The summer had economists from around the globe embroiled in a debate about a possible recession coming in the next few years (or months). As of October 2022, the U.S. Labor Department data put the current inflation rate at 7.7%. The recent layoffs in the tech industry are just the first of what is soon to be a string of cutbacks by companies looking to save costs. For recruiters, this means freezes in hiring and fewer openings. It will also include the uphill task of finding the best candidates for them from the coming influx of recently laid-off job seekers. Now is probably a good time to brace for tough times in the next few years in the talent acquisition industry. To survive and thrive recruiting in a recession, here are some hard truths you will need to accept.
We’ve all heard how important it is to set professional and personal goals. Developing and establishing goals keeps us motivated and moving forward in life. But not all goals are created equal. If you’re chasing goals that are too lofty, you’ll end up disappointed when you cannot reach them. Setting goals that are achievable and measurable is the key to success.
jobsearcher.com/blog7 Importances of Organizational Culture and How to Build ItThe world of work has drastically changed in the past few years. Where a good salary and a nice office might have been enough to attract talent in the past, employees today expect flexibility, growth opportunities, and a healthy work environment. In fact, 77% of applicants say they’d consider a company’s culture before applying for a job.
jobsearcher.com/blogCollaborative Recruiting: The Key to a Better Talent Acquisition StrategyTalent acquisition is a multi-stage process where candidates undergo various application steps before getting hired. The unfortunate reality is that it is a labor-intense system, with the hiring manager and recruiter often handling all of the work on their own. Ask any one of them, and you will hear about the overabundance of applications and the demanding task of filtering through them to find the best candidates. The quality of talent suffers under the weight of all that work on one person's hands. It's not easy, but as many companies are starting to realize, there is a better way. The future of talent acquisition lies in collaborative recruiting!
jobsearcher.com/blogResume Job Description Samples - 8 Tips to FollowWhen looking for a job, your resume becomes a crucial element. From making a great first impression to showcasing all your achievements and potential, your resume has to portray your professional story in minutes.
jobsearcher.com/blogTips for a Good Character Reference Letter with ExamplesHiring managers love a resume laden with relevant skills and qualifications. Hard skills specific to the role, like SEO strategy or Java programming languages, are easy to qualify using achievements or facts and figures. But how exactly can they verify personality traits, work ethic, relationship management skills, or curious nature during an interview when they barely know you?
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Get a Job in a New City - Best Tips to FollowWhen your dream job posts, will you be ready? What if that dream job was in a faraway city or a different continent…would you move for it? Most of us have dreamed about what it would be like to accept a job in a new place at one time or another. But when it comes to actually making a move, it’s usually the logistical details that give us pause. The key to job searching in a different location is to have a plan.
jobsearcher.com/blogWhat is a Policy of Non-Retaliation & How to Create OneYour company probably has many policies in place – anti-discrimination policies, equal opportunity policies, ethics policies, and so on. However, it is important to re-evaluate whether you have a policy that covers every situation. Say for instance one of your employees submit a complaint in good faith to their supervisor. To their surprise, they are met with retaliation, such as demotion, defamation, or even termination.