Tips and Templates

Compelling Job Ads

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3 Ways Your Job Ad Is Confusing Applicants

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

You know how important it is to write a compelling job ad – it is an advertisement, after all – but when you post your job on an online job board, you may be inadvertently providing a confusing candidate experience if you aren’t paying close attention to what you include in the ad.

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Why Isn’t Anyone Applying to My Job Ad?

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Your company is hiring. You’ve determined the position’s requirements, written a job ad, and published it on a job board. Instead of waves of applicants, you only get a handful (or worse, zero). Where have all the candidates gone?

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Writing Effective Job Ads to Get the Applicants You Want

Written by Erin Coursey, iHire, LLC

Crafting an effective ad is essential to generate interest from qualified, motivated applicants who are well-suited to your organization. Check out this guide to help you construct an ad that will attract top candidates.

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Attract Top Talent

Written by iHire, LLC

Simplify the process of finding your next great hire with this quick and easy job ad template, complete with step-by-step building blocks and examples.

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7 Keys to a Compelling Job Ad

Written by iHire, LLC

Writing a compelling and informative job ad is a critical step to getting great responses.

Hiring Advice

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5 Great Reasons to Hire During the Holidays

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Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Actively hiring during the holidays is pointless, right? Think again! With less competition, an extremely dedicated candidate pool, and a chance to start the New Year ahead of the game, November and December are great months to hire.

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Telephone Reference Checking Template [Free Download]

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Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Checking references is an arduous but critical step in the applicant screening and hiring processes, and our reference checking template will help to ensure you do it the right way each time.

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The Right Way to Treat Rejected Candidates

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Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

“I can’t wait to reject these applicants!” said no hiring manager ever. Candidate rejection can be a difficult and sensitive task, and it’s critical to know how to reject a candidate without burning bridges or providing a negative experience.

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Hiring & Managing Millennials: Key Tips All Employers Should Know

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Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Regardless of what you may think about millennials, they've become the largest generation in the workforce and their influence on the economy will only continue to grow. Learn all you need to know about hiring and managing the millennial generation.

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5 Tips for a Successful Social Media Screening Strategy

Written by Erin Coursey, iHire, LLC

Interested in harnessing social media to help screen job applicants and identify top talent? These five tips will help you build your strategy.

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30 Applicant Prescreening Question Ideas You Can Use Today

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Applicant prescreening questions can be major time savers in the hiring process. By asking potential candidates to answer a few questions along with submitting their resume and/or cover letter, you can get a better idea of who your top contenders are (and aren’t) at a glance.

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Applicant Screening Checklist

Written by Lisa Shuster, WorkMoreHuman

We know you have a lot on your plate, and applicant screening can be a lengthy process. Our job applicant screening checklist can help!

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3 Simple Ways to Attract Passive Candidates

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

When you have a hard-to-fill position open on your team, recruiting can feel like finding a needle in a haystack these days. Focusing your efforts on active job seekers alone won’t cut it anymore. You have to recruit passive candidates as well.

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Find the Right Hire: How to Review Candidate Resumes and Applications

Written by Lisa Shuster, WorkMoreHuman

The hiring process can be incredibly time consuming. Most recruiters and hiring managers don’t have a lot of time to spare, and the prospect of reviewing hundreds of resumes can seem downright daunting. The good news is that being planful with your recruiting efforts can make the candidate review process much more efficient and enable you to hire your next great team member!

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Determining Salary for a New Employee? Read These Tips.

Written by Lisa Shuster, WorkMoreHuman

Many organizations “wing it” when it comes to determining salary for a new employee, but that approach can backfire and result in you losing your top candidates. Follow these steps to help guide your decision making when it comes to new hire compensation.

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Want to Attract Top Talent? Start with SEO.

Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Implementing SEO for job posts can be a bit intimidating, but these tips can help! Learn how to use keywords and optimize your job posting's landing page, as well as the importance of mobile and voice search.

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Get the Most out of Your Recruiting Budget with These 5 Tips

Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

There are a number of cost-effective approaches you can use to streamline your company’s hiring process and maximize your recruiting budget. Learn the best way to allocate your resources and attract top-notch talent.

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Want to Improve Recruitment and Employee Retention? Start with Work-Life Balance.

Written by Lisa Shuster, WorkMoreHuman

Promoting work-life balance can positively impact your business’ overall health, employee retention capabilities, and talent acquisition efforts. Find out how to help your team members balance their professional responsibilities and personal obligations.

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Get Control of Your Recruiting Budget in 3 Steps

Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Putting together a detailed recruiting budget may seem daunting, but following these three steps can help you improve the way you plan and manage your staffing operation.

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Find the Right Resumes: Boolean Search 101

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Google has made it extremely easy for us to find what we need. Their search gets smarter and smarter all the time. Unfortunately, there are times when we need to “untrain” ourselves from the ease of Google searching. Experienced hiring managers and recruiters who search resume databases know this all too well. To find the right resumes in a resume database, you have to understand Boolean search.

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Can Your Company Afford the Cost of a Bad Hire?

Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Hiring mistakes can lead to numerous negative impacts including lost productivity, wasted overhead, and squandered training expenses. But what is the real cost of a bad hire?

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10 Great Ways to Recognize Employees – For Free!

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Recognition makes us feel good. While not everyone likes to be acknowledged in the same way, appreciation from others is a key driver of continued success and growth (in fact, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs places belonging, esteem, and self-actualization at the top of the pyramid).

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How to Make an HR Process Poster [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Sara McGuire, Venngage

So many conflicts in the workplace seem to come down to poor communication. And delivering wrong information during the employee onboarding process can be particularly damaging. So how do you help communicate workplace processes so that they can be easily understood and perpetuated?

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Cash or Golf Clubs? How Should You Reward Employee Referrals?

Written by Lisa Shuster, WorkMoreHuman

What makes the best employee incentive? Cash is often the reward of choice for most employers, but is it really the best option? Find out if cash is really king when it comes to rewarding employee referrals.

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Create an Employee Referral Program in 5 Steps

Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Employee referrals are more cost-effective than traditional hiring approaches and consistently produce better hires in shorter timeframes. Read on to learn how to launch your own employee referral program.

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Everything You Need to Know About XML Feeds

Written by Erin Schwartz, iHire, LLC

XML is a tool that can be used for sharing data across various networks or devices. Find out how you can use an XML feed to promote open positions your company is looking to fill.

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10 Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Referral Program

Written by Lisa Shuster, WorkMoreHuman

Employee referral programs are the most effective means of hiring. But just because you build it does not mean they will come. Avoid these ten mistakes to get the most out of your referral initiative.

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Engaging & Retaining the Millennial Workforce

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

According to a 2014 Elance-oDesk, Inc. and Millennial Branding study (“The 2015 Millennial Majority Workforce”) as well as US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ predictions, millennials will represent the majority of the workforce by 2015 and make up 75% of personnel by 2030. Who are millennials, and what should hiring professionals know about them?

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Why You Should Be Using Culture-Based Recruiting

Written by Erin Coursey, iHire, LLC

For years, employers have filled open positions on the gut instinct that certain applicants would be a good fit. Now, culture-based recruiting is making this compatibility an official part of the process.

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Enhance Employee Onboarding with Social Media

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

With social media permeating just about every aspect of our lives today, it is not surprising that social tools have a variety of applications in onboarding programs as well.

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7 Ideas to Enhance Your Onboarding Process

Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

The quality and execution of your onboarding program can have a major impact on an employee’s ability to assimilate to your company’s policies, procedures, and culture. Use these tips to help your new hires hit the ground running!

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Find Top Talent and Save Money with Employer Branding

Written by Erin Coursey, iHire, LLC

While the time commitment and strategic planning that goes into branding your company may seem like a daunting and unnecessary task, these four reasons show the importance and value of doing so.

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6 Ways to Provide a Great Candidate Experience

Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Here are six strategies that you can implement to enhance your company’s candidate experience and generate interest from the right kinds of professionals.

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6 Reasons Why Referrals Make Great Hires

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

If you value quality over quantity when it comes to hiring, consider sourcing candidates from employee referrals. From time and cost savings to improved morale and retention among your existing workforce, the benefits of utilizing referrals are numerous.

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4 Reasons To Run Background Checks

Written by GoodHire

Hiring is one of the riskiest decisions a hiring manager or business owner makes. Read about a few of the reasons why background checks are so important.

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Tips and Tricks for Finding the Right Intern for Your Company

Written by Erin Coursey, iHire, LLC

With the current growth of undergraduate and graduate students seeking relevant work experience to build their resumes and professional networks, the reasons to support an internship program are becoming increasingly compelling.

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A Guide to Checking Candidate References

Written by Erin Coursey, iHire, LLC

References are not only useful for validating information obtained from resumes, interviews, and other sources, but can also provide substantial new material.

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What is OFCCP?

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Are you a federal contractor/subcontractor planning to hire personnel? Read this quick guide to OFCCP enforcement procedures and laws.

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10 Tips to Relieve Work-Related Stress

Written by Freddie Rohner, iHire, LLC

Occupation-related stress can be a serious problem, but a trait that turns a good manager/employer into a great one is the ability to identify a staff member who is overstressed and help them resolve the issue.

Industry Reports

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October 2017 Dental Industry Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

iHireDental's total count of candidates increased by nearly 3,000 in October. See what else has changed since last month in our latest infographic.

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September 2017 Dental Industry Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Check out our September 2017 infographic on all-things jobs and job seekers in the dental industry.

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August 2017 Dental Industry Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

What was the most in-demand dental position in August 2017? Which skills were the most popular in job seeker profiles? View this infographic to find out.

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July 2017 Dental Industry Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

Introducing the "Dental Industry Report: Jobs and Job Seekers" brought to you by iHireDental! Check back each month for insightful data on who's hiring what, when, and where and learn more about dental job seekers.

Employee Referral Template

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Employee Referral Email Template

Written by iHire, LLC

Tap into the goldmine at your organization by sending current employees this sample referral email template with information about your current open position.

Communication Templates

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3 Job Offer Templates Every Hiring Manager Needs

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Written by Erin Coursey, iHire, LLC

Clarity is the key to writing an effective job offer letter. Avoid potential issues by using one of these sample letters to write the job offer that's right for your organization.

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Verbal Job Offers: Snag Top Candidates before the Competition

Written by Erin Coursey, iHire, LLC

Don't let great candidates get away! Call your potential new hire with a verbal job offer to prevent them from accepting a position at another company.

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Engage Your Team: 30+ Awesome Post Ideas for Engauge

Written by Natalie Winzer, iHire, LLC

You've downloaded Engauge and invited your team members – now what? Communicate with your employees and keep them engaged with these post ideas!

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Acknowledgement of Application Template

Written by iHire, LLC

Adapt this sample acknowledgement of application for your purposes and respond to job applicants quickly and easily.

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Interview Invitation Template

Written by iHire, LLC

Congratulations on discovering some strong applicant talent! Complete this sample interview invitation and get ready to meet your next great hire.

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Application Rejection Letter Template

Written by iHire, LLC

This application rejection email template is the quick and easy solution for responding to candidates whose resumes don’t make the cut for your current open position.

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Letter of Interest Template

Written by iHire, LLC

Uncover some top-notch talent? Take the first step toward making your next great hire with this letter of interest template.

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Follow up Letter of Interest Template

Written by iHire, LLC

Plug your information into this simple follow up letter of interest template to reach out to nonresponsive job seekers to set up an interview.