23 May 23, 2016

How to Write a Winning Resume

2019-04-25T01:35:23+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Job Search, Staffing|

Winning resumes are those that get noticed by the hiring manager and result in an interview for the job. Hire Standard reviews thousands of resumes a year; some are enthusiastically received by a hiring company and some are rejected, even though the job seeker’s experience may fit the position. Here [...]

21 September 21, 2014

Hiring the Best Employee Doesn’t Always Mean Hiring the Most Qualified

2019-04-25T01:36:37+00:00September 21st, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

Although a candidate may be the best qualified, they may fail if they lack traits that will assimilate with existing organizational culture. Erika Anderson of Forbes writes that almost 90 percent of hiring failures are due to poor cultural fit. Therefore, in addition to screening resumes for the required qualifications [...]

14 September 14, 2014

Evaluating New Recruiting Ideas

2019-04-25T01:37:10+00:00September 14th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

Job boards, such as Monster and CareerBuilder, have been losing popularity. PBS News reported that, in 2012, Monster was the source of only 1.3 percent of hires, and CareerBuilder was the source of only 1.2 percent of hires, according to employers. Companies are frustrated with the time-consuming and inefficient screening [...]

7 September 7, 2014

Evaluating the Skills Gap

2019-04-25T00:58:09+00:00September 7th, 2014|HR & Management, Staffing|

A study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, in 2013, found that approximately 50 percent of hiring managers complained of inadequate skills among college graduates. Typical skills cited as lacking were the ability to adapt, to communicate effectively, and the ability to solve problems. Nancy Hellmich, contributor to USA Today, [...]