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Things are changing fast at the moment. Society is beginning to open up again, but the waves of disruption continue to affect the world of hiring and talent acquisition. It’s never been more important to be on your A-game when it comes to sourcing the best candidates.

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.

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The future of networking with Kingsley Aikins

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The power networking exerts in creating change, both for businesses and individuals, cannot be underestimated. One conversation can literally alter the course of your life.

4 challenges facing recruiters in 2021 (and how to overcome them)

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Recruiters face any number of challenges even when conditions are ideal. Whether it’s elusive candidates, irritable hiring managers or fruitless sourcing campaigns, it can be a very demanding role.

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.

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.

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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SocialTalent new content release

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If this last year has taught us anything, it’s that learning and upskilling are a fundamental component of staying agile and successful. No matter the field, being exposed to new ideas and engaging your thought-processes allow you to react and innovate.

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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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.

The language of diversity with Salma El-Wardany

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“Language informs behavior. How we speak informs how we treat people.”. We all know the power that words occupy, particularly when it comes to diversity. Used wisely and with compassion, they can make people feel included and at ease.

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.

The 4 long-term benefits of hiring with culture in mind

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A company’s culture refers to the shared set of values, goals, attitudes, behaviour and practices that make up the organisation. It is the ethos, the way people feel about the work they are doing and the morals they believe in.

Recruiters are from Venus. Hiring Managers are from Mars

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During the London 2012 Olympics Usain Bolt set a new event record. Streaking by the competition in a staggering 9.63 seconds, Bolt solidified his position as the fastest man on the planet.

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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!

SocialTalent new content release

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Keeping content updated is very important to us at SocialTalent. Things change every day in the world of recruitment, so we have to stay on the pulse. With that in mind, we’re delighted to say that two of our most important missions have been given an overhaul.

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!

Get ready for the future of talent acquisition

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In two months this year, we experienced two years of digital transformation. Two years. In many ways, 2020 has pulled the rug from under a lot of us. But in others, it has merely served to accelerate a number of trends we’ve long seen coming down the line.

How to guarantee a positive candidate experience when working remotely

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With many of us now working remotely, the hiring process as we know it has been changed quite dramatically. Whether temporarily or permanently so, an entirely online hiring process can be a mixed bag.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

Renovate for success: How company culture has changed with Kevin Oakes

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Companies are in flux at the moment. With a cycle of lockdowns and a migration to remote work or hybrid models, culture is often being sacrificed in order to focus on the business side of things. Which, to some degree, is understandable.

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.

Insights from the world of recruitment during COVID-19

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As the world closed their doors to work from home, we struggle to think of an industry which wasn’t directly affected. The worlds of talent acquisition and recruitment were no different.

How to source contractors on LinkedIn

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Want to find the perfect candidates without the risk of unsuitable (for example, full-time or unavailable) candidates clogging up your search results? Here are the three key steps to remember: Brainstorm the words that contractor may use eg, temporary, contract, contracting, interim, secondment, etc.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: 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, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

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.

Hiring for the long game: The evolution of executive recruitment with Simon Mullins

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“ Executive recruiters are like Heimdall, the watchman of the gods, from Norse mythology! We guard the future of our organizations – seeing around corners and clearing a path when that future comes calling. ”. Simon Mullins.

Hit the ground running: The importance of reboarding your virtual hires

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It seems that even with the siren call of vaccinations, we are still some way off from any sustained sense of normality. And that normal may even look a whole lot different. Companies have been through an intense spin-cycle of change, and this is set to be the narrative for the foreseeable future.

The power of inclusive leadership: An interview with Simon Haigh

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Good leadership is such an important trait. Especially at the moment. In the wake of a pandemic, a migration to remote work and social unrest, we are looking to our leaders to steer us in the right direction, especially in our jobs.

Build Diverse Tech Teams: Strategies for Hiring & Reskilling Your Workforce

Learn from the experts at HR Dive, Guardian Life, Axios, Vettery, and General Assembly about common biases within the talent sourcing process and strategies for improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Managing mental health when working remotely: 8 tips for individuals and managers

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As a manager, your employees’ mental health and wellbeing should always be something that you consider regularly. But in these exceptional times, it is especially the case. Remote workers need to be managed carefully at the best of times to protect against burnout, anxiety, depression and isolation.

Candidate attraction: How the process has changed

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The world was brought to a standstill in 2020 with the COVID-19 global pandemic. The recruitment industry was no different. While each business has gone through its own personal journey, we started to see themes emerge.

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.

Onboarding in a virtual world: SocialTalent Live

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The world of work has never looked so different. As we continue to optimize and orient ourselves to the new-normal, it’s important to bolster our knowledge on the processes which have changed most.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Fresh content on SocialTalent this week

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Learning should always reflect what is going on in the industry. New ideas and best practices are needed, especially with how much the landscape of work has changed. What were initially regarded as only fleeting adjustments, like work-from-home, have become standard.

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.

Has the term diversity become too vague?

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There can be absolutely no denying the need for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. There are plenty of articles and resources on the topic. Some go down the route of fundamental human necessity, others lead with figures and the benefit to the bottom-line. The resounding conclusion?

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 .

Meeting Today’s Challenges for Better Organizational Success Tomorrow

The 2021 Q2 Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights Report: Adapting for Tomorrow explores evolving employer trends and today’s unique workforce challenges. Get insight into how to optimize flexible work policies and training to reduce stress and burnout.