November, 2016

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12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now

Greg Savage

Many recruiters are adapting and re-skilling as the market evolves. Most are not. Indeed, the majority continue with tactics that don’t work. Here are the top 12 blunders I see recruiters making everywhere. How do you rate ?

Marketing Tactics That Work for Recruiting, Too

BrightMove

4 Tried-and-True Marketing Tactics That Work for Recruiting, Too . Contributed by Tiffany Rowe. Once you consider it, you’ll realize how much recruiting new talent has in common with marketing new products.

4 Recruitment Marketing Trends to Watch in 2017

Recruitics

It’s safe to say that 2016 is a year that will go down in the history books, for better or for worse. For Recruitics, it’s been a monster year. Not only are we continuing our growth, but we recently launched Job Slot Optimization and have continued our roll out of End-to-End Analytics.

5 Key Trends That Recruiters Need to Know to Succeed in 2017

Social Talent

LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017 and Global Staffing Trends 2017 reports are here and with them are 5 must-know takeaways about the state of the recruitment industry in 2016 and the trends you should be paying close attention to in the year ahead.

Secrets to Boost Your Offer Acceptance Rates!

Losing a quality candidate at the job offer stage is one of the most costly pitfalls in recruiting. Download our guide to boosting your offer acceptance rates and learn the 5 secrets to closing top candidates every time.

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Boolean Is Dead. On LinkedIn Only

Boolean Strings

Here is a “double alert” I have just copied from my screen. A rare error occurred, and Boolean is going away in Recruiter Lite. Of the current choices of premium personal accounts, it looks like only Navigator and Lite have advanced search. Lite doesn’t have Boolean, we are told.

Top Staffing Industry Conferences to Attend in 2017

Recruitics

The staffing industry is booming. According to the American Staffing Association, revenues for staffing firms increased by 5.4 percent, totaling a $147 Billion space in 2015 –the most recent year on record.

7 of the Best Places to Promote Your Employer Brand

Social Talent

It’s official, 2017 will be the year of the employer brand. A whopping 80% of talent leaders agree that their organisation’s employer brand has a “significant” impact on its ability to attract and hire great talent.

10 Low-Cost Ways to Reward Employees

The Hiring Site

Do your employees feel appreciated? Do you make a concerted effort to recognize them for their hard work? Is “thank you” a commonly used phrase at your business? Companies that regularly recognize their employees tend to see higher levels of employee satisfaction, morale and retention.

Employer Branding Ebook

With tips and real examples from companies that have mastered their employer brand, this Ebook is a must-have for talent execs. As a bonus, we’ve added a free audit at the end to help you score your employer branding activities. Download the Ebook now.

5 Types of Problematic Remote Employees (and How to Help Them Succeed)

Jazz

Working from home, from a coworking space, or from a cozy cafe is the dream for so many employees. But remote work arrangements come with tradeoffs.

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Keen for the weekend? Can you wait 224 days?

Greg Savage

I went on a cruise. Not my normal ‘thing’, but it was pretty good. Saw lots of cool places and ate too much. The usual, I suppose. I also met some of the most fascinating, hard working and impressive people I have ever met. And none of them were passengers!

These are What 8 Managers and CEOs Said Are Among Their Top Interview Questions

ERE

I asked eight people the interview questions they use for finding A players. Interviewing Featured

8 Ways Your Interview Totally Put That Candidate Off

Undercover Recruiter

Where job interviews are concerned, I guess candidates are sort of supposed to feel like the inferior ones who have to win over their superiors aka the interviewers.

Using Social Media to Engage and Attract Talent

The explosion of social media has enabled companies direct access to people like never before and in 2016 using social media for talent acquisition is not a new concept. But with the explosion came the noise and visibility so HR must work smarter if it wants to engage & attract new employees.

What Does It Mean to Be a Recruiter in 2016? (Infographic)

Social Talent

In 2016, what does it take to be a successful recruitment professional able to thrive as well as survive in this dog-eat-dog industry? Well, the folks at GetHRS have created an infographic listing the skills and traits you need if you want to stand out from the crowd: Source: gethrs.com.

Winners, Losers and Leaches at the SEEK Awards

The Whiteboard

It’s Friday and that means I have to write a blog. Which I love doing. Really I do. It’s been over 6 years of this now dontchaknow? But it was also the SEEK Awards in Auckland last night and well you know how these things go right?

Healthcare Recruitment Trends and Tools

Talemetry

It seems as if no sector is as dynamic and challenging as healthcare recruitment. Healthcare talent is specialized, scarce, and subject to changing national healthcare policies.

Enhance Your Life With Gratitude

HarQen

In the second and third week of November, reminders to be thankful flood social media. But how many of us actually take time to be thankful? Gratitude is an incredibly powerful thing, so why is it we are only really encouraged to practice being grateful in November? Greek Philosopher Epicurus said it best, “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”.

13 Signs of Inefficient Recruiting

Losing track of job applicants and resumes? Struggling to schedule interviews and follow-up with all your candidates? Tired of waiting on that interview feedback from the team? You’re not alone. In fact, these are just 3 of the 13 most common symptoms that plague every recruiter. Want to stop wasting time and money? Read our guide below and learn how you can avoid these pitfalls.

Google Making Moves Into Recruiting Technology

ERE

You may still be digesting the Facebook news , but Google is going to dip its toes deeper into the world of recruiting tools and technology, and will be partnering with some company names that’ll ring familiar. Google Job Boards Featured

The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Interview

Undercover Recruiter

If you haven’t attended an interview for a little while, things have changed while you were away. It’s now the equivalent of going out on a blind date and expecting that gorgeous person from the ad, but finding a multi-headed hydra answering the door to you.

10 Red Flags You Should Be Looking Out For in All Candidates

Social Talent

Have you ever looked through a potential candidate’s resume and thought to yourself ‘something just isn’t right here?’

The Future of Recruiting: Tech Veteran Vipul Sharma Predicts the Changes That Will Shape the Recruiting World

Lever

This is a guest post by Mike Norland, head of growth marketing at Simppler. S imppler is a recruiting tech company that helps teams find and hire the best people within their employee’s network. Recruiting has undergone massive changes in recent years. As the digital economy has evolved, so has the talent marketplace, leading companies to think differently about their hiring strategy in order to prepare for the future. Recruitment process

How to Hire a Recruiter Interview Guide

A bad hire is costly. Hiring the wrong recruiter- catastrophic. Your organization’s most valuable asset is the people working there, so you need the right hiring professionals in charge to bring them on. Are you growing your team? Download our interview guide for hiring a great recruiter.

Talent Sourcing in the Digital Era: Talent Sourcing Is So Much More Than Boolean

ERE SourceCon

Talent sourcing in the digital era continues to evolve and become more specialized. A decade ago, talent sourcers took leadership in social media and social recruiting.

Problems are Awesome

HarQen

Yesterday, our CEO played us this TED Talk about a man who lost his legs in a climbing accident and proceeded to build himself new ones. One of his messages to the crowd was “a human being can never be broken, technology is broken. Technology is inadequate.” That is something we say here at HarQen often, that recruiting technology is broken. That we can do better.

Rethinking the Role of Recruiters

Recruiting Blogs

Recruiters as brand ambassadors – as opposed to salespeople - for your organization. Let’s face it. It’s a candidate-driven marketplace out there. It is more difficult than ever to attract and retain qualified employees.

The Secrets to Developing a Social Media Recruiting Strategy

Yoh

Ever since the recruitment process went social, the standards, strategies and practices have changed to adapt with the times. The increased use and accessibility of social media platforms has opened the virtual flood gates for the commercialization of these technologies.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

LinkedIn Updates EVERY Recruiter Needs to Know (Part One)

Social Talent

It’s been a very busy year for everyone’s favourite professional network.

The Business Impact of Candidate Experience

ERE

Here’s what’s crystal clear in business today: poor customer service impacts customer retention, referrals, and potential new business. Social media has given consumers an open forum to share both good and bad product and service experiences to all who will listen.

73% of Employers Would Negotiate Salary, 55% of Workers Don’t Ask

The Hiring Site

“Show me the money!” ” is evidently NOT something a lot of job seekers are saying. According to new CareerBuilder research, a majority of employers in the U.S. (73 73 percent) say they would be willing to negotiate salary on an initial job offer.

Why Do You Go To Work?

HarQen

If you’re thinking “um…because I have to. What a stupid question,” this post is for you. Unless you don’t have to work, chances are you work because you have bills, rent, a family or some combination of the three. You probably don’t have the choice of whether or not you work, but you do have a choice to enjoy going to work or dreading it. What do you enjoy about your job? “Oh Oh man, is this one of those ‘look on the bright side articles?’” Yes it is. Kind of.

Social Recruiting Survey Reveals How Recruiters Are Changing Strategies to Overcome Hiring Challenges

In a highly competitive job market, information is power. Check out our 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey to learn all kinds of hiring trend data.