The Priority Blog

After "Finding the Right Fit" for over 20 years, we have decided to share some of our network's experience with our valued clients. The Priority Blog is a place for employers, employees, Human Resources professionals, job seekers and other professionals to collaborate and share information on a host of HR related topics.

Hiring People with Disabilities Creates Opportunities For You and Them

Society has placed a label on individuals with a disability. This label has restricted specific individuals in many ways, but the issue that is being largely recognized today is that organizations shy away from hiring people with disabilities. There is an assumption that someone who has a disability is unable to participate in the work force. It is the perception of disability that leaves them struggling for independence.  

Working with Disabilities

 

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Recruitment Strategy For Small Business

"Recruiting: If you’re not actively thinking about it all the time, you’re doing it wrong."

Think about the costs of recruitment: How much do you pay yourself per hour? How long is it going to take you to write a job description, job ad, screen resumes, phone screen, in-person interviews, check references and negotiate salary? The answer is “practically forever.” This could be a month-long process (or more) resulting in a significant time commitment away from your core business. Someone also needs to coordinate all of the interactions with the candidates and manage all resulting inquiries. Your job ad needs to be up long enough to attract a pool of candidates, and the good ones still have schedules and other interviews, not to mention their busy references who don’t have time to stop everything they’re doing to answer your call today. When you realise you need someone to start soon, you also realise you should have started looking a long time ago. 

Recruitment Magnifying Glass

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Candidates Own the Recruitment Process

If you’re job hunting right now, you’ve probably faced a lot of rejection. You’ve also had some issues with people not bothering to call you back or give you any feedback. The worst thing you can do in this situation is complain. Complaining pegs you as a whiner and will make people not want to deal with you. One of the most important parts of the recruitment process is making sure that everyone involved is really excited to have you one the team, should you be the chosen candidate. This includes the poor person who has to deal with all of the angry candidates when a competition takes too long. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when you’re dealing with these people.

 

Recruitment Process

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Finding Your Right Fit

There is a significant cost associated with the time it takes to find, recruit, onboard and train a new employee. When you get it wrong, you lose the money you spent the first time and then you have to spend it all again. Take the proper steps to make sure you find the right person the first time.

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The Four Agreements for Job Seekers

A friend gave me the book, “The Four Agreements” and after reading it a few times, it occurred to me that the book could alternatively be titled “The Job Seekers Survival Guide.”  Looking for a new job takes courage because it means you acknowledge a change needed in your life.  Looking for a new job takes vulnerability, as you are being judged by others who determine your fate.  The Four Agreements are pretty simple.  Here are the agreements and how to apply them to your job search:

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Looking For a Job Really is the Worst Job in the World

“Looking for a job is the worst job in the world” moaned a new client this morning.

Does it have to be that way? 

Here are some tips on transforming your job search from a depressing, alone –in- the- basement type of torture:

A successful job search is not conducted in a vacuum. You need to lay the foundation – ask yourself – who am I? Find out what makes you tick, what you value and what would drive you crazy if you had to do it every day. Take available self-assessments and get to know yourself, and understand how you fit into the world.  Use different tools like Charity Village’s Career Assessment tool to help understand your strengths and values.

 

Dream Job

 

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The Best Leaders Are Criticized By Their Teams

The best leaders know what gets the best from their teams; a clear goal, a strong culture, and the empowerment of individuals to get the right things done.  But what happens when there is doubt or even disagreement between a leader and their team?  It is no surprise that poor leaders face criticism; but it is true to say that very often the best leaders are criticized. 

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Engaging With Recruiters

There are many misconceptions about recruiters and what they do. What’s most important to remember is that recruiters face a constant barrage of incoming resumes and job applicants. You’ll want to stand out from the crowd in a good way. Here are a few tips to stand out.

Pick ME

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Networking Doesn’t Stop Being Important Just Because You’re Employed

Remember when you were looking for work, and people kept telling you the best way to find employment was to network both on and offline? Well once you start working, your networking shouldn’t stop. Opportunities are going to continue to present themselves outside of your current position and you still need to be visible to really take advantage of them.

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The Job Search in 2014

If you hadn’t already noticed, the job search has changed significantly over the past 10 years. Sitting at home applying for posted positions should be one of many things that you’re doing to look for work. Traditionally, the job hunt included sitting at your kitchen table checking job boards and reading the want ads. This should only be a small percentage of your overall job search strategy. Generally you’ll pick several major job boards that you frequent, and after about a week you have caught up to applying for the jobs that interest you, and you’re waiting for more. Here are a few steps to make sure you make the best use of your time.

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