Posts Tagged: hiring tips


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


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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,…

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…

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,…