Inside the Ring

1. Define the hiring process for each role. Take time to define each stage of the hiring process, and think about if and how the process may need to differ. This will help you better tailor your evaluation of each candidate to company expectations, as well...

1. A focus on retention: In a Robert Half survey, 45 percent of CFOs reported concerns about their ability to retain staff in the next 12 months. Companion research suggests executives are right to be worried – and perhaps the others should be, too. More than four...

Business intelligence analyst Business intelligence analysts need experience in database technology, analytics and reporting tools; businesses typically look for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or engineering. You’ll want to hire someone with the right skills to understand your business’ data needs...

Hot: Workplace flexibility Even for companies that want their staff based at HQ full time, workplace flexibility is on the rise, according to a number of experts and studies that weigh in on what job candidates want. “Being able to work from home — from a coffee shop,...

Resume Trends We Will See More of in 2018 1. Professionally Prepared Resumes  As job seekers mind these mistakes and aim to perfect their resume, one prepared in a professional way will be one of the biggest trends in 2018.   2. Personality Will Play an Even Greater Role Aside...

1. Less Competition While other companies buy into the myth of the holiday hiring lull and put their recruiting efforts on hold, your open positions will face less competition for candidate attention on job boards. By the time other hiring managers ramp up their recruiting efforts come January, you...

1. Have a “NetPLAYing” mindset, not a “NetWORKing” mindset. Go to holiday gatherings planning to enjoy yourself. Reconnect. Catch up. Perhaps you will also meet interesting new people, and learn interesting new things. See if you can help someone else. When or if you’re asked, mention...

Contrary to what you might think, hiring doesn’t stop during the holiday season. Employers hire when they need new employees. A slower holiday season for some businesses means more time for hiring. It can also mean less competition for available jobs because of the number...