Category: hiring practices

Why The Resume Is Dead

  What makes a candidate stick out on a resume? The short answer is nothing, it’s a pdf. Resumes don’t reflect fit, personality, communication skills, and so much more.   In many cases candidates either game the system by overstating skills and experience, or clog the system up by sending resumes to job postings they are woefully unqualified for. It’s not uncommon for a job posting to receive more than a hundred resumes with less than 5% meeting... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Saturday, April 7, 2018
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2018 Jobs Forecast: It's a good time to hire and be hired

In the Economic News release  for February from the Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics), the average hourly earnings jumped 2.9 percent year over year. This is a big indicator that the slow economic recovery is finaly reaching American workers and families pockets. According to the article posted in the New York Times,  Job and Wage Gains Deliver a Promising Start for the Year , " Separate data  released this week showed that private-sector wages and salaries... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Monday, March 19, 2018
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How to Optimize Talent Acquisition in 2018

Replacing outgoing personnel and recruiting new talent is always a challenge for business owners and hiring managers, especially as technology changes while hiring trends shift. Staying on top of the latest trends in talent acquisition is a must , especially if you’re in a crowded market and need every advantage you can get over your competitors. Even if your ability to hire rockstars has been consistent and reliable in recent years, it’s vital to stay in the loop of some... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Monday, January 15, 2018
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4 Tips for Successfully Working Remotely

For many employees who are frustrated by long commutes, daily bumper-to-bumper traffic, and frequent distractions in the office, remote work may seem like the answer to some of the biggest annoyances and complaints that they have concerning their professional lives. Many companies are also catching on to the benefits of allowing employees to work remotely. In addition to reducing the need for dedicated office space, it can boost employee morale due to its inherent flexibility. Despite its... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Thursday, November 9, 2017
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How to Choose Between Multiple Job Offers

Whether you’re between jobs or looking to take the next step in your career, getting multiple job offers may seem like an absolute blessing—especially if your job search has been fruitless up to this point. And while multiple job offers is always better than none, it’s common for prospective employees to feel “paralysis by analysis,” especially if two or more offers are equally promising. In some cases, workers may even lose out on the offers they worked so hard... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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How Workplaces Are Changing to Adapt to Millennials

People born between the early-1980s to late-1990s are considered millennials, and there is no shortage of articles, blogs, books, and even scientific studies dedicated to finding out what makes this group tick. What began as a curiosity as millennials came of age has now become a full-blown cultural and professional phenomenon, and for good reason: By 2016 , millennials had surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the United States , with 53.5 million of the young workers holding... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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5 Essential Skills for Succeeding in Today’s Offices

Jobseekers, take note: while prospective employers may peruse resumes and CVs to find candidates with the right education, experience, and qualifications, the skills to succeed on the job and to move up in a company are rarely listed on job descriptions. It's one of the many reasons employers are rapidly moving to Digital Interviews , as well as gaining insight in to personalities by looking at social profiles . These facts are only becoming more solidified and important in... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring Remote Tech Workers

In an ideal world, you would be able to fill every open position in a matter of days by choosing from dozens of highly-qualified and highly-motivated local candidates. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case—especially when you’re trying to fill a tech position in a specialized niche. And the more specialized the position you’re trying to fill is, the more difficulty you may have finding the right fit—or even a candidate who possesses half the qualifications and... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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How to Incorporate Company Culture Into Your Hiring Process

Company culture fit is a concept that can be hard to define, but everyone knows when it’s missing. Most employers understand the importance of culture fit in their organization, and research shows that people who fit well into their company perform better in their role, express greater job satisfaction, and are more likely to remain with the organization for longer. Famously, Southwest Airlines screened job candidates in the 1990s based on their willingness to provide offbeat, fun... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Friday, July 14, 2017
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Dos and Don’ts for Hiring Tech Workers

Dos and Don’ts for Hiring Tech Workers Whether you’re hiring someone to manage your network, build and maintain your website, or oversee your IT team, it’s vital that you get the right fit for your company and office culture. Tech workers are in extremely high demand in 2017 , and the competition can be fierce to land top talent in the industry. And while it may be an employee’s market for many tech positions, it’s still important that you take your time and... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Tips for Surviving a Talent Shortage

It’s every business owner’s and hiring manager’s worst nightmare : you have multiple positions to fill and can’t find any great—or even good—candidates for the jobs . This nightmare can be a reality for many companies, especially when the vacancies are for tech positions. As many tech-related jobs involve highly specialized skills, education, and experience, the hiring pool can be quite shallow or even non-existent in your area. Thankfully, being... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Friday, June 23, 2017
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Summer Hiring Tips

Summer Hiring Tips Summer can be a hectic season for many businesses and hiring managers. In addition to being vacation season, warm weather can also be an impetus for employees to change jobs, switch careers, or even decide to move to another city. It’s important to be prepared to fill those gaps and suddenly vacated roles—especially when a large percentage of your staff may have vacations planned during the June-September stretch. However, it’s also important to be... Read More
at Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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5 Tips When Hiring A WordPress Developer

What to Look for When Hiring a WordPress Developer WordPress was released in May 2003, and by February 2017, it was used by 27.5 percent of the top 10 million websites in the world . Because of its versatility, ease of use, and robust plugin architecture, WordPress has become the go-to content management system and framework for a huge number of companies and bloggers. And while WordPress was designed with user friendliness in mind, unlocking its true potential requires an experienced... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Good Hiring Practices for Great Candidates

A business is only as successful as its employees. And when a business has a team of "rock stars" that work harmoniously and share the company's goals and vision, everyone wins. However, some businesses take shortcuts during the hiring process, or they fail to take advantage of all available resources and strategies for finding and hiring the best available employees. To find a great candidate to add to your team, it's important that you give every step of the hiring... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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What is a Digital Interview?

What’s a digital Interview ? In a nutshell, digital interviewing is a better way of interviewing. It saves time for both the hiring manager or talent acquistion specialist and the candidate. Not to mention additional resources that accompanies interviewing. There are a few, great platforms out there that help businesses with hiring, at TA Staffing our experience is with HireVue , the leader in the digital interview space . Digital Interviews allow prospective hires and candidates... Read More
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