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/blogWhat is Seasonal Employment?Depending on where you are in your career, you might have first-hand experience with seasonal employment. Seasonal employment can be a great way to expand your skill set and earn extra cash while helping businesses meet seasonal increases in demand.
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.