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Employers Continue to be Tentative About the Role of Social Media in their Hiring Process

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The topic of social media remains top-of-mind for many employers. As adoption rates of social media continue to cross generational boundaries and new sites emerge, employers are struggling to remain ahead of the curve and better define how their organizations use social media. In an era where social media increasingly influences, and in some instances, […]

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More than Half of Employers Report Making a Bad Hire

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Despite continually high unemployment rates, employers are still challenged with acquiring qualified talent, as evidenced in a recent CareerBuilder survey. More than half of employers from the world’s ten largest economies reported that they have experienced a bad hire. In the United States, the rates are even higher: two out of three U.S. employers reported […]

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3 Ways Background Screening Impacts Candidate Experience

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Despite strong unemployment rates, organizations continue to cite talent acquisition as a core business challenge. It is no mystery, therefore, that improving the candidate experience has become of paramount importance for employers. The repercussions of a poor candidate experience can be extensive and powerful – you could not only be losing your best candidates, but […]

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Employers Continue to Struggle with Talent Acquisition Challenges

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Talent acquisition and retention remains a critical issue for many employers, as found by HireRight’s recently released 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report. For the second year in a row, employers responding to the survey have indicated that their top business challenge is “finding, retaining and developing quality talent.” In fact, more employers named this as […]

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The Road to Talent [Infographic]

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As a recruiter, do you ever wonder where all the great candidates are and why they’re not knocking down your door to apply for open positions? Or, if you do have a great candidate, why are they turning down your offer? After all, your organization has likely made significant effort in making sure that your […]

Gen Y: Hiring and Retaining the Best

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Megan Webb-Morgan is a web content writer for www.resourcenation.com. She writes about small business, focusing on human resources. Your business’s hiring decisions can have long-term consequences for the performance of your organization. A report by the AARP found that turnover-related costs for an experienced worker – no matter what generation – can cost your company more […]