Time to Retire the Unnecessary Cover Letter

What is it with online recipes? All readers want is to jump straight to the ingredients and cooking instructions, yet most of the time we have to scroll through hundreds of words of unnecessary backstory from the author before we get to the content that matters. What are cover letters good for? Let’s start by…

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Counteroffers Don’t Work Unless They are Accompanied by Meaningful Change

We’re well into 2022, and organizations in several sectors are still facing a talent crunch. Bloomberg recently branded this situation the “Great Talent Recession”, while Korn Ferry warned that talent shortages have moved to a chronic problem in the new year. A September 2021 survey (also from Korn Ferry) revealed that 55% of companies expect…

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How to Attract and Retain Purpose-driven Candidates

How to Attract and Retain Purpose-driven Candidates

Companies that can draw a line between a specific role and how it contributes to the organization’s purpose have an advantage in hiring candidates looking for meaningful work. But how can an organization incorporate a sense of purpose into its employee value proposition without falling back on vague statements? A 2018 study reported in HBR…

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Speed up Your Hiring Processes or Miss Out During a Skills Shortage

Faster hiring has its challenges, but getting it right will enable your organization to snap up top talent ahead of your competitors. When I wrote about the possibility of a post-Covid resignation surge back in June 2021, I never expected a skills crisis of this scale. The latest Job Openings and Turnover Data (JOLTS) revealed…

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5 Questions to Help Determine Your Next Career Move

5 Questions to Determine Your Next Career Move

What five questions should you ask before deciding your next career move? According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, the following questions can help ensure that you achieve your definition of career success: 1) How fulfilled am I? To what extent do you find meaning and purpose in your work? Values are what…

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Newsflash: Recruiters aren’t mind readers.

While you might want to sit back and wait for a recruiter to work their magic, it’s not that easy. Recruiters will do their best to find a suitable candidate for your position, but they can only work with the information you provide. Failure to communicate wastes everyone’s time, leading to a longer time-to-hire and…

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How to Turn Your #Procuretech Into a Hiring Magnet

In the frantic world of software development, recruiters are extremely aware that developers are increasingly prioritizing the technology stack they’ll be working with when choosing an employer. A survey involving 80,000 respondents by stackoverflow found that 54% of developers said “programming languages, frameworks, and other technologies” were their biggest criteria when job-seeking. Working with the…

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Attracting Passive Candidates During a Talent Shortage

Attracting Passive Candidates During A Talent Shortage - MRA Global

It’s no secret that the U.S. is facing a significant talent shortage in tech, financial services, manufacturing, and several other sectors as we recover from the economic ravages of COVID-19. According to Forbes, 54% of companies globally are reporting talent shortages, while Korn Ferry estimates the shortfall could climb to an alarming 85.2 million people…

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Recruitment AI and Hiring Bias

Recruitment AI and Hiring Bias - MRA Global

One of the biggest opportunities offered by recruitment AI is the potential to reduce or even eliminate human bias. It’s an exciting and worthy goal, and one that has been eagerly seized upon by HR managers who are otherwise daunted by the prospect of attempting to reduce hiring bias through anti-bias training programs.  But experience…

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