More →

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If the Talent Pool Lacks Diversity, So Will the Workplace

If your candidate talent pool has only one woman, she might as well look elsewhere for a job. Regardless of bias training and other efforts to the contrary, her chance of being hired fits somewhere between slim and none. Harvard Business Review (HBR) says workplace diversity is directly related to diversity in the talent pool. The group with the fewest people is the one that’s Read More →

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How Programmatic Advertising Optimizes Your Job Postings

Automated job board postings, sophisticated algorithms and a “right place / right time” reach mean your ad placement is always optimized. It’s right for the job, candidates, and even the device that candidates might use to search for work. That’s the promise of programmatic advertising: it lightens the load and ramps up performance. Seasoned talent acquisition veterans have seen great change taking place in the Read More →

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What Does Randstad’s Purchase of Monster Mean for the Talent Industry?

The talent industry is abuzz about Randstad’s recent $429 million acquisition of the job board purple behemoth, Monster. But the talk has less to do with the purchase and more to do with what it might indicate about the talent industry’s future. Monster’s fade from the spotlight was, at least to some, a predictable event that followed a slow and sometimes painful decline. Although it Read More →

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Can the Trendy Social Channels Improve Your Social Recruiting?

Call it a stunt or whatever you like, social recruiting via the more trendy channels can be a very big deal. That’s what employers are finding lately, and you can jump in the game, too. Of course, you probably won’t use any of these as your sole source for finding clever and creative candidates. You’ve got too many resources to only use one. But can Read More →

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4 Priceless Talent Sourcing Takeaways From a Declined Offer Interview

When talent sourcing, wouldn’t it be great to know what’s really on the mind of a candidate who turns down a job with your company? Some employers conduct employee interviews during onboarding and again when they eventually move on to a new job. But a declined offer interview could bring another part of the hiring process into sharper focus. If you only survey or interview Read More →

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Anybody Want to Own a Small Newspaper? Anybody?

Do you want to own a small¬†newspaper? If so, you’re apparently one of the few. Ross Connelly, owner of a longstanding, small community paper in Vermont, is ready to retire. His family has owned the print-only weekly for 30 years. And for the price of an entry fee and an essay submission, anyone could be in the running to take it over. Connelly needed a Read More →

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