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Pros and Cons of Social Media Searches

Many employers are curious to find out more about potential new team members. A trend that has become more popular in the recent past is to conduct social media searches. Just as with any screening method, there are benefits and drawbacks to using social media searches as part of hiring. In this post, we’ll go over some of those benefits and drawbacks. We'll also go over how to use social searches carefully, preserving candidate experience and privacy regulation.

Elevator Pitch: How to Write a Killer Introduction

Imagine yourself on the way to an interview. You’re taking the elevator up to your destination when you realize the other occupant is your interviewer and they say, “tell me about yourself”.  You have a short window to describe who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. That’s the elevator pitch. Of course, this isn’t usually the use-case, however, a carefully crafted elevator pitch is a powerful tool to use during your job search.

Hire Better With Data-Driven Recruiting

According to a LinkedIn study, companies who use data-driven recruiting strategies hire twice as fast. In a market where time is of the essence, and it feels like hiring is never fast enough, the ability to hire twice as fast as your competitors is a major differentiator.  Data-driven recruiting can level up your organization. More importantly, you can use data to make decisions based on actual information rather than hedging your bets on intuition. Looking for a roadmap to setting up your data-driven recruitment strategy? We've got you covered. Subscribe now to get the roadmap and more!

Pro Tips for Partnering with Employment Staffing Agencies

So you’re ready to enlist the help of an employment staffing agency. Where do you start? We’ll give you a quick rundown of what you need to get started with most agencies. In addition, we'll provide you with a free Employer Pro Tip Checklist & Guide for Partnering with an Agency when you subscribe to our list!

Staffing My Team: Can't I Do This on My Own?

I know what you’re thinking. We hear it all the time. Can’t I just handle staffing for my team on my own? The answer is yes- you can do this on your own. But, why would you want to? HR Time Spent Your time is so valuable and you have a multitude of things on your plate. Things like open enrollment, payroll, compliance, and the list go on and on. According to TotalJobs, the HR Elite spends 6.4% of their time recruiting. What if you could get that time back? When you partner with the right staffing firm, you can get assistance to help you recruit for your positions, which frees you up for other projects related to employee relations and retention programs.

Staffing: By the Numbers

Staffing in Austin and San Antonio is hard! And we all know that sorting through hundreds of resumes submitted through job boards can be cumbersome, costly and time-consuming. According to a Glassdoor survey, the average job receives 250 applications and leads to 4-6 interviews. In the staffing world, we understand your pain points on a larger scale! Working with a staffing agency allows you to quickly filter through applications and receive pre-qualified talent who is actively interested in interviewing for your position.

Employment Options Through Agencies As a job seeker in any major metropolitan area, you have many options when it comes to placement agencies. There are a number of factors to consider when selecting an employment placement agency. Your time is valuable and sometimes interviewing and applying feel like a full-time job! When you select the right staffing agency, it can open doors to unlisted career opportunities, direct connections to hiring managers and a fast track to interviews.