Sunday, September 29, 2013

Go Beyond Resumes to Find Candidates

Going through our site is just the first step to finding qualified candidates to work for you. Potential employees put on their resumes and online listings only the things that they want you to see. You may have questions about some of the qualifications or notice inconsistencies. Before you ask prospects about these issues, go beyond their resumes with the following guidelines.
  • Check out their social pages, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find out the person behind the resume. They present a more accurate picture of your candidates as they reveal unguarded moments of individuals. Do their workplace pictures show them busily completing a projects, or displaying copier prints of their body parts? Are their text postings merely rants about their current employers or do they brag about how they improved work productivity.
  • Do a Google Search to find out more about their online trails. Don't neglect to look under the Images, Videos, News, and Blog options. While social pages reveal what applicants want to say about themselves, a search shows what others think about them. You may come across community and industry websites that laud their contributions to work and society. Or you may uncover inconsistencies with the dates, salaries, job names, and employer information that they list on their resumes.
  • If this research uncovers a promising candidate, put his name in Google Alerts. If additional web mentions pop up between the time you find the resume and the time you interview him, an alert is sent to your email so you can investigate it.
Don't simply discount an individual because your independent research reveals something unflattering. Instead, use this as a starting point for some of the questions you'll ask during the interview.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Online recruiting: the first step

The world is no longer as private as it used to be. With social media taking over our day to day lives, and having the ability to find out someones entire back story at the drop of a hat, the process of employee recruitment has become a whole different animal.

In the realm of business, all it takes is a small idea to change the world. In order to foster that idea, it is important that the right people are behind it. College degrees are no longer the golden ticket, and a Harvard University Diploma no longer gives you a free pass to life in the fast lane.
The science to online recruiting, and more specifcally recruiting the right employee has drastically changed. It is important to make sure that the people getting the job, bring more to the table than the day to day job qualifications.

It is important that you know an employee in terms that are larger than the dimensions of their cubicle. A persons capabilities have much greater depth than what can fit on a piece of computer paper. As a company, it is your job to delve deeper into the potential candidate and find out what those capabilities actually are.

Uncovering a quality resume is the first step to hiring an employee that will become a company asset. While the power is in your hands, we would love to help you a long the process. Please contact us for some more information and let us know if you have any additional questions. We look forward to working with you!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Why Hiring Managers Didn't Hire Teens this Summer

Did your teen have a hard time finding a job this summer?  Not surprising; businesses have not hired teens for summer work.  It used to be that teens get a summer job as a way to get out of the home and make extra money.  What changed in human resources?
  • Businesses are looking for permanent employees.  Teenagers can only work in May, June, July and August.  Employers look for someone year-round because they don't want to continue hiring employees.  Employees do hire in the summer; this crop of employees are there for the everyday, holiday and last beyond the summer break. 
  • Competition is fierce.  Teens are looking for work, but so are retired workers, senior citizens and college students.  Companies hired senior citizens and retired workers because they have more experience and are more dependable than teens.  College students were hired too because they have more riding on this job:  paying off tuition, fees, room and board.  They will hold the job and stay in college just by rearranging their college schedule to make time for both.  They're motivated.  Even teenagers have to compete with other teenagers, and the ones that had a good track record last summer remain with the same company this summer.  Employers like to hire experienced people and they will take teens that have worked with them before over new ones that need training.
  • The recession is over, but the unemployment rate is still high thanks to a weak economy.  With the healthcare law coming around the corner employers are still scared to hire people.  Therefore a strategy that's being used is to hire a jack-of-all-trades employee or to use the employees they have to perform multiple tasks. 
  • There are not enough jobs out there for teens.  When the economy was stable everyone was working, and there was enough work for teenagers to gain experience.  Now that the recession happened employees are tightening the belt on payroll and only hire people when it’s mandatory.  As a result there are not enough jobs out there for everyone.  Retired workers, senior citizens and college students are taking the jobs that were meant for teens. 
  • No connections on the inside.  Getting a job is never about what you know.  It's really is who you know, and it does help to get to know as many people as possible.  When you network with other people you will get the latest jobs listings before it's posted to the public.  You can score a job before anyone knows a job is available. 
Contact us for more information on job hiring.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tips for Creating an Effective, Free Company Jobs Page

So you’ve decided to sign up for Jobvertise, our complimentary online recruiting tool. Congratulations and welcome! At this point, you may be thinking about setting up your free company jobs page. We encourage you to do so. However, before you get started, why not take a moment to check out our tips?

Free Company Jobs Page Tip #1: Cohesiveness

When crafting your design, consider using our special “Your Customized Jobs Page” link. It will take you to an area where you can insert a HTML code into the page’s formatting. Doing so will go a long way in making your free company jobs page blend in naturally with your existing site. That, in turn, will only add to your company’s polished image.

Free Company Jobs Page Tip #2: Write with Clarity

To attract qualified candidates to your free company jobs page, be sure to write the ads with clarity. Succinctly explain what your company’s philosophy is and then cover the key aspects of the position. Of course you’ll also want to clearly list what you expect from each candidate and the hiring process. For example, you could write something like “Interviews will be scheduled with those that pass the initial screening within 14 days of application receipt.”

Free Company Jobs Page Tip #3: Utilize Video Library Links

If you are hiring for a position that can’t be summed up in a few sentences, consider utilizing links. The links could take the applicant to your company’s online video library. Once there, they could review audiovisual materials that provide in-depth information about your company’s job openings. If you don’t already have audiovisual materials prepared, you may want to hire someone to produce them.

Those are just a few free company jobs page creation tips to help you get started. Once you’re finished with the page, consider using our site’s resume search and Featured Jobs options too. Together, they should help you fill your firm’s job opening in record time. And as always, if you have any further questions, please contact us.

The Jobvertise Team