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  • When the Answer is No—How to Respect the Candidate and Protect Your Brand

    December 18th, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    Making the right hire is an important decision. Naturally, you put a lot of time and energy into getting it right the first time. Even with top candidates, however, there will be applicants who are not a good fit. How you communicate rejection is critical to your company's reputation, so consider these tips for treating applicants with professional courtesy even when the answer is no...

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  • When Relocation is Required

    October 18th, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    Whether due to limited local talent, national expansion, or another reason, searches requiring candidates to relocate can be challenging and expensive. With good planning, however, they can result in great hires without busting your budget. The most successful relocation searches include a variety of approaches, tools, and strategies at various steps in the process...

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  • What You Should Expect from an RPO

    October 3rd, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    Although getting high-quality candidates is always the end game, you should expect more from a successful RPO partnership. Here are three areas where good RPO support can make all the difference for your organization's recruiting success today and in the future.

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  • Basking in the Passive Candidate Edge

    August 28th, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    Passive candidates are often the top performers in your industry—even if they happen to be performing for your competition when we find them. While other RPOs can’t be bothered, JCSI excels at finding and connecting with top-quality passive candidates: Here’s why it matters….

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  • Hiring Manager Mishaps: Love at First Interview

    August 15th, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    A famous 1960s song by Smoky Robinson offers this advice about finding true love: “My mama told me, you gotta shop around.” The following post, the second in a series on Hiring Manager Mishaps, explores this theme by addressing a common mistake managers make that can be detrimental to getting the best hire and more than a little heart breaking...

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  • The Bottom Line on Wages

    July 22nd, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    As the economy continues its slow recovery, the latest WorldatWork survey on salary budget trends illustrates the additional squeeze on HR managers as they face tight recruiting and salary budgets with strong emphasis on hiring top-quality candidates. Savvy managers, however, know the good news about the bottom line on wages is that it’s not the only line…

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  • What Employers Should Know About Skype Interviewing

    June 27th, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    Google “Skype” and you’ll find lots of tips about how applicants can succeed at online interviews, but little from the perspective of the Hiring Manager. With so many of our clients choosing online video interviewing, to follow are our insights…

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  • Get the Biggest Bang for Your Interview Buck

    June 3rd, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    There is no question that a good interview provides vital information for making the right hiring decision. Aside from the actual interview itself, however, the factor that most impacts a successful interview process is time-—not only in terms of costs associated with the open position and your hiring team's commitment to filling it, but also the cost of potentially losing early candidates due to extended interview timelines.

    Along with these time concerns, another important factor for an effective interview process is the ability to compare your applicant pool accurately and quickly. With new tools for comparing candidates and proven strategies to reduce timelines, you can make better hiring decisions quicker and get more bang for your interview buck!

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  • Hiring Manager Mishaps: The Fish That Got Away

    May 22nd, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    As Recruiter Ryan Parker shows in this photo, making a great hire can be an achievement akin to landing a fantastic catch.

    The following post, the first in a series on Hiring Manager Mishaps, explores a common mistake that can be fatal when engaging with A-level candidates who are not actively seeking a career change...

    Photo by Jared Jacobs

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  • What Employers Should Know About Rising Salaries for Recent Grads

    May 13th, 2013 by Jackie Doherty

    An April report from NACE shows that starting salaries for recent college graduates are on the rise, and although salary is not the only factor candidates consider, it is a key component in their employment decisions. To be competitive and attract top talent, Hiring Managers need to consider salary as well as a host of other factors ...

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