Thought Leader Thursday: Stop Paying Big Money For “Travelers”

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Earlier in my career, I was the marketing lead for a medical staffing company specializing in allied health travel staffing. In plain language, we placed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists in 13-week contracts with hospitals and assisted living facilities all over the country. In our jargon, these folks were known as “travelers.” Life […]

Why Passive Candidates Are Actually Your Best Prospects

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A recent report from the US Department of Labor claimed that the percentage of workers quitting their jobs reached the highest level since 2001.   Wait, what?!   If you think that’s surprising, buckle up, because I’ve got another big piece of news for you – for only the second time in the past two […]

RPO and Rolling with the Tide

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I was working for a $500 million-dollar publicly traded company in the industrial construction and maintenance sector running, as most mid-market companies do, a successful, but bootstrapped version of talent acquisition. We were limited in terms of resources and budget – and as proactive as we tried to make our sourcing, we always found ourselves struggling […]

Bad Luck or Bad Recruiting?

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It’s Friday the 13th – that means beware any black cats you see, ladders you walk under, mirrors you break, salt you spill and all other omens of a truly unlucky day. Whether or not you personally put much stock in Friday the 13th being a particularly unlucky day, most people probably believe, at least […]

The Top 3 Soft Skills to Look for in Candidates

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When looking at candidates for a role, typically the first thing you’ll screen is if they hit each of the job requirements. These requirements are skills, experiences, education levels, etc. that are the minimum of what the next team member in this role needs to have. These are your hard skills, the ones you earn and learn throughout a […]

How To Recruit The Freshest Entry-Level Talent This Spring

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The book has closed on Puxatawny Phil’s cruel curse and we can say hello to a blooming new chapter in 2018. You know what else we can say hello to? A new crop of entry-level candidates. That’s right, commencement ceremonies are around the corner, so if you want to snag the best new talent you […]

Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

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I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have […]

Knock, Knock, Knock: The Millennials are here.

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“Soon Millennials will dominate the workforce, and it is time to embrace the advantages they bring.”- Forbes Magazine In the recruiting world, specifically as a recruiter, you are hit with reqs left and right and the pressure to perform and hire top talent is on. As you are shuffling through resumes do you often throw […]

The Three Questions You Should Ask In Every Phone Screen

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Earlier this year I talked about asking a candidate about their commute on the blog. It was a point of discussion, because there were some dissenting agreements over whether or not commute was important to discuss during a phone screen with a candidate. Here I am writing about it, thinking how I argued “for” asking […]

3 Compromise Strategies You Can Use to Make Candidates and Hiring Managers Happy

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“It’s not always rainbows and butterflies It’s compromise that moves us along…” -Maroon 5 To be more precise, it’s compromise that moves recruiting along. Recruiting is all about selling, and on both sides of the sale the recruiter is working to facilitate (hiring managers and candidates) is a laundry list of needs for the position. Candidates have […]