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HRM Direct and LinkUp Announce Integration Partnership for Recruitment Marketing & Job Distribution

Posted by Afton Funk

Mar 19, 2013 3:52:00 PM

HRM Direct and LinkUp today announced an integration partnership that will enable HRM Direct clients to leverage LinkUp's cutting-edge Job Search Engine to promote their jobs to a larger audience and increase candidate applications for free.

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Essential Criteria for Selecting an Applicant Tracking System [Part 2]

Posted by Afton Funk

Jan 24, 2013 11:29:00 AM

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Topics: Applicant Tracking System, Recruiting & Sourcing

Essential Criteria for Selecting an Applicant Tracking System [Part 1]

Posted by Afton Funk

Jan 22, 2013 11:08:00 AM

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Topics: Applicant Tracking System, Recruiting & Sourcing

HRM Direct Listed in Top 20 Talent Management Companies

Posted by Afton Funk

Jan 15, 2013 12:11:00 PM

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I-9, E-Verify, and Tentative Non-Confirmation

Posted by Afton Funk

Dec 1, 2012 12:02:00 PM

I-9 forms are one of those incredible mysteries of the modern era. The paper form is only a page long, and seems simple at first glance, but there are predators lurking in the shadows. All said, the forms are filled out by employers incorrectly an incredible 50% of the time. This often happens because HR often cannot oversee all of the hiring processes in every location, and there is incredible detail in the small print. This remarkable number of mistakes puts companies at risk for serious ducats. HRM is soon releasing the i9Pad which automates all of this, and helps companies get the document right the first time. We think that is pretty cool.

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Topics: Onboarding, Recruiting & Sourcing

4 reasons why paperless human resources rocks more than scissors.

Posted by Afton Funk

Oct 7, 2012 3:02:00 PM

Job offers come with the inevitable packets of onboarding forms that we must send via FedEx before candidates can officially start working. I can’t help but think that using all that paper, money, manpower and gas on sending an envelope from New York to my campus in Medford, MA is all wasted when a simple e-mail could have accomplished the same thing.

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Topics: Onboarding

Strong Hiring Manager-Recruiter Relationships Will Make the Best Hire

Posted by Afton Funk

Sep 13, 2012 1:06:00 PM

By: Don Kim

As a recruiter, it is your job to know your client company and find the best possible fit for their open position.  Delivering an excellent candidate to your client not only makes them happy, but it also increases your credibility as a competent recruiter.

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Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Going Paperless. Tips for Making the Leap

Posted by Afton Funk

Jul 23, 2012 12:02:00 PM

By: Don Kim

So you’ve made the decision to go with a paperless applicant tracking system (ATS). You’re researching vendors and throwing out your now unnecessary file cabinets.  Good for you, but that doesn’t mean you can go on autopilot now. Although a paperless system will reduce your workload, you will have to put in some effort to make a smooth transitioning from paper to paperless. Always here to help you, the HRM Direct team has compiled a list of tips and pointers to keep in mind when making the transition.

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Topics: Onboarding, Applicant Tracking System

Recruiting Metrics to Reach Your Goals in Half the Time

Posted by Afton Funk

Apr 17, 2012 4:37:00 PM

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Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Shake Up Your Interviews with 10 Questions to get Insightful & Useful Responses from Candidates

Posted by Afton Funk

Mar 11, 2012 9:56:00 AM

Most job candidates will have heard the same types of interview questions reworded a thousand times by the time they interview with your company.  With candidates ready for every question you have, it can be hard to garner sincere responses in an interview.  But without those sincere responses, how will you ever know if a candidate is a good fit for your company?  The answer is you probably won’t!  Below are some questions that can help to get past the pre-packaged answers and see the person behind the resume:

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Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing