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If you are not getting the right candidates, one of the first things you may be thinking is: "I need to pay more!" This makes a lot of sense: if you are paying less than your competitors, why should qualified candidates choose you?

However, if you are one of the highest-paying companies, you may be attracting “vulture” candidates, i.e., those who are in it for the money and nothing else. This kind of candidate may not perform as well, may jump ship if they find a higher paying position, and may even damage the company’s culture.

Whenever I read an article about new trends in human resources or the workforce, I am reminded that there are no new ideas in art, pop culture or HR. Everything is a remix. But it's the end of the year, and while everything old is new again, I do see three hot trends that talent advisors ought to know about in 2015 and beyond.

This is the year you change your momentum and make a big impact, connecting roles to top employees who are going to get things done. This is the year you conquer hiring challenges and acquire highly skilled, in-demand workers.

No one goes to college with a plan to rent cars when they leave. Most kids go to school to become the next Mark Zuckerberg, Sophia Amoruso or Ariana Grande. They scoop up liberal arts degrees with a minor in basketweaving and wonder, "What's next?"

To Our Beloved Readers,

Since we launched The Hiring Site several years ago, we’ve grown up a bit, learned quite a lot, and managed to squeeze in references ranging from Dirty Dancing to Mindy Kaling -- and everything in between -- into our writing. Along the way, we've strived to bring you the best, most up-to-date content on recruitment issues and challenges that matter to you — but that doesn't mean we can't do better!

While new technologies may be bringing the stuff of science fiction to our hospitals, for most of us, health care means a visit to our local primary care provider. And between the increasing number of people with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and the large number of baby boomers in need of medical treatment, those primary care providers are in for a busy year.

Like many talent advisors, you are probably in the process of completing your goals and objectives for the New Year. How can you focus your efforts on making the most impact for your career and your company in 2015?

Successful talent advisors take a unified approach to talent management and understand that every component of the employment experience must seamlessly connect -- from talent acquisition, to onboarding, to performance management. As we head into the New Year, what should a talent advisor start to do in order to further refine their talent strategy and ensure alignment with business goals?

Evidently employers across the U.S. got the memo that ’tis the season to be jolly — more employers are getting into the holiday spirit this year by handing out holiday perks.

According to CareerBuilder’s new survey, employers are planning more parties (63 percent, up from 59 percent last year) and offering more gifts (2 in 5, up from 1 in 3 last year) and bonuses (47 percent, up from 45 percent last year).

Interestingly, the vast majority (96 percent) of workers prefer a bonus over a holiday party.

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