In Recruiting, You Get What You Pay For

by Liz Carey

When you have the perfect candidate for an opening your client gave you, but the candidate is at the top end – or higher – than your client’s stated pay scale, it can be hard to convince your client to budge.  But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

Poor hires can result in lost productivity and expenses in hiring, recruiting, and training replacements. A survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that the average cost per hire is just over $4,000.  But, the average cost of a bad hire is up to 30% of the employee’s first-year earnings according to the U.S. Department of Labor. However, The Undercover Recruiter reports bad hires can cost as high as $840,000 in expenses, due to hiring, retention and pay. Read the rest of this entry »

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters

by Liz Carey

The new year is approaching, and the downtime between the holidays and the start of the new year is time to reflect on your recruitment efforts this year, and start thinking about how you plan to set and reach your recruitment goals next year.

Here are 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters that can help up your game in 2021: Read the rest of this entry »

Recruitment Strategies to Partner, Pivot and Prosper

by Liz Carey

With all the uncertainty in the world right now, some may start to panic – from stockpiling, to layoffs, to closing down shops. But on a recent NPAworldwide regional call, one of our area leaders insisted that for recruiters, it’s not time to panic… rather, it’s time to Partner, Pivot and Prosper. Read the rest of this entry »

Who’s on Your Fantasy Recruiting Team?

by Liz Carey

I’m a total fantasy sports nerd, and football drafting season is upon us. For those unfamiliar with it, fantasy football is an online game where users draft football players onto their virtual “fantasy team” and compete weekly with other users in the league. Each player accrues points for your team based on their real-life statistics like touchdowns, pass yards, rush yards, etc.

In addition to being a fun hobby, fantasy football draws parallels to the recruiting world, such as: Read the rest of this entry »

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