May, 2016

Hiring Managers Hunting for Linux Talent: Report


In many industries, open source is no longer the alternative—it’s the standard. Open-source software now powers everything from enterprise datacenters to your smartphone. Within the tech industry, that’s led to a spike in demand for professionals with Linux and open-source skill-sets.

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5 Out-Of-Box Recruiting Tactics You'll Want To Know About

Proactive Talent

Attracting and recruiting top talent is getting harder and harder every day. Top candidates are either not actively looking or are being contacted by other companies too, making it extremely challenging to get a candidate’s attention and interest to apply for your company.

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Implementing Values-Based Hiring


The journey for top talent is oftentimes long and arduous. But when you do find that perfect hire – the proverbial needle in the haystack that sets the pace for success – it’s all worth it.

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The Key to Reducing Employee Turnover is to Begin During Recruitment


Employee turnover can be devastating to your organization. It can cost you anywhere from 30% to 400% of your employee’s annual salary, including recruitment and training costs, reduced productivity, and lost opportunities.

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

Are you ‘Yesterday’s Hero’, on the slide to recruiting hell?

Greg Savage

Agency recruitment is not dying. In fact it’s thriving. But not for everyone! The winners will be the modern recruiters who evolve, re-tool, up-skill and re-invent. The rate of change in recruitment means the landscape is littered with ‘yesterday’s heroes’ Is that where you are headed?

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6 Metrics for Measuring Social Recruiting Wins


Although measuring rising followers and engagement scores is a first step when getting into social recruiting, a recent survey by Gallup found that these soft metrics can prove misleading.

Migrating Candidate Data to Your New ATS


The applicant tracking systems landscape has been, shall we say, fluid for more than a few years.

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Why SEO is a big part of your Employer Brand


Like consumers, today’s candidates really do their homework to make sure a company is the right fit before applying or accepting a job. But unlike consumers, a job seeker has much more on the line when deciding to take the plunge into employment with your business.

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3 Must-Have Recruiting Metrics to Help You Optimize Your Recruiting Funnel


Recruiting has a lot of moving parts. From the time you open a job requisition to the time you onboard a new hire, there may be many improvements you can make to your recruitment process. Recruiting metrics help you discover your hiring strengths and weaknesses so you can can optimize your funnel.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Sales meetings are like sex. The best bit is at the end.

Greg Savage

It is simple. Unless you want to be a transactional recruiting hack, you need to build relationships. And the foundation for a relationship is the client meeting or sales visit. And most recruiter sales meetings are a debacle. Here is the secret about how they should end.

Improve Your Job Descriptions for Higher Quality Applicants


Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about how talent acquisition professionals in all industries can benefit from adopting marketing best practices.

Tech Jobs Staying Open (Slightly) Longer


The DHI-DFH Mean Vacancy Duration measure found the average job vacancy duration of Professional and Business Services jobs to be 25.9 working days in 2016. In February, technology jobs remained open for 26.1 working days, up from 25.6 working days in January.

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The What, How and Why of Talent Personas

Proactive Talent

There’s lots of buzz around talent personas these days. As a Program Recruiter at heart, I’ve always been on the bandwagon of casting a wide but focused net. For those of you who are evaluating if this “new” technique, adapted from our friends in marketing and user design, is one you want to learn more about, I'll break it down for you with a quick What, How, and Why. What’s A Talent Persona?

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How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Best Practices in Social Recruiting


Using Social Recruiting to Build Your Candidate Pipeline. For those of you recruiting passive candidates regularly, this may seem like a no brainer, but social media can be a recruiter or HR manager’s best friend. New to social media? Not using it at your company?

Innovation in Engagement: A 3-Step Motivations-Based Approach to Cold Outreach Content


This is a post by Lever's technical sourcer, James Briggs.

3 Ways Your Company Can Be More Transparent Today

Brazen Recruiting

The best employer brands have one clear thing in common — they are boldly transparent about who they are and what it’s like to work there.

What Job Advertising Metrics Are You Measuring?


In the world of candidate attraction (i.e. job ad distribution), the key metrics are pretty standard. This is not an article about new or cutting edge analytics that will help you hone in on KPIs to get your ROI A-OK, ASAP.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Tech Unemployment Dipped in Q1


Despite some concerns among startup founders about a relative paucity of venture funding , the technology industry continues to show signs of considerable economic strength. The industry’s unemployment rate stood at 2.4

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Go Beyond Job Postings: 3 Effective Ways To Attract And Hire Top Talent

Proactive Talent

Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the highest number of applications, their conversion-to-hire rates fall drastically behind other sources of hire like employee referrals and company career sites. Employee referrals may only account for 7% of all job applications, but they contribute nearly half of all actual hires.

Graduating Class of 2016: What HR Needs to Know


The job market is looking pretty rosy for the graduating class of 2016. The unemployment rate for graduates is 5.0%, the lowest it’s been since 2008 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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Improve your Quality of Hire with Candidate Reference Checks


Candidate reference checks are usually one of the last steps of the recruitment process, but too often overlooked or rushed. Forty three percent of human resources professionals said reducing time to hire was a top screening challenge.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Setting Recruitment Marketing Goals for Success


Setting measurable and attainable goals is a cornerstone of effective recruitment marketing, and might be the single most important aspect of any talent acquisition function.

Career Sites – The More the Merrier


Perhaps you’ve heard of microsites. Microsites can be a lot of things, but one of the best uses of microsites is for targeting subsets of your main site visitors.


7 Things You Absolutely NEED To Do Before You Start a LinkedIn Search

Social Talent

Abraham Lincoln, once said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” Well, Abe sure did know what he was talking about because when it comes to sourcing, the very same principle applies!

Here's How To Do Employee Development Right


A well-known quote from Richard Branson is making the Internet rounds again, because it resonates for reasons that I’ll discuss in a bit. The quote goes ‘Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.’

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

The Cost of the Closet and the Rewards of Inclusion


A recent report published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) found that more than half of our nation’s LGBT workers are in the closet, and over 30 states have no laws governing workplace discrimination against sexual orientation or gender identity.

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How to Use Problem Solving Questions in a Technical Interview


When you’re interviewing for highly analytical or technical roles, it’s important to go beyond behavioral interview questions to adequately assess the candidate’s skills and problem solving abilities.

10 Quick Takeaways from Indeed Interactive 2016


Indeed Interactive 2016 was held last week, between May 25-27, and Recruitics was there to participate in yet another amazing event.

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