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How to Choose the Right Recruiter for Your Job Search

Did you know that millions of Americans currently employed in today’s workforce were placed or referred by a recruiter? Utilizing the services of a recruiter is not as uncommon as you might imagine. However, the odds of finding the RIGHT recruiter who will provide timely and effective recruiting practices for your job search are much lower. That’s why it is…

You’ve Been Wrong About These Four Aspects of Recruiting…

Since it originated in the early 1940’s, the recruitment industry has faced hundreds of misconceptions that have hindered trade growth and candidate participation. These misconceptions may, without proper research, inhibit job seekers from eliciting the help of an experienced recruiter and generate a false perception of the industry as a whole. When receiving a phone call or email from a…

Redefining Productivity: A Guide to Working from Home

While remote productivity may seem a redundant concept to the over 70% of employees who performed remotely at least once per week prior to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, millions of newfound remotely employed Americans are now struggling to find footing in the professional world now housed in the four walls of their own living room. With the abruptness…

Pandemic Hiring: The Keys to Hiring in Uncertainty

As the coronavirus impact sweeps across the nation with outstanding force, the US job market is facing a declination devastating to businesses and job searchers. A mere month after the US witnessed the lowest unemployment rates in decades, the coronavirus pandemic has left companies scrambling to confront downsizing and the uncertainty of their future. As the effects of the coronavirus…

Salary History and the New Normal

With the rise of legislation aimed to dismantle the gender pay disparity, US hiring practices and traditional interview structures are facing a new normal in 2020. The Salary-History Ban addresses the predilection of the recruitment process and the assumptions that often accompany previous salary acknowledgments. This regulation prohibits the routinely-asked question of preceding salary and encourages a neutral and nondiscriminatory…

December Hiring: Why the Fourth Quarter is the New First Quarter

In the season of celebration, Hallmark movies, and ugly festive sweaters, holiday hiring may appear impractical and ineffective compared to the robust and opportunistic pace of the new year. In fact, the month of December has been notoriously recognized as a “holiday hiring freeze” when job searches are limited, candidates are scarce, and budgets are maxed. However, new research shows…

A Winning Profile in the Game of LinkedIn

In an age where LinkedIn currently has over 610 million active members, the world’s largest professional network refuses to be just another bookmarked site. Boasting the membership of 90 million senior-level influencers and 92% of Fortune 500 companies, LinkedIn remains one of the fastest-growing social media networks. In the world of recruiting, more than 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as…

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…

10 Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs

By ThinkingAhead

Every day more and more Baby Boomers retire, and with the workforce gap between the Millennial Generation and Baby Boomers, employers are going to have to work harder at retaining employees. Money is not the only factor in keeping the workforce alive, management is the key reason an employee decides to leave or stay within a company. So how do…