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For Hiring Managers: Crafting and Promoting a Quality Job Announcement

You carefully examine your organization's needs and thoughtfully develop a new role.  You write a position description.  Everything gets approved. You post the listing on your website.  You share it on social media.  And… nothing happens.  Where are all the applicants? We see this all the time: organizations devote significant resources of time and people to create a description for a new position or to fill a current vacancy.  Hours of collaboration and feedback result in a comprehensive document that does a great job of capturing the details of the position.  However, you’re missing out on potential applicants without [...]

January 29th, 2024|Categories: capacity building|0 Comments

Dealing with Moments of Malaise

ma·laise (noun) - a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify Most of us have been on at least one side of the “search table,” either looking for great candidates to fill a role or being the one looking for a great role yourself. While often an exciting time filled with potential and anticipation for both the candidate and the hiring organization, these moments can also be the source of ire, angst, anxiety, and even dread. We know that malaise can set in during the search process - we have been there [...]

October 30th, 2023|Categories: capacity building|0 Comments

Meet Our 2023 Summer Interns!

Movement Talent is excited to welcome our first-ever summer interns in 2023.  We've learned so much from working with Nihar and Leticia - who you'll get to know a bit more about below - and look forward to continuing to expand our internship opportunities in the future. We've also learned a lot about creating meaningful internship experiences along the way. Here are our top tips: Ensure your interns are compensated! Ideally, all organizations would have the budget to pay interns competitive salaries. But we do not always operate in an ideal world.  If the ability to pay a salary [...]

July 26th, 2023|Categories: our people|0 Comments

What We’re Reading, Watching, and Listening to This Summer

Looking for something new to discover this summer?  The Movement Talent team has some great suggestions! We chatted with our staff, advisors, and ambassadors to see what they're looking forward to reading, watching, and listening to all summer long.  Here are our suggestions.  What would you add to the list? Read Indigenous DC: Native Peoples and the Nation's Capital by Elizabeth Rule The Daughter of Dr. Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia All About Love by bell hooks Babel, or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R. F. Kuang The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande [...]

June 23rd, 2023|Categories: just for fun|0 Comments

Fresh Ideas in Hiring

Spring is a time to let fresh ideas blossom and challenge the status quo. Take the hiring process. There are some parts that are downright unpleasant. Never hearing back from an organization after what you thought was a successful interview? Frustrating. Being asked to participate in multiple rounds of interviews and complete a skills assessment or assignment with an unrealistic time expectation? Exhausting. Feeling completely unsure how to respond to questions from your potential future supervisor? Stressful. Thankfully, some of these negative aspects of the hiring process are starting to shift for the better, bringing a measure of transparency [...]

March 9th, 2023|Categories: capacity building|0 Comments

Making the Most of Onboarding Opportunities

Just about every candidate, recruiter, team leader, and employee we talk to agrees that the onboarding process is a crucial time for any new members of the team.  It might seem straightforward to put together a plan for the first week or two, then have a check-in after 30 days, but effective onboarding plans take real work, require commitment on the part of new employees and their team leaders alike, and may extend across a period of several months. To that end, we’re offering up two sets of guidance in this blog post: one for the person who is [...]

February 27th, 2023|Categories: capacity building|0 Comments
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