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As an employer, you are looking to improve your company with each new hire. But what if your reputation precedes you and as a company, you’re struggling to find new hires? This article will discuss how to figure out where your bad reputation comes from and how to avoid a bad reputation by better communicating with applicants. ‚óŹ       Check and respond to reviews Sites like Glassdoor, Better...
2020-04-13 Sacramento Bee   Apr. 13 --As state and local officials extend stay-at-home orders, road construction crews across California are taking advantage of reduced traffic to speed up projects. Contractors said they are working during the day instead of at night, extending work hours and closing longer stretches of road at a time under temporary agreements with the state Department of Transportation and...
By Christopher Veazey, Recruiter Over the last 20 years, I have worked from home quite a bit. Well, I wanted to take the time to offer some tips about working from home especially if you are new to it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While working remotely does have its advantages, it does require discipline. It comes with a sense of loneliness, and it can be challenging to maintain a healthy work-life balance. According to a  2019...
Hearing the term Gig Economy recently caught my attention. I hadn't given much thought to it but it is a big part of what we do as consultants in the employment agency industry. Where did this word gig originate? Musicians refer to their paid performances as gigs and really cool people refer to their temporary jobs as gigs. Put another way, the term "gigging" means having paid work or being employed. Today a gig could be a temporary...
Present-day candidates are digitally connected and socially engaged. This enhances their job searches as well. If your company want to recruit the top talent, you need to hire recruitment marketing professionals.   Recruitment marketing is not a new thing. But, it is getting a lot of chatter these days. It is almost up there with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cryptocurrency as the most talked about business topics....
Reaching the offer stage can be a wonderful experience for everyone. Fortunately the majority of offers are extended and accepted without a great deal of complication. Unfortunately, there will be situations where you will need to rescind an offer. The best practice is to start with a verbal offer, once the candidate verbally approves the offer let them know a formal written offer will arrive within your stated timeframe. Provide a...
A few years deep in the construction world I've learned more than I could've ever anticipated. One glaring difference from other industries I've worked in is the opportunity for a relationship to take on many more forms than the conventional-and it's all dictated by a willingness to go the extra mile. What I've found is that construction business development managers all have their own style and tools for hitting leads. When managers...
How common is it for you to text a candidate verse sending them an e-mail? Is it normal for you to send a text or does it seem out of place? If you aren't regularly texting candidates, you may be missing out on a big opportunity to streamline your recruitment process! 95% of texts are read within 3 minutes of being sent.¹ And texting is the most used form of communication for American adults under 50.² These are important...
The phone interview is such a crucial part of the hiring phase because if you can't make a good first impression on the phone, your chances of being invited for an in-person interview are nil. Below are 7 tips to keep in mind for successful phone interviews. 1. Choose a quiet environment. Be sure you're taking the call in a place where you won't be distracted and where you won't have background noises such as the television, radio,...
By  Elizabeth Lowman After the long, exhausting journey of searching for and applying to new jobs, you’ve just been rewarded with a golden ticket—an interview. But after a brief moment of celebration, the panic sets in Your heart is already pounding, your palms are beginning to sweat, and you’re wondering: Are hiring managers like sharks—can they smell fear? If the thought of sitting...
What Is Video Interviewing? Video interviewing is the practice of conducting an employment interview on the internet via video communication software, such as Skype or Facetime. There are two types of video interviews, a one-way video interview, and a video call. For one-way interviews, the employer gives candidates a series of questions and you record your interview video and send it for later review. In a video call type...