Category: Candidate Experience

3 Ways to Make Onboarding Paperwork Easier for New Employees

For a fresh college graduate starting their first job today, running the onboarding gamut can be as daunting as a mortgage agreement. The onboarding experience includes the application, authorizations and disclosures, background screening and verification, drug screening, federal tax withholding, state tax withholding, medical insurance and ACA forms, 401K, short-term and long-term disability, voluntary disclosure…

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The Best Hiring Managers Focus on Who, not What

We have all known a leader who’s struggled trying to fill an open position because they wanted the perfect combination of hard skills and really weren’t persuaded by exceptional soft skills. These leaders are holding out for a candidate’s work experience that includes a particular previous employer, or an unusual technical skill, or a certain project…

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How to Implement a Highly Effective Onboarding Process

Having an effective onboarding process has never been more important in today’s competitive workforce. Talented employees are among one of the strongest assets for innovative companies, but poor initial onboarding experiences often lead to unpleasant, costly results.   The following statistics emphasize the importance of an effective onboarding process: – 33% of new hires look for…

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5 Key Tips for Recruiting and Hiring High-Demand Candidates

It’s no secret; it’s a candidate’s market. The more competition there is for a group of candidates, the more recruiting effort is required to attract and hire them. Here are the top 5 tips for recruiting candidates in high demand: 1. Know your product The first step in the recruiting process is getting to know…

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5 Key Tips for Recruiting Engineers

It’s no secret that engineers are some of the most sought after professionals today, and the marketing to attract and retain their talent is incredibly important. In the words of Pete Soderling, software engineer and founder of Hakka Group, “Engineers are in massive, disproportionate and obscenely high demand. In other words, they’ve become the hottest girls…

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Five Strategies for Effective Talent Procurement

Today’s procurement professionals face significant challenges. Increasingly asked to do more with less, these individuals must also move beyond traditional roles focused on cost reductions and streamlined sourcing and become an integral part of an organization’s strategy team. What does this mean for talent acquisition? Simply put, procurement professionals who seek to lead in their…

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How to Provide Real Value in Talent Acquisition

Today’s world of talent acquisition or “recruiting” seems to have some very confusing measurements around what represents value. The market is trending towards more outsourced solutions: RPOs, MSPs, automated resume parsing and screening, as well as off shoring some, or all of the initial contact with potential candidates. This trend seems to represent a quicker delivery (in…

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