candidate search

By Laura Doehle The war for talent is on, as most industries require very specific skills from their employees. Targeting and attracting that talent is critical to remain competitive in the marketplace. There are many ways to ensure your recruiting efforts are successful. Resourceful HR’s top five tips: Create a contingency plan. There will always…

Are you collecting the data you need to make good and informed hiring decisions? Often organizations think HR is people driven rather than data driven – for instance, you may have a gut decision about whether a potential candidate will fit with your culture or possesses the personality your customers will want to work with.…

In the past month I’ve read countless articles and seen advertisements for presentations highlighting a new way of recruiting and what is being termed an impending RECRUITING REVOLUTION. I love to learn improvements and new trends in my field so that I (and the Resourceful HR team) can be on the leading edge. So of…

Do you think recruiters are only necessary when you have an immediate need or vacancy? Do you believe your “promote from within” culture or extensive succession plan leaves recruiters obsolete in your organization? If so, I encourage you to re-think the value of recruiters. They serve a critical role for an organization, even when you…

When I tell people that Resourceful HR provides outsourced recruiting or about my background in recruiting, it fascinates me that most everyone has a negative recruiter experience to share. Most often it is a result of a recruiter focused on placing people regardless of fit for the sole purpose of getting paid and moving on…

Last week we wrote about what companies should look for when partnering with a HR temp staffing firm and this week we are focusing on the candidate experience. If a candidate isn’t a good fit for a client, it goes without saying that both the client and candidate suffer. If a staffing company doesn’t understand…

A few weeks ago after attending SourceCon, Genevieve Phillips, one of Resourceful HR’s recruiting consultants, wrote a post about talent sourcing best practices. After reading that blog post, I reflected upon how some of the latest techniques and changes affect and extend into the recruitment process.  This evolution, in large part, is due to the…

As a Recruiting Consultant for Resourceful HR, sourcing continues to be the #1 priority in driving recruiting efforts for clients.  Without sourcing, there would be no candidates, and consequently, there would be no hires.  When I took a leap of “career faith” 10 years ago and left the world of non-profit management, sourcing was a…

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a new trend that may benefit your bottom line and should be explored when your company is considering options for recruiting. With RPO your company typically pays only for the actual hours and expenses required to find and hire a new employee.

Do you want smart, computer savvy candidates to apply for jobs at your company? In today’s market it is a safe bet to advertise positions on various internet job sites but it is also vital to include postings on your company website utilizing a dedicated careers page. Online forums and job boards are useful to…

The job is posted, resumes received, preliminary reviews conducted and now it’s time to conduct interviews. This is the stage in the process when you will have the most direct contact with potential employees so it is critical to be prepared. A poor interview experience may leave a negative impression with a potential candidate or,…

Undoubtedly your company’s interview process is set-up to assess the capabilities of candidates and determine whether or not individuals can perform essential job functions. Is it designed to assess cultural fit – does the job candidate’s behaviors, motivations and values match those of the organization? Assessing cultural fit in addition to whether the candidate fits…