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Don’t Be April Fooled by a Bad Hire

Posted by Artisan on Apr 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

When it comes to bad hires, Hiring Managers and Recruiters feel the same pain. You know the scenario: the candidate made it through the first month and started to struggle. Maybe it’s culture fit or perhaps something went wrong during the screening process, but somehow, the new employee isn’t exhibiting the skills or attitudes that seemed to shine so brightly during the interview process. They’re rocking the boat, not doing the job, and it’s just not working out.

Hiring is a huge responsibility and an inexact science. Despite our best efforts, sometimes we hire the wrong person.

How can a hiring team reduce its chances of having an April Fools’ joke played after the employee onboarding is over? What can companies do to reduce the chances that they hire the wrong person?

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The Top 8 Reasons People Quit Their Jobs

Posted by Robin Walters on Mar 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

“I quit” are two of the most commonly uttered words in the history of the j-o-b. The reason is that the average amount of time a person spends in a job in the U.S. is 4.2 years. That may seem like a long time (especially for a person that hates their job), but  actually, that number has dropped drastically — turns out the average job tenure for someone 55 to 65 years old is more than a decade, according to Wallet Hacks, while today, people generally don't stick with a job for that long.

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Hiring Manager 101: The Power and Pressure of a Hiring Manager

Posted by Robin Walters on Feb 27, 2019 10:18:07 AM

 Power and Pressure of Hiring Manager

In normal times, a Hiring Manager holds a lot of power in a company. In a 4% unemployment market, the Hiring Manager also has a lot of responsibility and pressure to fill the seats on the bus with the right people. It’s a very challenging job even during times of high unemployment when it’s easier to pick up top quality candidates from a broad pool of applicants.

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Signs You Need to Hire a Graphic Designer

Posted by Bejan Douraghy on Jan 29, 2019 11:29:00 AM



Graphic designers. We love them. Businesses can’t thrive without them.

Autodesk's Tom Wujec recently gave a TED Talk about how good graphic design clarifies complex ideas and makes us remember them. It takes training and talent to create designs that do this. In our digitally focused society, consumers are increasingly skimming web content in search of salient points before moving to the next thing. This means your corporate graphic imagery — those pictures that tell the world who you are — is more important than it’s ever been.

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Our Top 18 Blogs in 2018

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

2018 has been a varied, polarizing year, and our most popular blogs certainly reflect that.

From convincing a Hiring Manager you're the right one for the job to understanding millennials and being successful as a freelancer, these 18 most popular blogs of the year will help you start 2019 on the right foot.

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Guest blog: 5 Startup Hiring Challenges

Posted by Kelly Barcelos on Sep 25, 2018 3:34:00 PM

It is essential for any startup to identify and appoint the right talent because only the right people have the potential to keep a startup running smoothly and successfully in a highly competitive business environment. When recruiters and HR professionals fail to identify the right fit, it results in cash burn, and if the employee has a client-facing profile or represents the business in any way, it can also adversely impact brand identity.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Recruiting and Hiring Process

Posted by Artisan on Sep 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

With low unemployment and a robust economy, finding the right people to hire has become more difficult. Forty-five percent of employers say they are unable to find people with the skills they need. That represents a large increase in unfilled jobs and the toughest hiring environment in a decade. Right now, there are more than 6.7 million job openings in the United States.

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Guest Blog: 7 Tips for a Great Employee Onboarding Experience

Posted by Sara Pollock on Sep 4, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Companies incur significant expenses during the recruitment and hiring process, with various sources attaching figures as low as $5,000 or as high as $11,000 to the cost of hiring a single employee. At the same time, one 2014 study found that 17% of new hires quit within their first three months. Another 2018 study conducted by the Work Institute found that 40% of employees left a company within 12 months, with 50% of that turnover happening in the initial three months of employment. When employees leave the company within the first 90 days, the money spent to recruit, interview, and hire them is lost, and there could be additional losses in productivity for the teams.

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The 8 Hottest Tech Jobs Right Now

Posted by Artisan on Aug 28, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The demand for tech jobs has exploded in 2018. It is not just high-tech firms that are looking for talent — the digital transformation is affecting every business. If you have the skills, it is a hot market. If you are trying to hire key personnel, it can be a challenge to find talent.

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Guest Blog: Why Sourcing Isn't Recruiting

Posted by Lucy Benton on Aug 14, 2018 12:01:00 PM

In today’s corporate world, there are many practices for finding the best talent. People working in talent acquisition do their best to get in touch with the most qualified candidates because they don’t always post their resumes on popular job boards.

Wait. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Isn’t it the responsibility of the candidate to look for a vacant position when it gets posted on job boards?

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