Hire Education: The HNM Blog

Hiring Optimization: The Guide to Winning Your Best Hires

By on September 10th, 2021

In a highly competitive market, an optimized hiring process is essential for obtaining top talent within your industry. The HNM Systems team assembled this guide to help improve your hiring process and attract more qualified candidates, ultimately leading to a more positive and productive work environment. Our team pulls from research as well as over 30 years’ experience as a staffing and recruiting agency to highlight the steps needed to optimize your hiring process. In this guide, we will teach you how to identify relevant qualifications, develop an objective interview strategy, make a thorough assessment of candidates, and promptly extend the offer. The implementation of these best practices will help hiring managers conduct more consistent assessments of candidates and feel more confident about their hiring decisions. Continue reading “Hiring Optimization: The Guide to Winning Your Best Hires”

5 Signs of a Great Resume

By on September 2nd, 2021

On average, recruiters spend 7.4 seconds skimming over a job applicant’s resume before deciding whether to pursue them as a candidate. Part of this is due to recruiters being very busy as they constantly network through job platforms, schedule interviews, and review applicants for various positions at one time. Moreover, it takes only a matter of seconds for our brains to form a first impression of someone. These simple facts demonstrate the importance of a strong resume that can set you apart from other applicants.   Continue reading “5 Signs of a Great Resume”

The Shift to Culture Add and Celebrating Diversity

By on July 16th, 2021

One of the most common reasons for hiring a candidate is ‘culture fit’. While working with someone we agree with and like will be undoubtedly easier, hiring based on ‘fit’ often excludes well-qualified candidates who may ultimately add more to an organization. Instead of hiring for harmony, more emphasis should be placed on the applicant’s unique qualifications, background, and viewpoints.

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6 Candidate Traits Every Hiring Manager Should Look for

By on June 18th, 2021

As a hiring manager, choosing the perfect candidate for a job can be a difficult at times. How are you supposed to decide when everyone is qualified and has the same amount of experience? What if someone only looks like the perfect candidate on paper? Candidates who not only meet the basic qualifications of the role but also possess certain traits will be more open to learn, work better on a team, and generally represent your company well.

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HNM Featured on Everyday MBA Podcast

By on June 15th, 2021

Our CEO, President, and Founder, Heather Moyer, was recently featured on the Everyday MBA podcast. In her interview, Heather shares a heartwarming story about how she was able to shift fear and risk into hope and opportunity. She also touches on how leadership can expand the reach of your team’s gifts, the importance of asking for help, and advice on how to build a competitive edge.

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What Working for a Woman-Owned Business Means to Me

By on January 12th, 2021

Women earn over 57% of all undergraduate degrees, yet they make up just 27.6% of all CEO positions in the US. Although 2020 was the year with the most female CEOs nominated for the Fortune 500 list, only 37 women were nominated, which makes up around 7.4% of the ranked businesses. Seeing the numbers go in the right direction is encouraging, but significant work remains for woman-owned businesses.

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