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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3 Things Not To Do in Behavioral Interviews

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Behavioral interviewing can be a powerful tool in the hiring process when used properly. Unfortunately behavioral interviewing is being used incorrectly every day. Whether it's not having identified skills-needed, not evaluating properly, or not asking the right questions, the misuse of behavioral interviewing can effect your ability to place the right candidate in the right position. 
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Survey Reveals Interesting Differences in How Organizations Select Candidates

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Survey Reveals Interesting Differences in How Organizations Select Candidates

While nearly all (98%) Northeast Ohio organizations conduct interviews as a means of evaluating job candidates for both exempt and non-exempt positions, data from the 2015 ERC Hiring Trends & Practices Survey reveals interesting differences among those that utilize other methods of selection.  

Differences in selection methods for exempt and non-exempt positions

Drug testing, physical exams, and employment knowledge or ability tests are performed more often for candidates applying for non-exempt positions. On the other hand, more employers use reference checks and pre-screening phone interviews for exempt positions. In addition, compared to non-exempt positions, ERC’s research found that 25% more organizations invite candidates applying for exempt positions back for a second interview.
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Recruiting and Hiring Practices of Northeast Ohio Employers Revealed

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Recruiting and Hiring Practices of Northeast Ohio Employers Revealed

The 2015 ERC Hiring Trends & Practices Survey, which assesses the responses of 102 Northeast Ohio organizations, shows that well over a half (66%) of local employers are currently not using a formal applicant tracking system in their recruitment and hiring efforts. The most common reason, as cited by 45% of employers, is that their existing internal process is sufficient. In addition, nearly one-fourth of participating organizations also acknowledge a lack of resources as a reason for not implementing a formal applicant tracking system.

For the 34% of local organizations that do utilize this type of system, ADP is most commonly mentioned as a vendor.
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What are the Hardest Positions to Fill in Northeast Ohio?

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A majority of Northeast Ohio organizations are planning to grow their businesses this year. Hiring projections from the 2015 ERC Hiring Trends & Practices Survey show that 84% of participating organizations have already hired one or more employees in 2015, and plan to make additional hires. Only 4% do not plan on hiring any employees this year. The 2015 ERC Hiring Trends and Practices Survey highlights hiring practices of 102 participating employers. 

While business growth is a top priority for these organizations, hiring and retaining top talent is also cited as the biggest challenge faced by NE Ohio employers. Specifically, employers report the following positions as the most challenging to fill:

Top Hard-to-Fill Positions in Northeast Ohio
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