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Candidate Abandonment: Why Your Offers Just Aren’t Cutting It

Is your company facing candidate abandonment? In an era of swift decision-making and unnecessarily long hiring processes, 10 -15 % of your best candidates will abandon your position for every inessential week of delay. However, long hiring processes may not be the only reason you’re being disregarded by your top applicants.  Candidates who interview with poorly reputed companies and experience…

Beyond the Screen: Real Connections in Remote Teams

In a world where over 70% of employees work remotely at least once per week, virtual isolation is becoming increasingly common and overwhelmingly visible in the secluded workforce. The recognition of digital possibility has forced employers to give remote work a second glance and embrace the flexibility and efficiency of this new and arguably improved career style. Despite countless studies…

Making the Most of Your Interview

By ThinkingAhead

When it comes hiring and the interviewing process, there is a lot of talk about acquiring good talent and retaining good talent. Unfortunately, one of the challenges is that the interviewing PROCESS is often outdated. Hiring managers are sometimes asking the same questions that don’t always allow them to find out of the candidate is actually the right fit. Did…

The Top 10 Reasons Good Fundraisers Leave Organizations They Care About

By Jonathan McIntosh, Nonprofit Recruiter

  “I would take a pay cut.” Her statement felt almost like a confession. “Jonathan, if I could work under healthy leadership, I would be willing to take a cut in pay.” I was on the phone with another fantastic fundraiser who was all but done with her current situation and wanted out. She loved the organization she served and…

How To Turn A Candidate Into A Long-Term Hire

By ThinkingAhead

Attracting top talent is a top priority for most businesses: after all, you need the right people in the right roles to really be successful. But businesses should make keeping the best individuals as much a priority as attracting them — you need to become a “destination employer,” a company where employees want to work for a long time. Becoming a destination employer isn’t…

10 Reasons Hiring Managers Should Use a Professional Recruiter

By Jay Boone, Partner and Manager, Banking

  Professional recruiters know that successful collaborations begin by educating clients about how a recruiter can provide value. Understandably, many clients believe that the time and assets they have invested in their in-house human resources efforts should suffice. However, given the dynamic nature of modern hiring and evolving sensibilities of candidates (who expect to change positions many times in their career),…

3 Reasons Why the Hiring Process Should Be Expedited

By ThinkingAhead

Every hiring manager, HR professional, and recruiter knows that the hiring process is constantly changing thanks to evolving technology and shifting expectations between companies and candidates. We live in an increasingly fast-paced world where every transaction — from making dinner reservations to securing a spot in yoga class — has been accelerated by technology. Today, job seekers are overwhelmed with information and options; for…

Job Hopping: Four Things that Keep Employees from Bouncing to Competitors

By ThinkingAhead

Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce, according to data from the Pew Research Center and from the US Census Bureau. They’re also the least engaged members of the workforce, and the most likely to leave your company. Of course, employees of all generations leave companies all the time, and disengagement affects different workers for different reasons: they may…

Attracting Talent-It’s All About the Messaging

By Christy Farrell, Partner, Healthcare Technology & Innovation

Think the Googles and St. Judes of the corporate world have a reputation that attracts only the best talent? You’re right: Business Insider recently included them on a list of the 50 best companies to work for. But if you think that as a newer company, you can’t compete for the same talent, you couldn’t be more wrong. High salaries, great benefits, and an established reputation aren’t the…