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Timely blog posts by HR and Recruiting consultants responding to every day questions, hot topics and compliance-related news as it relates to attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

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Total Rewards | Talent Acquisition

By: Paul Davis
February 1st, 2023

People often use terms like "employer's market" and "candidate's market" to describe how hard or difficult it is to recruit. But for some people, it is always a candidate's market. These are people qualified for hot jobs: positions where employer demand is greater than the supply of available talent. 

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Best Practices | Recruitment outsourcing

By: Antonio Merrick
January 26th, 2023

The secret to a successful interview is to ask the right questions. Getting this right requires a great deal of planning, plus conversations with stakeholders to determine what you need to learn about each candidate.

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Best Practices | Recruitment outsourcing

By: Katie Chen
January 25th, 2023

When discussing the recruitment process, we often focus on the employee experience. Is it easy to apply? How do you communicate with candidates? How good is the onboarding process?

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Talent Acquisition

By: Debra Kabalkin
January 18th, 2023

Should a candidate applying to your open position fill out an employment application form? While most HR professionals and employment lawyers would reply with an emphatic “YES”, there are some organizations – both government contracting companies and non-government contracting companies – that are not requiring candidates to fill out an employment application during the interview or new hire process.

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Talent Acquisition

By: Debra Kabalkin
January 17th, 2023

A surprising number of hiring managers still rely on a reactive recruitment strategy. They wait until a vacancy opens up, and then they put a HELP WANTED sign in the window – or they do the digital equivalent, which is placing an ad on a job board.  

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Organizational culture

By: Keenan Hogg
January 13th, 2023

Social belonging is a fundamental human need, hard-wired into our DNA. And yet, 40% of people feel so isolated at work that it impacts their commitment and engagement.