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Thinking ahead: The top 3 recruitment trends of 2021 with Johnny Campbell

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It feels bizarre to be writing about potential recruitment trends for 2021 when the past twelve months have been so astonishing. It was a year characterised by acute unrest. A global pandemic changed everyday life. The death of George Floyd re-sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

4 easy tips to kickstart your 2021 recruitment efforts

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A new year characteristically brings with it the hope of change. We look to fresh beginnings with anticipation and a renewed sense of determination. And while 2021 may not be starting with the bang we hoped, it is still important to proceed as you mean to go on.

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Three ways to boost employee engagement during COVID

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It’s hard to think of another time when high employee engagement would be at such a premium. With the malicious tendrils of COVID snaking their way around every aspect of life, and the unintended diaspora to remote work, having committed and passionate teams is a life raft for so many organisations.

9 Types of Unconscious Bias and the Shocking Ways They Affect Your Recruiting Efforts

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We make countless decisions every day without even realising it. Even as you sit here reading this, you’re making decisions. Decisions about the content, the questions being asked of you. And the answers to these are influenced heavily by something researchers refer to as “unconscious bias.”.

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The 7 Ways to Source and Attract Diverse Technology Talent

Just talking about diversity and inclusion won’t move the needle. Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are at the forefront for organizations looking to recruit and retain top talent, but nowhere does this remain more of a challenge and opportunity than in the tech sector. In this guide, we provide seven strategies organizations can use to source and attract diverse tech talent.

The Beginner’s Guide to Boolean Search Terms

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Trying to narrow down candidates for a role can be a difficult task for any recruiter. Using Boolean search writing can help you save time and improve the quality and specificity of candidates from the potential pool.

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7 reasons why you should include a salary range in your job postings

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The question of whether or not to disclose salaries in job ads is one that generally sparks much debate. It’s a contentious issue. Naysayers will often talk about how it can weaken negotiating abilities or give competitors a gratuitous glance at your rates of pay.

4 simple ways to drive diversity and inclusion in your organization

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Diversity is no passing fad. Your workplace should accurately reflect the makeup of society. We’re talking across all spectrums here – race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background and education.

Is premium subscription content changing how we learn?

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Not to bring stark attention to my age, but I was recently reminded of a moment from my youth that seems so alien now. It was the early 90s and in anticipation of a midnight release of U2’s Achtung Baby I had ventured into Dublin city to snag a copy of the album.

Hot off the press: SocialTalent’s latest content release

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It’s so important to keep updating things, especially in the world of recruitment and hiring. As the sector changes and processes develop, so too should the information we consume. SocialTalent is committed to doing this. Every two weeks we add or refresh content on our learning platform.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

You’re not too busy! 3 ways to find time to learn

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“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”. Haruki Murakami. Finding time to learn can often feel like this.

The next normal: hybrid offices and the future of work

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Questions have always been raised about the effectiveness of the traditional office set-up and routine. Even Dolly Parton famously sang to condemn the practice of a staid nine to five job way back in the eighties!

Performance and potential: understanding the complicated relationship

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There exists such a complex relationship between performance and potential. While both can signal success, their application is vastly different. And it’s a confusing metric to keep tabs on, especially considering how subjective their definition can be.

New learning on the SocialTalent platform

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It’s new content day! As part of our commitment to promoting hiring excellence, one of the key things we strive to do at SocialTalent is keep our content fresh and updated. It helps learners to stay engaged and ensures that their finger is always firmly on the pulse.

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Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

We should all be allies – 4 steps to allyship in the workplace

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I learned something very valuable recently. Just because I am a gay man, it doesn’t mean I am an effective ally. It seemed almost jarring to realise.

How to write job descriptions for remote work

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It’s fair to say that 2020 has turned the recruitment world on its head. So many of the best practices and conventional methods of hiring irreparably shifted overnight, and it feels like we have been scrambling to realign.

Talent troubleshooting: 5 practical tips for managers with Bev Kaye

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Every manager has talent troubleshooting issues. They come in all shapes and sizes. So, we’ve enlisted the help of Dr. Bev Kaye to help you deal with some of the most pressing problems.

4 key learnings from SocialTalent Live: The New World of Leadership

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“Unprecedented” was selected as a word of the year in 2020. And while its meaning has since been diluted due to sheer frequency of use, the word still rather accurately describes the current state of affairs.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

First impressions are everything: The new importance of virtual onboarding

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Starting a job is stressful even under the best circumstances. Add to that a global pandemic and remote working – you’re looking at a pretty daunting cocktail for the new recruit! The first day sets the tone for an employee at your company.

10 companies embracing the “remote first” model

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When companies across the world were forced, suddenly, to adopt “working from home”, no one was sure what the result would be. Would work get done? Would it be too difficult to do business from your kitchen counter? Certainly, these were valid concerns.

Check out what’s new on SocialTalent

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It’s important to keep learning. It’s the only way to exact positive change in our behaviours and skills. Learning keeps us agile and open to new ways of thinking, especially when we do it continuously.

The new recruitment trends 2020: What they mean for you and your business

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With the onset of pandemic, the recruitment process was transformed overnight and trend predictions have had to evolve along with this. Below, we have detailed four of the most essential developments in this sphere. Employer Branding .

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Something old, something new: How text messages can improve recruitment

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According to a recent report by Mailchimp , the average open rate for emails in the recruitment sector is only 21.14%. People get hundreds of emails a day and so many just sit idle in inboxes. It’s no wonder that text messages are fast becoming the most valuable form of communication for recruiters.

9 Interview Questions EVERY Recruiter Should Ask Their Candidates

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Interview Questions. Recruiters face enough challenges as it is without worrying if they asked the right questions in an interview. It is essential when determining who the best fit for a job is. Of course, ensuring that a.

The beginners guide to: Recruiting for database roles

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We create an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, and this number is only accelerating. To cope with this growing demand, jobs under the umbrella of database specialists are also increasing in number. For recruiters however, learning the ropes of this industry can be intimidating.

New year, new content on the SocialTalent platform

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It’s a new year so of course that also means new content on the SocialTalent platform. And what a way to start 2021 – this is a bumper edition of expert courses and missions, all ready to be added to your learning paths.

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Adapting, Evolving and Staying Competitive in a Disrupted Economy

COVID-19 continues to shape the way we live and work. Organizational success depends on workforce wellbeing, and employee needs are varied and constantly changing. It’s clear that a more flexible and strategic approach to total compensation is required to create a better path forward. The 2021 Q1 Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights Report: The Path Forward explores and how employers can balance workforce expectations against organizational goals. Discover how you can review and implement new technologies, develop updated and forward-looking strategies, and evolve your employee value proposition to create a more engaged and resilient workforce.

Think outside the office: How company culture can flourish even when working remotely

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It’s fair to say that there’s nothing quite like lockdown orders to remind us that company culture is not confined to an office.

How COVID-19 could change performance reviews (for good)

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An unprecedented year calls for unprecedented changes – especially in how we work. As the calendar is beginning to tick into its final month, EOY performance reviews are rearing their heads. But how can we accurately assess what employees have “achieved” in such uncertain times?

The importance of e-learning in a culture of remote work

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Referring to COVID’s effect on how people are operating has almost reached the lofty status of a cliché. But it’s impossible not to acknowledge the gargantuan shifts. Its nefarious tendrils have fundamentally changed how we work. We’ve all had to adapt to some degree.

9 Companies Around the World That Are Embracing Diversity in a BIG Way

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Diverse organisations perform better. We’re always saying it, but there’s a very good reason why.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, March 4th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

5 easy ways to maximise your learning today

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New skills are great – it’s just the diligence, time and patience to learn them that often holds us back. Right? Wrong. What if we told you that it’s actually less about what you learn, and more about how you learn. Here are five tips to help you maximise your learning today.

Burning at both ends: The growth of employee burnout

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As the pandemic has ravaged the working landscape, it has given rise to a multitude of worrying issues – burnout being one of the most austere. It is, of course, understandable on one hand. The tectonic shifts in how we carry out daily life have been immense.

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John Vlastelica: The 5 biggest lessons I learned from my smartest hiring managers

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Anyone working in talent understands the often frustrating relationship between talent acquisition (TA) professionals and their hiring managers. But no one understands this relationship as much as John Vlastelica. With over 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry, John is an absolute font of wisdom and knowledge on the topic. Here are the five biggest lessons he’s learnt, and how they can apply to you and your team. 1. Strategy starts before the kick-off.

What’s your excuse? How to boost productivity when working from home

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Productivity never happens by accident. It takes a concerted effort on your part to reach that finish line in fine fettle. But with so many of us working from home as a result of COVID, the measures of productivity have blurred.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!