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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Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

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?

The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

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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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?

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


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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

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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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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Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

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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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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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.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

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.

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.

9 Tricks to Put your Employee Referral Program into Overdrive


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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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Internal Mobility: A Talent Management Strategy You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Speaker: Caroline Vernon, Director of Sales and Client Success Leader, CareerArc

Building and supporting a culture where people at all levels are encouraged to—and even expected to—look internally for personal growth and new challenges improves the employer brand and becomes a powerful magnet for the talent market. This focus on career mobility and employee development often results in improved talent attraction and retention, not to mention how it positively affects the bottom line. Join CareerArc Director of Sales and Client Success Leader Caroline Vernon to learn her tips to cultivate internal mobility practices with your current workforce and potential new hires.