Recruitment Best Practices

Stop Hiring for Fit If You Want to Have a Diverse Team

 

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Yes, it’s important to hire workers who fit in well with your team from a cultural standpoint. However, it is possible to overdo it in a sense. Trying to only hire “clones” of your current workforce isn’t the best idea, even if it has been working out for you so far, because you run the risk of missing out on even more qualified candidates, as well as other pitfalls. Take a look at some of the following ways diversification can work wonders for your company, and how choosing to only hire for direct cultural fit can deprive you of such benefits:

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The Hidden Costs of Hiring

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Hiring skilled employees results in the company making more money, right? Perhaps in the long run, but throughout the hiring process you’ll need to be prepared for some hidden costs that can really add up. Let’s go over some recruitment costs that you’ll want to consider before beginning your hiring process.

Time and money are the easy hiring costs to identify. Dedicated HR staff compensation can be pretty costly per year, and less cost effective for smaller businesses. If your business is too small for a dedicated HR team, you’ll likely need to assign recruitment work to other employees in the office, which eats up time that could be spent on their normal day to day activities. Additionally, creating advertisements for the position takes time and planning, as employee qualifications need to be carefully considered before posting the position. Apart from time, the advertisements themselves can also be upwards of a few hundred dollars per day. If your ad is poorly written, it can deter the right candidates or bring in the wrong candidates, resulting in a longer hiring process in which the ad cost per day really starts to add up. On top of these costs, you’ll also be spending money on any equipment the employee will need, such as laptops, tablets, software, and other supplies.

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Global Recruitment Insights: Decoding What International Candidates Want

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The first question I ask a future client is “Do you hire Internationally?” The second question I always ask is: “And where are you having trouble finding talent?”

The primary focus of most companies tasked with hiring internationally is finding resources to fit the needs in each distinct market. Having a board to post jobs in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, the list goes on. Is it that easy?

Well, short answer here: Sure, that works.

But let’s dial in a little further and look at two separate more-common-than-you-might-think scenarios.

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Nexxt Announces Enhanced Text2Hire Conversation Product

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We at Nexxt are excited to announce a software upgrade to our Text2Hire Conversation product!

According to a survey, only 14% of the workforce is actively looking for a job, but 73% are open to receiving new job opportunities via text message. Nexxt’s Text2Hire Conversation allows clients to start dialogs with targeted groups of candidates pulled from the more than 8+ million in-demand job seekers who have opted-in to receive text messages about new opportunities and other career information from employers through Nexxt.

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5 Things Interviewers Do That Candidates Can’t Stand

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Finding the best possible candidates for a role in your company is incredibly important, and of course, interviews are crucial for this. And while understanding who to hire lies heavily on the head of the person being interviewed, there are mistakes you could be making that are turning-off exceptional workers. Here are five things interviewers do that candidates can’t stand:

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19 Kids and Recruiting: A Series About Recruiting Internationally


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Imagine you have 19 kids. (This is just an exercise) (unless you actually do have 19 kids, and my hat goes off to you). Now one of them is allergic to strawberries. Another one absolutely hates turkey sandwiches. The youngest has speech therapy in the morning, and that afternoon, your eldest is in a piano recital.

That’s just 4 out of 19, and you’re already feeling frazzled, aren’t you? 

Now imagine those 19 kids are in reality the 19 countries where your company recruits, and you are the one in charge of creating your global recruitment strategy.

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A Tale of One City – What Employers Can Learn from NYC and Amazon’s Squandered Deal

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By now, almost everyone has heard that Amazon has backed out of moving one of its two new headquarters to Long Island City, NY. The reason? NYC and Amazon just couldn’t agree on things, and negotiations came to a standstill. And, while there’s much debate over who was right and who was wrong, there are a few lessons employers can take away from the situation to ensure good talent doesn’t slip away, much like Amazon slipped away from NYC.

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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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