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5 tips for selling your company to a candidate

With today’s employment climate allowing candidates to be extremely selective, it’s essential for companies and hiring managers to recognize that selling the company, its culture and the role can make all the difference between securing that amazing candidate you’ve spent so much time searching for or letting them slip away.

Companies cut employees, hire contractors instead

Layoffs are in the news again, but research conducted by ResumeBuilder.com in January suggests some job cuts aren’t a response to lower consumer demand in a sluggish economy, but old-fashioned cost-cutting instead.

Erase these 5 buzzwords from your online job ads

Are you looking for a dynamic team player with a proven track record? Yawn. Excuse us while we collectively scroll away from your job ad.

Factor workers’ immigration status into layoff decisions

Fears of a looming recession have some employers making contingency plans for laying off workers. Before you follow suit, think carefully about how you’d bring back employees if the economy rebounds quickly. That’s especially important if you wind up having to lay off employees who are legally working in the United States on immigrant visas that require remaining employed.

Ensure hiring practices match today’s realities

In a time of unprecedented changes, hiring managers remain laser-focused on outdated requirements as far as degrees expected, credentials, amount of experience and the number of fancy letters after someone’s name.

How to avoid state pay equity law traps

While activists are pushing Congress to enact revisions to the Equal Pay Act, such as the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would make it easier for women and people of color to reach pay equity, some states and cities have taken the matter into their own hands.

Get facts straight when ranking candidates

Careful documentation can be a two-edged sword. Notes may reveal efforts to make one candidate look weaker than she really is if it becomes clear that the assessors got the facts supporting their conclusions wrong. That’s what happened in a recent case.

College degree required—or not?

An increasing number of employers are waiving the college requirement, and replacing language reading, “College degree required” with job posts stating, “College degree or equivalent experience required.”

What is employer branding and how does it help with hiring?

Many companies make a deliberate effort to get consumers to think of them in a certain way. However, potential future employees are interested in more than just how society views you. They want to work for a good employer. Enter the employer brand.

Ditch the résumés for assessments

Another day, another hundred résumés. Some are irrelevant to you; others may camouflage a diamond. Here are two tips to try.