Want Great Talent? Think Outside of the Zip Code

Want Great Talent? Think Outside of the Zip Code

You may be feeling the skill gap pressure, or you might be in the camp that believes the talent shortage is a myth. Regardless of how real you believe the talent drought is, you have, as a recruiter or staffing professional, at one point or another, found that finding the right talent can be down right impossible. If it’s been smooth sailing, odds are the waters are about to get a little rough. The latest STEM Smart Brief Report revealed that employment in professional, scientific and technical services is projected to grow 29% by 2020, and this increase is said to add more than two million new jobs to the US economy. If you’ve been in recruiting for any amount of time, you don’t need another stat to know that there simply is not that many STEM professionals available, or even projected to become available. Many employers are turning to training programs, beefing up […]

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, We’re Off to Work at Home

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, We’re Off to Work at Home

Video interviews have a direct impact on contingency and teleworking. There, I said it. They create a culture of teleworking by allowing candidates to interview from home, no matter how far their living room is from your office. 50 million Americans have jobs that enable them to work from home, saving the company $11,000 per person who does in fact work from home. What about the contingent teleworkforce? That working group is growing as well, and the future looks conducive to the idea of working from home. Video Interviews Play a Part “I sometimes find that in interviews you learn more about yourself than the person learned about you.” - William Shatner The developments in technology instigated the change in the workforce. As children, we are conditioned to believe we will grow up to believe the typical workday is in fact, typical. The fiber optic cables and electrical wires that can transmit […]

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The ABC’s of Video Interviewing

The ABC’s of Video Interviewing

Is there such a thing as peer pressure in the professional world? Yes, but it’s called keeping up with the competition. Even though we are taught as teenagers to never fall into peer pressure, in the workplace, we are expected to do what keeps us ahead of the competition. So, considering 59.1% of companies use video interviewing, you might want to at least catch up with the crowd. In order to accumulate the ideal talent pool, you have to stay a step ahead of competitors. How can you do this? It’s easy. Millennial candidates want to see tech-savvy companies, and there is no better way to do that than through video interviewing. (Not to mention the break for your corporate bank account). V is for Video Job Descriptions Video can go beyond the interview; yes, in fact they can reach your candidates before you even talk with them. Internet users spend […]

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What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your cultural match, but also your work ethic. The cut of your shirt and the fit of your pants are important to pay attention to, but unbeknownst to many professionals, so is the color. We are taught to not judge a book by its cover; however, we are organically programmed to calculate peoples’ performance by his their appearance. This is evident during a video interview. Orange IS NOT the New Black Employers prefer neutral, conservative colors because they naturally convey an innate sense of professionalism. Black and blue were ranked as […]

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All Systems Go… Are You Ready?

All Systems Go… Are You Ready?

Technology is a trending topic in the HR and recruiting space. However, it’s not just the technology that matters to candidates – or recruiters for that matter – anymore. It is the difference in operating systems, browsers, and even mobile devices that determine individual preference. It is important to know how to reach your desired candidates, but you can’t do that unless you’re targeting the right platforms and operating systems at the right time. So when and how are your candidates accessing your career, social median, company and resource pages? Operation Without the Medical Degree Mac or PC? This has long been the debate of the technologically inclined. There is a stark (and possibly stereotypical) difference in those that use Macs versus PCs. But the real difference between Macs and PCs to most users is the distinction in the operating systems. Your computer’s operating system can say a lot about […]

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