The Top Five On-Boarding To-Dos Before the Start Date
By Tory Thomas, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing
You may be asking “Why on-board before the start date?”
Well… really you should be on-boarding from the first contact with a candidate. When you receive a resume from a candidate, you should be sending a warm acknowledgment, even if you aren’t hiring for that exact profile right now. This is how you build your talent pipeline.
When you schedule a first interview or have an informal dialogue, you are making an impression. At this point you are acting as your company’s brand ambassador and forming an impression with the candidate. (more…)
The Results of the Third Quarter Candidate Satisfaction Survey are in!
- Redfish Technology Candidate Satisfaction Survey Results Q3 2014
As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, this on-going survey asks candidates placed by the high tech recruiters at Redfish Technology for feedback on the recruiting process. Candidate experience and satisfaction is of great importance to Redfish, as recruiting is a partnership and must be a win-win proposition. The feedback was very positive overall with some areas for improvement identified; most candidates were directly recruited while about a quarter of placements found Redfish opportunities via the company’s marketing efforts.
Placed candidates were asked:
- How well did your recruiter understand your personal goals for job placement?
- How would you rate the match for the position you were hired for?
- During which stages of the recruiting process did you have the best communication with your recruiter?
- During which stages of the recruiting process did you have the least effective communication with your recruiter?
- Did your recruiter give you an accurate and thorough understanding of the hiring process, role, company?
- How would you rate your overall experience with Redfish Technology?
- How likely are you to recommend Redfish to other colleagues or hiring managers? (more…)
You may not realize it, but you just might have that job you’re aiming for in the palm of your hand. No, we’re not talking about professional burrito tasters. Smartphones today are equipped with cameras good enough to make a snazzy video introduction or resume that can shoot you right to the top of a crowded list of applicants. Your video isn’t limited to the quality of your smartphone but the creativity of your mind. (more…)
The Rise of Fall Employment Numbers
Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News
Back to school, back to work, fall is kicking into gear! Redfish recruiting staff report a strong September with most hiring activity in the Software Development, Enterprise Video, Enterprise Security Management, Mobile Social Networking, and Wearable Health Technology sectors. The leading roles hired were: Web Designers, Backend Engineers, Mobile Engineers, Lead Application Packager, and Account Executives.
ADP reported that 213,000 private-sector jobs were added in September. “September’s jobs added number marks the sixth straight month of employment gains above 200,000. (more…)
The Top 5 Reasons Not To Accept a Counter Offer
By Mike Curry, Executive Recruiter, IT Division
So you find yourself with an offer from a new company, and whether you actively solicit a counter or you simply allow one to come, you are playing with fire. It is a highly risky move to accept a counter offer. These are the main reasons not to accept a counter offer.
1. Your Manager is Going to Hate You.
Okay, hate may be strong but s/he is not going to be happy with you. Once the relief that you are staying and that the projects underway haven’t been sabotaged by a sudden departure, negative feelings are going to seep in. The manager will likely harbor feelings of doubt about whether you solicited an offer just for leverage. S/he may worry that this incident will let loose a chain reaction, with others taking a stab at it. There’s going to be second guessing about whether you may try this again. Such a move will definitely be perceived as a breach of trust. (more…)