Sat.Dec 10, 2016 - Fri.Dec 16, 2016

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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4 Recruiting Technologies That Every Early Adopter Should Have on Their Holiday Wish List


What’s on your recruiting technology wish list this year? Tis the season of giving, and not only is it the perfect time to ask for that new sweater you’ve been yearning for, but it’s the perfect time to ask your boss for a new toy as well. 2017 planning is afoot, including decisions around budget and new investments, so don’t miss the opportunity to make the case for a tool that can give you a competitive advantage in your job. Recruitment process

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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.

Don’t Be That Sourcer – Improve Your Subject Line Skills

ERE SourceCon

Most sourcers know that one of the most important components of a well-crafted email lies in the subject line. In fact, 35% of email recipients open email based on the subject line alone. Given this statistic, you can imagine the importance for writing catchy email subject lines.

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!

The Top 5 Dumb Things That Hiring Managers Do That Hurt Their Recruiting Results


The talent management practice with the highest business impact, by far, is recruiting. But, a significant part of that impact will be reduced if your hiring managers do dumb things. Hiring Process Interviewing Screening & Assessment Featured

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Applicant Tracking Systems: A data-driven guide to making the right choice

ClearCompany Recruiting

Are you aware that there are over 220 applicant tracking systems on the market today? Chances are there will be many more that evolve in the next few months or even years, but how are you supposed to make sense of which system to use when the market is so crowded? Recruiting & Sourcing

5 Steps in Optimizing the Relationship Between the Recruiter and Hiring Manager

Proactive Talent

The recruiter/hiring manager relationship is one of the most sacred relationships in the sourcing world. Without constant effective communication good candidates can be lost in the shuffle and potentially lost altogether. Research by Bersin by Deloitte revealed that developing strong relationships with hiring managers is one of the top drivers of performance in a talent acquisition strategy.

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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.

The 7 Essentials of Successful Team Building Activities for Onboarding


Onboarding is a fundamental piece of the candidate transition process. Gone are the days when companies would simply welcome new hires with an orientation packet followed by a perfunctory tour of the office. In today’s fluid marketplace of knowledge workers, organizations that wish to not only recruit, but retain, top talent must ensure that new hires at all levels are thoroughly well-versed in the norms and expectations which define a particular workplace culture. Employer brand

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

What’s the Best Piece of Advice You’d Give to a Newbie Recruiter?

Social Talent

Last week, we turned to you, our incredible legion of followers , to ask what practical advice you would give to anyone starting out in recruitment. And you didn’t disappoint! In fact, you answered in your droves, letting us in on your extensive knowledge and expertise.

Do These 3 Simple Things to Impress the Heck out of Your Hiring Manager

ERE SourceCon

We all have that memory of working with a particular hiring manager, you know, the one which seems impossible to satisfy; the one who no matter how great the candidate is that you present, always wants to see more or the one who nitpicks at the littlest things on every resume you send over.

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Brand Refresh: Jazz is now JazzHR


If you’ve visited our website lately, you may have noticed a new logo (or maybe you missed it, we won’t take it personally). This subtle change is part of something much bigger – our official name change to JazzHR.

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I’m Looking for Exciting Startups That Represent the Future of Talent Acquisition


If you’re working on a cool idea for a talent-acquisition startup, I’m interested in talking to you for a session I’m doing at the ERE conference in San Diego in April. Uncategorized Featured

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.

6 Essential Elements Your Job Ads NEED to Include

Social Talent

Do your job ads attract the number and the quality of candidates you desire for your open roles? If you answered ‘yes’, then congratulations! You have cracked the art of writing effective job ads. No mean feat!

Look Back To The Year of 2004 To Understand The Future Of LinkedIn

ERE SourceCon

LinkedIn has been the “talk of the town” this past week after the Microsoft-LinkedIn acquisition deal closed. Our sourcing community buzzed with tons of predictions and hints about the future of LinkedIn. We care about it because we rely on LinkedIn so much in our daily work and life.

Is Your Talent Strategy Krzyzewski or Calipari-Flavored?

Fistful of Talent

You think this is going to be a sports post. Trust me, it’s more about you than it is about sports. Simple question – Is Your Talent Strategy more Mike Krzyzewski (college basketball coach at Duke) or John Calipari (college basketball coach at Kentucky)?

If You’re Growing a Company and Its Talent, Don’t Forget to Grow Up


I first learned about the concept of a “tech startup” when I was in college about 10 years ago.

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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.

The Evolution of Recruitment: How to Not Get Left Behind

Social Talent

Last time I wrote for Social Talent I outlined the ways in which the Recruitment industry has changed since its inception. Today, I’m continuing in that vein, but with a focus on the individual. Yep… you. There’s a saying that’s fairly appropriate to the evolution of your Recruitment job. “

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Use The Force: A Sourcer’s Story

ERE SourceCon

Return of the Jedi was released in theaters when I was four years old. Although I was young, I will never forget the opening scene from this cult classic. Princess Leia in disguise enters Jabba the Hutt’s palace and attempts to free Han Solo. Of course, she gets captured.

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How to Convince a Candidate that a Job Offer is the Right One

FireFish Software

So, you’ve put forward a candidate, the client has made an offer and… your star candidate drags her heels. You’ve tried everything. She’s been out for lunch with the client, she’s visited the client’s office, and she’s perfect for the job and she wanted it too.

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Rumors Are Floating About a Cornerstone OnDemand Sale


Speculation is swirling that Los Angeles-area Cornerstone OnDemand could be up for sale; the company’s stock is up about 5 percent today and rising after hours. Mergers & Acquisitions Featured


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.

Watch: Happy Birthday Social Talent!

Social Talent

Wrap the gifts, blow up the balloons, light the candles and get those party poppers popping, Social Talent is turning 6 years old this month! Yes, we’ve been making it our mission to help professionals the world over, work smarter and live happier for just over half a decade now.

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #16 – The Modern Day Sourcer

ERE SourceCon

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. . Sourcing Talent Acquisition Featured

Measure Quality of Hire the Right Way


Quality of Hire is one of the most important metrics for the effectiveness of your recruiting department. Both on a large scale: What is the overall effectiveness of the new hires we bring in? And on an individual level: How did a particular candidate ultimately impact the organization?

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U.S. Govt Explaining Job Applicants With Mental Health Conditions Their Rights


In the U.S. the EEOC is out with a short q-and-a for job applicants and employees who have mental health conditions such as depression and PTSD. Legal - Compliance & Policies Featured

Emerging Regulations in the Age of AI

New legislation regulating data use and privacy is on the horizon in many parts of the world and could have ramifications for companies leveraging AI in talent assessment and selection. Waiting until laws regarding AI are crystallized in the legal system will slow down your growth — and your future-readiness. Although we don’t know exactly what data privacy laws will look like in the future, we do understand the principles behind them. Download this eBook to learn how your organization can benefit from the use of AI in talent processes while staying on the right side of legal and ethical considerations.

Do Employee Referrals Hurt Diversity?

Social Talent

Our 2016 recruiting benchmarks report confirmed what we all anecdotally already knew: Referrals are gold. Just how gold? An average of one in every 16 referred candidates is hired, compared to one in every 100 candidates across all sources.

10 Rules of Fight Club. Otherwise Known as the Christmas Party

FireFish Software

As a business owner, I totally understand how the Christmas Party can quickly turn into your worst nightmare! I mean, nothing could possible go wrong when you get a bunch of recruiters together that love to party….

How Cognitive Systems Will Change Recruiting in 2017


The goal for any talent acquisition team is to recruit the right candidate at the right time. Yet, recruiters admit they would not rehire 39% of their recent hires. In this new age of data and analytics, that level of regrettable hiring should be a thing of the past.

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