Every planner and recruiter knows that each strategic process requires a pre-strategic process. This is usually just the pre-planning phase of your master plan. Because hiring and recruiting involves many aspects of business (budgets, time, employees, planning, etc.), it is important to ask yourself a few questions to evaluate what resources you have to fulfill your hiring needs. These questions include:
Usually when you think of your dream hire, you think of someone who is respectful, trustworthy, reliable, and has sound judgment, right? As you envision your ideal candidate with these qualities, the last person you think of is someone with a criminal record.
Currently, job searchers are putting extra effort into researching employers. The information they find plays a major role in whether they will pursue an opportunity with you or look for jobs elsewhere. That is why it is now more important than ever to be proactive and intentional when showcasing your workforce and workplace culture. Having a well crafted employer branding strategy can help you strategize and influence your potential candidates so they see your business in the best light. But in order to do that, you should be aware of some of the most common mistakes that employers make.
jobsearcher.com/blogWhat to Say When Terminating an EmployeeTerminating an employee is an inevitable part of doing business. Whether you’re re-structuring your department or you’ve identified a few employees who’re not living up to your expectations, letting people go is necessary for keeping your workforce healthy and thriving.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Utilize Keywords for Your Job AdsBefore we give you the scoop on how to utilize keywords in job ads, it would be helpful if we defined what keywords are and why they are important. In simple terms,
jobsearcher.com/blogWhat Makes a Good Paid Time Off (PTO) PolicyThe world of work has undergone some major transformation in recent years. From remote and flexible work to increased emphasis on employee benefits and wellbeing, companies nowadays have to be very intentional about their HR policies and how they approach talent acquisition.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Answer the Interview Question: What is Your Communication Style?As a job searcher, you probably have so many questions about job searching. However, once you've landed an interview, your excitement takes your questions to a whole new level. What will you wear? Will you know how to answer all the questions? Have you practiced giving nice firm handshakes?
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Avoid a Bad Hire"A new employee who doesn't meet the minimum performance, quality, and culture fit standards you set when you began sourcing and recruiting. Additionally, bad hires will immediately show signs of self-interest instead of an interest in their role and the company."
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Ask for a Letter of RecommendationWhen the job board you subscribe to finally posts your dream job, you may feel like the stars have aligned. But part of securing a position that matches your career plan is ensuring you address all the application basics. You know, the resume, the cover letter, the portfolio. It seems like you've got this in the bag — until you realize they want a letter of recommendation, too!
jobsearcher.com/blogWhat Are SMART Goals?When it comes to achieving our goals, there’s a lot of noise to work through. A study by the University of Scranton has found that only 8% of people who set New Year’s resolutions actually achieve them. Our busy lives might be one reason for this. Another, even more important reason, is our approach to goal setting. Being too vague, too ambitious or simply unclear on the timeframe can set us up for failure.