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How You Can Successfully Negotiate Sign-on Perks and Benefits at Your New Job

Unemployment remains low and companies are scrambling to fill open positions. As a candidate, that puts you in a great position to negotiate more during the offer stage and ensure your needs are met before accepting. This can come in the form of many things, such as a higher salary, title negotiations, or just as… Read more »

Benefits Your Organization Can Offer to Attract New Talent

When you’re facing an especially tight labor market, benefits such as sign-on bonuses can help you attract a candidate and get him or her to choose your company over a competitor. “Ensuring your company has benefits that fit the needs of the next generation workforce is one of the most important things you can do… Read more »

How to Boost Efficiency During the Recruitment Process

(Without Losing the Human Element!) When looking to hire top talent, it can often become a numbers game. According to the 2019 MRINetwork Recruitment Trends Study, 95% of candidates said their interview experience strongly influenced their decision to accept a job. Here’s how to boost efficiency while recruiting, without losing the human experience: 1) Make… Read more »

3 Tips Managers Can Follow to Prepare for Candidate Job Interviews

When it comes to interviewing, there is often the assumption that hiring managers know how to interview candidates in a meaningful way that provides clarity around applicants’ experience and overall fit with open roles. However, depending on their experience interviewing, managers can be just as nervous as candidates. After all, hiring managers are human too.… Read more »

A Top Candidate Rejects Your Offer, Now What?

Here’s how to move forward when a top candidate rejects your offer: Revisit your interviewing process, as a company. If a candidate rejects your offer, it can be because they had a bad experience. To figure out what went wrong…review the structure of the interview process with key stakeholders. That way, everyone is on the… Read more »

Words and Phrases You Should Avoid Using in a Job Interview

Here are the words and phrases you should avoid using in a job interview. #1 Need: A job interview is not about focusing on your needs as a possible employee. Instead talk about the value you can bring to the organization. “This is the time to talk about their needs and what you can do… Read more »

How to Invest in Outside Skills Training that Can Get You Hired More Quickly

If you’re on the market for a job and want to boost your skills to get hired more quickly, there are many opportunities available. From going back to school to enrolling in a certificate program via online courses, you can constantly be learning and improving to help yourself standout among what’s probably a crowded field… Read more »

How Sharp Are Your Negotiating Skills?

Chris Voss, a featured keynote speaker, one of the preeminent practitioners of negotiation skills in the world, and a former top FBI hostage negotiator and author of the book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It, has developed a handbook of negotiation principles and techniques that are invaluable in the… Read more »

How to Increase New Hire Retention in a High-Turnover Work Environment

With unemployment at a record low, new hires have no problem leaving one job opportunity to try another if they are not happy. The question is, “What can be done to keep your new hires happy so they don’t want to look for other opportunities in the first place?” According to the Allied Workforce Mobility… Read more »

How a Great Employee Referral Program Can Help You Promote Your Employer Brand

It’s no secret: Employee referral programs can greatly help your organization find and hire top talent. After all, where best to find potential new employees than by tapping into current workers, who share your firm’s values and who are already helping you run a successful business? “Employee referral programs can be an effective way to… Read more »