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Using Tech Pro Happiness to Recruit at SMBs


Tech professionals know that avoiding Silicon Valley altogether may result in a higher salary; in up-and-coming tech hubs around the country, companies are more than happy to pay top dollar (with generous perks) for pros with the right combination of skills and experience.


How Recruiters Can Use a Gated Whitepaper to Increase Leads

Talent Hero Media

A well-rounded content marketing strategy in the recruiting and staffing industry typically will involve the publication of a whitepaper – an authoritative report providing information … Continue reading How Recruiters Can Use a Gated Whitepaper to Increase Leads.


6 Red Flags to Lookout for When Conducting Background Checks


For most organizations, background checks are an essential part of the recruitment process. They protect your company, your employees, and your clients by confirming that potential hires are who they say they are, and that they actually have the qualifications and experience they say they do.


How AI Is Impacting The Role Of A Recruiter In A Big Way

Social Talent

The new way’s in which we source talent is changing faster than ever. So much so, that some recruiters have found it hard to adjust to the new technological era we live in.


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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10 Items on The Perfect Interview Checklist for Employers

Social Talent

Employers: Are you actually interviewing effectively? It’s easy to become complacent when it comes to interviewing. You’ve had your time of being a candidate, and now you get to sit on the other side of the desk. It’s no longer terrifying or nerve-wracking – it’s just part of your job.


Contractor Recruitment Firms Ambushed By IRD

The Whiteboard

I’m afraid this isn’t going to be the most entertaining or titillating of Whiteboard blog posts but it’s about something of great importance to our New Zealand recruitment industry, so I feel if pretty much behooves me to talk about it today.


3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Candidate Experience


Last week’s post discussed the current state of the candidate experience. What we found is that for many, the candidate experience leaves a lot to be desired. Currently in the market we are seeing organizations shift and retool their process to provide a better candidate experience. In continuing our candidate experience theme, this post will discuss three things you can do to ensure your process and your company are providing a good candidate experience. Treat Your Candidates Like Customers.


How to Make Data-Driven Decisions Part of Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

Proactive Talent

Data has been driving decision making in business for decades, but it’s just started to become an important part of HR and recruiting in the last several years. As companies started being able to gather meaningful data through new technologies and automated processes, it proved to be valuable in guiding decisions and strategies.


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.

How To: Conduct a Diversity Assessment

Social Talent

When it comes to diversity, it is a truth universally acknowledges that more diverse companies perform better than their less diverse competitors. However, the path to a successful diversity hiring policy is not as straightforward.


How Job Seekers and Recruiters Use Social Media for Recruitment


Recruitics is a recruitment marketing analytics and automation platform that makes it easy for companies to achieve amazing results from their talent acquisition strategy. We work with the nation’s largest corporations, staffing companies, and job boards to drive more applicants to their online job postings, hire great talent, and meet their recruitment goals. To learn more about how to optimize your recruitment marketing campaigns, please contact a member of our team.


The Why & How of using Instagram as a Recruiting Tool


While companies have been using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to recruit for some time, more recently Instagram has been gaining traction as an effective hiring tool. If your company is already using Instagram for marketing, pivoting so that it also becomes a powerful recruiting tool is an easy next step. And, even if your company hasn’t embraced Instagram yet, it’s never too late to start.


3 Recruitment Funnel Metrics You HAVE to Start Tracking

ClearCompany Recruiting

Numbers and statistics can guide many decisions, however, many recruiters still rely heavily on instinct when it comes to sourcing and hiring. The idea of a “data-driven hiring cycle” is becoming more relevant than ever as the use of analytics becomes more attainable for many companies.


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.

How Can Start-Ups Recruit Successfully?

Social Talent

. Start-ups and Small – Medium Businesses (SMBs) are a fascinating phenomenon. Not only do they give birth to excellent programmes like Silicon Valley ( based on the hilarious book Disrupted by Dan Lyons) they also display some of the most creative and genius ideas of our generation.


WorkHere Looks to Rewrite Traditional Job Board Playbook With Mobile App


The traditional playbook for running a local job board looks something like this: 1) Get a keyword-rich domain, 2) Sell job posting packages to local employers and 3) Generate job seekers through search marketing, local radio, billboards, TV, partnerships, etc.


50+ Ideas for Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace


Nobody’s ever said that diversity and inclusion work is easy. But having grown a team that recently hit a 50:50 gender ratio (an uncommon feat, especially in Silicon Valley), I can let everyone in on a secret: It’s not rocket science, either. Diversity & inclusion


Can Regular People Like You And Me Change The World?

Unbridled Talent

Yes, We Can. I want to change the world! Some days, I can get really excited about that statement, and be filled with enthusiasm – but the reality is, on most days, I’m caught up in the day-to-day things that overrun my life, and I don’t even think about it.


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.

10 of The Best Candidate Excuses for Not Attending an Interview

Social Talent

Candidate excuses, where do we begin? Have you got that dreaded phone call where your candidates car won’t start, or that they’ve taken a miraculous tumble down the stairs and broken their elbow in two places?


Meet the Startup That’s ‘Like LinkedIn InMail, Except You Get Paid’


“It’s like LinkedIn InMail, except you get paid!” ” reads the top of ‘s web page. Email Sourcing LinkedIn STEM Searches Featured


8 Elements of an Effective Job Advert

Undercover Recruiter

Writing a job ad might seem like a fairly intuitive kind of process – you think you know what the job is, you have a fair idea of the kind of person you’re looking for: all that remains is to put the two together, right? Of course, it’s not quite that simple. Constructing an advert.


How Augmented And Virtual Reality Are Transforming The Workplace.

Recruiting Daily

When it comes to succeeding in business today, you’ve got to make bold, decisive moves about technology adoption. Indecisiveness often means falling behind – and in today’s world of work, that’s something no business can afford.


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.

Employee Referrals Reign Supreme – Until This Key Stage of the Recruiting Process


When it comes to source of hire, there’s no doubt that employee referrals remain king. Our 2016 benchmark research showed that one in 16 referrals are hired – compared to one in 152 candidates who apply through your website or job boards. Collaborative hiring Data-driven recruiting


Mum’s the Word as DirectEmployers Replaces Executive Director Michael Goldberg After 4 Months


Wow, that was fast. Organizational Leadership Featured


9 Habits of Every Successful Recruiter

Undercover Recruiter

Have you ever wondered why good specialists are sometimes rejected by one company as unprofessional, yet accepted by another as a gem? The “army” of any company hugely depends on its recruiter skills.


Why Saying No Is The Most Underrated Skill in Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

First things, first; before I get into another recruiting rant, I want to go on record and own the fact that I am, in fact, really old (something only old people admit, honestly).


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.

Thinx: A Company Culture Gone Wrong, Employees Allege


Business Intelligence Helped Us Hire Better


How is data helping us hire better? What were our struggles? Why are old metrics a waste of time (time to fill, number of hires, number of phone calls made)? Read ahead to find out more!


Can Remote Working Grow Your Hiring Pool?

Undercover Recruiter

In today’s world, with all the communication you could ever desire at your fingertips, the working environment is a fast changing landscape. Global companies can work in sync with offices on opposing sides of the world. Distance is no longer a barrier in productivity or a hindrance to communication.


Algorithims: Efficient Recruiting or Risky Recruiting.

The Applicant Manager

Algorithms are everywhere. They’re determining who we hire, which friends’ status updates we see online, and the rate you’ve been given on your car insurance. They may have even had a hand in how you landed on this article.


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.