United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Get Ready for the Class of 2019

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jul 16, 2019 12:47:31 PM

It's July, and that means that across the country college seniors have graduated and are entering the workforce. They’ve got good reason to be optimistic. CNBC reports that companies are looking to hire 16 percent more graduates than they did in 2018. In fact, it’s the biggest increase in hiring since 2007, the last class to graduate before the Great Recession.

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Topics: Job Candidates, Millennials in the Workforce, young professionals, college graduates

Shrinking Talent Pools Mean Shifting Hiring Strategies

Posted by: Bill Olson    Oct 16, 2018 12:45:32 PM

The labor market is tighter than ever, so people in hiring capacities need to be ready to win potential workers from competitors.

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Topics: recruiting, Job Candidates, Job Interviews, company culture, attracting talent

To Identify the Best Candidate, Ask the Right Questions

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jul 3, 2018 1:01:48 PM

Are the questions you’re asking potential employees truly helping you identify the best candidate? Increasingly, employers are learning that questions don’t need to be interesting, just effective. Instead of asking a candidate about their favorite superhero, which is essentially another way of asking them what their super power would be, ask them what they like to do for fun. Ask about the good they care about in the world.

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Topics: Job Candidates, Job Interviews, Interview Questions