How You Can Help Justice-Involved Individuals Re-enter the Workforce

July 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Darcey McAllister, Principal Consultant, HRT Northwest, admits that she was one of those HR people reluctant to hire justice-involved individuals under the assumption that once trouble – always trouble. However, her husband, who worked in the court system for twenty years, helped her realize the error of this stereotyping. She recognized from hearing his stories that our society often sets up those released from prison for failure through a myriad of barriers to re-entry.

Justice-Involved Applicants Could be Your Next Great Hires

July 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Every year 700,000 men and women are released from prison or jail and re-enter society. Unfortunately, as SHRM Public Affairs Manager Mary Kaylor points out (#Nextchat: Getting Talent Back to Work with Second Chance Hiring), these job seekers are often locked out of the job market due to outdated employment practices that continue to present barriers to their hiring.

2020-05-12T19:46:56-07:00July 11, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Job Seekers|0 Comments

Hiring the Long-Term Unemployed Can Bring Experience and Reliability to Your Workforce

July 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you are finding it difficult to recruit qualified candidates in the current tight labor market, you might expand your recruiting efforts by considering an often overlooked but experienced group of job seekers – the long-term unemployed.

Write Effective Job Postings that Attract the Right Candidates

May 13, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
When the right job seekers click on your job postings to learn more about your open positions, you’re one step closer to converting them into applicants. But, if your job postings don’t provide the right information or motivate them to apply, they’ll move on to the next potential employer. It’s essential that your job postings give your target candidates the information they want and need in a clear and compelling way.

2020-05-12T20:11:52-07:00May 13, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Job Fairs|0 Comments

Tips to Improve Your Recruiting and Hiring Process

May 13, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
One of your biggest challenges as an employer is hiring the right people for the right positions to fuel the growth of your company. While there are missteps that might deter the right candidates, such as poorly crafted job postings or lack of communication during the application process, there are steps you can take to help improve the process and attract higher quality candidates.

2020-05-12T20:16:56-07:00May 13, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Job Seekers|0 Comments

Salary Transparency in Job Posts Makes Recruiting More Efficient

May 10, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Listing salaries in job postings has long been an area of contention between employers and job seekers. As an employer you might feel that not revealing salaries up front gives you more flexibility in considering a wider range of candidates. However, more employers are realizing that salary transparency in their job posts can actually make their recruiting process more effective and efficient.

2020-05-12T20:19:29-07:00May 10, 2019|Employers, Hiring, LinkedIn|0 Comments

Job Fairs Offer a Unique Opportunity to Connect with Employers

April 10, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you’re looking for an opportunity to make an in-person connection with employers you might not otherwise have access to, consider attending job fairs as part of your job search strategy. Job (or career) fairs allow you to learn more about companies, talk one-on-one with company representatives and make an important first impression that might help you get your foot in the door with your next employer.

Write Job Descriptions that Job Seekers Will Actually Read

March 10, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Your organization probably spends a good amount of time and energy crafting job descriptions that accurately reflect your open positions and hopefully attract high quality applicants. Unfortunately, many candidates are likely ignoring large sections of your job descriptions and focusing on only a few key details. They’re looking at the job title and a few key bullet points, and then deciding if the job is just enough of a fit before applying

2020-05-12T21:53:43-07:00March 10, 2019|Employers, Hiring, LinkedIn, Recruiting|0 Comments

Get More Value from Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

March 10, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Applicant tracking systems (ATS) offer many benefits to employers. An ATS can help you streamline the application process and make screening candidates more efficient. On the other hand, many candidates say that an ATS can be difficult to use and are often frustrated because they’re not sure if their qualifications are ever reviewed by an actual person.

Boost Your Recruiting by Improving the Candidate Experience

March 10, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you’re like many employers, you’re probably finding it more challenging than ever to find the right candidates to fill your job openings. The current job market, though, is becoming increasingly candidate-driven, which often can mean that you don’t choose the candidate, but rather the candidate chooses you. Improving candidate experience is a must if you want to win in the competition for talent.

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