December, 2016

4 Bad Recruiting Habits That Turn Off Tech Pros


If tech pros ignore your recruiting emails or drop out of the hiring process in midstream, it’s important to understand how they’re viewing your efforts.

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May The Silly Season Commence

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Good morning recruiters, a quick one from me today as I have things to do and people to see around the glittering environs of Auckland’s North Shore (much to Sean’s dismay, he seems to think he needs a passport to cross the bridge…).

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4 ways to foster relationships with temp workers


Hiring temporary or contract workers brings advantages for employers who are looking for seasonal help or uncertain about long-term business growth. However, maximizing engagement with these individuals presents challenges for both staffing agencies and hiring managers.

24 Most Ridiculous Recruitment-Related Stock Images

Social Talent

The world of stock photography is littered with strange, indescribable and often unusable images. But surely a subject as straight forward as ‘Recruitment’ couldn’t garner anything too off the wall?

Live Webinar: Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires

Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Hires. So you’ve hired some great new employees - congratulations! Unfortunately, your work isn’t over yet. With 20% of new hires leaving within the first 45 days, creating a great onboarding program along with proper training is crucial if you want your new employees to be engaged and stay long term. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Sign up for our live webinar on Thursday, May 24, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST.

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Take the holiday. But keep the pipeline pumping for 2017!

Greg Savage

Most of us will have some kind of break in the next month or so. Christmas, New Year, summer holidays, Chinese New Year. You, your clients and your candidates are going to have some well-deserved downtime. But what about the cost? We won’t bill while we are on the beach, or in the pub. And […].

How to Get the Most Out of Self-Appraisals

ClearCompany Recruiting

When it comes down to writing a great self-appraisal, a lot of questions come to mind. What are they used for? How are you supposed to promote yourself without coming off as a show-off? Is this really the best use of my time? For the last question, it honestly depends.

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8 Recruitment Statistics That’ll Make You Think (Infographic)

Social Talent

The lovely people at Bromak Recruitment have compiled an array of recruitment statistics that’ll really make you think about your recruitment strategy and how we do things as an industry.

Top Job Board Conferences to Attend in 2017


Needless to say, 2016 was a big year for the recruitment space. Not only were there a number of notable mergers, acquisitions and the like , but this was also the year that job boards began seriously researching and investing in programmatic buying.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

Tips for Hiring on a Budget


As the year comes to an end and HR budgets are assessed, reconciled and rebooted for the next fiscal year – now is as perfect time as ever to roll up your sleeves and start developing your hiring plan.

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The Big Cost of Social Recruiting Inaction


How to Handle Resigning

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Today’s blog post comes to you sandwiched between last night’s RicePowWow and today’s office party (followed by my football team’s Christmas drinks) so please forgive me if I sound kind of distracted. And husky. Why do these things always require so much talking?

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Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond…

Recruiting Toolbox

Jobs2Careers’ Editor Kelly Love Johnson polled 55 people in the recruitment space, and asked for their predictions. Here’s mine. Original Article: [link]. Recruiting success has evolved—it’s more than just filling reqs. I imagine a future where recruiters see their roles as more than just filling reqs, and even more than Talent Advisors. I see them as trainers and coaches, who are accountable for building hiring manager capability in their organizations.

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.

The Millennial Bug: How To Successfully Recruit The “Me, Me, Me” Generation

Social Talent

Recruiters have millennials on their minds. It’s hardly surprising. Millennials (those born after 1980) are the most educated generation in history – almost half of UK millennials have at least one degree.

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What are today’s hiring managers looking for in resumes?


Finding the right person for a job can be a long, labor-intensive process, especially in fields that suffer from skills shortages. In a survey from the Society for Human Resource Management half of organizations that reported struggling with finding new hires in 2016 blamed the difficulty of finding individuals with the necessary experience.

How Recruiters are Getting an Edge in December


As another trip around the sun comes to an end – many companies are winding down their hiring activities in preparation for 2017. And with this ramp-down, comes a unique opportunity for recruiters to pounce. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring in December: Competition is Low.

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What to Know When Recruiting Gen Z


Yet another generation of tech-savvy workers—the post-Millennial group known as Generation Z—will soon enter the workforce.

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Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

What's the #WOLAN Onboarding Method & Is It Right for You?

ClearCompany Recruiting

There has been a lot of discussion around the importance of employee onboarding, and honestly, we’ve been a big part of the noise too. If you’ve paid even a second of attention to all the hum, you probably know why those first few weeks of introductions are so absolutely important.

Helpful Tips on Building a Training Program for Recruiters

Proactive Talent

All month we’ve been talking about recruiting optimization. We’ve talked about preventing burnout , we’ve talked about the relationship between the hiring manager and recruiter , and today we’re talking about how to train your actual recruiting team. Recruiting op timization goes deeper than the processes that are implemented and metrics tracked. It’s the entire lifecycle of recruiting including the basics of training your recruiters.

6 Things You NEED to Include on Your Careers Site

Social Talent

What does your careers site look like? Or, more importantly, what does it tell visitors about your organisation? Does your careers site sell your company to potential candidates? There are a number of things you can do to successfully promote your employer brand on your careers site.

Employee Culture And Corporate Job Fit – Buzzwords Or Reality?

ExactHire Recruiting

Your employees are a valuable resource. They are the power behind your customer service, production, and revenue generation. They are also the ones who will have the most interaction with your customer base.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Top Recruitment Marketing Trends and Accomplishments for 2016


2016 was a significant year for Talemetry® and recruitment marketing in general. As we look back on 2016, a few key trends rise to the top: recruitment marketing

The High, High Cost of Recruiting Developers


Employee turnover is a problem for any company, and the issue becomes exacerbated with long on-boarding times and equally long interactions with recruiters. A new study shows the real cost of hiring a developer, and the results might surprise you.

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Get Job Offers Out Before 2017

ClearCompany Recruiting

Planning for the year ahead is all-consuming this time of year.

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Three Ways to Prevent Recruiter Burnout through Recruiting Optimization

Proactive Talent

The cost of replacing a worker is expensive. The direct cost of replacing an employee according to the Society of Human Resource Management can range anywhere from 50 to 60% of an employee’s annual salary with total costs associated with turnover ranging from upwards of 200% of their annual salary. To put this into terms we all can understand, the average recruiter makes $45,439.

Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.

The Sourcing Ninja’s JUMBO Guide to LinkedIn: Part One (FREE E-Book)

Social Talent

We’re back with our biggest, most ambitious E-Book yet – The Sourcing Ninja’s JUMBO Guide to LinkedIn – in fact it’s so big and ambitious we had to spilt it into two parts!

Should You Hire a Boomerang Employee?


Our friends at Software Advice took a look at the pros and cons of hiring boomerang employees. You know, those revolving door colleagues that leave a position just to come back a few years (or months) later.

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What staffing professionals can expect in 2017


As 2016 draws to a close, staffing professionals and hiring managers are looking ahead to the new year. While it's not yet clear how the labor market will develop over the next several months, some signs have emerged for employer expectations.

Recruiting Engineers for Tech Startups


As any hiring manager or recruiter knows, mid-level engineers with highly specialized skillsets tend to have their pick of jobs.

New Ways to Engage and Source Talent - All In Less Than 24 Hours

Speaker: Derek Zeller, Director of Recruiting Solutions, Engage Talent

In this session, we’ll examine the critical essentials you should know about the type of tech you are looking for and what you should know before engaging with candidates - everything from where to get the information you need, to which sites and books are good to read. By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new candidates to your managers more quickly.