2021 and the Candidate Experience: Is Yours Good Enough?

Within the past few decades (give or take), there’s been a shift in how employees view their employers.  It used to be that the employers held ALL the power. And while that notion still has truth in some situations, the balance has shifted more in favor of employees. Even since 2010, there has been a… Read more »

Where are all the Good Candidates?

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Mike Smith – President/CEO, Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source Employers in the past three months have really been taking a serious look at their hiring plans. While many have put off or delayed their interviewing until a clearer picture can be seen for how we operate out of this pandemic, others have been… Read more »

How to Transition to Video Interviewing

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By Alexis Stiebe With recent concerns about health and safety we know many of you are exploring new ways to interview job candidates. Today’s technology makes working from home and communicating over distance easier than ever. With the right preparation, a live, video interview can be just as effective as a traditional in-person interview. If… Read more »

How Frustrating is the Wait?

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We know that response time after the interview has an impact on the success or failure of making that great hire. But how large of an impact? We’ve talked about how time matters based on results from our recent survey. Candidates will only wait for communication for so long. But how frustrating can waiting a… Read more »

Improving the Hiring Process in 2020

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By Alexis Stiebe What was your experience like the last time you went to an interview or waited to hear back after applying to a position? Was the wait time long? Did you experience good communication with the employer? How our candidates experience the hiring process is something recruiters consider often and want to learn… Read more »

5 Tips for Aligning Your Team to Your Company’s New Goals

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Setting new goals is an exciting and inspiring exercise for a company. But making sure you have buy-in and alignment from your team to help you achieve those goals is critical to their success. It’s not always easy to get everyone on board, especially if you don’t tackle alignment as a goal in and of… Read more »

Are Your Business’s Online Reviews Scaring Away Qualified Candidates?

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Just as it’s important for candidates to have a strong online presence, employers too must pay attention to their digital brand to make sure they are attracting the best of the best. What past employees or even customers are saying about your company can make a big difference in terms of who applies for your… Read more »