Evaluate Your Selection Process to Combat Tight Labor Market Challenges

Posted by  John Mirtich


Talent Acquisition professionals who are faced with high-volume hiring at the entry level are getting hammered by operations on a weekly basis to fill openings. If they keep relying on recruiting methods that worked well just a few years ago, the beatings will continue. Record low unemployment coupled with a growing economy is great for the country but comes with many challenges. The two challenges stinging the most is the constant churn of workers and the lack of quality overall. When faced with the pressure to hire and retain quality talent, the easy thing to do is point the finger to the part of the selection system where you feel the least control…the assessment. Is it a fair attack? Yes and no…


Should You Provide Applicants With Feedback During the Hiring Process?

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

employee assessment feedbackWhen I was in graduate school, I applied for a competitive summer internship. The application process was intensive: a cover letter, multiple recommendations, a work sample, and a series of assessments and interviews. The entire process took nearly a month to get through. I made it to the final round and I was feeling fairly optimistic about my chances, until I received a generic rejection email from the human resources department. Just like that, my chances were over—and worst of all, I had no idea what their rationale was. Not only was I disappointed, I was frustrated: what had gone wrong?

Most people have a similar story of applying for a job that they didn’t get. It’s not a great feeling, and one of the toughest parts is the uncertainty of why exactly we weren’t selected. Did we mess up the interview? Or was it our testing score? Did we ever stand a chance? During times like these, it may seem downright cruel that most organizations do not provide any sort of follow-up feedback on a candidate’s performance throughout the hiring process. But now that I’m on the other side of the equation, I’d like to defend this trend and shed some light on its rationale.


3 Strategies to Hire Quality Employees in a Tight Labor Market

Posted by  Steven Jarrett, Ph.D.

iStock-497523726The national unemployment rate is 4.1%. A big part of this is due to the growth in manufacturing in the US. When you add in the impact of the skills gap, it's becoming more and more difficult to find top talent to fill open jobs.

With this, 58% of HR leaders say their hiring volumes are increasing. However, even with the increased hiring volume, HR leaders don't necessarily expect their recruiting teams to grow correspondingly. So, how do we find individuals who will meet our needs and who have the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that will help your organization succeed? It's time for organizations to rethink how they attract, hire, and retain talent. Here are three ways you can do more with less: 


How to Maintain a Positive Candidate Experience During High-Volume Hiring

Posted by  Cassandra Walter

positive candidate experience high volume hiringDuring periods of high-volume hiring, your job as a hiring manager can get very stressful. You have multiple open positions and you’re likely receiving a lot of pressure from other stakeholders to get those positions filled ASAP. With a high demand and heavy workload, it’s not surprising that some things start slipping through the cracks, like maintaining a positive candidate experience. Candidate experience refers to how job applicants perceive and react to their treatment during the hiring process. Maintaining a positive candidate experience is critical. A recent survey conducted by the Talent Board found that of candidates who had a positive experience, 61% would actively encourage others to apply to the organization, while 27% of those who had a negative experience would actively discourage others from applying. Furthermore, for candidates who had a positive experience, 50% would share their positive experience with others, while 32% of those with negative experiences would publicize their negative experience. Thus, candidate experience can greatly impact your organization’s public image and either aid or hinder your recruiting efforts.


Why You Shouldn't Write Off Job Hoppers in the Hiring Process

Posted by  Jessica Petor

job hoppers in the hiring processAs a recruiter, HR pro, or hiring manager, you're sent resume after resume, day after day, with the goal of finding the best of the best. Sifting through piles (or...files) of resumes can be daunting. To make reasonably quick decisions, you may rely on some quick screening tools: red flags. Some of these red flags may warrant some concern (like spelling errors, which can indicate a lack of attention to detail), but there is one red flag I think hiring managers should reconsider: the dreaded job hopper.

Job hopping has become a more visible problem lately because it’s been linked to the bad reputations of millennials. Companies may be screening out awesome candidates simply because they’ve hopped to and from a few jobs. Well, I’m here to tell you why you should consider giving job hoppers a chance!


3 Common Candidate Frustrations in the Hiring Process

Posted by  Vicki Marlan

common frustrations in your hiring processMany of Select International’s clients are in an enviable situation from a hiring perspective; they are the employer of choice in their area, or they have thousands of applicants for a small number of job openings. Under these circumstances, organizations are interested in utilizing hiring processes that facilitate an easier review of large volumes of applicants. However, streamlining internal intake procedures shouldn’t translate to making the process overly burdensome or less informative for candidates. Although organizations won’t be able to place all job applicants, it’s still in their best interest not to discourage candidates from applying or annoy them in the process. Sure, plenty of applications aren’t worth a thorough examination by the HR team, but there is a fine line between implementing job-relevant screening procedures and alienating the most talented job seekers due to stringent application requirements.


3 Ways Successful Companies Ace Manufacturing Hiring for Expansions

Posted by  Eli Castruita

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3 Common Challenges to High Volume Hiring and How to Overcome Them

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

high volume hiring challengesDuring high volume hiring projects, HR pros face some unique challenges. Developing an effective and efficient hiring process is not easy, and being tasked with hiring hundreds or thousands of employees in a time crunch presents its own set of unique challenges. This is particularly true for entry-level positions within industries such as manufacturing, distribution centers, and call centers. In this blog, we’ll discuss three areas where human resources personnel could struggle as they work to complete a high volume hiring project.


Make High-Volume Hiring More Efficient With This Checklist

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

high volume hiring efficiency checklist

No matter how profitable your business is, no organization can afford to waste time - especially during a time of high-volume hiring. This is particularly true during the hiring process: not only does inefficiency mean that you’ll lose out on candidates, it also spells disaster for your own productivity. Many teams think that they’ve mastered the art of hiring, but in our experience, almost every organization has room to improve. Take a glance through our checklist of best practices and compare it to your own process. Where do you see overlap with your own systems, and where do you see an opportunity to become more efficient?


4 Tricks to Tackle High-Volume Hiring for Expansions

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

If you’ve ever been involved in high-volume hiring project, then you’re no stranger to the urgency and intensity of the hiring demands. You might be finding a lack of candidates with the skill sets needed to continue to drive revenue or have a massive amount of applications to process in a short time. Your HR team is likely spread thin, you may be growing at unpredictable rates, and you need to move quickly to find top talent and keep them interested.

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If you can relate to these scenarios, have no fear. We have a few tips to help you keep your sanity and tackle high-volume hiring during times of growth and expansion.

Related: 3 Steps to Reducing the Stress of a High Volume Hiring Project


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