What Is A Bad Hire and How to Avoid It?

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It is a universal truth that the defining characteristic of any professional is the overall quality of their work. We’d like to think that most, if not all, recruiters try very hard to ensure that they bring the best possible talent to the companies they represent, yet sometimes unfortunate things happen and they end up hiring someone who simply isn’t cut out for the job. When a candidate is hired and they turn out to be less than expected, you have a bad case of bad hire-itis. It is one of...

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3 Reasons Why Your Company Should Have a Strong EVP


Lately, most industry talks revolve around Employee Value Proposition (EVP), but do you know what it is and what it stands for? If your answer is “no”, chances are you’re missing out on a golden opportunity to get ahead on the employee engagement game. The Million Dollar Question: What’s EVP? Nowadays, companies need to differentiate themselves from their competition in order to attract top talent. And, in order to accomplish that, your company must offer candidates additional ...

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Understanding Recruitment Metrics: Costs


This is it, we’ve reached the last piece of the puzzle. Over the last two articles we have discussed and gone over the Time and Quality Metrics that recruiters need to keep an eye on in order to evaluate how effective their practices are. Just as any other business, it all boils down to money, and recruitment is no exception. Measuring costs lets recruiters know where their funds are going. It also lets them evaluate if there is a leak or something that is unnecessarily expensive. However, me...

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Understanding Recruitment Metrics: Quality


This is the second issue of a series of articles where we explore the types of measurements recruiters use to understand the quality of their work. Last time we went over Time Metrics, we are now going to dive into the world of Quality Metrics. The Quality of Candidates Being a subjective matter, quality is a rather tricky thing to measure. The quality of your candidates and hires can be measured based on their profiles and overall performance after a certain time of being hired (most c...

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Understanding Recruitment Metrics: Time

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How does a recruiter know that their work is really efficient? How can they tell that they’re not wasting time, energy, and resources? They have to measure their results; it is as simple as that. When used properly, metrics offer recruiters an accurate view of their work from an empiric and precise point of view. This is the first of a series of three articles where we will cover the three main types of measurements that all recruiters must keep in mind when reviewing their results. The three...

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