The Beginner’s Guide to Candidate Personas

The modern recruiting landscape is more complex and competitive than ever before.  Thanks to recent upticks in the economy, organizations nationwide are now hiring at an unprecedented rate. Coupled with historically low unemployment rates, HR and recruiting professionals are often faced with more open positions than there are viable candidates to fill them. In fact, 65…

5 Signs a Candidate Is Lying or Exaggerating

For most recruiters, taking candidates at face value is second nature. With multiple, urgent roles to fill, tons of resumes to go through and dozens of interviews to schedule, you don’t always have the time to dig into a candidate’s background as thoroughly as you would like. Most of the time, this isn’t a problem…

How to Hire Collaborative Employees

Being collaborative is an important trait for employees, and when companies write job descriptions, a form of the word often is sprinkled throughout. The reason for this is multifold, but the bottom line is the bottom line. A more collaborative environment often is linked to increases in revenue and profits. Similarly, companies recruit for candidates…

4 Ways to Weed Out Unqualified Candidates

It’s an exciting moment in the life of any company when you can open your doors to applicants wanting to join your team. You write up the job description, list the role on relevant websites, and watch the candidates roll in. But what happens when the majority of those candidates are unqualified? This is happening…

6 Signs You’ve Found the Right Candidate

Most recruiters are aware of the red flags they should watch out for in candidates: showing up late, trash talking a past employer, excessively vague answers, etc. But we don’t seem to talk about “green flags” as much — indications that a candidate is perfect for the job. Keeping an eye out for these green…

Going Inbound for Talent Acquisition

In today’s technology-driven world, companies that do not have a digital presence will not be successful. Many companies deploy inbound marketing techniques to help grow their business. Through the inbound marketing approach, companies attract new customers by delivering relevant and helpful content and by adding value at every stage in the buyer’s journey. Individuals are…

11 Interview Red Flags to Watch Out for

Maybe it’s showing up late to an interview. Maybe it’s mean words about a previous employer. Or maybe it’s constantly rescheduling phone calls and delayed responses to emails. All of these behaviors are recruiting red flags, and should give you serious pause when trying to decide which candidate is best for a position. It can…