Category Archives: CNI Recruiting Employer Tips
One of the most important aspects of recruiting is preparing for job interviews. However, because of operational responsibilities, many hiring managers do not have the time to prepare properly, which can result in significant re-hiring and re-training expense. Here are 10 tips from CNI Recruiting to help with interview preparation. 1. Job Descriptions Job Descriptions should include job requirements that have [Read More…]
Selecting a recruiting firm is like diving into a pool; you need to be sure that there is water in there before you dive. The following are some important questions to ask when selecting a recruiting firm. The best way to obtain answers to these questions is to submit them in writing in the form of a Request For Proposal. Do [Read More…]
When preparing job descriptions, include only requirements that have been proven to correlate with success for the job and your company, rather than anecdotal information. Include “soft” requirements, i.e. attitude, behavior, professionalism, courtesy, appropriate dress, enthusiasm, and energy. CNI Recruiting.
When discussing your open positions and your company with candidates, be candid. Explain both the challenges and the rewards. Doing so may result in some candidates withdrawing, but these are candidates who would probably not be a fit. CNI Recruiting.
References matter. Of course most references will be reluctant to say anything negative about a candidate. However, you can make reference checking a valuable component of recruiting by asking probing questions. For example: What did you do to help improve his/her skill set? Another example may be: How can we help him/her succeed? Listen carefully to the answers to your [Read More…]
Compensation. While compensation is not always the deciding factor for candidates, it is always key. Don’t be “penny- wise and pound-foolish” with your compensation offers. Many candidates are being recruited by more than one company, especially if they are top performers. Be aware of market rates and be competitive. When you find qualified candidates, offer what they are worth to [Read More…]
Start your hiring process by preparing a written Job Description that includes required and preferred criteria. Consider only candidates who meet every required criteria. Don’t select a candidate who excels in one area but is lacking in another. Remember that cultural requirements are important. Be patient. You are better off waiting and hiring a candidate who is the right fit [Read More…]
Elevate your company. You want your company to be at the top of the candidate’s list when you are ready to make a job offer. One way to do this is to include your company’s advantages i.e. location, availability of excellent schools, benefits, culture, values, awards, etc. in your job descriptions, job ads, and other literature. Make sure that you [Read More…]
One of the most important ABC’s of recruiting is really ABR: Always Be Recruiting. Devote time to recruiting even if you currently don’t have any open positions… https://www.cnirecruiting.com/recruiting-tips-for-hiring-managers/
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