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Passive Candidates — Deepen Your Talent Pool

Go for the Gold:  Deepen Your Talent Pool with Passive Candidates Passive candidates are not looking for a new job, and probably not spending a lot of time researching new opportunities that might put them in contact with you—the recruiter or the hiring manager. Valuable for their experience and skill, passive candidates represent gold hidden […]

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Job Trial — Taking the Heat Off Hiring

Job Trial — Taking the Heat Off Hiring In an effort to increase hiring success, companies are using job trials as part of the recruiting process. For hiring managers and recruiters, the stakes are high.  Filling positions quickly, in a way that suits the culture, conditions, and requirements of the company is difficult.  The ideal recruiting and […]

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Interview Topics: Rethinking Salary Questions

Interview Topics:  Rethinking Salary Questions How much are you paid?  Employers and HR in Massachusetts can no longer ask applicants this question—and the trend may gain national momentum. As a recruiter or hiring manager, understanding salary history is an important piece of the employment puzzle. Most applicants dread the question, fearing a low current salary […]

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Get Attention With Social Media Marketing

Contributed by David Iwanow – Get Attention With Social Media Marketing Social media sites allow for global communication that is innovative, fun, and instant. If you want to take advantage of this global marketplace and use it to increase business, then you need an effective marketing campaign. In this article, we will discuss some of the […]

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Competitive Tech Ninja Wanted: Females Need Not Apply

Competitive Tech Ninja Wanted:  Females Need Not Apply Interested in recruiting top female engineers?  It could come down to your choice of words. Research points to a downturn in the number of women seeking careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.  A study from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) points out […]

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Top Dog: Who Gets Hired in the C-Suite?

Top Dog:  Who Gets Hired in the C-Suite? Whether you are aiming for the C-suite, or hiring for it, the path to the top may be easier with a varied skill set instead of a career-long procession through the ranks. Advancing to the executive suite, or any significant leadership role, is a career goal for […]

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Things to Know Right Now about Artificial Intelligence

Things to Know Right Now about Artificial Intelligence Keep your recruiting and business development vision clear by understanding the direction and growing impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the economy. We talked earlier about innovations in AI that will certainly displace jobs.  In October, a report from the White House took that conversation further, laying […]

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Marketing Tactics That Work for Recruiting, Too

4 Tried-and-True Marketing Tactics That Work for Recruiting, Too  Contributed by Tiffany Rowe Once you consider it, you’ll realize how much recruiting new talent has in common with marketing new products. The similarities vastly outweigh the differences; in both endeavors, you must: Understand your target audience Achieve appropriate visibility Win interest and loyalty Sell brand […]

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Long-term Unemployed – A Place in Your Workspace?

Long-term Unemployed—Is There a Place in Your Workspace? Long-term unemployment and underemployment (LTU) is a problem for workers, the country, and businesses that need the skills, education, and experience of workers unable to crack the job market. With aggressive technological and commercial development, experienced, skilled workers are needed to step into spaces that are novel […]

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Perk Trends: What’s New in Benefits?

Perk Trends:  What’s New in Benefits? With the squeeze for top talent, companies are looking for perks to help them stay afloat in the candidate pool. For many jobs, there are still many more qualified applicants than needed, but for niche positions, in IT or engineering, the battle for specialized talent is real. Once onboard, […]

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