When it comes to recruiting, Cost per Hire, Time to Fill, Cost per Applicant, Cost per Click, and conversion ratios are all critical metrics to track.
Tracking data when recruiting is essential to being successful. When deciding what metrics to follow it is helpful to look at your market and decide what data seems most important, where you are struggling, and how much you are spending.
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We’ve all heard about the great labor shortage that is plaguing many industries right now and none have been harder hit than the Skilled Trades. Research shows that we’re going to need more than four million skilled laborers to replace the nearly eight million lost from the labor force during the pandemic among other issues. In addition to those lost, a lack of public education, and exposure to the trades is another major cause of the labor shortage. A 2017 study found that only 3% of people aged 18-25 wanted to work in skilled trades, yet there are still over 6 million skilled trade jobs open across the US.
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Job seekers often go into interviews prepared to answer all kinds of questions. The most common question interviewers ask is “Tell me about yourself” or “What has you looking for a new job?”. An interview can then take several twists and turns as the interviewer gets to know you a bit and figure out if you are a good fit for the role. But what about you? When do you get to figure out if they are a good fit for you; and how do you do that? Most importantly, why should you interview them as well?
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One of the most critical positions in any residential service company is the Service Manager. Whether this is for your HVAC, Plumbing, Sales, or Electrical team, the essential elements of a successful Service Manager remain the same.
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When many people hear the term “skilled trades” their minds go toward low-wage jobs for high school kids who couldn’t hack college and settled for a no skill required, easy future. However—while that stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth—it has managed to keep millions of young adults from pursuing rewarding, lucrative careers; and the lack of candidates entering the trade is being felt in all the trades across the country. A recent report noted that California is spending $6 million on a push to revive the reputation of vocational education, and $200 million to improve the delivery of it. They are not alone in this effort.
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Many companies spend tremendous resources making sure their customer’s journey is fluid and 5-star from beginning to end; but can they say the same about the attention they pay to their candidate’s journey? Even if we were not at the height of an ultra-competitive candidate market, businesses should take the time to think about what the experience is like for someone applying to their open jobs.
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For most people a New Year’s resolution is a vow to change something: an unhealthy lifestyle, not enough self-care, bad relationships, changing jobs, saving money, you get the idea. If you are one of the many who have vowed to find your dream job in the new year, you are pretty much set for success; it is a job seekers market and there is no end in sight.
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Unfortunately, it has become a common occurrence for candidates to ghost interviews in today’s world. Sadly, we are now seeing more and more candidates ghost start dates and offers in addition to interviews.
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