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Keeping Up With the Hiring Trends: Fashionably Hip Edition

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 | Category: DirectView, Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog, Our Clients, Resumes

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Riding out the economic downturn has not been easy. People and businesses (even many famous and successful ones) have had to cut back on their spending, learning to prioritize and make due with what they have until things look up again. That said, is your company using the latest, most-effective hiring techniques to locate and attract the best talent from the current sea of applicants looking for work?

(What? This is a human resources blog. What did you expect? Kardashian updates?)

In our latest edition of hireSolutions, our very own Deanna Foulke, HR assistant extraordinaire, has penned a terrific guide to what companies can do to save both time and money while mining for exceptional talent in today’s ultra-competitive employment landscape. Deanna’s article “Hiring in 2012 is taking off—Are you keeping up?”, addresses some very real concerns of modern business owners and managers:

 If you’re disillusioned by the current economy, then you may be happy to hear that things might actually be looking up—at least on the job market front.  A recent article published by Bloomberg Businessweek entitled “Forget the Economy. Hire Now” stated that 192,000 new jobs were added to payrolls in February of this year.  Perhaps your company had a part in contributing to these 192,000 jobs, or maybe you’re just beginning to consider adding to your workforce.  Either way, whether you’re looking to hire 1 or 100 new people this year, as the market improves you’ll want to make sure your hiring techniques keep pace too!

The story includes tips on what to include in your job ads and what “red flags” to look for when reviewing the many resumes you receive. (And trust us, in today’s job market you’ll likely receive a mountain of them.)  Click here to read the whole article.

Other great topics in this month’s edition of hireSolutions include:

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