What's really going on with recruiting in Eastern Iowa? It's hard to say. The Gazette has been following reports of increasing numbers and previously unreported numbers of Iowans seeking jobless benefits. What we do know is that Iowa Workforce Development will stop issuing the additional Federal Pandemic benefits June 12. So after that, things should be gravy, right? How can companies really compete for top hires? Hiring in our market has always been complex due to our low population - most working-age adults are working. And since we aren't growing in population, we have to work with what we can get.Continue Reading
Job Tips - Category: Hiring Best Practices
There are best practices for attracting quality candidates. Gain expertise from the team at Corridor Careers who look at 100s of job postings each month.
Originally published June 2017 With its low cost of living, good schools, multitude of job openings, and recreation options, it’s no wonder more people are relocating to Cedar Rapids. Yet, if your spouse or partner is the one with the job move, you may be understandably apprehensive. Sure, the homes are affordable, and it seems like the schools are pretty good - but it’s in the middle of the Midwest! And you’re wondering what you’re getting yourself into. Relax - this community has a ton to offer beyond what’s on all those top 10 sites.Continue Reading
Our upcoming Career Week is all about helping active as well as passive job seekers become more aware of the trends and current opportunities in Eastern Iowa. We’ll have educational content to build confidence, as well as industry profiles to showcase the skills in use for typical jobs found in our market. For job seekers with questions, we’ll have scheduled Live Chat hours to help them find a job that fits their interests. Not registered? Don't worry - you can register today. Enter Career Week Career Week Schedule Monday: Get Motivated. Live chat schedule: GreatAmerica 8-5 p.m.Continue Reading
It's a gamble. If you follow job posting best practices, even in the current climate, many recruiters and HR professionals practice the 'post and pray' method of job postings. Merely uploading the job description should be enough to attract quality candidates, right? Here's why this is wrong, and some tips on how to market your job listings to potential candidates. Keywords still rule the job title Part of why you may not get the views you want is that job posting sites work much like search engines.Continue Reading