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9 Need-to-Know Recruitment News Stories – 21st September 2015

Social Talent

Hired says it screens job candidates through a rigorous process combining algorithms and human curation, so employers don’t need to sift through a giant pile of résumés. Perhaps most importantly, instead of dealing with a recruiter who’s just trying to fill a role to earn a commission, the candidates work with Hired Talent Advocates, and those advocates are judged based on the job seeker’s satisfaction. 61% checked “social professional networks” (LinkedIn’s generic term for itself).

Don’t Ask Me How I Know: Life Lessons Learned From A Life in Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

It’s inevitable, when you’re a recruiter in general, but one who happens to write about recruiting in particular, that you’re going to get hammered with a ton of asks for advice covering a myriad of topics ranging from the most mundane to the unusually esoteric (and everything in between). 25 Life Lessons Learned During My Life In Recruiting. In recruiting and in life. If you can’t communicate, you can’t recruit.


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Social Recruiting: You’re Doing It Wrong.

Recruiting Daily

Here’s the thing about being a recruiter. That’s why when I tell a story, I always feel like I have to point out that it’s true – as a recruiter, some things are just too weird to put out there without putting out a disclaimer. But I’m not going to lie to you – even though, I am a recruiter, as we’ve established. The Social Recruiting Saga: Our Tale Begins. This is a true story about social recruiting.

You’re Not Really A Recruiter.

Recruiting Daily

Another post bashing recruiters. But the thing is, I’m a recruiter, too – and I’m angry. Those used to be the minimum qualifications for this line of work, but these days, it seems that anyone with a liberal arts degree can simply step out of the college classroom and into recruitment; hell, many people who just need a job, any job, somehow seems to find their way into this profession. There’s No Such Thing As A Recruiting “Guru.”

Recruiting: It’s A Matter of Trust

Recruiting Daily

I’m pretty much a fan of everything in his songbook, but the one song that stays with me, even after all these years, and really resonates with me as a recruiting professional – and one that perfectly describes my personal approach with a sentiment that, for some reason, most recruiters don’t seem to get – is his classic, “ A Matter of Trust.”. What Trust Really Means in Recruiting. Recruiting runs on relationships, and relationships rely exclusively on trust.

Born Into This: Recruiting Isn’t Always What You Think.

Recruiting Daily

Like so many other recruiters, I started out my career in talent acquisition working a desk at an agency. While I’m probably a little biased, I’ll be frank: personally, I believe that paying your dues matters in recruiting, and there’s no better place for anyone to start than sitting in a bullpen, dialing for dollars. won’t deny the fact that, if you’re not careful, agency recruiting can suck the life out of you. Off To the Recruiting Races.

The 9 Circles of Recruiting Hell: A Divine Comedy.

Recruiting Daily

I know it probably sounds kind of weird to hear a recruiter allude to Classic literature, but there’s nothing I love more than curling up with a good book – and I mean a really good book, and not, say, some statistically skewed Malcolm Gladwell pop psychology or the kinds of cheesy Penny Dreadful that land authors like Sue Grafton on the New York Times Best Seller List (“ C is for Crap,” coming soon to a Hudson Booksellers near you!).

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How To Build a Successful Campus Recruiting Team


With employers facing the tightest labor market in decades, more and more companies are turning to college campuses to source talent for internships and entry-level positions. The current college population of nearly 20 million students represents a valuable opportunity to build pipelines for current and future hiring needs, and with Gen Z entering the workforce , campus recruitment is becoming a popular talent acquisition tactic. Setting campus recruitment goals.

Be Here Now: Making Candidate Experience Live Forever.

Recruiting Daily

Being a recruiter isn’t always easy. We talk a ton about “candidate experience,” but the truth is having a good experience works both ways, really, and most of the time, it’s the candidate treating the recruiter like s**t, not the other way around. The candidate who every phone call makes you crack up, the kind you develop that instant chemistry with that first phone call and actually enjoy getting to know during the screening and selection process.

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]


There are a ton of great HR/Recruitment blogs. Ongig, of course, has its own recruiting blog — you’re reading it right now! This includes general HR blogs, recruiting blogs, talent acquisition blogs, employer branding blogs and more. Top 3 HR/recruitment blog posts.

The What, When and Where of 2016’s Biggest Recruiting Events


There are so many ways to learn and grow in the recruiting industry. This includes recruiters. She is the global head of digital recruitment and employer brand for Oracle’s Global Talent Acquisition Organization. At first glance, this SHRM-sponsored event might not seem like a conference for recruiters. Recruiters are at the intersection of work, power, politics and money. If you’re an IT recruiter, TechServe Alliance is for you.

20 recruitment strategies to win the war for talent in 2020


The fact that I have over a decade of executive and corporate recruiting experience likely won’t persuade you. In our work, my team is privileged to view the recruitment landscape from the candidate’s perspective every day. And we know what they complain about, and appreciate, when it comes to recruiters! This holy grail of talent acquisition metrics is too often relegated to capturing how happy the hiring manager was with the recruiting process.

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These Are The Recruiting Trends You Can’t Afford To Ignore (And What to Do for Each)


It’s critical that recruiting leaders realize the world of recruiting is now changing at the fastest pace in its history. . I estimate that in the past, a corporate recruiting function could go for nearly five years without a major transformation. Today, your corporate recruiting function could become obsolete within as few as 18 months. Only In Your Dreams” Technologies Are Seeping Into Recruiting. Leadership Recruiting Trends

Job Fair: The Ultimate Guideline for Employers

Recruiting Blogs

Both recruiters and job seekers can join with a computer set at home, a groomed face, a formal vest, a decent background, and then ready for the virtual job fair or even a job interview. But would recruiters from firm A suggest this candidate to firm D, who is not on his network?

Respect: Find Out What It Means To Recruiting

Recruiting Daily

Just like recruiters. I’ve dedicated the better part of my life to recruiting. I’m frequently reminded of one of the painful realities of being part of this industry – that no matter how much you’ve proven yourself in the past, you’ve got to constantly and consistently prove that you’re more than just another recruiter. It may not be rocket science, but there is skill and know-how involved in recruiting and hiring top talent.

12 Innovative Recruiting Strategies That Savvy Companies are Using

Linkedin Talent Blog

The “act differently” principle for recruiting means that to successfully attract your industry’s top talent, you must separate yourself from your talent competitors by offering innovative but effective new recruiting strategies. We know that recruiters understand the need for more innovative approaches because a recent LinkedIn survey ranked “innovative strategies” as the #1 issue they wanted to learn about. Virtual reality recruiting is about to explode.

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A Tribe Called Quest: How To Fix What’s Really Broken In Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

It’s this skill, I suppose, that’s helped me build a successful career as a recruiter, despite the constant ups and downs that come with more or less being the professional equivalent of the canary in the macroeconomic coal mine, a never ending series of ups and downs that I cannot control. But the Golden Age of Recruiting has dulled to the point of darkness. But it’s going to mean making some real changes to the way we recruit.

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Recruiters In Name Only: Why Real Recruiters Should Be Hunting for RINOs.

Recruiting Daily

of recruiting – those “recruiters in name only” who give the rest of us in the business a bad name. See, I’ve dedicated quite a lot of copy to talking about the current state of talent acquisition and the pulse of recruiting. RINO Hunting: Why “Recruiters In Name Only” P**s Me Off. After all, I’m a recruiter, and it’s true what they say. How To Tell If You’re Not Really A Real Recruiter.

The Grifters: Con Artists and Agency Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

Recently, it seems my rants against the rotten state of the recruiting industry have earned me the reputation of being “the angry recruiter,” an honorific that, while not entirely accurate, has been more or less true since well before I started writing these posts. Now, before I go too far, I’d like to reiterate my belief that recruiters, mostly, are good people, and that despite all of our transgressions, most of us have some sort of heart hidden in there.

It’s Different for Girls: LinkedIn’s Unprofessional Network

Recruiting Daily

Bottom line, women aren’t treated with the same lense and equal opportunities in the workplace, in government and now, even on social media sites. I will always advocate on behalf of women on the grounds of political, social and economic equality to men. The misogyny I’ve witnessed in the recruiting world blows my mind. All of that behavior has, apparently, convinced men the website is a way to contact women and proposition them from behind a screen.

Cash Is King: How (And When) To Have That Compensation Conversation.

Recruiting Daily

Occasionally, there’s an e-mail setting up some sort of scripted phone screen. Yes, these wonderful windbags, these crank “career coaches” who have no experience with recruiting or HR, much less the realities of talent acquisition today, have decided to mislead job seekers into somehow believing that compensation doesn’t count when looking for a job. Hurt: Why Compensation Is The 1 Thing A Recruiter Needs To Know About You. Turn to a recruiter.

Risky Business: Why You Should Own Your Own Recruiting Data.

Recruiting Daily

Over the years, I’ve often written about my experiences as a lifetime recruiter. Now, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: the key to good recruiting is having a good database. If your company has a database, whether in an ATS or another centralized repository where you’ve been storing resumes, you’re likely sitting on one of the biggest assets – and best data source – any talent acquisition function has at its disposal.

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