Catherine Hess's Blog – October 2015 Archive (4)

Talent Acquisition- The Secret Weapon to Talent Retention

For the life of them, some companies just can't hold onto good talent. I have a friend who works for a company that feels like a revolving door.  She meets the new hire, learns their name, and just as quickly, it's as if he or she never existed. Some companies are notorious for this constant flow of new hires.  It must be exhausting having to see people come in and out on an…

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Added by Catherine Hess on October 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

What Makes a Candidate "Perfect"?

With the health of the economy safely on the upswing, more job seekers are on the market than the past few years. With stacks of resumes to pore through, many recruiters are looking for the "perfect" candidate.  What does the "perfect" candidate mean?  To some companies, this is a laundry list of skills.  To others, it may be attitude. Is there something that all of these…

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Added by Catherine Hess on October 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Minimize Your Time to Hire

If you've ever been without a job, it can feel like the process of finding a job takes forever.  And you might be right.  Recently, The Wall Street Journal declared time to hire is increasing. Across industries, the time to hire was thankfully under 30 days, although…

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Added by Catherine Hess on October 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Optimize Your Candidate Reference Checks

In the digital age, references seem quite easy to obtain.  An employer can simply log onto LinkedIn, read the bevy of recommendations and move on.  Not so fast.  Those recommendations could be friends, family and even strangers with nice things to say about the person.  They may not represent the candidate's work style, ethics, or values in any way.  The old way of doing…

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Added by Catherine Hess on October 1, 2015 at 5:20pm — 3 Comments

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