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5 Articles Staffing Professionals Should Read Right Now


The staffing industry is fast paced and constantly evolving. To stay on your game, remain competitive in the hiring space, and strengthen your skill it’s critical to keep up with the latest trends. Here are 5 articles staffing professionals should read right now:

1. What is The Informed Candidate?

93% of today’s job seekers want to be thorough and informed about all aspects of a company before accepting an offer (U.S. Harris Poll, April 2017). As a staffing firm, you have the unique challenge of attracting informed candidates without revealing what company job listings are for. This article will help you understand the mind of an Informed Candidate so you can cater job listings to them. Keep this kind of candidate in mind when positioning your staffing firm as the one they want to work with.

2. From Millennials to Boomers: How to Appeal Across Generations for Hiring

Regardless of age, you want to bring in the best person for your client’s open jobs. That’s why it’s important that you’re recruiting strategy speaks across multiple generations. Pro tip: All generations value respect and recognition.

3. It’s not what you know: How recruiters can embrace the new relationship economy

Recruiters barter in the currency of relationships. Job seekers often harp on the idea that you get a job because of, “Who you know.” This idea also rings true when it comes to engaging with your candidates, clients and senior leadership. Learn how relationship building can help make you the MVP at your staffing firm.

4. Remember that your candidates are also influencers & referrers

This article is a great reminder of why it is so critical to provide a best in class candidate experience, even if the candidate isn’t a good fit for any of the roles you’re hiring for. Candidates can be your gateway to that next great placement. Read up on how to take advantage of your candidates as a hiring resource.

5. 3 Ways Staffing Agencies Can Use Marketing Strategies on Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a great place for candidates and clients alike to learn more about your staffing firm! Both will be researching you and comparing you to your competitors so you’ll want to be sure you utilize Glassdoor as effectively as possible.

Download our eBook, How Staffing Firms Use Glassdoor, to learn more.

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