Why Data Is Your New Friend in Recruiting

April 6th, 2017

At its core, recruiting is still a people-based process. You search for new candidates and, though a select process, determine who will be the best fit to work with your company. But data shows us there is more of a science to it than just being in the right place at the right time. Is there additional data that can help you determine the techniques that are most effective? How do you use this information to hire the right people for your company? Here are some of the metrics you can use to determine the best hiring strategy for your business.

Sources of candidates.

Start by reviewing where all of your candidates come from. What percentage reach you by an online job posting? How many are referrals? How many discover you through alternative means, such as social media? Then, determine where your top performers came from to see which channels are the most successful for your office environment. Once you begin to track all of this information you can begin to see patterns emerge that can help you focus your searches in the future.

Location of candidates.

For most companies, it is also important to determine where, geographically, your employees are coming from. The commute to your office will often be reflected in your employee’s ability to arrive on time and perform at top efficiency. This will help you determine where to target with ads and how to get involved in your community to reach out to individuals who might be a fit for your organization.

Essential skills of candidates.

Next, review the essential skills your top performers have in common. What background traits do they share? Are there commonalities in previous employment, education, or other factors that can help you determine the best ways to narrow down potential employees in the future?

Common personality traits of candidates.

You will also want to evaluate the soft skills and inherent personality traits common in your staff. Your office environment is as important as the work you do, so it is important that your team can work well with each other and have a similar value system to your corporate identity. This can all be determined based on how well they fit with your corporate culture and one another.

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The Truth About the Job Search

January 26th, 2017

A job search can be frustrating at best. But it doesn’t have to be as long as you know a few universal truths about how to find your next opportunity. You are multi-faceted, and so is the job market. There are so many options it can be overwhelming. Before you get lost in a sea of online applications and details on job ads, consider these truths to help you better focus your search and come out on top.

Don’t apply to everything

Conventional job search wisdom suggests that the best way to find a new job is to apply to anything and everything. The idea is that the more you apply to, the more calls back you’ll receive. But, it actually can create an opposite effect. Instead, you should pick a few jobs and focus your efforts. Choose jobs with target companies, ones that request skills you excel it, and things you want to learn more about.

Don’t miss out on hidden jobs

Many people believe that job postings are public, but this simply isn’t the case. Often, a job posting never makes it off an internal job board. Or, the company may choose to work with a staffing agency to help them source candidates. Individuals who don’t consider working with a recruiter may miss out on important jobs in their field or area.

Know the truth about job hopping

Another big concern for job seekers is job hopping. They believe that the market has a negative perception of someone who has left multiple jobs in the past. While too many over too short a period of time can be a red flag, most companies are more than happy to consider someone who has worked a year or so at several companies. Those durations can be easily justified and explained.

Don’t stop with the application

You haven’t done enough by simply applying to an open job. There is so much more to a successful job search than sending your resume to an anonymous email address. This is when you need to work your network. Check LinkedIn to see if you know someone or someone who knows someone, working for the company. Try to reach out to gain some insight or more information.

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What the Employer Needs to Hear From You

June 14th, 2013

There is a lot of interviewing advice on the Internet so how exactly do you know who to listen to and what will help you get a job? Many experts will tell you what to say and how to say it but these sometimes turn out to be disingenuous conversations. We want to share with you some real advice that can help you say the right things to your next interviewer.

  1. You can get the job done. Employees often say they don’t like to work for micro-managers. Most employers say they don’t like being micro-managers. They want to know that they can tell you what needs to get done and you can do it without having someone stand over your shoulder. Let them know you don’t need to be asked more than once to complete a project.
  2. Not only will it get done, but it will be excellent. On top of understanding your employer’s deadlines and being able to complete projects on time, it is important for them to know that you will do your very best work each and every time. No one wants to hire a candidate who only pays half the attention to detail necessary for each project.
  3. You’re a team player. Don’t specifically say the words “team player” because everyone says that, but show your interviewer that you are going to work well within the organization. Tell them you can get along with a lot of personalities and that you’re willing to work through situations to get the job done to the best of your ability.
  4. You can accept criticism. It is sometimes hard to hear that you’re doing something wrong but employers need candidates who are teachable. They need to know that if they have to talk to you about a problem that you won’t get defensive and upset.
  5. You are loyal. An employer wants someone who is going to be on their side. Talking behind their backs about their flaws will eventually get back around to you. Be an advocate for the business even after hours and promote the organization every chance you get.

Are you looking for your next interview opportunity? Talk with Meador Staffing today to find out what positions we currently have available.