A Rejected Candidate Asks for Feedback: Should You Provide It?

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A Rejected Candidate Asks for Feedback: Should You Provide It?

As an employer, it is your job to choose the top candidates for open positions within your organization. Part of this process is attracting the best possible applicant pool for the position. Although a favorable applicant pool could take some time to curate, you may find a way to expedite the process for the future in an unlikely place—your rejected candidates. Giving rejected candidates feedback (when they request it) after their interview process may be advantageous to your organization (and other organizations in their path) for multiple reasons.
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In 2013, Skilled Talent Shortage and Poor Candidate Experiences

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In 2013, Skilled Talent Shortage and Poor Candidate Experiences

Skilled Talent Shortage

In 2013, there was a prevalent skilled talent shortage, and it’s expected to continue into 2014.

ManpowerGroup found that employers are continuing to struggle to find skilled talent, specifically in:

  • Skilled trades
  • IT
  • Engineering
  • Technicians
  • Mechanics
  • Finance and accounting
  • Sales

The primary reason companies are having trouble finding skilled talent is due to the lack of technical and soft competencies, available applicants, and experience.  Applicants were also looking for more pay than offered.
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What Employers Should Look for in a Resume

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What Employers Should Look for in a Resume

Resumes provide a first impression of prospective applicants and they are also the first point of elimination in the hiring process. For these reasons, it's important to screen them effectively and notice red flags as well as key strengths.

Below are common red flags found in resumes, characteristics of good resumes, suggested resume screening practices, and other things to think about regarding screening resumes.
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