HR Across Industries | How to Recruit and Retain Teachers

In this series, BambooHR compares and contrasts HR practices and challenges across a wide variety of industries. This week’s post focuses on hiring and retention issues within the education industry. HR is challenging work no matter what organization or industry you find yourself in. But in the education industry, two challenges stand out for HR […]

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How to Scale a Team: Vision, Values, and Culture

BambooHR How to Scale a Team

It’s one thing to recognize that your organization needs to do more—get more clients, spend more advertising dollars, fix more software bugs, create more ad campaigns. It’s another thing to organize the teams that make it possible to achieve these goals. If this seems like a lot for one person to figure out with a […]

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How to Recruit Like the Big Guys on a Small Business Budget

Like any human relationship, bringing on a new employee is part strategy, part serendipity. But for a small business, there’s a third challenge in the mix: your time and budget are both limited. Smaller organizations don’t always have an HR team like large companies do. Your recruiting strategies may be undefined (or scribbled on a […]

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How to Build a Successful Employee Referral Program

How to Build a Successful Employee Referral Program

When you see a movie that blows your mind or eat at a restaurant that leaves you craving more, what’s one of the first things you do afterward? If you’re like most of us, you tell your friends all about it. Employee referral programs, when used effectively, tap into this human desire to share things […]

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4 Tips for Texting Candidates

We like to text. A lot. For Americans under the age of 50, texting is the dominant form of nonpersonal communication, with more than 6 billion texts sent a day (that’s 45 percent of the world’s texts!). Recruiters are no exception and why would they be? Compared to emailing candidates, text messaging yields better read […]

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Recruitment Strategies for Long-Term Employee Engagement

What is the overarching goal of your recruitment program? Before your organization can develop recruitment strategies, it needs to get recruiters, HR, and leadership on the same page with this simple question. The answer is usually more complicated than simply “to hire top talent”, because recruiting affects many parts of your organization in different ways. […]

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The Benefits of Internal Recruiting

The Benefits of Internal Recruiting

Hiring for a new or recently opened position can be a complicated and stressful process. A lot of effort goes into attracting, vetting, interviewing, and ultimately securing a candidate for the job. Even after all that, sometimes you end up with a candidate who isn’t a good fit, and the process starts all over again. […]

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5 Processes You Can Automate with Modern Recruitment Software

It’s a difficult market for companies who are searching for the best candidates or specialized skills. On average, it takes a company 28 days to fill an open vacancy, with the most difficult and time consuming-challenge being finding and evaluating qualified candidates. The recent emergence of automated solutions in HRMS poses a real opportunity to resolve […]

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Popular Interview Questions (And Why You Should Avoid Them)

Popular Interview Questions (And Why You Should Avoid Them)

The interviewing process can be overwhelming. You’re trying to gauge culture fit, determine qualifications, avoid bias, and compare multiple candidates—all while trying to make the individual on the other side of the table feel comfortable. If you haven’t prepared in advance, it’s easy to fall back on the most popular questions. But the most popular […]

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What Should I Wear to a Job Interview?

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Job Interview Attire 101 Even if your candidates aren’t asking you what they should wear to their job interview, you can be sure that they’re asking themselves. Helping them know what interview attire to wear to their job interview will go a long way as far as candidate experience goes. Later in the post, we […]

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