Q: Where are all of the great applicants? With all of the reports of high unemployment, I can't believe how much trouble I'm having staffing my department. We post ads and we get a lot of responses, but it seems like none of the respondents actually read the ad. I went to some of the job boards to search for resumes, but most of the matches I found didn't even call me back.
A: We can certainly sympathize. Recruiting, particularly in periods of high unemployment, takes a lot of effort to get just a little return. You mentioned searching on some of the job boards. Have you tried AppleOne's Direct Source?
Direct Source allows you to search through a database of resumes as well, but it's different in a few key ways. First, it's free to search. This is nice because it means you don't have to pay until you're sure you've found a match you're going to hire. Second, once you find a candidate that looks promising, you contact an AppleOne representative (who we promise will call you back). If for any reason, the candidate you located is unavailable, our representatives will go to work for you to find a similar candidate who is available. In this way, you never have to waste your time finding somebody only to have your inquiry go ignored. Finally, any candidate or associate you put to work will come with AppleOne's assurance of quality which can guarantee your hiring investment for up to five full years.
Of course you can always call an AppleOne Account Executive, tell them what you're looking for, and let them to all the searching for you if you'd prefer. It is tough to recruit right now, but we are here to help.