| Management Decisions - How to Avoid the Number One Hiring Mistake
by Carson Tate and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
For many companies, the hiring process is constantly evolving – which can lead to both good and bad hiring decisions. Carson Tate – career coach, business consultant, and the founder of Working Simply, Inc. – joins LJNRadio’s Jenna Connour to discuss the number one hiring mistake an employer can make, and some strategies that hiring managers can implement to avoid making this error. On Management Decisions (formerly Executi...
| Job Search Guide - How to Build a Relationship with a Recruiter
by Sandra M. Smith and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
You’ve found a recruiter that you’re excited about working with, and you’re ready to begin your job search in full force. As you go about the process, however, you should also be taking steps to foster your professional relationship with your recruiter. Sandra Smith, Founder and President of Insight Talent Solutions, returns to LJNRadio to share her insight on how you can build trust with your recruiter and, ultimately, make t...
| Technically Speaking - Leveraging Social Media to the Fullest
by Stefanie Lomax and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Whether you're looking for a job, trying to prove your expertise or searching for the best candidates to join your company, social media outlets have become invaluable. Anyone can use these mediums, but to leverage them effectively it's important you understand the best strategies to follow. Stefanie Lomax, director of human resources at Rolyn, gives Tim Muma the key components to keep in mind when utilizing social media. Stef...
| Job Search Guide - Skilled Trades Worker Shortage: Opportunities Abound
by Craig Mech and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
For a number of reasons, the skilled trades have taken a sizable hit in recent years, struggling to find qualified workers to fill tons of necessary positions. Craig Mech, VP of manufacturing for GSI Technologies, gives Tim Muma the lowdown on how companies in the skilled trade industries have been hurt. He discusses how education and misconceptions have played a role, and gives listeners some ways to turn this trend around. C...
The Non-Techno-Geek’s Ultimate Guide to Using #HashTags In Your Job Search
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2015
#HashTags? Seriously? Why should I care? I hear the objections starting to run through your head already. They ran through mine too. In fact, the truth is that despite the fact that I run an online business, until recently I had only the most rudimentary knowledge of what a hashtag was. In the expectation that I am not the most naive non-techno-geek out there, and many of my readers may feel the same way, here is how...
Hiring Managers: How to Deal with Unresonable Expectations
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2015
Until you can hire a cyborg, you’ll have to settle for flawed humans. The 2014 Job Preparedness Indicator study conducted by the Career Advisory Board confirmed previous reports that a skills gap exists at all levels of U.S. employment. Only 7 percent of hiring managers said that “nearly all” or “most” job seekers have the right combination of skills and traits that their companies need to fill open positions. This belief...
The Opportunity Cost of Unfilled Jobs
by Sandra M. Smith - Mar, 2015
Opportunity cost of an unfilled job for your firm is painful and could be costing you more money than you realize. For roles that are billed out or bringing in revenue, the impact is even more direct to the bottom line. Further, just imagine what else managers could be accomplishing if they were not burdened with the increased stress of supervising teams and individuals filling in for the open position? Are they being forced...
Recruiters – The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Part 2: How to Build a Relationship with a Trusted Recruiter
by Sandra M. Smith - Jan, 2015
Once you have asked the right questions, and feel like you are working with a recruiter that is a good fit for you, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that the relationship goes from good to great. Below are some tips for what to do and what to avoid when building a relationship with a recruiter. Don’t try working with too many recruiters at once. Although it can be tempting to think more recruiters mean...
Recruiters - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Part 1: How to Discover Whether a Recruiter is Right for You
by Sandra M. Smith - Jan, 2015
If you’ve been a professional in your field for a while, you have more than likely come into contact with many different recruiters over the years. And, chances are, not all of those experiences have been pleasant. I have talked with many candidates who have expressed that they have had “bad” experiences with recruiters in the past. If this has happened to you, you may have resolved to cut off all ties with recruiters for fear...
How to Be a Great Interviewer
by Terri Tierney Clark - Oct, 2014
Wouldn’t it be nice to finish interviewing a candidate and be able to say, “This is the one” or even “This isn’t the one!” But so often, we’re left somewhere in between. It’s worthwhile honing your interviewing skills to save your company the time and money that’s involved in making wrong talent decisions. The added benefit for you personally is that if you become a good interviewer, you will certainly become a better intervi...
The Innovation Generation Has Arrived
by Anthony Mills - Oct, 2014
Once upon a time, in the heyday of the Industrial Age, a young marketing, design, or engineering student would graduate from college and go to work for a large corporation, slowly melding into the steady, rhythmic din of bureaucratically-managed, organizationally-structured execution work in product development. And they were just peachy keen happy with that. They got to be a part of the steady execution of the company’s slowl...
How to Hire the Best Project Managers
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When you bring in new project managers, do you do so strategically? Interviewing is subjective, of course, but for the essential job of Project Manager, you want your process to be as bulletproof as possible. After all, ending up with a bad Project Manager could cost you big time. Fortunately, PMO director Russell Harley is here to share his best practices for making the right hiring decisions upfront. Alexandra Levit: R...
When Should You Outsource Through Contracting?
by Fereidoon Shahrokh - May, 2014
The current state of the U.S. economy rests in part on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy of keeping its funds rate at near zero, which assures short-term interest rates remain low. Such an economic environment reduces the debt service burden of businesses significantly, which is the reason for especially robust business lending. Regardless of the state of the economy, outsourcing has become a strategic component of busin...
Tips for Recruiters Looking to Recruit Out-of-Town Job Candidates
by John Touey - May, 2013
Your CFO job is in Chicago, but your top candidate is in Atlanta. She has a child who’s a sophomore in high school, and her mortgage is $200,000 underwater. She loves your company and the career opportunity, but can’t get herself over the relocation hurdle. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, for many recruiters, it’s an all too familiar scenario as they go to market for top talent. Seventy-six percent of employers surveyed las...
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