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Recruiting Through LinkedIn? Check Out These Top Changes

ClearCompany Recruiting

When LinkedIn reported in late 2016 that they would be updating their website’s look and functionality, many were excited. Many were also worried: How would the changes affect recruiting? Would it be helped or hindered by the new design? Recruiting & Sourcing

Are You at that Point? What is the Best Way to Quit a Job?


Are You at that Point? What is the Best Way to Quit a Job? There is a reason it is called an employee or job “lifecycle.” It has a beginning and an end. While we usually talk about onboarding, let’s take some time to talk about offboarding yourself in a way that preserves relationships and opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor , in 2016 the average employee tenure—or length of time at a job—declined from over four and a half years to just over four years.

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LinkedIn Tip Sheet Error And a New Hack

Boolean Strings

We shouldn’t be mixing the level of service, quality of software, and changes in features and pricing as a reason to use or not use LinkedIn.

Job Advertising 101

Social Talent

Before you set about writing the most amazing job advertisement that was ever written you must take some time to consider what you applicants actually want. According to The Candidate Experience Awards , 48% of applicants have no previous relationship with your company.

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.

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The Perfect First Phone Call

Social Talent

The first phone call is one of the most important parts of the selling process. It’s crucial that you learn to navigate this delicate touchpoint so that you give yourself the best chance of securing a real business opportunity. The perfect first phone call is a classic mix of short and sweet.

Talent Sourcing In the Digital Era: The Tools of Our Trade

ERE SourceCon

This article is the second installment of a four-part follow-up to Talent Sourcing in the Digital Era: Talent Sourcing is So Much More Than Boolean. In the original article, I proposed a contemporary model for Talent Sourcing.

The Recruiting Industry = The Dinosaur in the Room

Phenom People

A lot of people might see my title as a Sales Development Rep and think that all I’m doing is bombarding people with emails, calls, and LinkedIn invites. They’re kind of right, but my real job focus is on learning and educating in the HR space. During my tenure here at Phenom People, I’ve. Read More.

Why Do We Make It So Hard To Get Into Recruiting?

Recruiting Daily

For an industry which prides itself on “none of us knew we were going to be recruiters,” those of us in talent acquisition seem to make it awful hard for an outsider to get a shot in the recruiting industry. Case in point: me. Now, let me explain. After spending nine years in retail […].

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable, over the years; hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophiscated. But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

Team Pages That Make You Want To Join A Company

Social Talent

A team page can make or break a good impression. Whether it’s people who are thinking of applying for a job or potential customers your team page has a chance to make a big impact. It gives people an idea of what life inside the company is like.

What Does the Future of Business Look Like? Ask 1,379 CEO’s


What Does the Future of Business Look Like? Ask 1,379 CEO’s. While we would all like to know the future, crystal balls are in short supply. Instead, Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) offered up its 20 th annual global CEO survey, released recently in Davos, Switzerland.

Worth the (Calculated) Risk: Hiring Executives from Nontraditional Career Paths

Brazen Recruiting

We’ve all seen it: that candidate whose resume doesn’t really match the job requirements, yet there’s something about her overall experience that piques our interest. Perhaps she took a “gap year” after school or between jobs; maybe she spent time working in a completely different field.

How Being Transparent Helps Scale Your Company


A culture of trust is the bedrock for success. It starts living your core values every day. Transparency

Using Social Media to Engage and Attract Talent

The explosion of social media has enabled companies direct access to people like never before and in 2016 using social media for talent acquisition is not a new concept. But with the explosion came the noise and visibility so HR must work smarter if it wants to engage & attract new employees.

Facing a Shortage of Candidates? Discover and Use the Right ‘Attraction Factors’


They call it talent attraction for a reason. Because, obviously, the primary role of the function is to literally “attract” the very best candidates. But when a recruiting function is only guessing about what draws in desirable candidates, it will face a perennial shortage of applicants.

3 Trends Driving Innovation in Recruitment Advertising Technology


If you’re finding it more difficult to hire today than ever before, take solace in that you are far from alone.

5 Strategies to Build a High-Performance Sales Force


In order to build a high-performance salesforce, it’s necessary to have a systematic recruiting process in place that will allow you to quickly gather the right insight about potential sales candidates and make smart decisions for company’s development.

The Game Changers: When Authenticity Goes Wrong in Recruitment Marketing


Authenticity is a word that is probably said too often in the marketing world. Endless rhetoric on why being authentic , genuine and real (especially when it comes to those pesky millennials ) is the only way to appeal to people and grow your business in today’s #fastpaced, #VUCA world.

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Report: 4 Recruitment Benchmarks to Measure ROI

Appcast and Jobvite compiled data from their 2017 benchmark reports to identify metrics that talent acquisition professionals should track to measure success from their recruiting campaigns: click-to-apply rates, cost-per-quality-applicant, source of applicants and hires, and time-to-hire.

The 5 Most Effective Talent-acquisition Metrics to Influence the C-Suite


Why Your Offer Should Never be Turned Down

Recruiting Blogs

This just happened: I’m discussing a potential partnership with a client, to help them build their engineering team. When I ask them to tell me about their hiring process and the challenges they are facing, a huge sigh follows.

Recruitment News: Small Changes, Big Difference

Social Talent

Another week and another flurry of exciting updates from the world of recruitment. This week we focus on the introduction of small features that make a BIG difference in the recruitment world. LinkedIn Gets Contractor Friendly.

The Top 10 Sourcing Tools You Need To Download This Month!

ERE SourceCon

If you’re a sourcer, the number of tools available to you are just about limitless. From Chrome extensions to productivity and email management tools, your options can be overwhelming and understanding which sourcing tools are the best can be daunting for a new or even a seasoned sourcer.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

Candidate Engagement Should Begin Before Recruiting

Undercover Recruiter

Most companies I work with understand the importance of employee engagement and the impact that it brings to their business. But despite that, 70% of employees surveyed in a Gallup report described themselves as neutral of “actively disengaged”.

Not getting enough applicants? It’s time to mix up your recruiting strategy.

Recruiting Blogs

Recruiting has come a long way since the days of classified ads in the newspaper. Today, there are thousands of platforms to advertise your openings to prospective employees. Yet somehow, hiring managers still struggle with not getting enough applicants – or the right ones.

Employee Retention Strategies You Can Start Today (Part 2)

Social Talent

We’re back with a second helping of employee retention tactics that you can action straight away. In Part One we listed some ways you can start making changes to boost your employee retention rates. Now we’re here to complete the list.

Disclosure: How To Avoid Becoming The Uber of HR.

Recruiting Daily

While it’s only just now March, for Uber, 2017 is already shaping up to be a horrible, no good, very bad year – something of an annus horribilis for a company that not all that long ago was seen as a seemingly unstoppable burgeoning tech behemoth.

The Guide to Performance Job Advertising

50% of job advertising spend is wasted due to ineffective ad buying practices. This can easily be limited with some basic blocking and tackling. This guide provides 7 essential best practices that can be implemented to lower advertising costs and generate better recruiting outcomes.

7 Recruiting Alternatives to LinkedIn


In 2016, LinkedIn had about 450 million users worldwide. But LinkedIn also has it's pitfalls. Check out these alternative recruiting tools. Hiring Talent Scope Social Media Source

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Who Is Responsible for Employer Branding? CEO, HR, or Marketing?

Recruiting Blogs

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Who is the greatest female tennis player of all-time? Who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of the greatest all-time stand-up comics? For centuries, many people have engaged in fun, spirited, and engaging debates.

Are You Ready to Respond to the End of Employees?

NPA Worldwide

Today’s guest blogger is Amy West , senior business development consultant with TFI Resources, a Division of People 2.O , a North American Alliance Partner of NPAworldwide. TFI Resources provides employer of record services for contract placements.

On Employee Appreciation Day, Here Are The REAL Perks People Want


Hooray! It’s Employee Appreciation Day! Bring on the office happy hour, foosball tables and endless snacks! Actually, perks like these have been proven to have only short-term effects on employees – and in some ways can have a negative effect long term.

Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

In recruiting, mobile’s no longer a trend. It’s the reality. Currently, 9 in 10 job seekers use their smartphones to find new employment opportunities. Lacking a mobile recruiting strategy? Download our guide to mobile recruiting for practical tips on attracting mobile job seekers and driving them to apply.