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How to Cut Down On Recruitment Costs?

Talent procurement is a significant factor of any company’s overall cost. Every recruiter understands how expensive recruitment can be, but not every organization knows how to effectively manage recruitment expenses.
Here are a few tips that help cut down on recruitment costs without sacrificing the talent pool:
Make Your Company Website More Effective
Advertising jobs on your company career website help create a…

How Can Collaborative Hiring Help You Make Better Decisions?

Collaborative hiring, also known as team-based hiring, gets the entire team involved in hiring decisions. Traditionally, the hiring process has been conducted by only managers. However, innovative firms such as Google, Facebook, and Apple have proven that collaborative hiring has led to better productivity and growth. Keeping collaboration in mind, many organizations have also embraced transparency, group based objective setting,…

Can an Employee Beat a Drug Test?

Alcohol and drug abuse cost the US economy almost $300 billion per year in lost productivity, health care expenditures, crime, and motor vehicle crashes. In certain industries, substance abuse on the job creates serious hazards that put the safety of coworkers and the public at risk. Although private companies aren’t required to perform employee drug screening tests, The Society for…

5 Common Misconceptions About Background Screening

Employee background checks are becoming as critical to human resource departments as the job application, resume, and interview process. Although background screening solutions are a pivotal aspect of the hiring process, the process is dotted with many misconceptions.
These misconceptions are often a result of  misunderstanding the process, nature, and laws surrounding background screening solutions. Here are the top misconceptions you…

Performance Reviews Are Dead: Use Technology To Develop Employees

If the thought of performance reviews makes you cringe, you aren’t alone. Research supports the fact that performance reviews are pretty much universally viewed as ineffective. So it generated a lot of attention, if not a ton of surprise, when GE—recently named by Forbes as the ninth largest company in the world — announced it was scrapping annual performance reviews…

Hiring People with Disabilities: How You Can Effect Change

Hiring individuals with disabilities is more popular than ever before. Companies around the county are willing to speak about the success they’ve had with employees and the public is starting to notice the amazing retention rates and other benefits of hiring people with disabilities. It’s hard to believe that even 10-15 years ago people with disabilities were not as accepted…

4 Reasons Social Media Is A Critical Recruiting Tool

There’s always that tipping point when the future turns into the present; novelty becomes the new normal. In tech recruiting, that’s the case with social media. If you’re not building social media into your recruiting efforts at this point, you’re not really recruiting on par with the industry standard.
Need a kick in the pants before life puts you in a food coma?…

Google’s Head Of HR Shares His Hiring Secrets

Laszlo Bock knew he wasn’t walking into a traditional corporate setting in 2006 when he arrived for his job interview for head of people operations at Google.
Google recruiter Martha Josephson implored Bock, who had done stints at firms like GE and McKinsey & Co., not to wear a suit to his interview. No one wears suits there, she told him—show…

The Dos and Don’ts of Employee Background Screening Part I

Employment background checks are an essential part of the recruiting process for all new job candidates and an effective way to keep your workplace safe. Here are some tips to help ensure your employee background screening solution is an effective and reliable tool:
Do not use a national criminal database search as the primary criminal records check on an applicant.
Because a…

How to Streamline Your Online Job Application

In today’s talent-driven economy, highly-qualified candidates have multiple job options and now are as capable of rejecting you, as you are of rejecting them.

Part of hiring smart means having a streamlined application process that will attract qualified candidates. It’s worth the time to design a simple and effective online job application process that persuades the best talent to complete an…