FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2009
For more information contact:
Brenda Haines or Heidi Strand, Communications
New 4imprint White Paper Describes Tips for Finding the Best Job Candidate
Blue Paper® Identifies Online and Offline Tools to Guide an Organization’s Search
(OSHKOSH, Wis.)—Companies that are hiring are noticing a steep climb in the number of applicants for almost every job. So, what are the best tips and tricks to use to find the best candidate? This is the question promotional products retailer 4imprint answers in its newly released Blue Paper, ‘Finding the Best Job Candidate.’
The Blue Paper (the imprinted items distributor’s version of a white paper) includes interviews with human resources professionals, headhunters and hiring managers and descriptions of the online and offline tools they use in hiring, including:
1. Online business networking sites that can be used as resources for finding applicants for many positions. Entry-level positions may be the exception.
2. Online peer-to-peer job search and referral communities that allow hiring managers to crowd source the names of potential applicants.
3. Freelancer sites offer ranking systems that match candidate skill sets with a company’s job requirements.
4. Portfolio sites that enable companies to ask candidates to create a profile, upload a video introduction, explain career goals, showcase accomplishments and upload supporting documentation.
Human resources staffers also describe the value of an employee referral system, the importance of identifying career paths for potential employees and ways to welcome new team members.
“Employee referrals are one of the most effective ways to recruit quality candidates,” said Mary Curtin, Vice President Human Resources, 4imprint. “This paper highlights a few new tools that work well for generating referrals as well as other ideas for landing great applicants.”
The Best Candidate for the Job is a complimentary Blue Paper and podcast available for download at http://info.4imprint.com/bluepapers/.
About 4imprint Blue Papers
4imprint Blue Papers are in-depth, how-to articles, distributed to 4imprint customers to help their organizations succeed. Accessible at http://info.4imprint.com/bluepapers/ in both print and podcast forms, Blue Papers are also available on iTunes®. Blue Papers cover popular, cutting-edge business, marketing, human resources and management topics such as podcasting, online social media, search engine optimization (SEO) and experiential marketing.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group, Plc, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, and serves more than 100,000 businesses with its innovative promotional products throughout the United States, Canada, UK and Republic of Ireland. For more information, log on to www.4imprint.com.