Speed Up Construction Hiring: 5 Ways To Beat The Labor Shortage

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Construction hiring continues to be challenging. According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), there were 415,000 open construction jobs in March 2022. It’s no secret that many construction employers are struggling to find workers. Construction lost 600,000 jobs during the downturn. Many had been held by boomers who either retired or left the industry.…

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Solve Small Business Hiring With an Applicant Tracking System

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What is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? An applicant tracking system is a type of HR software that automates the hiring and onboarding process. Small businesses that rely on manual hiring processes will struggle in today’s competitive talent market. Regardless of your hiring needs or type of business, an ATS will make hiring easier and…

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Nurture Passive Candidates to Overcome Bad Timing

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If you are struggling to hire, consider targeting passive candidates. Although it may not help you immediately, it’s important for your long-term strategy. To be successful, formalize a process for nurturing passive candidates. It should be as systematic as your process for active applicants. Perhaps you’ve previously lost a great hire because of bad timing.…

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Why Structured Interviews are Critical

Updated February 5, 2022 What are Structured Interviews? A structured interview uses a uniform script of questions. To conduct the interview, the interviewer follows the same script for each candidate. The questions are chosen specifically for the skills required for the position. They also include questions that reveal desired behavioral attributes. In an unstructured interview,…

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How Manager Feedback and Interview Evaluations Improve Hiring

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If you aren’t using candidate evaluation forms, you aren’t collaborating effectively. Even worse, you might be missing the best candidates. Candidate Evaluation Forms For Interview Feedback What is a candidate evaluation form? It’s a tool that allows members of the hiring team to rate applicants based on the same criteria. It is also called an…

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How to Structure an Interview for Better Small Business Hiring

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Are you struggling to staff your small business? In a recent Swipeclock survey, 80% of respondents listed hiring as their main workforce challenge. In a competitive labor market, you need every advantage you can get. Consequently, it’s a great time to review best practices for hiring. In today’s post, we discuss how to structure an…

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How to Write an Effective Job Description

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A job description explains the duties and responsibilities of a job and the qualifications needed. A good job description can entice a job seeker to apply. Conversely, a poorly-written or confusing description can discourage a candidate from applying. The benefits of writing an effective job description A well written job description will: Help attract the…

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9 Fresh Recruiting Ideas For 2022 + 10 Best Practices

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Updated January 13, 2022 Surpass your hiring targets in 2022 with fresh recruiting ideas. Add new tricks to your repertoire. 9 Fresh Employee Recruiting Ideas for 2022 + 10 Tried and True The techniques presented here worked for the companies that used them. Some may work for your organization. 1. Target Employees Recently Laid Off…

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Tips For Increasing Recruiting Success in 2022 For Your Small Biz

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How to beat the big brands and big budgets for top talent in a tight labor market. Does your small business need to hire in 2022? Recruiting success requires a multi-pronged approach. In this article, we discuss four actionable tips to start using right now: Adopt recruitment marketing Use texting to engage with candidates Upgrade…

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