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Building a Winning Interview Team: What Roles Should You Include?

Hiring a new employee will have a wide-reaching impact on your company. They not only accomplish a series of individual responsibilities but also work and interact with different people in and outside the company. A new hire first and foremost needs to carry out their primary tasks in order to help the team and company…
16 November 2017

Poaching Employees: Is it Ethical to be Recruiting From Your Competitors?

Recruiting from Competitors… aka “Poaching” In recruiting terms, “poaching” is a dramatic way to say hiring current or former employees from a competitor or similar company. You have open roles that call for certain experience and knowledge and a person who already works in your industry likely has the attributes you’re looking for. However, many…
02 November 2017

New California Law Takes on the Gender Pay Gap

Last week, California became the latest state to make it illegal for hiring companies to ask about salary history in job interviews. The goal of the new law is to force companies to offer fair compensation and take on prevalent wage inequality. Under the new law, companies are no longer allowed to ask a candidate…
26 October 2017

How Retail Businesses Can Hire Great Sales Professionals

As the busy holiday shopping season approaches, retail businesses are gearing up for a hiring spree. However, it’s important to not just fill open sales positions but instead hire a person with the skills and traits for the job. Great sales professionals use their skillset to understand a customer’s need and guide them toward the…
19 October 2017

How to Use Facebook Jobs for Hiring

Successful hiring starts with getting your job openings in front of the right candidates. And Facebook is where many people around the world spend a significant amount of their online time. While Facebook hasn’t traditionally been used for hiring, the site now allows US and Canadian companies to post job openings and accept applicants. The…
12 October 2017

5 Signs Your Company Needs a New ATS

A solid Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is the hub for a successful hiring process. It connects with all your hiring sources so applicants automatically flow into the solution. It also allows hiring team members to easily accept interview requests and provide feedback on the candidates they meet with. However, those are only the primary features…
05 October 2017

How to Screen Candidates Using an Online Application

Filling your open roles in the fewest number of days possible ensures your business operations continue to run as usual and your recruiting team doesn’t fall behind on its long-term hiring plan. If your company gets a high volume of applicants, you likely know how tedious it can be to review them all. You have…
29 September 2017

25 Recruiting Tools and Documents Every Company Should Have

Like anything in life, hiring success depends on planning and preparation. Recruiters and talent acquisition professionals have to use the right tools and resources in order to find and evaluate great candidates who can help the company achieve its goals. This article outlines 25 tools, documents and resources every recruiting team should have in their…
21 September 2017

Common Candidate Prospecting Mistakes to Avoid

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when hiring is sitting back and waiting for candidates to come to you. You can post open roles on your company website and popular job boards but that doesn’t always mean the right person for the job will apply. If you hope to make a slam dunk…
14 September 2017

How to Hire in the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is currently experiencing a boom. The economy is healthy and many people are choosing to spend their extra income on leisure. That means hotels, restaurants, event centers, casinos and other travel and hospitality businesses have to expand their workforce to keep up with the demand. However, hiring the right employees for customer…
07 September 2017