Surfacing a new lead for that hard-to-fill position that’s been haunting you all week is a marvelous feeling. Discovering data and profiles, however, is just one piece of the puzzle. Excitement can turn into frustration quickly if you find that candidates are unresponsive to your attempts at engagement.
When interviewing a millennial, it’s tough to gauge exactly who you have in front of you. Are you sitting at the table with someone who feels entitled to rewards, but will lose the willingness to work for them at the first sign of a road bump? Or have you uncovered a diamond in the rough whose beliefs translate into a strong work ethic and professional drive toward ambitious goals?
As a recruiter, there are many tools you can use to assess if a candidate would be the best fit for the role. The variable you can’t control is how authentic their participation is. To overcome that challenge, there is no tool more powerful than questions.
For the seventh consecutive year, skilled trades positions remain the hardest to fill in the United States according to the latest Talent Shortage Survey by ManpowerGroup. Nearly half (46%) of U.S. employers report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available talent, a significant increase from 32% reported in 2015.
Finding exceptional candidates that match your open position is hard work. When you find a good fit, you want them to accept the position. But, too often, you invest time into a candidate only to have them reject the job offer.