Recruiting 101

Recruiting is a two way street. Finding the right candidate is vital to the employer, and finding the right employer is just as vital to the candidate. How does recruiting fit into the mix? Does recruiting benefit the employer, the candidate, or both?

The easy answer to the above questions is recruiting benefits both the employer and the candidate. A recruiter’s main mission is to match prospective employers with qualified candidates. The really good recruiters look a little deeper though and try to match the prospective employers with qualified candidates who meet each other’s long-term goals

Not Just Filling Seats

Recruiting is not just about filling empty seats in the office. It’s about searching for qualified candidates who meet an employer’s short-term and long-term needs and objectives. It’s about finding candidates who match the employer’s mission.

It’s this mentality that truly separates the good recruiters from the recruiting pack. And it’s the recruiters who know how to actively go out and pursue potential candidates that really make a difference to an organization, and not just sit back and wait for candidates to come to them. 

Strong recruiters today use tools like social media to their advantage in finding not only candidates searching for jobs, but also finding the passive candidates who aren’t actively job searching.

Recruiters Advantage to Candidates

From a candidate perspective, recruiters may be more likely to put you in front of prospective employers than not. With a recruiter’s networking connections and knowledge of the key openings in the job market, they can place the right candidate in front of the right employer.

A good recruiter will dig into a candidate’s strengths, career objectives, and goals and look to find an employer who meets the candidate’s objectives. Simply placing a candidate in the first open job is a recipe for disaster for the employer, candidate, and recruiter.

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Whether you are a candidate searching for new challenges or an employer searching for your next rock star, contact Kane Partners today.

1 11, 2019

Landing the AI Job You Never Knew You Wanted

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“Seriously, I’m not on the market!”  We get it.  Neither were we until we realized what is happening in today’s job market. In case you didn't know, there is an influx of amazing opportunities with some of the best, well-funded, revenue positive technology startups this market has seen, BUT not enough qualified talent, especially in [...]

2 09, 2019

Evolution of The Recruitment Process in America

By |2020-02-18T06:26:44-04:00September 2nd, 2019|Recruiting Process|

How the Recruiting Process has Grown through the Years Until the early 20th century, recruitment of the workforce in the United States was largely an informal process, based on local hiring from the community through word-of-mouth. In the 1940s, a significant part of the workforce was called upon to serve on military duty in the [...]

22 08, 2019

Finding good people in a tight labor market. HINT: Hire a good recruiter

By |2020-09-10T15:17:23-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Recruiting Process|

Skilled and talented job candidates are always in short supply. But in a tight labor market, it becomes even more challenging to find good people.  Unless the employers have a smart recruiting strategy in place, they can find themselves struggling to hire candidates with the right skills. Partnering with an experienced recruiter in Philadelphia can [...]

15 08, 2019

Finding Qualified Candidates is Getting Harder: What can employers do about it?

By |2020-09-10T15:19:41-04:00August 15th, 2019|Recruiting Process|

Holding out for the Best Candidate? Getting the right candidate for the job is becoming increasingly tough in an environment of low unemployment.  At the same time, candidates are increasingly aware about job opportunities and employer brands, which adds to the hiring challenges. Recruiters must up their game in this scenario, or they risk losing [...]

18 07, 2019

Four Tips on How To Respectfully Turn Down Job Candidates

By |2020-09-10T05:32:27-04:00July 18th, 2019|Kane Partners, Recruiting Process|

Informing Candidates they did not get the Job With many IT, manufacturing, and engineering jobs to staff in Philadelphia, the search for top talent is competitive. Even when candidates look like the perfect match on paper, after interviewing them you may find they may not be the best fit for the position.  Turning down candidates [...]

9 05, 2019

What Impact Will AI Have on The Recruiting Business?

By |2020-04-16T06:58:46-04:00May 9th, 2019|Recruiting Process|

AI Advancements Bring Changes to Recruiting Recruiters often have to spend a large part of their time reading and evaluating every single resume that comes across their desks. And if a job position receives thousands of applications, going over all the CVs can take weeks – if not months. According to a survey, nearly 52% [...]

2 05, 2019

The Key to Finding Passive Job Candidates

By |2020-09-10T15:26:42-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Recruiting Process|

Finding the Passive Candidate Most recruiters say that some of their best hires were passive job candidates. What is a passive candidate? It’s someone who is currently employed and not actively looking for a new job, however, who might be open to a solid career opportunity if it came along. Regardless of how happy and [...]

14 03, 2019

Using Social Media to your Advantage in Recruiting

By |2020-03-12T06:27:15-04:00March 14th, 2019|Recruiting Process|

Social Media and Recruiting There are many thoughts on the impact social media has played in our modern society. The pros and cons of social media can be argued for hours, but from a recruiting perspective, the pros of social media should far outweigh the cons, especially if you are following the right formula and [...]

7 12, 2018

Proactively Finding Talent for your Organization

By |2020-03-13T04:50:29-04:00December 7th, 2018|Recruiting Process|

Go Find the Talent  How do you find the top talent for your team? Or maybe the better question is, do you find the top talent for your team? Finding talented people for your team is a lot of hard work. It’s not as simple as posting a job to your company website or to [...]

15 11, 2018

What to Watch for Outside the Resume

By |2020-09-10T15:36:17-04:00November 15th, 2018|Recruiting Process|

More to a Candidate than a Good Resume As employers, an easy trap to fall into sometimes is falling in love with a prospective recruit based solely on their resume and experience. Experience on paper is one thing, the substance behind the resume is something else. A resume won’t necessarily provide employers with the individual’s [...]