Friday, May 22, 2020

The Benefits of Hiring Boomerang Employees

The Benefits of Hiring Boomerang Employees Look out at the labor economy and you’ll find a dire situation for employers and recruiters entering 2017. The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest point in eight years. At the same time, the number of job openings nationwide is approaching 6 millionâ€"the highest number recorded since the statistic started being tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2000. The average cost per hire has risen to over $4,000 and essential roles that needed to be filled yesterday are remaining vacant for more than a month. Desperate times call for desperate measures, leading organizations to consider unlikely sources for talent more than ever. Perhaps that explains why “boomerang employees”â€"workers who leave a company voluntarily only to be rehired at a later timeâ€"are on the rise. If you’ve been hesitant to welcome back former employees, you’re certainly not alone. But opinions are changing, and the faux pas surrounding welcoming back these workers has all but disappeared. In fact, according to a study by Workplace Trends, 76 percent of HR professionals say they are more likely to hire boomerang employees now than in the past. At the same time, 40 percent of employees say they would consider returning to a company where they previously worked. You may very well have former employees in your network itching to return. These comeback kids offer a number of benefits over standard applicants. They bring with them proven success (where unknowns carry a ton of question marks), familiarity with company culture and processes (which means less training) and a reminder to coworkers thinking about leaving that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. The lower costs and effort needed to recruit boomerang employees can save companies up to $20,000 per hire. There’s a reason companies have been wary of these workers in the past though. Boomerang employees can cling stubbornly to old ideas, expect perks or increased compensation from their original tenure or bring back past friction with other employees. There’s no guarantee that they’re the best candidate in your pipeline for a certain position, and they also decided to leave once before. Who’s to say they won’t do it again? Should you decide the pros outweigh the cons, there’s still the question of how to actually woo great workers back. After all, have you actually thrown a boomerang? Without proper technique and practice, it can go sailing off never to be seen again. Given that 80 percent of employees say their former employers don’t have a strategy in place to encourage their return, that adds up to a lot of promising boomerangs never making their way back. If you’re part of this 80 percent, our infographic belowâ€"”How to Maintain Boomerang Employee Relations”â€"is here to offer guidance. In it we discuss tips and best practices to maintain contact with boomerang employees through every step of their trajectory, from when they leave to when they’re at their new gig and finally when they start looking for jobs again. We also highlight strategies you can use to entice former workers to reapply for their old job. The infographic also explains how solutions like an applicant tracking system can allow you to put these practices into place. You can import existing employee information in from your HRIS, add boomerangs to job opening candidate pools, track interactions, request performance feedback from managers, compare boomerangs with other promising job applicants and moreâ€"all without shifting precious resources away from your standard recruiting operations. Employees are more mobile than ever (over 3 million workers quit their jobs in July 2016 alone), but with the right strategy and software in place, you can catch a boomerang employee on their return journey and convince them to stay for good. About the author: Brian Westfall is senior market research associate for the applicant tracking system consulting firm  Software Advice, a Gartner company.

Monday, May 18, 2020

5 Books That Will Change Your Life [PODCAST] - Classy Career Girl

5 Books That Will Change Your Life [PODCAST] I’ve read a lot of books in the last 10 years, but looking back, these are the five books that truly changed my life. If you are ready to make a change, I highly recommend you read these books!   5 Books You Need to Read Subscribe  on  your favorite platform below: iTunes Google Play Music Stitcher Radio TuneIn iHeartRadio Sound Cloud 1) The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Pasapan This book helped me create a mission for my company and really narrow it down. The story of Bill Gates mission inspired me “A computer on every desk in every home”. After this, I came up with “Career Fulfillment for All Women” as CCG’s mission. And now that’s the focus of everything we do and every decision we make. The book also helped me break down my big goals and dreams and see them like dominoes and it’s the foundation of our Create Your Future 90-day planner. 2) The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey Where do I even start about how much this book changed my life? I know getting out of debt is a top goal for many of my readers. If it’s your goal, please get this book. They even have it at your library if you are struggling to find funds to read it. Or at least just find the baby steps. There are only 7. My husband and I are still following these. It’s not tough. I learned from this book to pay off the smallest debt first and then it just gets easier and easier as you see your debts disappear. I also loved just following these baby steps because you can get some quick wins!! It’s incredible! 3) The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren If you are wondering what you are on this earth for and what you should do with this life you have been given, this is the book for you. There is a purpose you are created for. A reason you are alive right now, to complete that purpose. I read this book a long time ago in college. I just read a chapter a day long before I had a career or even knew I would become an entrepreneur. I know it was a defining book on my professional path because with every job I had, I knew there was a purpose for it and a calling that I was getting closer to. Now I look back at all my jobs and see my path was directed by God’s purpose. Even my personal life was all leading to a bigger calling. I recently picked up this book again and it matches my work at CCG so much. Your life is no accident. You have a purpose. You were made for a mission and are uniquely designed to complete that mission. We each have gifts and strengths and unique experiences and personalities, you have to use what God gave you and be proud of it. When you find that thing and you use it, your life and career will fall into place! Your career won’t be tough stressful or boring if you are working in your purpose and doing what you are called to do. 4) The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Did you know there is a list of recommended things you can do each morning to completely change your morning which can in turn change your life. Now I can’t say I do this  Miracle Morning every morning (new mom life) but I have and when I do, it really impacts my day and gives me a better day. I love the SAVERS he mentions in his book. Silence. Affirmations. Visualization. Scribing. Reading. Exercising. I love that it’s just a simple list that you can go through you can really do this in just 6 minutes. 5) Essentialism by Greg McKeown This book was mailed to me by the author in my early blogging days when it came out. We did a book giveaway in 2014 the year I quit my day job and had a baby.   I have been on a big mission this year to say no to clutter in the way of me becoming the person I want to be. It is so very true that less is better and that if you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will. This book landed on my doorstep at the perfect time and I hope it does the same for you! Essentialism isn’t about getting more done in less time.  It’s about doing less, but better. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By challenging the assumption of “we can have it all” and “I have to do everything,” and replacing it with “the right thing, in the right way, at the right time,” we can regain control of our choices about where to spend our precious time and energies.  Essentialism gives us the roadmap and tools to apply more selective criteria to choose what is essential â€" in business and in life. I want to write a book. Can you go send me a message on Instagram and let me know what you’d like to read in my book? You May Also Like These Episodes: How To Publish a Book and Build Your Brand as an Author How to Create Effective Affirmations That Change Your Life

Friday, May 15, 2020

The 8 Most In-Demand IT Jobs In 2017

The 8 Most In-Demand IT Jobs In 2017 Though the economy of many countries remain stagnant, the field of information technology and computer science continues to grow at an impressive rate. This growth is mainly due to the increasing use of technology in commercial and domestic settings.?According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for IT experts is expected to grow by an average of 22 percent over the next 10 years. Not to mention, the job satisfaction rates and salaries for IT experts will improve by a larger margin Here the top eight hottest 2017 jobs for those who want to pursue a career in IT.1. ?SoftwareEngineereval?Software engineers design, develop, maintain and test the operation of structures and systems that make computers work. They apply the principles of computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to perform their duties. They earn an average salary of $102,280 per year, which is quite impressive.?The employment rate is projected to grow by 17 percent for the next one decade. This growth rate is considered much faster than the national average.2. Analytics Manager?Analytics managers work with companies to develop effective strategies for data analysis and reporting. Their typical duties include implementing analytic solutions, overseeing analytic operations to correct discrepancies, extracting information from multiple sources and building systems to transform raw data into actionable insights. Analytics managers earn an average salary of $108,000 per year. The 10-year job growth rate is at 30 percent.3. UX Designer?User experience ?Information security experts earn an average salary of $135,800 per year. The employment rate is projected to grow by 15 percent over the next 10 years. This is much faster than the national average.5.Network Engineereval?Network engineers work to ensure the organizations’ network is stable and secure. Their main responsibilities include managing and maintaining the network, overseeing user access to the network, providing backup systems, training staff on the best networking practices and integrating various devices into the network.?Other duties include selecting the right vps hosting provider for the organization’s website and ensuring everyone adheres to the rules governing network usage.?Network engineer earn $79,700 per year. The employment rate is expected to grow by 15 percent over the next 10 years.6.Quality Assurance Managereval?Quality assurance managers work with other IT staff to establish quality standards and monitor them against the agreed targets. Other duties include determining IT training needs and ensuring the IT infrastructures meet customer service standards and specific quality requirements for computer systems.??Quality assurance managers earn between $44,942 and $120,742 per year. The employment rate is expected to grow at a steady rate for the next 10 years.7.Information Security Analyst?Information security analysts detect and prevent cyber threats to an organization. Th eir typical duties involve planning, implementing and upgrading security measures, monitoring user access, conducting internal security audits and anticipating security incidents. Security analysts earn $92,600 per year.?The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment rate to grow by 18 percent over the next 10 years.8.Web Developer?Web developers apply their coding knowledge to design and maintain websites. They also take care of the web servers and ensure that they run smoothly without any downtimes. Web designers earn $66,130 per year.?The employment rate is expected to grow by 27 percent over the next 10 years.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Boost Your Career by Getting All The Facts

Boost Your Career by Getting All The Facts Boost Your Career by Getting All The Facts Boost Your Career by Getting All The Facts March 24, 2009 by Career Coach Sherri Thomas 2 Comments Hi Everyone!   As I sat at the car wash on Sunday waiting for my car to get sparkly clean, I learned something new by reading a small community newspaper â€" the unemployment rate in the city where I live (Chandler) is 4.6%.     That is significantly lower than my state’s average which is 7.1%, and even lower from the national rate that the media keeps harping on.   Just reading that simple fact lightened my mood and made me feel more hopeful.   If you’re feeling blue about the economy and your career situation, I encourage you to TURN OFF the TV, stop reading the newspapers, and conduct your own search to get ALL THE FACTS.   I’ve found a great website that allows you to view the unemployment rate by city, as well as identify the BEST markets for you!     Next, you only have ONE WEEK LEFT to get your FR*EE professional resume assessment â€" our special gift to YOU as part of our Career Coaching 360 community.   Just send us your resume at: with the subject line, “FREE Resume Assessment” along with a note about the types of jobs you’re looking to transition into.   Then, one of our professional resume writers will review your resume and e-mail you back specific strategies we recommend that will help you POWER UP YOUR RESUME and stand above your competition!   This is a special one-time only Thank You gift (-a $39 value!) that we’re offering FR*EE.   But you must do this TODAY, because this special ONE-TIME ONLY offer ends March 30th, 2009.   Finally, want to expand your network?   I’ve made it super easy for you to connect with me using   , , or by leaving a comment on the Career Coaching 360 blog As always, please let us know if there’s anything we can do to support you in your career by visiting the website at, or by calling our toll free number: (877) 559-4533 To your success! Sherri Thomas

Friday, May 8, 2020

How to Use Online Resume Writing Software

How to Use Online Resume Writing SoftwareWhen it comes to online resume writing, there are many tools and applications that can help you. Using these online resume writing software tools can make your job of online resume writing easier. This article will give you some advice on how to use these programs and help you out with the design and layout of your resume.The most important thing is to get yourself into a place where you are comfortable with your resume. You need to sit down and write it for at least a few hours. Write down your goals and future plans that you want to accomplish. Make sure that you write it down, even if you just want to glance at it later. If you miss something, you can always get it from later.Now that you have everything you need written down, you need to get into a place where you can easily take notes. It can be hard to write down every little detail because you have so many things that you may not want to write about. A great thing to do is to write down your skills that you feel are valuable and be sure to write down anything that is not mentioned. You may also want to consider getting a notebook or notepad and jotting down those things that you do not want to mention.You will want to print out the resume on your computer so that you can easily take it with you to the interview that you are attending. You will need to make sure that your resume is clear and to the point. When writing the skills, try to include a description of what it is. For example, if you are wanting to be a nurse then you should be sure to include that in your resume.Your resume should be clear and you will want to ensure that your potential employer can easily read it. This means that you will want to be sure that you have enough white space and that the text is readable. This is not always an easy thing to do and you will need to practice over to make sure that you have the best looking resume possible.Once you have written your resume, it is now time to mak e sure that it looks clean and organized. You may want to download a template that you can download to your computer and use that as a guide on how to go about organizing your resume. You can search through these websites and find exactly what you need. This way, you can always edit your resume later on. It is also a good idea to write down your goals and aspirations that you want to have as a person so that you can focus on the information that you want to have when it comes to your resume.You may even want to consider using a combination of different resume online writing tools to make sure that you do not forget anything. You may want to take these free tools and look at the ones that you like. Try to utilize these free tools to see what they offer and if they would work for you.You will be able to create your online resume with ease with the right online resume writing software. You will want to go through this article and find out the right tools that you need to use for your r esume. Then, you will be able to put all of the information that you want on your resume that you will be submitting online.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Adamson Resume Writing Company - One on One Help For Your Resume

Adamson Resume Writing Company - One on One Help For Your ResumeAdamson Resume Writing Company is a good place to start when it comes to your resume. They have everything you could need for your resume, all in one place. What makes their resume writing company stand out from the rest is that they provide one-on-one help whenever needed.If you want to get better at applying for jobs, you should look at the Adamson Resume Writing Company. Here's why: they have everything you need to improve your resume. You don't have to worry about everything. They have everything that you will need.If you're looking for a resume writing company to help you with your resume, look no further than Adamson. Their website is easy to navigate and if you're wondering what you can do to improve your resume, you can find all the information you need here.One of the first things you can do is find out the size of the company. The size of the company will determine how much time you'll need to spend there, as w ell as the costs associated with it. When you are looking for a resume writing company, this is important.Most people just start off with Adamson, and while that may be the best decision for them, it isn't the best decision for you. You should do a little research before you commit to anything. It is important that you see the work they do first-hand and be able to see their quality.Resume writing is not a bad thing to do. It helps you land the job you are looking for. It is just the way it works, and if you want to improve your resume, you should do it through their service. Since they have everything you need to help you, they are the best place to start when it comes to improving your resume. You should definitely give them a try.

Friday, April 17, 2020

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

9 Things You Can Do Today To Create Career Success with Cornelia Shipley - Work It Daily

9 Things You Can Do Today To Create Career Success with Cornelia Shipley - Work It Daily If you don’t like your job, you are not alone. A recent poll released by Gallop this summer revealed that nearly 90% of the world’s workforce is are unhappy and have fundamentally checked out! Join us as guest Cornelia Shipley, Executive Coach and Author of the #1 Best Seller Design Your Life: How to Create a Meaningful Life, Advance Your Career and Live Your Dreams as she shares the 9 things you can do today to reclaim the drivers seat of your career and begin to experience success on your terms. Whether you have simply gotten bored with your work or your current job “looked better in the brochure” there is a way out and Cornelia will show you exactly what to do today to begin to transform your situation. Go into the last quarter of this year with a clear plan to join the 10% of the workforce who actually LIKE their JOB! Here is what you will learn: Key factors often overlooked in crafting a vision for your career that inspires you How to create a brand that speaks for you and opens doors to the work you have real passion for Recognize what makes a job right for you How to get the right support to enable your success Best way to tell your story Plus QA at the end You can get more advice from Cornelia by downloading her 10 Top Influence Strategies here.   Have you joined our career growth club?Join Us Today!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

How to explain career gaps in your resume to an employer

How to explain career gaps in your resume to an employerIts easy to picture your career as one long, unbroken path, from the start of adulthood to the day you retire. You know whats not so easy? Reality. Life can get in the way of even the best-planned career paths, causing gaps and disruption in your employment history. Maybe you took time off for personal health reasons or to take care of a child or family member. Maybe you got laid off, and it took longer than expected to find a new gig. Maybe, at one point, you decided to go backpacking through Lithuania for a year. Whatever the cause, youre not alone. And a gap isnt a dealbreakerwe promise. So lets look at ways to approach breaks in your work history as youre looking for a new job. googletag.cmd.push(function() googletag.display(div-gpt-ad-1467144145037-0) ) 5 rules to explaining a resume gap1. Be honestLying on a resume is always going to be a huge no-no. (And in these days of easily Googleable personalinfo, its a fast way to self-sabotage.) If youre trying to spin a work gap, dontput dates on your resume that dont exist.What you can do is format your resume so that brief gaps arent so glaringly obvious. For example, instead of saying that you worked at X company from March 2014 to February 2018, you can use just the years (20142018).2. Be selectiveYour resume doesnt necessarily need to include every single job youve ever held, especially if youve already been working for a long time. Its acceptable to omit jobs (especially far-back ones or jobs that are not super-relevant to the job for which youre applying now) and focus on the most relevant.3. Be a format rebelTheres no hard-and-fast rule that your resume needs to follow the oh-so-traditional format of header, opening line/objective, then work experience. Instead, if youre trying to spin an employment gap, consider using a skills-based resume format, which puts the Skills section front and center before your work history.Remember your resume is a prof essional narrative, and you control that. If you want to make the story your skills and qualifications rather than the amount of time spent in other jobs, you can make that the focus.4. Be productive during your time awayIf youre anticipating an upcoming break or youre still in one as you start to think about what comes next, make sure youre using your time to stay current on any necessary skills or certifications youll need. Keeping your toe in the water can make for a much easier narrative to sell when youre ready to get back to the full-time grind.5. Be prepared to talk about itHowever you decide to frame the gap in your resume, it maycome up in the interview. This shouldnt be a hide your shame situation.People understand that life throws challenges that require us to make choicesor adjustments. Whatever caused the break in your resume, it happened. Itsokay to own that. But do keep in mind that kompetenzprofil employers arent allowed tomake hiring decisions based on your personal or family status, so youre notobligated to give details. Its okay to keep it general.Like with your resume, this is your chance to make the narrative what you want it to be, and emphasize the positive aspects. Emphasize what you learned from the experience, and what makes you ready to pick back up with this new job.If you were fired or laid off I welchesnt expecting things to shake out that way, but it gave me a chance to dig deep into my career goals, build new skills, and refocus my energies.If you chose to take time off to travel or similar Id reached a point where I needed to take a breather and re-evaluate my career path. It helped me build my skills and taught me so much about working with people from different cultures and perspectives. And now Im back with more energy and focus than ever.If you had healthissues I was going through a tough time, and decided to take the time toconcentrate on getting better. Im a stronger person for devoting that time tomy recovery, and Im rea dy to take on what comes next.If you were takingcare of family I decided to prioritize my family for the past two years.Now Im in a position to pick up my career and focus on my professional goals.Plus, after juggling this care and other responsibilities, my time managementand organizational skills are stronger than everExplaining gaps in your employment history may not be your ideal situation, but it shouldnt be a source of despair, either. Be positive and make sure youre emphasizing all the things that make you a great candidate, and youll be ready.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Buzzwords To Include And Avoid On Your Resume

Buzzwords To Include And Avoid On Your Resume Buzzwords to include and avoid on your resumeSure, youre a hard-working innovator with excellent communication skillsunfortunately, so is nearly every job applicant youre competing with, at least according to their resumes. Its time to break from hackneyed buzzwords that carry zero weight in the eyes of a recruiter or hiring manager.Any clich seems shallow in a resume, says Lori Scherwin, executive coach and founder of New York Citybased Strategize That.Check out this list of buzzwords and schlagworts you should avoid on your resume, along with some tips on how to better use that precious real estate on your job application materials.Hard workerWhat you think it says Im dedicated to doing my job well.Of course youre a hard worker Even if you arent, its not like youre going to admit otherwise on your resume.Instead of stating the obvious, prove it. Give real-life examples of how you go the extra mile, says Cheryl Palmer, an executive caree r coach and owner of Call to Career in Fayetteville, Georgia.Better buzzword Include the word achieved, and back it up with examples of what youve accomplished. For example, you could say, Achieved sales goal for three consecutive years with a reduced staff. This shows that you, and your staff, are hard-working while you avoid saying so directly, suggests Palmer.Creative, outside the box, innovativeWhat you think it says I come up with good, new ideas.If you could actually think outside the box, youd be able to phrase it less blandly, Scherwin says. These trite descriptors can actually undermine your case if you dont back them up with specifics.To really show off your creativity, shareexamples of how you developed and implemented new ideas or processes. If you work in a creative field, such as advertising or web design, pursue industry awards, which can serve as outside validation for the uniqueness of your work.Better buzzword Include the word created. It shows that youve produced something new and original.Excellent communicatorWhat you think it says I know how to talk and listen to people to get stuff done.Rule of thumb If you have to tell people you are something, you likely arent that something. You must embody a trait for people to take notice.Instead of dropping in this meaningless phrase, provide examples of how your communication skills led to specific positive outcomes.Better buzzwords Use the words listen and improve to indicate how your actions made the company better. I listened to my customers feedback and used that information to create a streamlined process that improved efficiency by two hours.ResponsibleWhat you think it says Im in charge of this.Your resume is no place for vagueness, and writing responsible on your resumeas in, I was responsible for xyzleaves it unclear exactly what role you played.Get specific about the level of authority you had. If you managed the project, say that. If you launched it, say that.Better buzzwords Hiring man agers prefer mora specific words, like managed or directed, with details about your contribution, according to Palmer. And use numbers to make your accomplishments stand out. Metrics, data, or any kind of stats help recruiters and hiring managers see the impact you made.ExpertWhat you think it says Im the best at this.There may be portions of your job that you know so well, you can do them with your eyes closedbut that doesnt mean you get to claim expert on your resume. True experts dont need to proclaim their elite status instead, they let their well-earned reputations on the job speak for themselves.Better buzzwords Use action words, such as published or delivered, to demonstrate your professional clout. Focus on your yearsof experienceand training, and give examples that show off your authority. For example, Published 10 articles in industry magazines, or, Delivered keynote address at three industry conferences.Check your languageYou want your resume to appear fresh and contempor ary, but you also want it to say something that hiring managers would consider valuable. Want to make sure your writing efforts are paying off?Get a free resume evaluation today from the experts atMonsters Resume Writing Service. Youll get detailed feedback in two business days, including a review ofyour resumes appearance and content, and a prediction of a recruiters first impression.Generate buzz without fizzing out.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Keep Your Hiring Process Moving Forward -- Even During a Scandal

Keep Yur Hiring Process Moving Forward -- Even During a ScandalFirst Uber, then Volkswagen, and now Wells Fargo. 2017 isnt lacking in corporate America scandals and they dont seem to be ending anytime soon. The most recent one hitting newsstands is Wells Fargo, which has uncovered up to 1.4 million more fake accounts after digging deeper into the banks broken sales culture. These accounts have cost about 190,000 accounts to be slapped with unnecessary fees.While its obvious to see how the scandal continues to affect customers, Wells Fargos hiring process is inevitably suffering as well. This means as Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo CEO, is off-putting out PR fires and attempting to save the companys image, recruiters will be working equally as hard to ramp up recruiting efforts. Convincing quality talent that your company is worth their while after a scandal large or small is an intimidating feat. Heres how you can keep up with your hiring process no matter what challenges your company is facing 1. Make one statement and stick to it.For Wells Fargo recruiters, I suggest they ask one question and make one statement. Is this an isolated event and do I believe senior leaders are committed to fixing?If the answer is yes, Id make the following statement to candidates At Wells Fargo we acknowledge weve made mistakes and jeopardized the trust and loyalty of our customers. Were not running away from our responsibilities. We also acknowledge that adversity is the very best builder of character. Our current and future employees are the most important part of regaining customer trust. This work is not for the faint of heart. If youre interested in being on the forefront of the most important work an iconic US company will ever make, we should talk.The worst thing a recruiter can do during the hiring process is justify, blame, reject responsibility, sugar coat or paint the situation as unicorns, butterflies, and babies. Recruiters need to be real and credible as they are role m odels for what Wells Fargo stands for moving forward.Hugh Blane, President of Claris Consulting2. Own up to your imperfections.I dont believe many small businesses will ever have to face such a public relations debacle that United went through a few months ago or what Uber is currently going through. However, brde summer we did have a PR miniature nightmare on our hands.You see one, of the small business owners who uses our platform to cut grass accidentally let one of our customers dog out of the fence and schwefellost her dog. It was an unfortunate situation that we had little control over. However, our customer took to social media and local Facebook groups. They proceeded to blast that the GreenPal platform lost her dog. Hateful comments, direct messages, and hateful emails ensued.I remembered reading how Steve Jobs handled the iPhone 4 dropped call public relations disaster. He just said publicly, phones arent perfect, we arent perfect.Dont be afraid to admit to job candidates that your company isnt perfect. bryanmclaytonClick To TweetTaking a page out of that playbook, I calmly handled the situation in a similar fashion and responded to all the online chatter saying our vendors arent perfect, and our platform is not perfect, we are not perfect. In the end, it all worked out. We joined forces with the local service provider, found her dog, and were able to give the story a happy ending.Bryan Clayton, CEO of GreenPalRecommended Reading Check out our recent post about stopping the panic surrounding the talent pool shortage. 3. Highlight your strengths.General recruiting should highlight the companys financial and industry viability, stability, and continued growth. Recruitment advertising should also mention the companys past or recent humanitarian, volunteer, or corporate social responsibility successes. When working with a very high-profile company that was facing a public relations challenge, the company failed to address the concerns of its employees. I nstead, they focused on appeasing the general public, media, and key stakeholders. When resulting budget cuts resulted in job cuts, terminated employees created more negative press and poor community relations for the company. The employees who remained lost loyalty for the company because they felt like the company did not care about them. This had a huge impact on the company not being able to recruit for new or vacated positions as well as being able to maintain essential personnel.Recruiting during a scandal is important, but dont forget about your current team.Click To TweetWe helped HR craft authentic language that made past and present employees aware of major updates regarding the issue. We also consistently communicated the company being able to survive and the companys concern for employee welfare. As a result, employee morale improved, its public image improved, HR significantly improved its recruitment of numerous highly qualified candidates, and the company improved its ability to retain great, competent, and dedicated employees. Dr. Rene Carr, CEO of The Carr Advisory Group4. Stick to the program.Its not your job as a recruiter to resolve the scandal or to come up with positioning or public statements. However, it is your responsibility to know what that strategy is and to only use approved language when talking about the scandal. Mixed messaging can increase reputational risk. Should the scandal result in a lawsuit, contradictory public statements can undermine the companys litigation strategy.For a client facing allegations of sex discrimination in employment practices, we countered the narrative by (among other things) getting high-profile regional media coverage of the companys commitment to diversity at all levels, profiling a number of its C-Suite women executives.Warren Cooper, Senior Communications Director of Evergreen PartnersHow do you keep your hiring process alive and well during public company struggles? Let us know