How Frustrating is the Wait?

waiting

We know that response time after the interview has an impact on the success or failure of making that great hire. But how large of an impact? We’ve talked about how time matters based on results from our recent survey. Candidates will only wait for communication for so long. But how frustrating can waiting a… Read more »

Do I Hire the Worker I Want Today or the Leader I Need Tomorrow?

leader

By Kevin O’Connor You promoted your best salesperson to manage a sales team. Within one year, half the team resigned and now work for competitors. Sales are crashing. OUCH!  Why didn’t the strong performance in the previous role translate well to leading others? Traditional interviewing is focused on skills and performance history.  When leadership is… Read more »

Do Trendy Benefits and Perks Keep Employees Engaged for the Long Haul?

Perks

The demand for talent is real, and companies are thinking outside of the box to entice talent to join their team, but in the end, does it really help? We’ve all seen them, paid pet insurance, free lunches, boutique fitness classes, on-site childcare (this one may entice me to stay!) but what do all these… Read more »

Hiring Process Response Time is Vital

Hiring Response Time

By Alexis Stiebe We know that communication between the hiring manager of a company and the potential candidates they’ve interviewed has an impact on the success or failure of making that great hire. But how large of an impact? We wanted to find out! To accomplish this goal, we conducted a survey on the length… Read more »

Improving the Hiring Process in 2020

Hiring Process

By Alexis Stiebe What was your experience like the last time you went to an interview or waited to hear back after applying to a position? Was the wait time long? Did you experience good communication with the employer? How our candidates experience the hiring process is something recruiters consider often and want to learn… Read more »

Who is on the bus and does it have a seating chart?

the right people on the bus

Picking up on our October article by Kevin O’Connor, The Real Cost of Employee Turnover, Kevin alludes to making sure the right people are on the bus and fostering the desired culture, but some organizations aren’t even sure if they have a bus, an RV or a taxi, much less if the right people are… Read more »

The REAL Cost of Employee Turnover

By Kevin O’Connor If employee turnover costs averaged 33% of an employee’s salary for one company segment, but 200% of another employee’s salary in a different segment, would you address turnover differently in those two segments? I’m going to explain why turnover costs can vary greatly, discuss how to find the root causes, and how… Read more »

Ghosting Causes You to Lose Out on Top Talent

Let’s talk about ghosting. An appropriate topic for October, but I’m not talking about the decorations at your local Halloween store. Ghosting is an unfortunate dating term that’s been creeping into the working world. This term is typically used when two people go on a date and then one party just vanishes and cuts off… Read more »

Training Talent: Onboarding New Employees

Employee retention is a challenge for every company. You don’t want to lose the top talent you worked so hard to acquire. But what strategies really work? Did you know that having a strong onboarding process for your new employees can improve your employee retention by as much as 82%? (Dewar, 2019) With the low… Read more »

Sell Your Company Value to Secure Executive Level Talent

Due to tight supply and high demand for experienced talent, the interview is even more critical to the executive recruitment process than ever. Selling the opportunity to the candidate can be the make or break moment when you reach the offer stage. How do you conduct your employment interviews? Do you take the time to… Read more »