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5 Things to Know About Hiring This Week

Posted by Alison Ortscheid on November 22, 2013

Mobile Recruiting Is A Must

In a recent Pew Research Center study, it was found that 79% of people 18-44 years of ageMobile recruiting is the future! have their phones on them 22 hours of the day. Kevin Wheeler explains that because of this, it is very important for organizations to start to transition into mobile recruiting. Many people are beginning to rely more on the internet and mobile devices for job searching, so it is logical for companies to make the switch also.

There are many things that mobile recruiting can do to help benefit organizations that traditional recruiting may not be able to do, such as:

  • Branding your firm and the position
  • Connecting and engaging 
  • Assessment

To read more on these benefits, click here.

Employee New Years Resolutions

According to a recent poll conducted by Right Management, 80% of current employees plan on actively searching for new work at the start of the New Year. As Laura Montini explains, this should be a huge wake up call to current employers. That is, if current managers want their employees to stick around. There are many things managers can do in order to increase the likelihood that employees stick around.

  • Communication is key. Continue talking to employees, even if you feel like you’re overdoing it.
  • Be consistent. If you say you’re going to do something, follow through with it.
  • Provide opportunity. Give every one of your employees equal opportunity to succeed.
  • Have a good manager. A rotten manager is a top reason for why employees want to leave.

To make sure you don’t lose employees, read here.

Get Rid Of The Hierarchy

Although it may be the common thought that having a hierarchy in your company is the right way to do it. However, it is becoming more evident that a flat organization may be a better choice. As Will Yakowicz explains, there are many benefits that can come from having a flat organizational structure.

To begin with, having a flat structure giving all employees the power to make decisions, which in turn helps drive innovation. Even more, a flat structure helps to allow for quick decision-making and flexibility. Lastly, with a flat organizational structure, both the managers and employees share a common purpose and goal.

Still wondering why a flat structure is better? Read more

3 Recruiting Mistakes

Nancy Parks explains that in recruiting, the main objective is to sell the candidate on a job position. Recruiting is a critical part of the hiring process, and mistakes can make the entire recruiting process a rough ride. There are three common mistakes that will cause your candidates to lose interest in you.

1. The conversation is all about you. It is a common mistake for many recruiters to spend the entire time talking about their needs and wants, and not touching on what the candidate needs and wants. Talking entirely about yourself and the company is a candidate turnoff. 

2. You aren't listening. Listening is one of the main factors in regards to recruitment. However, instead of listening attentively, most recruiters do not listen and begin to make assumptions and come to conclusions based on what they think they hear. 

3. Your recruitment process is not aligned with organizational strategies. If your goals and milestones are not aligned, you risk wasting time on candidates who may not be a good fit for your company. 

Read the original article for tips on how to fix these mistakes. 

Rewards and Recognition In 2014

The rewards and recognition trends of 2014.Rewards and recognition are always a big part of the workplace. Even more, rewards and recognition play a large role in keeping employees motivated in their work. Sarah White explains that in 2014, we will see three new trends for employee rewards and recognition that have been sparked from low employee engagement rates this year.

The first trend that will occur will be employers moving more towards early recognition in terms of service rewards. We can expect to see rewards as early as one year anniversaries. The second trend we expect to see is the creation of a culture of recognition. Creating this culture may be difficult, but it has its benefits such as large growth. The last trend will be the move to social media with rewards and recognition. 

Continue reading about this topic here

Before 2014 rolls around, we can't forget about the upcoming holiday season! Check out our 10 tips to sourcing during the holidays. 

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