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Tracy Tedesco is an experienced Job Search Strategist and Consultant who consults with job seekers and employers with issues related to recruitment and employment.

A healthy recruiting process is a happy, effective recruiting process. But sometimes a recruiting process gets sick. Is yours? In order to help you accurately diagnose your recruiting process, I’ve put together this checklist of red-flags. Sky-high candidate rejection rate If your company keeps making offers, and candidates keep on turning them down. Something in your recruiting process is wrong. Is it your offering package? Is there something missing in your candidate experience process? Worse, is there a bigger red-flag waving from the walls of your company? You have to gather data ...

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Beneath the surface of job boards, company career pages, and Quick Apply jobs on Indeed and LinkedIn lies the secret world of real world recruiting. As in after you submit your resume online, what really goes down is very different from what job seekers think. A world filled with back-channel references where hiring managers speak with former coworkers without a candidate’s permission. A world full of algorithm-based selection systems where even if you’re a great candidate, you won’t ever hear back unless you have an optimized resume that nails the specifications in the job description. ...

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While Applicant Tracking Systems have been around for many years, the code that is at the base of essential Recruiting tools have not kept up with changes in Talent Acquisition or delivering a superior candidate experience. Applicant Tracking Systems have primarily done one job and they've done it extremely well - tracking and managing applicants via workflow and compliance tools. Today, the demands on recruiting are so much more than just tracking applicants. An ATS needs to deliver on a wide range of functionality: online sourcing, CRM, job posting, social media integration, ...

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