Benchmarking in Hiring: What is it and Why is it Important?

by Veronica Blatt

word cloud description of benchmarkingToday’s guest blogger is Rachelle Mire, senior account executive at McQuaig, a global leader in talent management solutions. McQuaig assessments are designed to provide a deeper insight into a candidate’s personality, cognitive, and behavioral attributes. With over 50 years of experience, McQuaig assessments provide a comprehensive view of a candidate and their potential to succeed in a organization while shedding light on the most important areas of employee development. This post discusses how to use benchmarking in hiring to identify the right-fit candidates.

Hiring the right candidate for a job is critical to the success of any organization. However, the process of identifying the right fit can be difficult, time-consuming, and prone to human bias. One way to streamline the process and reduce costs is through job profiling, or benchmarking. In this article, we’ll explore what benchmarking is, why it’s useful, and how McQuaig can help organizations define the ideal characteristics required for a specific role. Read the rest of this entry »

The role of AI in Performance Reviews

by Veronica Blatt

graphic image of employee management dashboardToday’s guest blogger is Oorwin, a leading SaaS-based platform for AI-driven talent acquisition & management and recruiter productivity & effectiveness. Oorwin’s platform is used to manage your entire talent intelligence lifecycle. In this post, learn how AI can play a role in performance reviews.

One of the industries that has been revolutionized by artificial intelligence (AI) is performance management. It is now used in the performance review process, which managers have traditionally carried out manually. Research conducted by McKinsey shows almost 50% of businesses today have implemented Artificial Intelligence in one of their operation sectors. The use of AI in performance review has proved to be a game-changer, enabling organizations to automate the process, reduce errors, and provide real-time analysis. Read the rest of this entry »

Fix Your Candidate Experience!

by Veronica Blatt

tokens for good, bad and indifferent customer reviewsCandidate experience is a trendy buzzword in today’s recruitment environment. Do you know what it is? More important, do you know how job seekers view the experience that you offer? Candidates that come into your recruitment process only to be treated poorly are likely to drop out of your talent pool. That’s bad enough, but do you want to take the risk of them getting on Glassdoor or some other public site and sharing that experience? You may not even be aware of gaps or broken part of your process. Here are just a few examples of real situations that have happened in recent weeks to people I know: Read the rest of this entry »

What is Cost-per-hire in Recruitment – Formula & Definition

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Armaan Akbany, CEO and Co-Founder of Shortlyst AI. Shortlyst AI is an all-in-one AI-based outbound multi-channel sourcing platform. Shortlyst AI provides 650+ million professional database, automation and contact finder features to cater to the needs of modern recruitment. In this article, Armaan and the Shortlyst Team what cost-per-hire is and how to measure it accurately.

Cost-to-hire is a valuable metric that helps organizations across sectors understand and manage expenses related to the recruitment process. It also leads to more effective and efficient hiring. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Renegotiation – Are You Ready for 2023?

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Bill Benson with WilliamCharles Search Group located in Grand Rapids, MI. WilliamCharles is an executive search and professional recruiting firm specialized in finding managerial and executive talent in finance, HR, operations, sales/marketing as well as president/CEO roles. They have a concentration of clients in Michigan but they also work across the US. Bill is a past chairman of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors. Today he discusses how “The Great Resignation” is really “The Great Renegotiation.”

Wow – loaded question? If you have been on your heels reacting to recruiting and retention challenges, you are not alone. Let’s look at six major factors as we roll into the new year. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Reasons to Offer Your Small Business Health Insurance Benefits

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is MyHealthily. NPAworldwide has partnered with MyHealthily to offer access to complete health insurance options. MyHealthily works with 130+ carriers across the United States to ensure the most plan options possible.

One of the biggest dilemmas facing small business owners today is whether to offer health insurance as an employee benefit. Each year, small businesses are faced with the task of weighing the pros and cons of offering group health insurance to their employees and themselves. “I guess because of the pandemic I have to offer insurance.” “Will this help my business?” “Can I afford to offer these benefits?” “How will this affect my bottom line?” “I don’t know anything about insurance, how would I answer my employees’ questions?” Read the rest of this entry »

Top 4 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blog is from People 2.0, a leading provider of back-office solutions for staffing and recruiting organizations, nationally and globally. We offer a variety of support services, including payrolling, payroll funding, risk management, etc., and serve as a strategic resource in helping you efficiently and profitably place talent. www.people20.com Today’s topic is about effectively managing remote workers, which requires unique skills.

Though the remote work phenomenon may have been jump-started by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions, more and more workers are choosing to work remotely—and more businesses are choosing to hire remotely. Read the rest of this entry »

Fix Your Online Application Process

by Veronica Blatt

I read a staggering statistic this week: according to SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), 92% of people NEVER finish online job applications. This is terrible news for recruiters and employers in a candidate-short market. You simply cannot afford to turn candidates away through an onerous online application process. How can you improve this critical part of the candidate experience? Read the rest of this entry »

Pay Transparency Laws Gaining Ground in North America

by Veronica Blatt

Effective today, certain employers in New York City will be required to include salary ranges for job postings. This is the newest of a host of pay transparency laws that have gone into effect in North America, with more sure to follow. These laws, in combination with laws that prohibit employers from asking about a candidate’s salary history, are intended to fight the gender pay gap as well as historically low pay rates for workers of color. Similar laws are in effect, or will be soon, in places like Colorado, California, and Washington. Read the rest of this entry »

Employers, Don’t Let a Slowing Economy Change Your Strategy

by Veronica Blatt

Our guest blogger is Pam Robison of J. Gifford Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. J. Gifford Inc. is a small, quality conscious firm providing highly individualized recruiting services to clients on a local, regional, national and international basis. The firm’s recruiting activities are focused on professional, technical and managerial placement, as well as contractor and international staffing for clients. Pam is Secretary/Treasurer of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors.

In a slowing economy, businesses often decide to freeze or delay hiring. Sometimes this is to reduce costs; after all, new employees have a real budget impact. Consider the possibility that this could be a costly mistake with long-term implications. While it is tempting to put off hiring until business returns to full strength, delays or freezes can do more harm than good. Read the rest of this entry »

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