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The Bait Debate

February 3, 2011
While some folks are hooked on using social media for getting top recruits to bite, others say the concept is overhyped and old-fashioned methods still reel in the best candidates.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Why Can't We Get Qualified Applicants in a Recession?

November 17, 2010
Our experience seems to run counter to national trends. Our company has posted several jobs internally, but the candidates who applied really didn’t wow us. These jobs require at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Although they are lower-level jobs, we provide competitive pay and solid benefits. Given the high unemployment situation, we expected to have more top-notch candidates than available openings—especially since we recruited externally and used our employee-referral program. Instead, the jobs remain vacant and we are frustrated by the inferior candidates. Are we alone in this experience? Are we being too choosy? And what can we do to recruit better applicants?
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