Posts Categorized: Recruiting and Hiring

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6 Initial Questions to Ask a Staffing Agency as a Hiring Manager

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Trying to find the right staffing agency to assist with your hiring needs? Here are some of the questions you should ask in order to find the best fit for your organization. What industries and areas do you specialize in? Before getting all the minor details, you want to be sure the recruiters have experience…

Hiring Tips to Consider in a Candidates’ Market

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According to March 2018 statistics, the New York State unemployment rate still remains the lowest it has been in over 10 years. With over 30 years of experience in the staffing industry, it has been obvious to our recruiters at Key Resource Group that the amount of active job seekers is significantly lower than years…

5 Reasons to Hire Seasoned Employees

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Over the last few years, hiring millennials and new college grads has been the popular preference for many companies. However, this doesn’t mean you should disregard an applicant just because they are further along in their career. In fact, there are many benefits to having a mix of entry-level and experienced employees in your work…

How to Pick Between Two Qualified Candidates

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The hiring process is unpredictable. Most of the time, you invest months into trying to find a decent candidate for your open position and still come away empty-handed. However, once in a blue moon, the unheard of happens. What happens when you meet not one, but two perfect candidates for your opening? Although this situation…

Why Temporary Employees Aren’t Always the Answer

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Hiring a temporary employee can be a great solution for many situations. However, we find that there are many times companies reach out seeking temporary help not knowing that it may be more beneficial to search for a permanent employee instead. Here’s why hiring an employee on a temporary basis can work against you when…

5 Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

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Your request to bring on additional staff members has finally been approved. How hard can it be to hire new employees? Whether you are new or experienced with the hiring process, it’s never an easy task for any organization. Not only is it a struggle to find the perfect fit for your opening, but your…

The Perfect Candidate Declined Your Job Offer…Now What?

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Finally! You’ve met the perfect candidate for your open position after exhausting months of back to back interviews. They have the proper amount of experience, exceptional characteristics, and they fit right in with the rest of the team. It’s a no brainer that you are going to extend a job offer. But to your surprise,…

Benefits of Hiring a New College Grad

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More and more college graduates are staying in WNY after graduation looking to start their careers. Come end of May, these fresh grads are flooding your inbox with resumes, and we know what you’re thinking; no experience. When searching for new employees, it’s typical for companies to demand years of similar work experience. However, sometimes…

Active Social Media: How does it benefit your business?

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86% of working people who are in their first decade of employment will use social media to look for jobs and research employers. With that being said, it’s clear that having social media accounts is not a recommendation anymore, it’s a must in today’s marketplace.  Simply having a Facebook page and Twitter handle with your…

Amp Up Your Onboarding Program

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First impressions are everything. The candidate did what they could to “wow” you and your hiring staff, so now it’s your turn to impress your new hire. 90% of employees decide whether to stay with a company within the first six months of starting a new job. So the question is, what needs to be…