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August 2015

4 Key Ways to Save Money in your Hiring Process

Here are 4 key ways to save money during your hiring process: 1) Research and complete personality profiles. Personality profiles shouldn’t be the entire hiring decision, but can greatly increase the chance of someone being successful in a role. Finding the right person the first time saves money. $4,000 is the average costs that employers will pay to hire an employee according to the Society for Human Resource Management.  2) Tap into referral networks before posting your job on the job boards. Many companies [...]

July 2015

New Record- 27.5 days to fill a job

Why it takes employers a record 27.5 days to fill a job It is officially a candidate’s job market again.  Many employers who are looking to fill open positions are finding it much more challenging to hire, with offer turn downs and no-shows for interviews becoming very common.  In fact, it now takes an average of 27.5 days to fill an open position, according to DHI Group/ Dice.com.  This is higher than in the booming economy of 2007, where the [...]

How to Access the Hidden Job Market

Experts estimate that 50 to 80% of all jobs are filled on the hidden job market.   This means that the jobs were filled without a public job posting.  There are many reasons why companies post jobs in this way.  The reasons include: confidentiality, time to sort through applicants and privacy of the company’s contact information.  Here are 3 ways to access this hidden job market: Research and watch- Research a list of 20 top dream employers.   Next, utilize a service [...]

3 Job Search Tips to Avoid the Social Media Screen

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, 51% of employers found reasons not to hire an applicant after researching them on social media sites.  Employers are using these sites as screening tools before the interview even begins. Here are a few job search tips to avoid the social media screen: 1) Keep your social media posts clean.  Employers who view negative comments on social media sites may think twice before moving forward with an interview.  Companies look to hire candidates with [...]