How to make sure your recruiting efforts aren't attracting the wrong candidates

As a startup, the hiring process is vital to your success and plan for growth. So, the last thing you want to do is spend hours plowing through resumes and interviewing candidates only to be upset with the people you hired.Your goal is long-term hires, and you don't want to waste time and money hiring the wrong people. According to Investopedia, the cost of a "full-baked" employee can range from one and a half to three times their salary. These costs can include the hiring and interview process,...
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How a great careers page can improve a startup's recruiting efforts

Your startup has huge potential, and that's not only for your business. It's also for the team members you hire.New team members can experience growing a company from the ground up, they can help you build a terrific company culture, and there's often a lot of room for growth.Yet, hiring can be one of the most difficult parts of running a startup. So, what's a startup owner to do? One of the first things in your hiring process is to turn to your website.In this article, we look at how a great ca...
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How startups can maximize their recruiting budgets

As a new company in the early stages, you may not have an excess budget for recruiting and hiring employees.Yet, like any other company, you want the best talent. So, how do you compete for the most competent new hires without a big budget?Let's look at how startups can maximize their recruiting budgets so they can compete with established, larger companies.Focus on the webIt's a given that before anyone submits a resume to work for your startup, they've done a bit of internet research.They can ...
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How startups can use social media to recruit talent

Did you know that job seekers rank social media networks as the most useful resource for jobs when compared to job boards and ads, recruiting agencies, employee referrals, and recruiting events?This is worth noting because the recruiting process has changed for many companies over the last several years. Like many things, social media has solidified its place as somewhere your business needs to be.When you use social media to attract candidates, you are easily able to narrow your target market w...
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How the best start-ups manage their talent life cycle

It takes more than a great product to build a successful business; you need a high-performing and diverse team of talented people. As a leader you're responsible for the talent life cycle, which means it's your job to recruit, nurture, and retain the people who are going to drive your company's growth. Here, Henry Williams shares insights from some of the UK's top start-ups and London & Partners' Business Growth Programme's Access to Talent report to explore how you can successfully manage y...
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Hiring? 5 tips for a successful candidate interview

Hiring the right candidate for a job isn't easy and if you're a first-time interviewer it can seem especially daunting. Conducting interviews doesn't come naturally to a lot of people and, while there's no right or wrong way to conduct an interview, you need to know which questions to ask and the ones you shouldn't ask. You also need to be aware of any preconceptions you may have, how to eliminate bias, and how to support a nervous interviewee. To help you prepare for your first interviews, Samm...
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Why most employees want to work flexibly (and why you should let them)

Companies that offer flexible working find it keeps their staff motivated, boosts productivity and improves retention. And allowing your employees to work non-traditional hours, fewer hours, a job share or from home, can help you attract exceptional talent that would otherwise be going to waste. "Most employees want to work flexibly and your business will benefit if you let them," says Emma Stewart. Here she shares key data from research into the rising demand for flexible working, how it c...
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Three types of work culture and how to hire for each of them

When you're hiring a new employee you want someone who'll be a great addition to the team. And that means identifying candidates whose values, attitudes and behaviors reflect, or can adapt, to those of the organization. Yet looking for a good 'culture fit' can be fraught with unconscious biases that limit diversity and prevent you securing the best talent, caution David Rock and Khalil Smith of the NeuroLeadership Institute. They recommend designing an interview process that's specific about the...
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How MBA students make the most of LinkedIn

As the world's largest social network for professionals, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for professionals to gain attention from the companies they want to work for and a critical part of any recruitment strategy. Keeping your LinkedIn profile up to date isn't just for job seekers, however. As a platform for sharing knowledge, skills and advice, the more active you are on LinkedIn the more you can expand your network and build your personal brand. To help you maximise your LinkedIn presence, Janina...
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How we've hacked recruiting at our company - and saved $500k in the process

Recruiting the right people is crucial for the success of your business. While a good hire will add value and help the company grow, making a poor hiring decision can be expensive, stressful and time-consuming to put right. Using a recruiter, whose focus and priorities may be different to yours, can also be expensive and is no guarantee of a successful match either. Here’s how one company discovered that it is possible to find the right talent and a perfect fit for the business without using a r...
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