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November 2015

When to Pull a Job Offer Away from a Candidate

According to Crimescreen.com, 51% of employment, education, and/or credential reference checks revealed a difference of information between what the applicant provided and the source reported.  In certain cases, the employer must make the difficult decision to rescind the job offer. Here are a few scenarios, where you should consider rescinding an offer. When a candidate falsifies their resume or company job application. 49% of the 3,100 hiring managers surveyed had caught a job applicant fabricating some part of his/her resume according [...]

October 2015

5 Ways to Trick the Resume Screening Robots

75% of recruiters and talent managers use some form of recruiting or applicant tracking software according to capterra.com. These resume screening robots, also termed applicant tracking systems (ATS)’s, are used to upload an applicant’s contact information, application, resume, and cover letter to a database.  The database ranks candidates based on the best fit for the position based on a number of factors.  Beware; these screening robots can even cause great candidates to be overlooked for several reasons: Here are 5 ways [...]

Top 5 Halloween Costumes to Wear on an Interview

Of course, there are a selective few job interviews, where wearing a Halloween costume would help us in the hiring process. We should only be so lucky to work for one of these companies. Here are a few costume ideas for your next interview, or office Halloween party. As a general note, it is best to stay away from controversial characters, religious leaders or any outfits that would fly in the face of an HR dress code.   1) Dominoes. This is [...]

Top 5 tips for writing a resume- Candidates with 5+ years of experience

1) Watch the length.There are many schools of thought on the length of a resume.  According totheladders.net recruiters on average only spend 6 seconds on each individuals resume. We believe that resumes should be fewer than 2.5 pages in length; otherwise you could be passed over. 2) Fill in the Gaps.  Many of our clients are concerned when seeing major gaps in resume of 3+ months.  We recommend doing volunteer work, or taking an interim part time job in order [...]

4 Reasons Employers Should Track Their Cost Per Hire

Cost per hire increases dramatically in markets where top professional talent is scarce. According to SHRM, cost per hire is  financial investments include advertising agency fees, employee referrals, travel cost of applicants and staff, relocation costs, and recruiter pay and benefits.  This metric is calculated as the sum of these costs divided by the number of hires. The HR Departments are judged for the quality of talent they recruit and retain.  Now more than ever, this is an important [...]

Top 5 tips for writing a resume- Candidates with 2- 5 years of experience

Here are our top 5 tips for writing a resume if you have 2-5 years of experience: 1) Watch your version of MS Word. When using an older resume document and adding new experience to an older resume, make sure that the format is saved in the most current version of MS Word. Otherwise, the formatting and font may not come through correctly when opened by a hiring manager. 2) Employers look for job stability. Employers look for candidates with more stable work [...]

Top 3 Reasons Why Employees Quit Companies

According to equifax.com 41.55% of employees left their most recent organization within 6 months or less from their starting date. If you are a U.S. Company with 100 employees and an average annual salary at $40,000 a year, according to bonus.ly your turnover cost is about $620,548.   Here are the top 3 reasons why employees quit companies: 1) Relationship with boss and/or coworkers.  Poor management is the top reason employees leave.  An employee should feel respected and valued and a layer [...]

How Many Cracks are in Your Glass Door? Knowing Your Company Reviews

According to Indeed.com, 83% of respondents said employer reviews influenced their decision on where to apply, and 46% said that a company’s reputation had a significant impact on their final decision to accept a job offer. In this candidate centered marketplace, ignoring this statistic will have a dramatic impact on your ability to hire new employees. Poor online reputation increases hiring costs. Because of your time invested in your recruiting process, your hiring costs will increase dramatically if you need [...]

Top Resume Tips for Entry Level Candidates

1) Be careful about advice from college career services professionals and family members. They often use form resumes or templates created months/years/decades ago. Many career service professional or family members aren’t able to keep up with ever changing job market trends for resume tools and ideas. 2) Address must be close to the job. Many candidates use their family home addresses for applying to new jobs. You will often be screened out based on location. Instead, find a friend who lives [...]

September 2015

3 Additional Ways to Avoid Offer Turn Downs

As it becomes more challenging to find qualified candidates for open positions, here are 3 additional ways to avoid offer turn downs. 1) Avoid a long interview process. Keep your interview process to 2-3 interviews max. First round should be a phone interview and second being an in-person interview. In the current job market, top candidates receive offers quickly and your company could miss out on hiring a great person, due to timing. An overlying long or arduous interview process [...]