Recruiting Tips

Hiring and Recruiting Tips for Temporary Staffing, Direct Hire Staffing, Government Staffing, & Hospitality Staffing in Sarasota & Bradenton, FL.

9 Things to Look For When Selecting a Recruiter

1. Poise: Without it, a recruiter is unlikely to make winning connections between organizations and people seeking positions.

2. Marketing skills: You need a recruiter who can market you to hiring teams, right?

3. Goal-oriented: Skilled recruiters are driven by targets.  Unless a recruiter has experience placing a given number of people in a given period, they might not be around long enough to place you!  Recruiting is a competitive field.

4. Interpersonal ...

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Tips for Recruiting Success in 2015

 

If you’re like 69% of recruiters, you expect competition to increase in 2015. With the demand for highly skilled workers on the rise, what can YOU do to outpace your competition?  Buy a clue from JobVite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey which was completed by 1,855 recruiting and HR professionals across most industries.  It reveals the practices and trends that are redefining recruiting competency.

First off, what does keeping ...

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5 Ways To Maximize Your Company’s Interview Process

candidates for a job interview

Here are some sure-fire techniques for conducting great interviews.  Along with our other tips for strategic staffing, following these guidelines will help you beat the low success rates of most hiring managers:

Don’t hire on the basis of personality. This is the oldest and most unsuccessful trick in the book.  Even for those positions that require charm and affability, don’t count on these traits to be a ...

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Understanding the Generations in Today’s Workplace

interracial, intergenerational teamI once managed an intergenerational team of ten people that were spread out over a large territory and I knew setting out that identifying the best communication medium would be key to my success.  I found that there was no single method that worked best for the entire team and instead discovered that I needed to call some people, email others, and text others—and often this broke ...

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5 Tips to Keep Your New Hire from Backfiring

Given the high number of new hires that don’t work out, it’s time to review your company’s hiring strategy.  The good news is that once you sharpen your insight into what makes prospective employees successful, you can vastly improve your hiring track record.  Build the following enquiries into your screening, interviewing, and on-boarding processes and you’ll be on track to beat the statistics!

1. How trainable is the prospective employee?

  • Does s/he take feedback well?
  • Is s/he willing and able to adjust behavior ...
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Employee Retention: Strategies for Today’s Employer

Employee turnover can be costly, inefficient and damaging for any company. It is every organization’s goal to hold on to its most productive workers. As our economy continues to improve and grow, new and exciting opportunities may be out there enticing your best employees. As the baby-boomer generation moves towards retirement (and many are already retiring,) it is important to understand that the workforce in coming years will not be as bountiful as it has been, which means even less quality talent. Here are some universal strategies for ...

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Is YOUR vendor being held accountable??

Attention Employers: Have you recently broken down what your vendor does for you and the benefits of using their services? More importantly, is your vendor being held accountable?

Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions is proud to be the preferred vendor of both Sarasota County and Manatee County Governments. Recently, we encountered a minor issue with billing for an employee at Manatee County. Neither party was at fault, but when the mistake was caught, Ad-VANCE quickly stepped up to take accountability according to our contract and correct ...

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Communication: The Key to Success!

One of the many benefits of what we do every day here at Ad-VANCE is getting to observe and experience the relationships between employees and managers/HR staff in numerous industries … And in every company, there is one factor that consistenly leads to employee satisfaction & success. That factor is communication! Every organization has company-wide values and goals, and employees can only be expected to meet expectations if those values and goals are clearly & regularly communicated throughout the entire organization. In today’s society, the lines ...

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Promoting Emotional Intelligence Within Your Organization

What is Emotional Intelligence? Our last blog outlined leaders vs. managers… Now let’s focus on the universal trait that strong leaders possess: Emotional Intelligence or EI. EI is being aware of, identifying, reasoning with, understanding, and managing your own and others’ emotions.

Traditionally, companies have always based their promotion and hiring decisions on one’s seniority, education, experience, performance and technical abilities. All of these things are certainly important factors to consider when hiring or promoting. In theory, strictly using these parameters for hiring decisions makes perfect ...

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