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Be proactive when developing a pool of job candidates

Posted on June 28th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to a recent survey from the Society for Human Resource Management, 33 percent of companies said they'll increase hiring in the second quarter of 2011. In addition, 54 percent of human resource professionals have some degree of optimism in regards to the U.S. job market.

With this in mind, HR services should be looking to update their hiring processes, especially as the pool of candidates remains large and in favor of businesses.

Merely looking at applicants' resumes and setting up interviews may not be enough to determine which is candidate is the right person for a position. A recent Fox Business article interviewed Pam Green, chief membership officer for SHRM, to get her take on why HR departments shouldn't leave hiring to the last moment.

"Be proactive and understand where your needs will be and begin developing a pool to fulfill those needs before the openings actually arise," Green told FOX Business. "Technologies change fast and HR professionals need to be on top of letting job seekers know the types of skill sets they should be developing that will help them be of more value down the road." 

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