January, 2016

Facebook Recruitment: How to Source Candidates on the Largest Social Network


When it comes to sourcing candidates , most people think of LinkedIn. As the go-to sourcing resource, however, LinkedIn is saturated with recruiters and competition for the same talent is high.

Salary Survey: Rising Pay for Tech Talent


Average technology salaries in the U.S. saw the biggest year-over-year leap ever, up 7.7 percent to $96,370 annually, according to the annual salary survey by Dice.

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The London cabbie who put me to career shame

Greg Savage

This is a true story. Every word. It was my last night in London after two weeks of hard work (OK, and a bit of RWC). A few beers, and into a cab. It was there, in that taxi, that I met one of the most extraordinary people I have ever encountered. The cabbie and […].


2016 Hiring trends and strategies


As the year 2016 begins, HR managers, recruiters, and sourcers will find themselves faced with many difficult challenges that are reflected in the following 2016 hiring trends.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

How to: Use Recruitment Marketing like a Fortune 500 Company

Social Talent

You are going to be hearing a lot about recruitment marketing in 2016. A LOT. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Candidates are like consumers. In fact, they are technically a recruiter’s consumers. We’re hoping they buy what we have to sell: jobs.

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Recruiting Developers on GitHub: A Step-by-Step Guide


Recruiting developers is difficult in today’s competitive job market. The best candidates on popular sourcing sites are inundated with recruiting messages, and often stop responding to them as a result.

Tech-Job Vacancies Lasted 21.7 Days in 2015


Data from the latest DHI Hiring Indicators report (PDF) suggests that the average technology-job vacancy lasted 27.1 working days in 2015. “In

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The 15 biggest recruiting highlights of 2015

Greg Savage

In many ways 2015 was a good year for recruitment. The pendulum started to swing back the way of agency recruiters.

Improve Candidate Experience with This One, Simple Step

Brazen Recruiting

One thing that should be on every recruiter’s hiring checklist but often isn’t is the office tour. It may sound crazy for you to add a step to the interview process, which for some companies can be quite long, but the office tour can give recruiters and potential employees more information about each other than a standard interview can. Office tours can also save you work later by helping you to improve candidate experience now and reduce turnover later. Are office tours on your hiring checklist?

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters

Arya Recruiting Robotics

The start of a new year symbolizes a clean slate. Every year without fail, January is the month of good-intentioned people overwhelming gyms, eating copious amounts of leafy greens and kicking bad habits to the curb. Why not bring some of this enthusiasm into the workplace?

6 Personal Branding Tips for Hiring Managers

Proactive Talent

We’ve all heard it before: Personal branding is key to job search success. Hiring managers and recruiters are looking for information about candidates online, and when they can't, they are less likely going to select those candidates for a job opportunity. But did you know job candidates are searching you the same way you are searching them?

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How To Make Recruiting Your Company's Top Strategic Priority in 2016 [With QUIZ]


Almost every company under the sun claims to care deeply about talent acquisition. Organizations in growth mode have to work extra-hard to keep up with their aggressive expansion targets. At larger companies, it can take a Herculean effort just to cover attrition and tread water.

Voluntary Quits Offer Challenges for Recruiters


According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), tech pros ended 2015 feeling confident about the economy, or at least their chances of landing a new position: roughly 500,000 professionals in the Professional and Business Services category (which includes a range of tech jobs) decided to leave their current employers in November. For those keeping score at home, that’s a significant increase from November 2014, when 433,000 professionals in the Professional and Business Services category quit their positions, but slightly down from October 2015, when 519,000 quit. Many analysts treat voluntary quits as a measure of economic health, assuming that employees will only leave their current positions if they feel the economy is strong enough for them to land a new (and better) one in short order. And indeed, the elevated level of voluntary quits over the past few quarters has dovetailed neatly with low unemployment in the tech sector. Whether tech pros are quitting to try their luck at another firm, or deciding to freelance or contract on their own, the high rate of voluntary quits provides an opportunity—and something of a challenge—for recruiters and HR staffers. Yes, more candidates are looking for their next big opportunity; but the most highly skilled will only go for positions that offer the best salaries and perks, which not all companies can easily provide. The post Voluntary Quits Offer Challenges for Recruiters appeared first on Dice Insights. Employer Resources Industry Insights Recruiters Unemployment

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Savage Masterclass. Last day for Early-Bird discounts!

Greg Savage

The interest in the Savage Owner and Manager ‘Savage Growth Accelerator’ Master Class has been exceptional. 250 senior recruitment executives have signed up already. Why would you miss out? The early-bird pricing incentive ends tomorrow 22nd January!

How to Hire Outstanding IT Managers: 6 Skills to Look For

Brazen Recruiting

In our increasingly digital world, Information Technology (IT) help has moved from “nice to have” to “must have” at an alarming rate. In fact, Forbes lists “IT staff” as one of the 10 hardest jobs to fill in 2015. Hiring for IT isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Since these employees will touch every aspect of your organization, you need to recruit someone with a broad range of skills beyond “tech” or “data.”.

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5 Things Recruiters Need to STOP Doing in 2016

Social Talent

Talking about “Employer” Branding. When the concept of employer branding was first introduced, many companies couldn’t wait to start rolling out video after video, telling us how amazing they are and why it’s so wonderful to work for them.

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Recruiters have long known that one key to achieving success in attracting the best candidates is automating the job ad distribution process.

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The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Here’s How to Incentivize Hiring Managers to Prioritize Talent


Today in our blog series, How To Make Recruiting Your Company's Top Strategic Priority in 2016, we’re tackling how to engage one of the most, if not the most, important stakeholders in the recruitment process: the hiring manager. Recruiting collaborative hiring

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TED Talk—What Do We Do with All This Big Data?

Arya Recruiting Robotics

If you haven’t heard all about how your recruiters and HR department NEED big data, then you must have spent 2015 living under a rock. More and more companies are expected to hop on the big data bandwagon in 2016, and it’s something you should definitely consider too!

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Why Successful Job Posts Start With Content


Companies spend a lot of money trying to get job seekers to their open positions. Unfortunately, regardless of what you spend generating greater traffic, if your job descriptions are poorly written then you’re not going to see the conversions you’re hoping for.

Asked & Answered: New Year’s Recruiting Resolutions

Brazen Recruiting

Asked & Answered is a monthly column where we ask talent acquisition professionals questions about their work, industry trends, and their productivity tips. Sign up for our email list to be emailed every time a new recruiting post is posted.

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

The 8 Best Recruiting Lines of All Time


It’s a new year, full of new opportunities. We thought you could use some inspiration to continue being the passionate, persuasive, savvy recruiters you are, so we compiled a definitive list of the eight best recruiting lines ever used. Enjoy, and recruit away! Booker T.

How to Get People to Respond to Recruiting Emails & Messages

Boolean Black Belt

When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, it’s gotten easier to find people but it’s gotten more difficult to get people to respond to emails, InMails, social messages and voicemails. The poor quality and lack of sophistication of most recruiter messaging, along with rampant spamming, certainly hasn’t helped. Unfortunately and yet somewhat thankfully, the bar of what people expect to receive from recruiters has been set fairly low, so the opportunity for improvement is massive.

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9 Tricks to Put your Employee Referral Program into Overdrive


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Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC Welcomes New Client: Earnest

Proactive Talent

We'd like to take a moment to welcome our newest client, Earnest , who we began working with in December on a Recruiting Optimization engagement and which will continue over the next month.

Recruitment Marketing: More Than Revamping Your Career Sites

Speaker: Matt Alder, Host & Producer, The Recruiting Future Podcast.

Talent acquisition functions are fixated on developing an authentic employer brand. However, that's not the be-all and end-all. When it comes to attracting candidates, you need to have targeted recruitment content at every stage of the candidate journey where they may interact with your company - your careers page, job descriptions, and social media.Join Matt Alder, Producer and Host of The Recruiting Future Podcast, to learn how to refresh your recruitment marketing efforts and set yourself apart from competitors.