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How to Create Job Postings that Reduce Unqualified Applicants

job declaration for resume submittalBefore you can create job descriptions that reduce unqualified workers there needs to be a way to measure success. Using historical trends of current job descriptions to ascertain what percent of resumes received were unqualified, can be your initial benchmark percent.  Now we can measure results of our changes to job postings by measuring new job posting responses against our benchmark.

Every job posting should have a declaration of what you are expecting from an applicant.  This is where you explicitly state in so many words Read More →

How to Attract Talent Lost Candidates Using a Job Posting

attract talentThe easiest way to attract Talent Lost group members is to include in a job posting what you are trying to accomplish.  In the computer industry it is very easy to ask for skill sets on job postings however, just because you can use software tools and languages doesn’t mean you know how to design an application or possess critical thinking abilities.

There are more people who know how to use a hammer and saw then know how to build a house.  Just because you know how to use Microsoft Word Read More →

Why Human Resource Needs Recruiter Evolution

The job qualification’s needs to evolve for corporate recruiters. The ability toHR Learning Department Needs understand the emotional demands of any corporate job title requirements is crucial when identifying exceptional talent.

The academic training and professional seminars for recruiters needs to expand. For recruiters to identify exceptional talent they need to understand the job roles beyond a job description.  The best way to understand the corporate culture and daily chalenges each department manager and staff engage with is not going Read More →

Why Age Discrimination is Bad for Business

Age Discrimination Affects ProfitsOld age has always been looked down upon in our society.  The notion was the older you are the less work you can perform.  It was a valid argument when people relied on physical ability to perform their jobs.  Today however, most of our labor force is in services.    In today’s service dominated economies the notion that age reduces skills and work performance in the service sector is no longer valid.

This is the first time in history, on a massive scale, that our seasoned labor force is still capable of producing at 100%.  Yet the old notion of reduced output with age still has circulation, when in fact labor value now increases with age.

A great worker at 25 years old will be an exceptional worker at 55 years old.   If you have passion for what you do, coupled with exceptional ability and you have progressively practiced your profession for 20 + years, you are indeed very serious at your craft. Read More →