3 Real Reasons Why Specialty Recruiters Beat Out the Competition

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Generalized recruiter or specialty recruiter—the age old question. On the one hand, you might think a generalized recruiter would be better. They can handle anything you throw at them! IT? Got it. Healthcare? No problem. Manufacturing? They can do that too. But then on the other hand, you may think a specialty recruiter would be […]

Natural Disasters WILL help your Recruiting Efforts—It’s a Fact

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In case you missed it… Last month we talked about how the recent hurricanes would affect the job market and how recruiters should use that to their advantage in, Hurricanes or Bust? How Natural Disasters Can Help Your Recruiting Efforts. Let’s reflect on a piece from that post:  “With Hurricane Irma a recent scar to […]

Do You Call Out The Candidate That Lied During the Phone Screen?

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  Storytime. What had happened was… There was this candidate who lied about never having previously applied to the company before the recruiter submitted him. The hiring manager came back to the recruiter saying, “This guy has applied 7 other times and we denied him. Not interested.” All while making the recruiter look dumb to […]

The Power of Social Media Influencers in Recruiting

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The first people that come to mind when thinking of an influencer in the social media world are celebrities – at least for millennials like me. The actual definition of social media influencer is: “A Social Media Influencer is a user on social media who has established credibility in a specific industry. A social media […]

Believe It Or Not… Candidates Are Actually Human

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There. We said it. Candidates are humans – not pieces of paper *gasp!* So since they are flesh and blood just like us, we should treat them as such, right? Candidate experience is important to us here at Kinetix. Take a look at this week’s Lean In We said it. Candidates are humans – not […]

The Secret to Overcoming Unconscious Biases When Interviewing Candidates

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Face it—when you hire someone, you’re judging them on a multitude of characteristics: what employers they’ve worked for, what experience they gained from those employers, how they answer your questions, the tone of their voice, the outfits they’re wearing, the way they do their hair… Yeah, that’s right, and you know it. You’re totally judging […]

To Ask or Not To Ask For The Salary History?

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  “What do you currently make?” a question we’ve all heard at least once in our lifetimes.   “Why does it matter?” a response we’ve all thought more than once in our lifetimes.   Salary talk is cringe-worthy—there’s no doubt about that. It’s awkward on both the recruiter and the candidate ends.   Unfortunately, a […]

How to Be an Effective Recruiting Leader

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In a world that is constantly evolving and changing, it’s hard to define what the ideal or perfect leader is. Different companies, teams, and individuals require different leaders to guide them through the ever evolving landscape which surrounds them, particularly in the recruiting world. Now you might be asking how or why you should be […]

How To Kill Your Candidate’s Interest During The Interview

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Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly. To improve our interview processes we must first make a few hiring mistakes of our own so that we can learn from them. After being on both sides of the hiring process, our team has learned a thing or two about best-interviewing practices. So, luckily […]

What Should You Be Looking For When Asking Candidates, “What Do You Know About Our Company?”

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There are some interview questions that come standard, regardless of the position or company that a candidate is interviewing for. What is your past experience? Why are you looking for a new opportunity? What is your biggest strength and weakness? And then, of course, what do you know about the company? This standard question can […]