Recruitment Best Practices

Tight Labor Market Got You Down? We Can Help.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national unemployment is the lowest it’s been in half a century, with the jobless rate dropping to just 3.7 percent. That’s fantastic news for job seekers looking to make their next big career move, but for companies of all sizes, it’s another story entirely.

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3 ½ Steps for Successful Candidate Communications

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Imagine this: You spot a job posting online for a position you’re so excited about that you tell everyone. Even your mom. You rush home after work to submit your polished resume with a perfectly crafted cover letter and then… you wait a few days, anxiously anticipating some sort of communication. But then days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, and you finally resign to accepting that you won’t hear back from this company.

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Four Ways Recruiters Can Cure the Job Search Blues

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To many job seekers, the job hunt can be just as much fun as a root canal without novocaine. According to a recent survey conducted by Nexxt of over 1,400 job seekers, nearly half (48%) are frustrated with the job search process, leaving them discouraged and less likely to continue applying for open positions.

Of course, every job search has its peaks and valleys, but the process shouldn’t be so soul sucking that candidates throw in the towel and stop looking all together. And while some job seekers might simply need a pep talk to get their momentum back, there are also several things employers and recruiters can do to make the process a lot less painful for their prospects, and ultimately, themselves.

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Raising Minimum Wage: What’s the Big Deal?

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In just two weeks, the pay bump that Amazon promised its 250,000 employees and 100,000 seasonal workers will go into effect in the U.S. and U.K. Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it will be raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour, regardless of employees’ full-time, part-time or seasonal status – just in time for the holiday season. But if this extreme bump in pay seems too good to be true, well, it kind of is.

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Four Difficult Candidates and How to Handle Them

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As a recruiter, you’re guaranteed to work with every type of person, for better or worse. While most applicants let their winning personalities shine through, others come off as self-righteous, timid or even rude. As a recruiter, it can be difficult to navigate this mine field of temperaments, so below, we share four common interview scenarios you’re sure to face and how to handle them.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – The State of the Retail Industry in 2018

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There’s been a lot said about where retail is going (guilty as charged), but less about where it is now. What do workers really think about the retail industry in 2018? How much money do they make? What do they love and hate about their jobs? Do they see a clear career path for themselves?  

Below, we take a look at the state of retail in 2018 – the good, the bad and the ugly; and what it all means for the stores looking to hire.

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In the Trenches: Seasonal Hiring with a Retail Store Manager

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This week we sat down with Michele B., a store manager at a popular body care and home fragrances retailer at a mall outside Philadelphia, PA. In addition to ensuring the success of the store and managing staff, Michele is also responsible for all talent acquisition, including seasonal hiring, which kicks off the first week of September – yes, you heard that right!

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4 Tips to Building a Workplace that Attracts Top Talent

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We spend half of our lives at the workplace, between tasks, teamwork, shared lunches, and brainstorming sessions, to meet expectations. That's why our work environment influences so much. Our performance, mood, and drive to work towards better results all depend on it. But, if we compare the labor market now to ones of the past, it's clear that the competition has shifted from the employees to employers. It used to be that candidates fought for the position at a prominent company, but with the increasingly low unemployment rate, companies are now finding themselves competing for talent and headhunting for better workers.

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Recruitment Roundup –Image Matters

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Welcome back to another week of Recruitment Roundup. Growing up, we’re told image doesn’t matter, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Well, when it comes to representing a company, image does matter. In fact, it’s one of the most important things. This week we take a look at how companies are dealing with image – both internally and externally. Hopefully these articles inspire you to take next week by storm! Happy reading, everyone.

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