January, 2017

4 Ways To Engage With Passive Candidates

Social Talent

What Are Passive Candidates? A passive candidate is someone that is employed and who is not actively searching for a new job opportunity. Furthermore, what makes passive candidates interesting is that they’re more than likely not being interviewed by anyone else.


This Year’s Rising (and Declining) Tech Jobs


The trends seen in the last half of 2016 will continue to influence the job market for technology professionals into the next year. Tech unemployment hit 2.9 percent in November, according to data from the U.S.


Recruiting CRM Return on Investment


There are many ways to measure the value of candidate relationship management software, the most valuable is recruiting CRM return on investment (ROI). We generate a lot of great information about best practices for recruiting CRM , but let's talk about dollars and cents.


Best Advice for Potential MBA Applicants By Successful MBA Applicants


If your company has a job opening that calls for applicants with MBA degrees , you need to make your company and the position appealing so that candidates come and stay. Competitive compensation, benefits, and career growth will appeal to people with MBA degrees.


14 Best Practices to Shape Your Employment Brand

Download Appcast’s guide to get 14 best practices in employment branding from dozens of sources and industry experts and learn how you can simply make it an organizational priority.

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Dr. John Sullivan on HR Reporting, Strategy


John Sullivan has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a talent-management expert.


Candidate Sourcing 2017's Top Recruitment Marketing Technology Initiative


Candidate sourcing is the most important technology initiative for recruiting organizations, according to Talemetry's soon-to-be-released 2017 Recruitment Marketing Technology Report. The survey measured the top drivers and technologies for recruiting organizations in 2017. candidate sourcing


Inbound Recruitment: What You Need to Know

ClearCompany Recruiting

Social recruiting. Candidate experience. Employer branding. There’s no doubt recruiting has seen a ton of changes and new ideas over the last decade. We know how important it is to build relationships with talent , especially passive candidates who have skills and rapport.


3 Reasons Why You Need A Recruitment Advertising Technology


Recruitment advertising technology, also known as “recruitment ad tech,” is a relatively broad term that defines a number of analytics, automation and other digital tools used to promote open jobs on a variety of employment websites through a few key methods.


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.

New Year, New Recruiting Resolutions


One of the best things about a new year is getting to relax and recharge your batteries. While many get introspective about personal goals, some of the best recruiting professionals will also leverage this time to do a postmortem of the year’s highs and lows to help anchor plans for the year ahead.


How to: Develop Successful Talent Pipelines (Infographic)

Social Talent

Being proactive pays off, and talent pipelines are no exception. Having a ready pool of qualified candidates can return huge dividends in the end, saving both time and money and eliminating hasty hiring mistakes.


Tech Unemployment Held Steady in Q4


Unemployment for key technology positions such as Web developers and network administrators ticked upward slightly in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, the technology industry’s unemployment rate remained steady year-over-year at 2.9 percent.


Corporate Recruiters: Who Is Your Customer?

Recruiting Toolbox

Want to be a better Talent Advisor? Want to get out from under the crushing, overwhelming feeling of being unable to please every Hiring Manager you work with? Who is your customer? If you’re a corporate recruiter, you’d probably say the hiring manager, or maybe the candidate. But, I want to challenge us to think differently about the idea of “customer” in the context of providing good customer service to our clients.


9 Steps for Optimizing Job Ad ROI

Check out Appcast’s mini book to get the nine tips to improve job ad performance. Download the 9 Steps for Optimizing Job Ad ROI to understand how even the smallest changes in your job ads and apply process can make a huge impact on your recruitment spend.

The Vicious Cycle of Job Distribution


You know you want it. You feel like you need it. It always calms you down and gives you a reliable fix to get you through your day. Drugs? Perhaps, but we're really talking about job distribution.


The 4 C’s of Recruitment Marketing, Part 1: An Introduction


Editor’s note: If you’re looking for some content on how you can improve your talent acquisition efforts by applying marketing best practices to your current strategy, then you’ve come to the right place.


Get Creative: 3 Tips for Thinking Outside the Recruiting Box


I know everyone always repeats the same tropes at New Years, “new year, new you!”, “start fresh in the New Year”, and you’re probably sick of it. However, it’s hard not to think about what you could change in your personal life or at work now that you have a reset point.


7 Twitter Accounts Every Recruiter Should Start Following in 2017

Social Talent

Start your 2017 the right way by following some great people on Twitter and adding their knowledge to your daily feed. Here’s our comprehensive list of the 7 Best Twitter Accounts Every Recruiter Should Start Following in 2017: 1. Micheal Goldberg @ SuperRecruiter.


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.

New Tools Affecting Human Capital Management


Successfully managing a workforce is a challenge for businesses of any size, but new mobile and cloud-based technologies can help streamline operations while allowing organizations to customize their approach to HR.


How to Select the Best Recruiting Technologies

Proactive Talent

Have you ever walked in the Expo Hall at the HR Technology Conference? Over 8,500 attendees and 400 vendors line up to walk the floor of the world's largest HR Technology conference. From assessment to learning, and outsourcing to testing and surveys, the types of technologies out there that are used for the recruiting and HR are massive, but how does one pick the right tools when it comes to building out their recruiting strategy? Picking the right recruiting software has multiple implications.


2017 Recruitment Marketing Trends Survey


Towards the end of 2016, Talemetry reached out to all our clients, prospective clients, and other organizations that have engaged with us over the years to attempt to uncover new recruitment marketing trends and technology challenges. recruitment marketing


Recruitment Marketing Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep in 2017


Chances are you’ve heard of buyer’s remorse, but have you ever heard of “holiday remorse?”. According to US News & World Report, holiday remorse is “the guilt driven-response you have to holiday excess that becomes the catalyst for those New Year’s resolutions and intentions.”.


8 Shifts in Recruitment to Watch in 2018

Download Appcast's 8 Shifts in Recruitment to Watch in 2018 to understand how the latest advancements in the talent acquisition landscape will impact you in 2018 and what steps you can take to capitalize on these shifts.

The top 7 task templates that will improve your time to hire


Do you lose track of communications with candidates? Are follow-ups falling through the cracks? Having trouble with hiring managers? Automate and keep track of the day-to-day with tasks. We’ve picked our top 7 task templates to help you get up and running with tasks today. .


12 Little Victories That Only Recruiters Will Understand

Social Talent

We’ve talked about what really grinds our gears as recruiters. We’ve talked about the many emotions of an in-house recruiter. But let’s not forget that there are good times too, people.


Dr. John Sullivan on the Need for HR Metrics


John Sullivan has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a talent management expert.


What You Can Do to Attract HiPo Candidates

ClearCompany Recruiting

We’re always on the search for new talent. Someone who can provide a fresh look at current processes or fill gaps in departments with specialized skills. In the past, that would mean classified ads and help wanted signs, but today, in the digital era, that isn’t the case.


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.

A New Year Heralds New Recruitment Firms

The Whiteboard

Welcome back recruiters of New Zealand, or whoever else, or wherever else you may be. For it it is not only recruiters who read this blog you know? (Hi Hi Mum *ahem*). But I’ll stick to the recruitment topics, for the time being at least.


How AI transforms candidate engagement


In recent years, artificial intelligence has gone from being mainly an area of theory and experimentation to having a very real impact in the world of business. Organizations are finding myriad ways to take advantage of the capacity for analyzing huge quantities of data.


Candidate Experience Technology Tops the Shopping List for 2017


Organizations are taking candidate experience and candidate satisfaction seriously in 2017.


Business Etiquette From Around the World (Infographic)

Social Talent

International business travel can be complicated enough at the best of times, with flight arrangements, accommodation and connections to arrange, that you would hope that the business meetings themselves would take care of themselves.


2017 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report

In this benchmark report, Appcast analyzed 2016 pay-for-performance recruitment media from over 750 companies across every major industry. Learn the trends and results that leading employers are getting from their recruitment media.