August, 2021

Beware the recruitment ‘Valley of Death’!

Greg Savage

The candidate shortage is well documented. The follow-on effects of changing candidate behaviour, ghosting and counteroffers are almost universal, and I have addressed them several times. You are facing it too, every day. Recruiters must change their inputs if they want to change the outputs.


Innovative Ways to Improve High Volume Hiring


Currently, competition for talent is fierce. It’s a job seeker’s market, where top talent has an abundance of opportunities open to them. If your organization is scaling up and looking to improve its high volume hiring, finding the right people to join. Read More.

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Why End-To-End Recruitment Analytics Matter


Recruitment today is marketing and, as such, must be measured to determine ROI and to identify inefficiencies that can be optimized to improve that ROI. If we’re to think of recruitment as marketing, then we must consider the marketing funnel, adapted for recruitment.

Introducing Rally Inside: Measure Your Recruitment Marketing Impact

Rally Recruitment Marketing

Today I have some big news to share, and I won’t keep you in suspense any longer: We’ve launched a new analytics & benchmarking tool for the Rally Recruitment Marketing community!

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

How ClearCompany Chose a DEI Consultant | ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

Making a true commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at your organization is not a fast or easy process. Just like recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and managing employees, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to DEI.

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The magic of a qualified Job-Order

Greg Savage

Candidate shortages, huh? We have got to find more candidates! Well, yes, but also, no. How about we start by managing the client and the job order? A much misunderstood and poorly handled recruiter skill is the high art of taking a qualified job order.


Top 10 Recruiting Best Practices to Help You Win Over Talent in 2021


Nearly 40 million people have quit their jobs since April 2021 in confidence that they can find better work. If you are looking for new hires in 2021, you’ll certainly have no shortage of applicants! However, the sheer volume of candidates could. Read More.

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6 Tips for Gig Marketplace Recruitment


The composition of today’s workplace is evolving rapidly. Currently, five generations -- from the Silent Generation to Gen Z -- are actively working. Fifty-seven million workers of all ages are currently participating in the U.S. gig economy.

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Paid Advertising from Rally Award Winners

Rally Recruitment Marketing

If your paid advertising campaigns are not delivering the results you’ve hoped for, you’re not alone. Using paid advertising in Recruitment Marketing can be complicated. But a successful paid strategy can likely be boiled down to 3 areas: the ad format you’re choosing.

The Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.

The Benefits of Switching to a Modern Hiring Platform | ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

Is your hiring process working against you, preventing you from finding, onboarding, and retaining top candidates? If your recruiters and HR team are not yet using a modern hiring platform, now is the time to update your tools to stay in front of today’s top talent.

How to Protect Yourself From Candidate Backouts

Alan McFadden

You’d think flaky candidates are a thing of the past now that we’re in a job-short market, but unfortunately, backouts are even more common now than before the Covid-19 crisis

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A crucial 55-second lesson in personal online brand

Greg Savage

Sick of hearing about ‘personal brand’? Me too! But it is real. And it is essential. And most recruiters don’t know where to start. Check out this 55-second video grab from the RCSA TalentX Conference for a special message that took me a long time to learn. But it can help you immediately.

Retention Hacks

Proactive Talent

Have you heard of “The Great Resignation”? The Great Resignation is this phenomenon where people are quitting their jobs en masse even as recent labor numbers show that the economy is recovering after the financial impact of the pandemic. We have discussed the phenomenon in detail on our blog.

How the Candidate Experience Is Your Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS | Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President

During this informative webinar, Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President, Kevin Grossman, will share insights from their candidate experience benchmark research and teach you how the candidate experience is your competitive advantage.

3 Tips for Using End-to-End Cost Analytics For Staffing Companies


The global pandemic has forever left its mark on us. COVID-19 changed our personal and professional lives, and the impact of the pandemic will continue to be felt for quite a while.

5 Employer Brand Launch Lessons from Rally Award Winners

Rally Recruitment Marketing

What makes a candidate choose your company over a competitor? More than ever before, it comes down to your employer brand. But if you’re creating your employer brand for the first time, or you’re revamping it, it’s easy to get bogged down in all of the moving pieces.

6 Years Running: ClearCompany Named to Inc. 5000 | ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

We are thrilled to announce that ClearCompany has ranked on the Inc. 5000 for the sixth year running! This is an achievement earned by only 2% of businesses, and one we are especially proud to receive following the unfamiliar challenges of the past eighteen months.

A holistic formula for retaining staff

Social Talent

According to a recent report , 1 in 4 workers are thinking about leaving their job after the pandemic. With time to reflect on what matters most in their career, top talent are looking for more opportunity and growth.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

It’s the SOFT skills that are HARD

Greg Savage

It’s been bugging me for a while. The term ‘soft skills‘ Often thrown in as an afterthought. Even mentioned with a slight smirk in some cases. As if ‘soft skills‘ are nebulous. Not real. Fluffy even. Or, at best, less critical. Time for a re-think.

Generate Phenomenal Results With Your Employee Referral Program


I talk about this all the time. Though people nod their heads, they don't usually step in and do the things it takes to actually IMPROVE their employee referral program. I think it's because. They think they have a program and there's not much they could do to fix it.

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5 Real TA/Hiring Strategies for a Brutal Post-COVID Recruiting World

Fistful of Talent

Hey – it’s 2021. When’s the party getting started again? I kid, but not really. First, talent was slow to come back as the world recovered from COVID-19.

Why It’s Time to Reframe the Value of Recruitment Marketing

Rally Recruitment Marketing

Hi everyone! You might have heard our big news… We’ve launched a new analytics & benchmarking tool for the Rally Recruitment Marketing community! The tool is called Rally® Inside and it provides you with a new way to measure and show your impact on attracting great talent to your company.

How to Create an Employer Brand That Attracts the Best Global Talent

Your employer brand not only affects your reputation and performance but your ability to attract and retain global talent. In this article, learn effective employer branding strategies, ways to communicate your employer brand, and more.

How to Master Applicant Management with an ATS | ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

Over the last few years, we’ve seen some rapid shifts in the talent landscape, swinging from a shortage of candidates to a surplus and back again. These shifts couldn’t have been predicted and they have a huge impact on recruitment strategies.

Is Your Company Mandating Covid Vaccine Shots?

Proactive Talent

Last week we excitedly met as a leadership team to discuss the details of our upcoming Proactive Talent Company Retreat, scheduled to take place this November. Like many companies out there, we reached the subject of vaccinations. And suddenly, meeting progress came to a halt.

Navigating times of change with Kevin McNulty

Social Talent

Throughout a person’s life they are met with many transitions. And regardless of a significant life change being positive or negative, people can struggle between their familiar old world and the unknown. This is particularly true for employees throughout their career cycle.

Power Source Flywheels Are More Efficient than Job Board Funnels


Do you ever feel like you're struggling to get applicants and that it's out of your control? Or maybe, the only thing you can do to increase applicant flow is to throw money at it?

The 2022 Guide on Becoming An Inclusive HR Practitioner

Speaker: Dr. Akilah Cadet, Founder and CEO of Change Cadet

This fire-side chat was designed by Dr. Akilah Cadet, Founder and CEO of Change Cadet, to educate and empower HR practitioners and recruiters at every level, to become accomplices and hold other colleagues accountable. She will cover tips to work through difficult conversations, steps to apologize, and how to act in the workplace.

How Organizations Can Progress DEI in the Retail Industry


Like many industries, when it comes to the challenges faced with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the retail sector is no exception. As 56% of retail employers actively recruit for open roles this year, these same employers have a growing responsibility to. Read More.

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How Giant Eagle’s Careers Blog Increased their LinkedIn Followers by 85%

Rally Recruitment Marketing

Launching a careers blog is a big project, and while it’s one thing to create content and have the blog up and running, it’s another to get that content in front of prospective candidates.

How to Build an Onboarding Plan for New Hires | ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

The onboarding experience sets the tone for every employee’s tenure at your company. Great new hire onboarding starts them out on a positive note, increases retention, and sets employees up for long-term success.