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3 Tips for Starting Your Career After College

Whether you landed a job months before graduation or you’re still looking, the transition from college to the “real world” is daunting. Stepping foot into your first full-time position out of school can be scary, but knowing the ins and outs of job searching will benefit you tremendously. Here are some tips to get your career started on the right foot. 1. Gain Experience If you’re still in school but you don’t have a job lined up yet, take the opportunity to gain more experience in y...

The Importance of Giving Feedback to Candidates and New Hires

No matter how good a candidate looks on paper or how self-sufficient a new hire may appear to be, the employer or hiring manager that understands the importance of giving feedback has a competitive advantage in finding the right person for the job and in retaining the best employees. Embrace a collaborative approach. In the minds of many hiring managers, if a recruiter is really good and understands the position well enough, then they should be able to find the perfect candidate. While it ...

Headhunter Talks Hiring Web Designers

Technical know-how and creative energy. It’s the power combo that drives the most effective marketing these days. Few marketing positions embody that blend like the web designer—which can make hiring for these spots tricky. We spoke with Matt Self, Shyft Careers’ Chief Recruitment Officer, to chat about the challenges of hiring web designers and what employers can do to better recruit people who will take their brand to the next level.   Hire the person, not just the skill set. ...

Headhunter Talks Hiring Technology Sales Professionals

Not all salespeople are created equal—and that’s especially true when you’re hiring for a complex position like technology sales. The average sales rep takes at least seven months to become fully productive, and their average tenure with a company is less than two years. Good sales pros command premium salaries, too, with the average regional sales executive reporting a median pay (base plus commission) of $103,500. So, it’s worth your time to hire tech-focused salespeople the righ...

Hire Faster: How to Get Your Recruitment Process in Gear

How much money does your time-to-hire cost you annually? On average, it takes employers about 52 days to fill a vacancy. That’s nearly two months of lost expertise, productivity, and innovation. Use these insights to kick your hiring process into high gear. Understand the position you’re hiring for. From SEO to CRM to KPI, digital marketing and tech-focused positions speak a lingo all their own. You or your HR manager have long to-do lists, so you may not be up to speed on what it ...

Headhunter Talks Hiring Digital Marketers

Hiring is tough. Hiring digital marketers—highly specialized positions—can be tougher. Shyft Careers’ Chief Recruitment Officer Matt Self’s resume logs more than 12 years in digital marketing, and he’s hired and worked closely with dozens of internet marketing professionals along the way. We had a heart-to-heart with him about the stumbling blocks that prevent employers from stacking their teams with top talent. These Two Positions are Harder to Hire for Than You Might Think ...

5 Ways to Retain Employees by Boosting Workplace Energy

Ho-hum doesn’t get the job done. Low-energy workplaces decrease productivity and ding employee morale. But, just as damaging, that environment can tarnish your employer brand, making it tougher to attract the top talent that keeps you competitive. So how do you boost energy to help keep the team intact and brand yourself as a destination employer? Ways to Retain Employees Foster innovation. A workplace that nurtures innovation is a workplace that generates its own energy. Fro...

How to Get the Yes from Your Boss When You Want to Hire a Recruiter

No brand is awesome at everything. If quality recruitment is one of those things your company struggles with, it may be time to tap outsourced experts who make finding exceptional candidates their priority. Use this guide to get buy-in from your boss when you want to hire a recruiter. Do the research before you pitch. From how recruiters find candidates to how they charge fees, get to know the process so you can sell it to the decision maker with confidence. For example, if your brand ...

How to Keep Your Best Employees: The Art of Effective Feedback

Your top talent’s phone rings. They hear, “Hi, I’m Joel from Shyft Careers.” Do they start a serious conversation with the recruiter—or say, “No, thanks”? You may have more influence over how that employee reacts than you think. As recruiters who constantly interact with top-shelf candidates, we’ve developed a good sense of what motivates people to start a conversation about new job opportunities. One of those factors is feedback from their current employer. Accord...

Why Should I Hire a Headhunter to Grow My Company?

Should you hire a headhunter to recruit for your company? Maybe the better question is this: Do you want to make your job easier? Experienced headhunters streamline recruitment and hiring so you find highly qualified candidates—the kind that grow the bottom line—more quickly and more efficiently. #1. Headhunters access candidates you don’t even know about. As much as 60 percent of the workforce is comprised of passive candidates—those already employed but not actively lookin...

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