Archive for July 2015

Data Breach – Could It Happen to You?

  The short answer is yes. A data breach involving more than four million federal employees was announced in early June.  The breach, involving the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), involved personnel records and security clearances. During the breach, hackers gained access to the financial, health, and personnel files of members of the military,…

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Hard Hiring Decisions: Do Soft Skills Count?

In the recruiting world, skill sets are often reduced to metrics.  But what about so-called soft skills?  Do they matter? If you use an applicant tracking system (ATS), you save time and money posting jobs, parsing suitable candidates, and viewing organized feedback on your hiring choices. For any job opening, you have applicants with superb…

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Technology Spotlight: Employee Referral Program Apps

Employee referrals are the number one way to source candidates according to The Undercover Recruiter. They report that 7% of applications come in through referrals, but 40% of successful hires result from this avenue. Other reports find that there are more benefits beyond filling a particular role with a referral, including higher quality of hire,…

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Millennial Hiring Part 8: Job Advertisements

  Before you have a Millennial accepting a job offer, you first have to attract them to your organization. Whether through social media or job boards, you will most likely be using some sort of job advertisement. Should you be wording ads targeting Gen Y the same as those aimed at candidates from previous generations?…

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Millennial Hiring Part 7: The Job Offer

  You have found a Millennial that fits your hiring needs and you are ready to make a job offer. Perhaps you have various perks that you think this new Gen Y candidate will find appealing. Possibly you are able to offer a highly competitive salary that you think they won’t be able to refuse.…

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