RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s July 2017 jobs report showed unemployment at a steady 4.3 percent. With over 200,000 new jobs created and nearly everyone who wants one already working, pickings are awfully slim. What’s in your talent acquisition bag of tricks when times are tough? With so few applicants on the market and more hard-to-reach passive candidates, you need to stand out. Here are 5 ways ...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • There’s no getting around it. If you don’t show candidates a little love, there’s no reason for them to pick up the phone or stick around long enough to be a viable lead. Talent acquisition needs a boost of good old-fashioned values. And that can work in your favor as well make candidates feel like they matter. According to Recruiting Daily, it’s not your imagination if … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • Are you just a recruiter? Or are you someone other recruiters want to imitate? Chances are you fall somewhere in between. If you want to break out of the rut and transform your brand, you need to stop, re-evaluate and form a new plan. Otherwise, you’ll be on the same track in a year. RELATED: What it Means to be a Recruiting Leader in 2018 … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • Some people are natural-born leaders. They have a certain influential quality that makes others stop and pay attention. The best ones wear it lightly, too. People naturally want to do what they’re doing, read what they’re reading and hopefully enjoy some of the same successes. But what if you’re not one of the lucky ones whose DNA and life experiences somehow combined to make you … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • HR professionals everywhere are hoping for (and hopefully planning for) a healthier budget in the coming year. Just think of what more funding could do. You could update the company hiring site, develop more brand-building strategies, and maybe offer a more attractive benefits package. That’s just the beginning. Related: Compelling HR Budget Facts that Get the CFOs Attention You could also invest ...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • You can’t simply walk into a budget meeting with your hand out and hope to walk away from it happy. Preparation takes time. With the new budget season nearly upon us, hopefully you’ve already begun. Related: Can Better HR Technology Really Improve the Company’s Bottom Line? Unfortunately, asking for a bigger budget isn’t as simple as explaining why you need it. To capture the attention of … Read M...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • How do you view HR? Are you the department that fills open positions and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations? Or are you one of the critical driving forces behind the success of every team, every department and the company as a whole? Related: Can Better HR Technology Really Improve the Company’s Bottom Line? That’s not as overdramatic as it might seem. HR talent … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • It might be difficult to believe, but Millennials aren’t incoming freshmen anymore. Welcome, Generation Z. Born after 1995, they’re the youngest segment of the workforce and they’re not as similar to their predecessors as you might imagine. This is their first act and they’re ready for their close-up. RELATED: Employee Skills Shortage Could be a Bigger Problem in 2018 This generation wants involve...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1%, the lowest in 17 years. The economy also added 261,000 jobs. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, health care, and food services.   Here are some of the highlights for the month of October. BROAD OVERVIEW Unemployment dropped to 4.1% Wages decreased by $0.01 Work...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • You’re not the only one bemoaning the lack of qualified job candidates. It’s happening in every industry and keeps getting worse. But what would you give for one great idea that could shape the future for the better? RELATED: Employee Skills Shortage Could be a Bigger Problem in 2018 HR talent management professionals have an opportunity to drive the kind of change necessary for a better … Read Mo...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • It’s no secret that great job candidates are few and far between these days. Employment is up, unemployment is down, and just like two days before prom, most people are already accounted for. But HR and many employers share another growing concern besides a thinning talent pool. There’s a skills shortage, they say, even among people who hold a degree. RELATED: 3 Ways HR Talent … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in September dipped to 4.2 percent. This is 0.2 percent lower than the unemployment rate in August and 0.1 percent lower than the unemployment rate in July. The number of jobs created fell by 33,000 after adding an average of 172,000 jobs per month over the last 12 months. Employment increased in health care, … Rea...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • With the rise of the gig economy and unemployment progressively lower, casting a line into the same pool of candidates can yield disappointing talent acquisition results. Diversifying where you source, how you retain and who you hire are becoming requirements for recruiters and human resources, especially as the market continues adding more new jobs. RELATED: Develop a Mentoring Talent Strategy th...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • As more of the Baby Boomer generation moves toward retirement, carefully honed skill sets become an increasingly rare commodity for employers. Fresh, new job candidates enter the workforce every day, but what they have in enthusiasm, they lack in experience. There’s a skills gap that’s widening as more people retire, but a mentoring program might help. RELATED: What the Talent Acquisition Pipeline...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • If you look for talent acquisition gold in a tapped out stream, you’ll come up with a pan full of sand. But if you stake another claim upstream, you might find some bright, shiny prospects. RELATED: What the Talent Acquisition Pipeline of the Future Might Look Like There’s a gold mine of talented people just waiting to be discovered. Problem is, most of them are overlooked … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • About one-third of new employees quit before they reach their six-month anniversary. One-third of them knew they’d leave within the first week. On the flip side, TLNT Talent Management & HR says employees referred by someone already on board are more likely than anyone else to stay on the job long term. RELATED: A Competitor’s Loss is Your Talent Sourcing Gain When employees are happy … Read More ...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • The C suite might not care about application completion rates, time to hire, and other metrics that make the human resources world go round. You use them. They belong in HR. But company executives might have a different idea about what matters most of all. RELATED: 3 Ways Big Data Can Improve Critical Hiring KPIs With technology advancing at a stunning rate, big data to mine … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • Do you know how satisfied and engaged your employees really are? People who stay with the same company longer than two or three years are becoming the exception, not the rule. And in such a competitive hiring climate, you can bet your competition has their sights set on your best and brightest. RELATED: Why Happy Employees are Your Best Talent Acquisition Tool Happy employees are … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • You probably take care of your employees, but not every company has the same philosophy. Some of them haven’t gotten the memo about this being a job seeker’s market and some have their priorities elsewhere. But for whatever the reason, a competitor’s loss is your talent sourcing gain if you think of it as an opportunity. RELATED: Why Happy Employees are Your Best Talent Acquisition Tool So … Read ...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • What’s the top emerging hiring key performance indicator for 2018? It’s a trick question. According to an array of talent industry professionals, the most important KPI is one that, when improved, has the most power to affect business in a positive way. RELATED: These Talent Acquisition Metrics Get the C Suite’s Attention For you, the top objective in 2018 might be improving new hire voluntary … R...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • Technology lets you look out from today into a more productive tomorrow. It makes the work of HR professionals simpler and more effective, but that’s just the beginning. Using predictive analytics, information from decisions and actions in the past helps create a better result in the future. SEE ALSO: These Talent Acquisition Metrics Get the C Suite’s Attention It’s all because of big data—that so...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • It’s not as ironic as it sounds at first blush. While some people believe certain technology interferes with the human connection and may even threaten jobs, technology can complement your work. It can also improve the all-important candidate experience. In a full employment economy, that’s a win-win situation. RELATED: 4 Ways HR Drops the Ball on What Matters Most to Job Candidates If that’s surp...

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • Job candidates have always had their own set of pain points about the hiring process. In a full employment economy, wise is the HR department that listens; sorry is the team that doesn’t. Fortunately, for every way that human resources can drop the ball, there are remedies to prevent it or help you recover quickly. RELATED: Can Hiring Tech Automation Make You A Better Human? … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • Ready for an eye-opener? A whopping 74 percent of people who already have a job are open to something new and better. That’s according to the 2016 Jobvite Job Seeker Nation study. But there’s a caveat: the skills you have as a talent acquisition pro can make or break your chances of landing the candidates you want now and into the future. RELATED: 4 Ways … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • With nearly everyone who wants a job already employed, talent acquisition has its work cut out. The candidates that you need aren’t looking, so you have to help them tune in. But are you looking in all the right places? And do you have a strategy for keeping great candidates engaged until you have something to offer? Perhaps never before has the talent pipeline been … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • The More You Know About Candidates the More Power You Have to Win Them Where do the candidates you want to hire spend time? They’re not frequenting job boards, for certain, but they are online. Social media is one of the most obvious places to find them. Social offers tools that help you learn more about the people you want to engage with. If you … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • Time to hire is growing. Cost per hire is, too. According to SHRM, the average cost in 2016 was over $4,000. And although most people who want a job already have one, company loyalty is becoming a thing of the past. People jump ship, but another company’s loss could be your gain as long as you keep your best and brightest on board. RELATED: Talent … Read More →

RealMatch, Inc.
RealMatch, Inc.
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  • Top hiring professionals don’t get there accidentally. The people who are at or near the top in the industry tend to have a similar set of habits and values that propel them forward ahead of the rest. The drive to succeed and improve affects almost everything that you do, but all comes down to one thing: avoiding the rut that can trap you into a … Read More →

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