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How Can We Boost Job Applicant Interest?

June 16, 2015

I am working for a company that doesn’t want to spend money on recruiting, but wants lots of warm bodies to interview. I have maxed out new résumés and posting jobs on free boards. How could we get more people interested?

Make Something From Nothing, staffing and recruiting, energy, Boston


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What Are Some Best Practices for Social Recruiting?

March 30, 2015

Are there best practices or techniques for using social resumes and mobile recruiting tools when sourcing candidates? I’m not looking for technology tools — just some guidelines on making sure we see each résumé without it becoming a time management issue. Our goal is the same: Find the best available talent, but our team is primarily trained to recruit the old-fashioned way.

—Old School, recruitment services practice manager, manufacturing, Anniston, Alabama


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How Do We Jump Start Our Recruiting Strategy?

January 22, 2015

Our recruiting methods are getting stale. We aren’t getting great results and it seems to be taking our recruiters more time to find qualified candidates. We rely on all the usual and time-tested methods to recruit, including traditional print ads and online job boards. It seems that the more options we have to post résumés, though, the harder it is to find standout candidates — people who genuinely jump off a résumé and say ‘Hire me.’ Makes me wonder if we are missing somewhere. Am I just venting or might we have a real problem with our recruiting strategy?

—Stuffy in Here, vice president of recruiting, services company, Union, New Jersey


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What Are the New-School Recruiting Tactics for Old-Fashioned Managers?

October 29, 2014

Are there best practices or techniques for using social resumes and mobile recruiting tools when sourcing candidates? I'm looking for guidelines on making sure we see each résumé without it becoming a time management issue. Our goal is the same: Find the best available talent, but our team is primarily trained to recruit the old-fashioned way.

—Old School, recruitment services practice manager, manufacturing, Anniston, Alabama


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Are Internal Promotion Rates Increasing?

April 29, 2014

Research reports suggest companies are finding it hard to hire externally. Has this led to an increased rate of internal promotions on average? How are companies filling jobs that become available if there truly is a skills shortage? Our small firm wants to figure out the best strategy to fill jobs that may become vacant in the near future.

— Sizing Up the Future, manager, services, Amherst, Massachusetts


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