“Time Kills All Deals”

Good little Vignette from Linked In - ME: I’m sorry. The candidate just accepted an offer from another firm. CLIENT: What?! You told us she loved us, that she wanted to work for us. ME: She did. CLIENT: We’re #1 in our space, you said she liked that. ME: She did. CLIENT: You said sheRead More

Understanding the 3 Key Steps of Recruiting — Step 3: Qualifying

Determining whether a candidate is truly qualified for a role is a multifactor process. Along with assessing their skills and experience for a match, you also have to determine whether their source of motivation will help them excel in the role and that the salary you are prepared to offer aligns with their expectations. QualifyingRead More

Understanding the 3 Key Steps of Recruiting — Step 2: Gaining Interest

When you are working to fill a vacant position, you can’t always rely on just an enticing vacancy announcement to secure the skilled candidates you need. Many professionals don’t immediately decide consciously that a role is worth pursuing, even if they find the job post engaging. Some may have questions they need to ask toRead More

Understanding the 3 Key Steps of Recruiting — Step 1: Attracting

The recruitment phase doesn’t begin when a candidate applies to a vacant position; it actually starts much earlier. In order to secure top talent, you need to entice candidates, attracting them to the opportunities you have available. In order to attract highly skilled individuals, you must speak to their priorities. Merely listing your requirements andRead More

Reference Checking is Useless Unless You Ask the Right Questions to the Right People

Reference checks are a critical part of the candidate selection process. By speaking with individuals who have interacted with the candidate in a professional capacity, you gain insights into their job performance. However, a reference check is only effective if you ask the proper questions to the right people. If you don’t cover the threeRead More

Recruiting in the “New Normal” (From the Toledo Blade)

Recruiting today is different than it was even just a decade ago. Unemployment rates are at a historic low, and finding and hiring qualified candidates has become highly competitive. Both employers and job seekers have more choices, and information overload is always a factor. This is what we mean by the “New Normal.” In thisRead More

Three Attributes Every Financial Institution Should Look For When Hiring a New Executive

The changing dynamics of financial institutions have more prominence these days than ever before. Competition and a shift to more productive and efficient processes through new technologies require the leadership roles of these institutions to be forward thinking, entrepreneurial, and influential. These leaders also need to have a keen ability to draw from past experiencesRead More

The Key to Surfacing, Evaluating, and Hiring an All-Star Built for Longevity (Part 2)

There is a multitude of talented people out there, so how can your company provide the right balance of recognition, challenge, and compensation so your employees aren’t likely to jump ship? A CareerBuilder survey determined that job-hopping no longer carries the same stigma it used to. About 45% of employers have come to expect newRead More

The Key to Surfacing, Evaluating, and Hiring an All-Star Built for Longevity (Part 1)

The processes of hiring and training new employees are an investment that any company knows will be worthwhile for growing their business. Discerning the candidates who show the most promise when it comes to retention and longevity isn’t always easy. How can you screen incoming candidates not only to find those most qualified, but alsoRead More

The Difference Between a Poor vs. Great Hiring Process Might be Costing Your Company Millions!

Throughout the course of business, companies invest millions on technology and develop detailed processes for running their business day to day. Unfortunately, very little time and money are spent on developing a sound hiring process, particularly one that attract top talent in a candidate driven market. This can lead to bad habits and unsound hiringRead More