Hiring Horror Stories Part II: Talent Tricks & Treats

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Happy Halloween to all of our talent industry ghosts and gurus! We hope you are ready for our next batch of spooktacular hiring horror stories because we are going straight for the sweet spot: candidate tricks and treats. So grab your favorite Halloween candy – *cough cough* Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins – and dive into some […]

Four Tips on Preparing Your Candidates for the Holiday Season

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BOO! Christmas is coming and the turkey is getting fat! With the end of the year approaching quickly and the holidays coming faster than the speed of light, things for recruiters are about to pick up. Hiring managers are going to be putting the pressure on recruiters to fill their jobs before they vanish into […]

Why You Should Close Candidates On A Good Note (Even If You Know They’re NOT Going To Get The Job)

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Imagine a situation: You’ve set up an interview on the phone with a candidate. It’s immediately obvious that you won’t be submitting this candidate due client changing the specs/job requirements—or maybe you realize they’re just not a good fit. What do you do? Do you let them off the hook quickly? Because… they’re not going […]

Hiring Horror Stories: Come In Costume

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When the clock struck midnight on September 22nd, swimsuits transformed into sweaters, glittering fireflies became screeching bats, and every latte suddenly tasted like pumpkin. I’m just saying maybe Cinderella didn’t really leave the glass slipper behind at the ball – but instead traded it in for a sensible seasonal boot. At Kinetix, we love these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]