4 Common Hiring Manager Fails and Solutions

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Recruiters take the time to look through hundreds of resumes for a single position. Then, they perform phone screens and even meet in person with the most qualified candidates. The final step for the candidates is almost always interviewing with the hiring manager, but this is where things can quickly go south.

Seasoned recruiters know that it’s often the final interview with a hiring manager that can make a job candidate run the other way. Interviewers who come off as disinterested, ...

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12 Inspiring Quotes About Resilience

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Most of us will hit roadblocks in our careers, but the most successful of us will bounce back. In a rapidly changing hiring and human resources landscape, it can be hard to keep up. It’s important for company leaders to have a positive but realistic outlook on their future. Next time you’re feeling down, take a look at these words of wisdom to inspire you to work your way back to the top.

  1. “Resilience is, of course, necessary for a warrior. ...
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Employers Turn to Freelancers to Relieve Talent Shortage: A Weekend Roundup

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Recent studies show that employers are increasingly hiring more contingent workers to meet talent shortages. HR leaders expect this trend to continue growing as the U.S. gets closer to full employment.

Based on a survey of 400 human resources leaders, a report from Randstad Sourceright found that over the next year, nearly two-thirds of employers are likely to adopt a workforce composition model that uses more contingent workers. Another survey from Staffing Industry Analysts found that U.S. employers reported that ...

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3 Steps to Creating a Successful Employer Brand

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As the job market becomes stronger, it isn’t only candidates that are competing. Employers have also been put into the position of competing for the best candidates, but it isn’t always easy to sell an employer brand to potential hires.

HR managers and professionals must implement a strategy that successfully promotes their employer brand In order to find the candidates who will make their company thrive. An employer brand’s purpose is to help sell your organization to candidates, but creating a ...

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How Invite the Applicant Improves the Candidate Experience

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For many HR managers, one of the most tedious aspects of their day-to-day responsibilities is entering and double-checking information for background checks. For applicants, on the other hand, the tedious work often comes in the form of typing up their falsified education history. That’s right—one of the most common pieces of falsified information on resumes is an applicant’s supposed education.

Making it easier for employers to be notified of falsified education history is one of the many reasons why we created ...

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How to Find Candidates That Belong at Your Company

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It’s one thing to hire a candidate that checks all the technical and experience boxes. It’s another to look for and find job applicants that actually belong at your company and who will thrive in it. By default, HR managers often pass along resumes or hire those who will simply get the job done, forgetting one thing: company culture.

If your company values positive energy, that might mean passing on candidates who excel in their fields but have a negative outlook. ...

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New Survey Reveals Employees’ Top Stressors: A Weekend Roundup

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A new job stress report from CareerCast has revealed that most employees are stressed on the job. That may be no surprise, but the report also revealed that a single common workplace factor is the top culprit of stress: deadlines. Over 1,000 respondents were included in the survey, and they answered questions evaluating 11 different stress contributors.

Of those surveyed, 82 percent said their jobs fall on the more stressful end of the spectrum. Stress levels were ranked on a ...

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Houston Decriminalizes Low-Level Marijuana Possession: A Weekend Roundup

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Houston will decriminalize low-level marijuana possession on March 1. County officials stated that the change will be made because arresting marijuana offenders delivered “no tangible public safety benefit.”

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg outlined a policy indicating that in most circumstances there will be no jail time, tickets, court appearances, or criminal record imposed on those found in possession of less than four ounces (113 grams) of marijuana in Houston and the surrounding Harris County.

More than two dozen states ...

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