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Hiring teams and managers have been through a lot the last two years. Learn how to get ahead for the next two.

Last year was one of the toughest on record for hiring managers, hiring teams and recruiters.  Not only did everyone have to contend with shifting from in-person interviewing to creating and learning remote methods, many companies had their budgets dramatically slashed, causing a lot of uncertainty, and in some cases, turnover. Here we are preparing to close out the last quarter of 2021, and there are some valuable lessons to have learned from last year and this year that we can take and apply to the next two years to make hiring easier for our organizations:
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The MOST overlooked factor in a candidate today - soft skills

LinkedIn recently released a study that shows that 89% of bad hires all lack soft skills.  And that means if you aren't screening IN clients based on soft skills, you could be missing out on the right person for your job - even if they don't match all the bullet points.
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Afraid automating your hiring will be too expensive? Face the abrupt fact that not using a Hiring Automation Platform can increase hiring costs by 17% or more.

This week, a conversation with a CEO inspired this post.  The conversation was centered around the CEO not really understanding the hiring process - or all the steps it entailed. And we've all been in that position - where one person doesn't understand the hard work and long hours that goes into a job.  So I started breaking that process down for him - and how his team could be working more efficiently by automating some of the work for his team.  
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Post-pandemic, everyone needs to face that adding video is more important for your job descriptions than ever

Last week, we discussed how the job market in the US is still recovering from the pandemic - hitting a record-high unemployment rate of 15% in 2020, now at 6% -- still double what it was pre-pandemic. We also discussed how writing a love letter to the person you want to hire both screens in the right people, and people who aren't a good fit for the job will screen themselves out.  But there is another incredibly important part for your job descriptions that also screens people in and increases conversion rates dramatically - video. Most ATS platforms will tell you that videos in job descriptions cannot be supported, or if they do accommodate it, there is a material extra charge to do so, so check with your service.  We believe video is a necessary tool to attract the right people, and as such it is included free on the HireMojo Hiring Automation Platform. Why is video so important?  What do the stats actually look like? Read on...
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Not getting the people you want in your pipeline? Head towards changing your job descriptions

The job market in the US is still recovering from the pandemic.  After hitting a record-high unemployment rate of 15% in 2020, the market is heading back towards the pre-pandemic level of 3%.  As of March, 2021, unemployment was at 6%, still double what it was pre-pandemic. Why these statistics are important to you right now is that if you're a company hiring, and remember how hard it was to fill a job with the right person before the pandemic hit, you would think that it's a company's market right now, but it's actually the opposite.  Most of the 6% are less qualified candidates for the jobs you are most likely trying to fill.  When the pandemic hit, everyone cinched their belts and stayed exactly where they were. According to LinkedIn, 70% of the workforce is gainfully employed and not actively job seeking, yet 87% are open to better opportunities. And as you see the number of applications for your positions swell, most likely it will be with people who aren't the right fit for your jobs.  And that's where looking at retooling your job descriptions comes into play...
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Want a competitive hiring advantage? Eye optimizing your mobile applications

Statistics about how the workforce has been utilizing mobile apps during everyone's time away from the office last year is finally rolling out, and it's fairly staggering how many people search for jobs on their phone.   Are your mobile applications optimized?  Read on to find out more...
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A conversation of best practices - How to avoid the pitfalls of hiring

We recently published a 12 week, best practices series of articles here on the site based around a real conversation I had with a friend who has been in HR for over 20+ years.  This week, we thought it would be useful to take that information and turn it into an ultimate best practices ebook.
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Learn how to mindfully expand employer branding to include empathy and actions to get a leg up

We are all still in the midst of a pandemic, and we've already seen employer branding shift to address that; employers are being more communicative about future plans (remote work, office time, safety precautions for those with offices).  However, with many office times being reduced or phased out completely, it is expected that recruiting leaders will focus on employer branding in a new, radically different way...
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With everything currently in flux, is it time to lose the office?

It’s the million- dollar question: if employees are quitting instead of returning to the office, is it time to just give it up altogether? 
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Head your candidates in the right direction - Learn the difference between a HAP and an ATS

One of the questions that was sent to me after our recent best practices series formed from a discussion with one of my friends was this: "You mentioned a Hiring Automation Platform verus an ATS (Applicant Tracking System.  What's the difference?" --Rosanna C. Read on, and we'll break it down by the numbers...
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