| Employment Notebook - Turning a New Grad Hire Into an Ideal Employee
by Brad Zomick and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Hiring experienced workers brings many advantages, as well as a higher salary in most cases. By brining on a recent graduate, the real world work experience may be lacking, but other areas serve as positives. Brad Zomick, co-founder and senior director of content strategy for SkilledUp, talks about the strategies that turn these new grads into the employee you want and need. Brad explains to Tim Muma how this inexperienced tal...
| Management Decisions - How to Avoid the Number One Hiring Mistake
by Carson Tate and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
For many companies, the hiring process is constantly evolving – which can lead to both good and bad hiring decisions. Carson Tate – career coach, business consultant, and the founder of Working Simply, Inc. – joins LJNRadio’s Jenna Connour to discuss the number one hiring mistake an employer can make, and some strategies that hiring managers can implement to avoid making this error. On Management Decisions (formerly Executi...
| Job Search Guide - How to Build a Relationship with a Recruiter
by Sandra M. Smith and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
You’ve found a recruiter that you’re excited about working with, and you’re ready to begin your job search in full force. As you go about the process, however, you should also be taking steps to foster your professional relationship with your recruiter. Sandra Smith, Founder and President of Insight Talent Solutions, returns to LJNRadio to share her insight on how you can build trust with your recruiter and, ultimately, make t...
| Technically Speaking - Leveraging Social Media to the Fullest
by Stefanie Lomax and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Whether you're looking for a job, trying to prove your expertise or searching for the best candidates to join your company, social media outlets have become invaluable. Anyone can use these mediums, but to leverage them effectively it's important you understand the best strategies to follow. Stefanie Lomax, director of human resources at Rolyn, gives Tim Muma the key components to keep in mind when utilizing social media. Stef...
The Secret to Recruiting Millennials (Hint: It’s Not About the Money)
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2015
By now I hope it’s no secret that millennials are looking for more from their work than just a paycheck and a place to spend their days. The perfect fit is all about culture. New York University and Harvard Business School graduate Phil Strazzulla (yes, he’s also a millennial) noticed there was a lack of detailed employer information available for young job seekers — and also no clear way for companies to showcase their emp...
2 Reasons Employees Stay and 2 Reasons Why They Won't
by Mary V. Davids - Aug, 2015
I’ve heard time and time again employers complain ‘good workers are hard to find’. But really it’s not the availability of good employees that is the problem. The real problem is found in how a sustainable relationship is formed with those employees. Keeping a good employee is really not that difficult. There are only two factors essentially required for an employee to stay. 1. TRUST 2. LIKEABILITY Anything outside of the...
How to Get an Employee Referral
by Jean Cummings - Jul, 2015
OK, in my previous blog post I noted that employee referrals are the #1 source of hire in corporate America. This statistic comes out of CareerXroads Source of Hire Study for 2014. That means leveraging employee referrals is better than depending on recruiters to find your a job, applying to jobs on big job boards, or using specialty services like Execunet or Netshare. Everyone knows that “networking” has always been the be...
Passive Candidates: Highly Perishable – Handle with Care
by Sandra M. Smith - Jul, 2015
When hiring new talent, it is important for hiring managers to understand whether the candidates they are pursuing are active or passive candidates. To distinguish between the two, an active candidate is any candidate who is already active in the job marketplace – this candidate is enthusiastically pursuing new jobs and is highly engaged in his or her search. A passive candidate, on the other hand, is one that is not actively...
The Job Search Money Trap
by Bernie Frazier - Jul, 2015
Earlier in my career, I took a job because it allowed me to start shifting my career in another direction. I wasn’t in love with it but knew it was a good move for me. About 1.5 years into the role, I took a chance and expressed an interest in doing something else within my company. While the results didn’t come immediately, one day my boss approached me about taking on a different type of assignment. I had minimal amounts...
The Power of Referrals
by Linda Dobogai - Jul, 2015
Studies consistently show that insider referrals far outpace online applications in helping candidates secure interviews and jobs. This outcome relates heavily to credibility. It is assumed that an inside referral is made by an employee who is willing to risk their reputation by recommending you. An online applicant with no connections to the business is a complete unknown. This, of course, is where the hard work associated...
What Story Does YOUR Resume Tell and Will It Work?
by Jean Cummings - Jul, 2015
Read through your current resume with an objective eye - what story does it tell? Here are some of the stories I've seen in people's resumes: - I had a lot of authority in my jobs before 2005 but since then not so much - I stuck with one job for 10 years back in the '90s but have had really short 1-2 year stints since 2005 - I have a ton of technical skills and am a real hands-on techie (Problem is that resume is mea...
One Day Hiring? What a Concept!
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2015
John Sullivan is one of the most respected HR thought leaders in the world. I have been reading and citing his ideas forever, and love getting his articles through my ERE.net subscription. John tends to put forth ideas slightly before they catch on in the mainstream, and that’s why my interest was piqued when he introduced the single-day hiring process. We all know that hiring takes too long. By the time your organization g...
How You Reject Candidates is Just as Important as How You Hire Them
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2015
Once your first choice has accepted the job, how do you close the loop with the other candidates who have interviewed? My first piece of advice is to contact them and let them know of your decision. This may sound obvious, but it’s shocking how many organizations don’t do it and just leave candidates hanging. If a candidate takes the time to interview with you, you at least owe her the courtesy of a phone call or email. Here a...
The Non-Techno-Geek’s Ultimate Guide to Using #HashTags In Your Job Search
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2015
#HashTags? Seriously? Why should I care? I hear the objections starting to run through your head already. They ran through mine too. In fact, the truth is that despite the fact that I run an online business, until recently I had only the most rudimentary knowledge of what a hashtag was. In the expectation that I am not the most naive non-techno-geek out there, and many of my readers may feel the same way, here is how...
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