Market and Talent Competition Heating Up, Redfish Introduces Webinar on Closing Candidates in a Hot Job Market

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Closing Candidates:

A How To in a Hot Job Market

Webinar - Closing Candidates: A How To in a Hot Job Market

 

“As the market heats up, candidates no longer go months without returned phone calls, but rather, quite the opposite,” reports Executive Recruiter Joanna Bradley. “With a positive shift in the economy comes a new set of challenges that hiring managers must be prepared to combat.” As a corporate matchmaker, it is Redfish’s mission to help companies find their ideal candidates. In response to changing market conditions, Redfish has been advising companies on evolving talent acquisition strategies. The dialogue continues in the first of a new series of webinars for hiring managers in the High Tech and Green Tech industries: “Closing Candidates: A How To in a Hot Job Market.” Closing candidates is an important skill in any environment, but it becomes especially important as the economy transitions. After dozens of phone interviews, multiple on-site meetings, team meetings and reference checks, the time and costs of your hiring process are already adding up. The competitive edge can be dulled if time is wasted on an unsuccessful hiring process. Read more »

Market and Talent Competition Heating Up, Redfish Introduces Webinar on Closing Candidates in a Hot Job Market

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News, Talent Acquisition

Market and Talent Competition Heating Up, Redfish Introduces Webinar on Closing Candidates in a Hot Job Market

“As the market heats up, candidates no longer go months without returned phone calls, but rather, quite the opposite,” reports Executive Recruiter Joanna Edwards. “With a positive shift in the economy comes a new set of challenges that hiring managers must be prepared to combat.”

Webinar - Closing Candidates: A How To in a Hot Job Market

Closing Candidates: A How To in a Hot Job Market

 

As a corporate matchmaker, it is Redfish’s mission to help companies find their ideal candidates. In response to changing market conditions, Redfish has been advising companies on evolving talent acquisition strategies. The dialogue continues in the first of a new series of webinars for hiring managers in the High Tech and Green Tech industries: “Closing Candidates: A How To in a Hot Job Market.”

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Reinventing Recruiting … After the Recession

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Reinventing Recruiting … After The Recession

By Kristan Kennedy

 The Year We Wish … Didn’t Happen

 I don’t know about the rest of you hiring gurus out there, but 2009 is a year I’m glad is gone.

Think back to the end of 2008 as a recruiter. I was confident!  I walked into the office one September morning expecting to schedule ten interviews for solid startups in California. Focused on the details of scheduling a dozen strong candidates, I was ill-prepared for the day’s headlines. The Dow plunged 650 points. Lehman collapsed. Market confidence plunged in tandem with the Venture money that backed my companies and my world – It happened quickly, shockingly.

Seven of my companies froze hiring in the next 24 hours. Silicon Valley Venture Capital money flow dried up like a Sahara drought. Candidates calling “looking” for jobs increased tenfold in the ensuing weeks, scared of impending layoffs.  Even my hiring managers were sending me resumes!  For staffing specialists like myself, it was the “great depression” of technology recruiting – and my business disappeared in a week.   Read more »