Top 25 Questions You Should Ask in Your Exit Interviews and Surveys

Unfortunately, most employer neglect exit interviews and surveys. In the current candidate driven job market, it is understandable that most employer rush into recruiting to find a suitable replacement.

However, conducting exit interviews or surveys is a crucial part of the offboarding process, both for the departing employee and the employer. Exit interviews provide closure for both parties.

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/top-25-questions-you-should-ask-in-your-exit-interviews-and

5 Recruiting Lessons From Your Favorite Holiday Movies (the Sequel)

From last-minute gift hunting to wrapping up work before the office closes, the holiday season can contain as much stress and chaos as it does magic and joy. And that’s especially true if you’re a recruiter trying to meet your year-end hiring goals, keep candidates engaged, plan for next year, and more.

To keep your sanity, it’s a good idea to take some you time by kicking back with a great holiday movie.

More information: https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/recruiting-humor-and-fun/2018/5-holiday-movies-that-are-secretly-all-about-recruiting

Talent shortage stats to think about

Talent shortage it’s here and it’s real! For the first time in decades, we have more open jobs than workers to fill them. And although desperate times may call for desperate measure, you shouldn’t lose focus on whether or not your new staff is a good fit for your company’s culture or if they have the required skills.

Have a look on this stats that will help you go through it without panicking and look for creative solutions to not be affected:

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/talent-shortage-stats-to-think-about

We need to be honest about what we need from new hires

I realize that job role is often unclear at most companies, and the hiring process is usually fairly broken, but I think it would make sense if we were a bit more honest about what exactly we expect from new hires.

Let me root some of this in research

A couple of important things to know at the beginning:

More information: https://recruitingdaily.com/we-need-to-be-honest-about-what-we-need-from-new-hires/

Is “loss aversion” killing your recruiting?

What is loss aversion, you ask? Well, let’s get right into it. We’ll start with this article from Harvard Business Review, which discusses both loss aversion and conformity. The latter term you probably understand at work — it’s why new ideas are stunningly rare. But as for “loss aversion,” well, let’s get into that.

Humans have a negativity bias, which is logical. Most of our thoughts in a given day are negative. But in this context, “negativity bias” means our fear of losing usually outstrips our potential thrill from winning.

More information: https://recruitingdaily.com/is-loss-aversion-killing-your-recruiting/

Technical tests: a valuable interview tool or a talent deterrent?

Technical tests; a common part of the interview process for many companies, but are they adding value to your process or deterring top talent from applying to your roles?

Do they provide employers with the insight they need? Do they enhance the interview experience for the candidate? We’ve weighed up the pros and cons of this interview tool to figure out if tech tests are all they’re cracked up to be.

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/technical-tests-a-valuable-interview-tool-or-a-talent-deterrent-1

Why you shouldn’t aim for a perfect number of candidates when hiring

Getting the perfect bank of candidates to interview for a role is a science that takes a lot of mastering. There are so many factors that take in deciding who to interview, that numbers are a almost a little irrelevant.

Do all suitable candidates deserve an interview?

The answer is probably yes, however operationally for your business this isn’t the most practical decision.

More information: https://www.recruitmentrevolution.com/blog/2018/10/why-you-shouldnt-aim-for-a-perfect-number-of-candidates-when-hiring

4 Good Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

Why do companies turn to recruitment agencies?

In today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven job market, finding and hiring the ideal job candidate is quite hard. This is why many companies turn to recruitment agencies to help them recruit the right people for their open job positions.

Should you do the same? How can a recruitment agency help you fill your open job positions?

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/4-good-reasons-to-use-a-recruitment-agency

Stoking Candidate Interest: An Often-Overlooked Aspect of Recruiting

Most information regarding the difficulties of recruitment nowadays seem to focus solely on trends and the challenges of tech and sourcing but not what could primarily be considered the most important aspect of recruiting; candidate interest.  Ask any in-house HR professional and they will say capturing and piquing a potentially strong candidate’s interest is key to any on-boarding process.

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/stoking-candidate-interest-an-often-overlooked-aspect-of

What Work Perks Do Employees Really Want?

To some businesses, employee benefits are perceived as an added extra instead of an essential.

In fact, according to research, 26% of UK employees don’t receive any employee benefits at all.

Yet, this fact is even more staggering when further studies discovered that more than a third of employees class company benefits as one of the biggest factors they consider before accepting a new job.

More information: https://www.coburgbanks.co.uk/blog/staff-retention/what-work-perks-do-employees-really-want/