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Talent 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!
For better or worse, a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic was a marked shift in talent acquisition practices worldwide. With the struggle to retain talent that began in 2020, companies have had to rethink recruitment strategies. The result has been new talent acquisition trends that are well on their way to becoming commonplace. These are the practices that are going to become even more widespread going into 2023.
You might have heard the word professionalism thrown around in the workplace, but do you know what it means? And do you know how to maintain professionalism no matter the circumstances?
Most people completely waste their cover letter real estate. Your cover letter is another opportunity to speak directly about how your background and capabilities align with the opportunity you seek. It also allows you to introduce your personality a bit more than a resume does. So, why are cover letters important? Because you can stand out, big time, with a custom cover letter directed to the right person.
It's never an easy decision to let members of your staff go, but depending on the state of your business, mass layoffs may have been the only way to survive. Now that you're months into the future, you may find yourself itching to start hiring again after previous layoffs.
Internships are for college students or people who have just completed their degree. If you are a student or recent grad, you may be wondering how to land an internship. If you've never had one, you may even wonder if you need one. After all, didn’t you work in that call center while also doing exams? Or perhaps you’ve bartended your first year in college?
Even if you’ve worked hard to earn a degree from an impressive school, landing your dream job might still come down to who you know – otherwise known as networking. Lots of qualified candidates might apply for a job, but the person who gets it might very well be so-and-so’s sibling, friend, or kid. Sometimes the only way to get your foot in the door is to know someone.