Survey: Job Candidates Lose Interest in Slow Hiring Processes

Robert Half recently released the results of its (Canadian) ‘Time to Hire’ survey in a post entitled, Are You Taking Too Long To Hire? Intrigued by the headline, I clicked the article to read more.

As someone with direct experience in this job market, I wondered:

Will the results surprise me? Sadly, they didn’t.

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Regina Hartley Encourages Hiring Departments to “Give the ‘Scrapper’ a Chance”

“. . . Who are you going to bet on: Silver Spoon or Scrapper? I say choose the underestimated contender whose secret weapons are passion and purpose. Hire the Scrapper.”

Regina Hartley Hire the Scrapper
Regina Hartley Encourages Hiring Departments to “Give the ‘Scrapper’ a Chance. Original Photo Courtesy of Skitter Photo. Edited by Me.

Those are the words of Regina Hartley, Human Resources Director for UPS Information Services, in her recent Ted Talk entitled, Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume.

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Discrimination in Hiring: Senator Warren and Rep. Cohen Re-Introduce Employer Credit Check Ban

In a recent op-ed piece written by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen, they discuss the practice of employers requiring credit history background checks when screening applicants for employment.

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Discrimination in Hiring: Senator Warren and Rep. Cohen Re-Introduce Employer Credit Check Ban.
Pixabay Original Photo Courtesy of 777546. Edited by Me.

Use of Credit Checks in Hiring Process

Research by the Society for Human Resource Management shows almost 50% (to be exact – 45%) of employers check credit history in their recruitment decision-making process. This practice affects applicants at every level: entry-level, mid-level, and higher-level.

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Interviewer Biases To Be Aware Of In Job Searching

As a job seeker, you know job interviews are an important part of the potential new hire selection and hiring process. If you’ve landed an interview for a job, you’re advised to properly prepare for success.

Additionally, you, the interviewee, are told to connect with your interviewers and sell yourself as the “best person for the job.” If you don’t, you’ve failed the interview.

Sometimes, you, as a candidate, don’t get an offer – even when you’ve followed all of the career advice regarding interviewing. And, upon not securing a job offer, you accept your failure, pick yourself up from the fall, and wonder where you went wrong.

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How Well Do Employers Know Their Applicant Tracking Systems?

Here’s a question for HR Departments and Hiring Managers: Would you like to know one of the easiest ways to irritate job seekers during the hiring process?

Complicated Applicant Tracking Systems

Hiring processes changed from the days of submitting paper resumes. According to Recruiting Daily, 75% of large companies – smaller companies are following suit – use Applicant Tracking Systems in their recruitment activities.

So, online applications are everywhere, and it’s easy to apply anytime. Who knows this better than job seekers though?

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