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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Hiring a Recruitment Agency

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As you probably know, that most recruitment agencies are working with a placement fee. Cooperation with them is free and you pay after you hire somebody from them. But have you ever thought about how much money your company spends prescreening and interviewing the wrong candidates that agencies are sending you? Employers often believe that when they use a recruitment agency, they will instantly get more candidates and it will save them money and time. However, have you ever analyzed the true costs of recruitment with an agency? What’s Your Time Worth? Recruitment takes time. And the administration involved in recruitment […]

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How to Hire Employees for Cultural Fit

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There are lots of ways to define company culture. The simple answer is “Company culture is a set of shared values and expectations.” From a more professional standpoint, and according to investopedia.com, company culture “refers to the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company’s employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions. Often, corporate culture is implied, not expressly defined, and develops organically over time from the cumulative traits of the people the company hires. A company’s culture will be reflected in its dress code, business hours, office setup, employee benefits, turnover, hiring decisions, and treatment of clients, client satisfaction […]

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The one skill you can’t do without

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Boolean search is not some kind of magic word, but it essential knowledge that all recruiters need to know so they can use it when they are searching for candidates. If you are recruiter and you’ve never heard Boolean operators, it’s time to start learning the basics! Most online databases and search engines support Boolean searches and you can use it for effective searches. Boolean logic covers the operators AND, OR and NOT. The name Boolean comes from mathematician George Boole. Boolean searches allow you to combine phrases and words using these operators and they will help you to define your […]

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It’s Time for Generation Z

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Generation Z are people born around the 1990s till the present. There is no agreement on the exact dates, and some sociologists are using a different time period than what is mentioned above. They are using a time frame from the mid-2000s till the present. They are teenagers today, but soon enough they will be your interns or employees (some of them are probably already working for you) as this Gen Z will hit the workplace soon. Gen Z population is often referred to as “Digital Natives.” They have never known life without emails, phones, or computers. They are an […]

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Gamify your recruitment process for better results

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Gamification is an innovative approach to engaging the right talent, and it works by encouraging these talents to engage in game-like behaviors and situations in non-game applications and scenarios. It will keep people (candidates) more engaged and make the whole recruitment process more fun, interesting, and creative. It is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as various business and social impact challenges. So, it is companies taking tasks and making them to be more like a game. The selection process will be less stressful and it also can encourage a competitive attitude […]

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What you should not miss in your lifetime

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A Bucket List is a list of things, goals, and dreams you want to achieve in your life, to do before you die. Making a bucket list will get you closer to accomplishing those things that you want to do. For some people, writing down a bucket list could be a silly thing to do or it could seem like you are wasting your time. But when you see your goals on that list, you will be more focused to reach them. It will be fun to cross them off, because it’s a great feeling to achieve something. It is […]

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Don’t make decisions without big data

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What is Big Data? It’s an extreme volume of data, both structured and unstructured. It can be characterized by volume, variety, and velocity. Big data is important to companies because the more data they have, the more accurately they can analyze it. More accurate analyses may lead to better decision-making, greater efficiencies, increased risk control, and better results. Companies that are hungry for skilled employees need a streamlined way to find people who can fill open positions, including highly skilled positions like engineers and programmers. All companies face challenges when it comes to finding and hiring the best talent. That’s […]

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Why understanding your company’s reputation is so important

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By the Empire, I mean a company with a bad reputation. If you are a recruiter or hiring manager for a company with a good brand and reputation, it’s easy to hire people for your team. Almost everybody wants to work for companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, or Yahoo. But, on the other hand, if your company has a bad reputation, hiring can become an enormous challenge. You begin facing rejected offers, and worse, possible candidates may decline the first interview or refuse to come back for a second interview. A bad reputation will cost time, and money and prevent […]

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How to Recognize the Signs That Someone Is Lying

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If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain In this article, I would like to briefly discuss the topic which I consider important not only for recruiters, but for everybody who is a part of the interview process. Surely, I’m not the only one who knows, in practice, the role of “lying” in the process of proper assessment of the candidate’s qualities. Over the years in recruitment, I read through several books and articles about this topic. It was literature that dealt with the purpose, meaning and function of “lies and lying” in interpersonal […]

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The Memory Method Used by the World’s Greatest Detective

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Have you ever heard about the Memory Palace? You might have seen Benedict Cumberbatch use it on Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock used one of the best and most effective memory techniques called Memory Palace, the Method of loci, or the mind palace technique. It is a really simple idea, yet it can dramatically increase your recall of faces, numbers, and lists of words. You can learn it too, and even learn things permanently so that you never forget them. What Is the Memory Palace Technique? The memory Palace technique (sometimes called The Method of Loci) is a method of memory enhancement […]

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