We are currently operating in an employer’s market. There are more well-qualified applicants applying for positions than there are great paying positions available. As a human resources professional, that means you have your pick of who you want to choose to fill any given position! On the down side, that means you may have to sort through a lot of applications and resumes in order to find candidates that fill your needs.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are very useful tools for wading through the pool of candidates, but it is important to follow a few guidelines in order to prevent them from filtering out good candidates.
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An Employer’s Guide to Finding the Right Candidates in Today’s Job Market
Current figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that nationwide we are averaging an unemployment rate of about 7.3%. Based on these figures, employers should expect to get a good number of candidates applying for any opening they post. As an employer, you might be wondering why you are either not getting enough candidates or not getting the right candidates.
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WorkInTexas.com (WIT) is the largest FREE job matching network in Texas. It is a comprehensive online job search resource and matching system developed and maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission. The system is intended to provide recruiting assistance to Texas employers of all types and sizes, and job search assistance to individuals seeking work. WIT contains over 500,000 job seeking candidates and over 140,000 job openings. The goal of the system is to match qualified job seekers with potential job opportunities by comparing experience, skills, abilities, education, and other factors. Nearly 2 million jobs have been filled using WIT.
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Delving into different ways of discovering new talent pools at job fairs.
I had the pleasure of attending a job fair for Veterans yesterday. There were nearly 90 eager employers ready to talk to the hundreds of military veterans on hand looking for new work. As I walked around the job fair, I noticed some consistencies that were not necessarily good things. Rather than point them out, I decided I would write a blog on different ways to change your recruiting approach (especially if it is not yielding great results). Here we go! Continue reading “Desperately Seeking a New (Job Fair Recruiting) Lifestyle:”