Where are all the Good Candidates?

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Mike Smith – President/CEO, Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source Employers in the past three months have really been taking a serious look at their hiring plans. While many have put off or delayed their interviewing until a clearer picture can be seen for how we operate out of this pandemic, others have been… Read more »

Know When to Stop Filling the Candidate Pool

Candidate Pool

By Rhonda Werner When hiring, it’s common nature to want to review as many candidates as possible, right? You want a POOL of candidates and with all pools, the more people the merrier. Not exactly. If a pool sits for too long, without any viable action, it becomes stagnant. Candidate pools are the same way.… Read more »

Staying Connected to a Remote Workforce

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By Alexis Stiebe It is likely that your workforce recently made a sudden shift to working from home. This shift brings many new challenges and changes. It has surely brought new challenges to your leadership strategy. What worked in the office may not work from your home. In this article I share some tips for… Read more »

Interview Response Time Affects Your Reputation

We know that response time after the interview has a big impact on the entire hiring process. The extent of that impact is even larger than we thought. Last year we surveyed job seekers on the length of the hiring process and received interesting results. We’ve talked about how time matters based on results from… Read more »

The Start of the Remote Work Revolution

Remote Work

By Rhonda Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner Not sure that anyone saw the revolution of working from home starting as abruptly as it did, but as states are slowing talking about easing people back into the work force, where does this take the future of remote working? Many industries had embraced remote working well before… Read more »

NOW is the time to Interview – Tips for Conducting a Seamless Video Job Interview

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By Rhonda Werner, Recruiting Consultant – Partner Think about it. You, as a hiring manager, more than likely have more time on your hands than normal.  So do many of the most talented people in your field right now.  There’s probably never been a better time to access top talent than right now and most… Read more »

Stress Can Be Measured

Man with Stress

By Mike Smith, President/CEO Stress is getting more attention all the time, especially in today’s world, as a leading cause of workplace dissatisfaction, poor performance, and turnover. There are numerous articles outlining novel ideas for stress reducing activities including yoga, relaxing techniques, and some companies even endorsing a nap or siesta time. Six Major Environments… Read more »

How to Transition to Video Interviewing

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By Alexis Stiebe With recent concerns about health and safety we know many of you are exploring new ways to interview job candidates. Today’s technology makes working from home and communicating over distance easier than ever. With the right preparation, a live, video interview can be just as effective as a traditional in-person interview. If… Read more »

The Importance of Understanding Employee Behavior

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People-related issues can tear at the fabric of a company. They chip away at even the most solid foundation built on the best products and services. In our last article, 1 Simple Step To Hiring And Retention we discussed the positive impact that behavioral assessments can have on hiring and retention. In this article, we will… Read more »

1 Simple Step To Hiring and Retention

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By Mark Waschek Top talent remains increasingly difficult to attract, recruit, and retain. Most employers agree that finding the right talent is a prime issue facing their management team, and it isn’t for a lack of trying. Businesses are allocating more resources than ever before toward appealing to prized candidates. And yet, even when employers… Read more »