Recruiters: 7 Good Reasons You Aren't Finding Quality Candidates
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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It can be a hard job trying to fill a position with a quality candidate who will not only take the job but stay at the company. Recruiters and HR professionals today are tasked with finding top talent in a job market where many recent grads face unemployment or underemployment, or are seen as ill-prepared to take on today’s business world.

But despite the challenges, companies depend on recruiters and HR professionals to seal the deal and get talent in the door. If you’re finding it to be more difficult than ever to do that, here are a few good reasons, according to Ashley Mosley, community eEngagement manager at InternMatch, you’re losing out:

1. You don’t have a strategy, or the one you do have is poor.

2. You’re just not connecting.

3. You aren’t showing them what you’re made of.

4. You haven’t spread the word.

5.You’re not leaving your mark with something extra.

6. You have no idea what your competitors are doing.

7. You never follow up.

If any of the above applies to you, it’s best to find innovative ways to turn things around, improving on your tactics to ensure that exemplary talent want to work for your company or the company you’re filling positions for.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.