Posts Categorized: Recruiting and Hiring

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Communication During the Hiring Process

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Constant communication has become the norm. iMessages are stamped as ‘Delivered’, Instagram messages are marked as ‘Seen’, and anyone can easily ask for a read receipt on an email – and these are only a few examples. With the technology we now have available to us, claiming you haven’t checked your messages or you didn’t…

Is Industry Experience a Necessity?

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Filling open positions is harder than ever, and just like we all love open-minded job seekers, it’s important that hiring managers stay open-minded as well. Hiring candidates with industry experience is usually ideal, but is it always necessary? If you find your company is struggling to fill your open positions, it will help to open…

Reconsidering Job Hoppers

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A March 2018 entrepreneur.com article stated, “For years, employers have been fighting against job-hopping, and looking for ways to retain talent for the long haul. Even so, employees continue to jump from one job to the next. In fact, the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that between ages 18 and 28,…

Why Candidates are Rejecting Your Job Offers

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Did you take the time to sell the company to the candidate during the interview, or were you only focused on what the candidate had to offer? Times have changed. Roles haven’t necessarily flopped, but you now need to do just as much convincing as the candidate. If you’ve been a hiring manager for many…

Why Your Job Posting Isn’t Enough

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After doing extensive research on how to write the perfect job posting for your company’s open position, you post the masterpiece to your company’s job board. After days have gone by without any applicants, you start to become frustrated and confused. Why is no one applying? The Buffalo unemployment rate just hit a 17-year low,…

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…