Posts Categorized: Recruiting and Hiring

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7 Signs It’s Time to Expand Your Workforce


expand your workforce

There are so many factors to consider when running a business, including knowing the right time to add to your staff. Looking at your budget, hiring is something that can easily get put on the back burner as other expenses arise. Although it may appear that you are saving money by not hiring more workers…

Contemplating firing an employee? Ask yourself these questions first.


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Although there are plenty of rewarding aspects of being a manager, there will come unfortunate times where you will need to decide whether or not to let an employee go. Obviously the entire termination process can be emotionally challenging and gut-wrenching, but it should never be an impulsive decision. To be sure you are making…

Communication During the Hiring Process



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?



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 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



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


passive candidates

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,…

Hiring Tips to Consider in a Candidates’ Market


Candidates' Market

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…