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Time to Hire Matters – Just Not the Way You Think

Aimee Griffin on April 7, 2015 1:30:00 PM EDT

“Time to Hire” is a longstanding efficacy metric in corporate recruiting, one that has shaped the way that recruiting professionals source talent. In trying to keep their time to hire down, recruiters focus on the jobs that have been open the longest, which are not necessarily those..

How the Great Recession Affected Hiring

Doug Horn on March 4, 2015 9:50:00 AM EST

The Great Recession was a historically difficult time to be seeking gainful employment. Approximately 10 percent of Americans were out of work, with millennials fairing particularly poorly. Companies were forced to reevaluate who was integral to their business and to completely..

Employers are Wary of Hiring Candidates without Facebook Profiles

Doug Horn on January 16, 2015 9:48:00 AM EST

Take a poll of everyone you know, and odds are that the vast majority uses Facebook on a daily, or at the very least, monthly basis. It has risen dramatically in popularity since it was introduced in the mid-2000s, and has more users sharing pictures of their cats or misguided political..

Hiring People with Criminal Records: The Arguments For and Against

Doug Horn on January 9, 2015 11:24:00 AM EST

The United States likes being the best at everything we do. You might say it’s an obsession of ours. However, there are a few ways that America dominates the international competition that do not warrant bragging rights. We are the unquestioned champions of credit card debt and fraud...

The Need for Speed in the Hiring Process

Doug Horn on December 17, 2014 10:17:00 AM EST

The need for speed. It’s not just a video game or a legendary “Top Gun” quote. In the world of business, it’s so much more.

A company’s hiring process can go perfectly at every level in terms of execution, but if it is too slow, it is inherently flawed. Slow hiring processes may upset..

How to Ensure Your Hiring Process Is Not Too Easy

Doug Horn on November 25, 2014 10:10:00 AM EST

The hiring process, as many can attest, is an expensive one. There is no 99 cent store to browse where employers can find new workers. And realistically, if there were, the quality probably wouldn’t be worth opening your wallet.

Depending on the size of the company, the cost-per-hire..

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Overqualified Candidates

Doug Horn on November 11, 2014 10:21:00 AM EST

If you were a soldier in war, and you looked to your left on the battlefield, you’d likely prefer to see someone with multiple tours of duty under their belt than a kid straight out of high school who’s not even old enough to order a beer with dinner yet. There’s also the strong..

Cultural Fit: Why Businesses Screen Candidates for Personality to Predict Success

Doug Horn on October 13, 2014 1:08:00 PM EDT

The phrase “cultural fit” gets tossed around a lot in the hiring process. Every person is scrutinized not only for what type of skillset they bring to the table, but for their personality as well. Hiring managers don’t want to bring someone aboard only to find out they are constantly..

Are Rehires the Right Move?

Doug Horn on September 2, 2014 11:22:00 AM EDT

No one likes returning to anything with their tail between their legs, especially a previous place of employment. It takes a lot of courage to swallow one’s pride and walk through that old boardroom door, but sometimes a rehire can also be the best hire.

As an employer, it’s your..

The Pros and Cons of Sourcing Candidates on LinkedIn

Norm Clausen on August 27, 2014 11:33:00 AM EDT

This is the fourth part in our ongoing series on recommended sourcing techniques. For other parts of the series, please view:

#1 Internal Promotions #2 Referrals#3 Job Boards

This is the place the pros turn for talent. LinkedIn can be an extremely powerful tool in an experienced hand...