2018 Year-end Recruiting and Hiring Update

As we enter the last 6 – 8 weeks of 2018, we see a somewhat unusual trend for this time of year. Historically, companies are winding down recruiting efforts by this time due to a number of factors, such as finishing up before the holidays roll around. By late November, hiring managers and HR departments…

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Major Reason Companies Lose Good Job Candidates: Taking too Long!

This fact cannot be stressed enough; when the interview and hiring process drags on and on, top talent will give up and move on to other opportunities.  A candidate-driven market naturally places candidates in the driver’s seat, thus shifting power away from the hiring company.  This is especially true when it comes to those hard…

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How to Become Your External Recruiter’s Favorite Client

Let’s face it; no relationship is perfect.  There needs to be compromise, good communication, support and understanding. This stands true even when you think about working with your external recruiting partner.  The Q Works Group has been assisting client companies with recruiting solutions since 2002.  What I have noticed since I’ve worked here is that…

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Please Share Your Hiring Mangers – A Recruiter’s Plea

The unemployment rate in May fell to 3.8%, the lowest since April 2000, which means saying we are in a candidate driven market is an understatement. The talent shortage has led to a surge in companies seeking outside recruiting assistance.  That’s good news for our industry of course, but with that comes an added responsibility…

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Understanding, Accepting and Embracing a Multinational Workplace: (Part 2: How and Why)

In our previous article Understanding, Accepting and Embracing a Multinational Workplace, Part 1, we addressed how and why companies struggle when merging multiple nationalities (diverse cultures). Here we would like to offer tips from a management perspective on overcoming those obstacles and highlight some of the advantages of a multinational company. Globalization and technology has…

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Impact of Salary History Laws on All States

What do the following cities and states all have in common? California Delaware Massachusetts Oregon New Orleans New York City Philadelphia Pittsburgh Puerto Rico San Francisco They all have, or will soon have, laws on the books preventing employers from asking about job candidate’s salary history. The laws state that companies are prohibited from questioning…

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Recruiting 4.0 – A better way to get what you need

I know that most people think of recruiters as interchangeable and disposable but the landscape is changing and the people who are recruiting are changing. We are working to develop long-term relationships with our clients and their teams to ensure that we deliver the best possible candidates and service. In a perfect world our clients…

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Companies Should Remain Flexible on “Requirements”

The established trend of a candidate-driven market has forced companies to examine and implement alternative tactics to attract desired talent. The demand for highly skilled employees is so great, that thinking outside of the box is no longer a luxury but a necessity in terms of recruiting and hiring strategies. One unconventional practice and one…

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