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Hurrah for the new ‘Golden Era’ of Agency recruitment !

Greg Savage

Hardly a week goes by without some ‘expert’ trumpeting the death of agency recruitment, or a technology start-up predicting the ‘disruption’ of our industry, and how recruiters are an endangered species. Really? Who exactly? And, when exactly? Didn’t LinkedIn promise that, what, a decade ago? We are still here. Growing in fact. Agency recruitment is […].

10 Diversity Hiring Statistics That Will Make You Think

ClearCompany Recruiting

Companies need diversity. It helps them think with a wider breadth of perspectives, makes them look better to the public eye, and gives them access to the potential revenue gains from employing people who can contribute different things to the companies they work for. Still, many hiring managers and people in charge don’t see hiring diversity as an issue. For those who think it’s not a problem, here are ten reasons why they need to change their mind about diversity hiring. diversity hiring

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2015 Wrap-Up: The Biggest HR & Recruiting Stories of the Year

Leoforce

2015 has been quite a year. The U.S. Women’s National Team won hearts across America as they brought home the World Cup trophy, tween hearts everywhere were broken as Zayn Malik parted ways with the hugely popular boy band One Direction, and many hearts were finally allowed to join together as the U.S Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. The list of monumental events could go on and on.

How to Use Facebook for Social Recruiting Messaging

Boolean Black Belt

When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, you should not ignore the potential of Facebook given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. Also, you should know that according to Jobvite’s 2014 Job Seeker Nation Report , 76% of social job seekers found their current position through Facebook. Jobvite also found that while job seekers flock to Facebook, recruiters prefer LinkedIn when searching for potential candidates.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Top 10 Sites to Post Jobs Online for Free

Recruitics

Recruitment budgets are tricky. As a member of the HR department you’re tasked with not only staying within your budget, but with producing high quality talent that will be the right fit for your organization. This can be a tall order, especially for businesses that don’t necessarily have the resources of a Fortune 500 company. With that said, there are a number of ways to stretch your recruitment spend and still find the hires you need.

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4 Tips for Humanizing Your Rejection Letters

Lever

No candidate wants to hear that they didn’t get a job after they’ve spent hours applying and interviewing, and no recruiter likes delivering the bad news. After all, recruiters live for the moment of signing a candidate and feeling proud of having matched the candidate to the right opportunity. And yet, perhaps because no one likes sending them, rejection letters are often cold, robotic, and shrouded in mystery.

Marketing for Non-Marketers: 3 Quick-and-Dirty Survival Tips

Brazen Recruiting

Imagine this: you’ve been tasked with getting candidates to attend an event to learn more about opportunities with your company. This might be an in-person event, a webinar, or an online event — whichever it is, you have to get people there. Since the world doesn’t work like Field of Dreams (“If you build it, they will come…”), how do you get people to show up and engage?

Building Your Employer Brand To Attract the Right Talent

Talemetry

When you think of a "brand" you typically think of how a company presents themselves to their customers. Many brands boil down to one word. employer branding

5 Steps To Assess Employer Brand For Small Biz Owners

ExactHire Recruiting

As a leader of a small business, you are likely familiar with the importance of brand as it relates to your business’s profitability and growth. Your consumer brand represents who you are as a business to your customers and prospective customers; this includes how you stand apart from similar businesses, and what your goals are in delivering your product or service. A bad brand is a bad business; where one goes, the other will quickly follow–most business owners understand this.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Do The Social Media Recruitment Tips Still Hold True From 6 Years Ago?

Web Based Recruitment

It’s hard to believe as I write this post that I organised Europe’s first ever Social Media in Recruitment Conference back on the 16th July 2009 (6 years ago today). A lot has happened in social media since that date, and to a lot of people who attended or spoke at the inaugural event who have gone on to make very successful careers/ businesses for themselves. Number 1 Tips Video For Using Social Media In Recruitment.

Have YOU got the DNA of a modern recruiter?

Greg Savage

There has been endless talk about the future of recruitment, and I have suggested that there are brilliant opportunities for recruitment companies, if they make the right changes. But what about the desk recruiter? The foot soldier? The person who is actually at the coalface of client and candidate interaction? What must they do to […]. Candidate care Client Skills Coaching recruiters Recruiter coaching Recruitment candidate care client skills modern recruiter recruitment

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Build a Diverse Workforce with These 5 Best Practices in Mind

ClearCompany Recruiting

Higher revenue, better job performance, a more trusted employer brand, and increased customer base are just a few of the benefits of a diverse workforce. Not to mention, according to Glassdoor’s 2015 Top 50 HR and Recruiting stats, 67% of active and passive job seekers say a diverse workforce is important to them when evaluating companies or job offers. The need for companies to diversify their workforce continues to grow. It’s not just about what’s the right thing to do.

The Secret to Fantastic Candidate Engagement Great Recruiters Don’t Tell You

Social Talent

How many unread emails do you currently have in your inbox? I have 12. My colleague Reza has 11, George has the slightly larger number of 473, while Laura has a staggering 26,532… It’s not that we all actively decided not open and to ignore these unread emails, the truth is we were probably all busy when they arrived on our inboxes. By the time we had a chance to look at them, 10 new emails had arrived in our inboxes, pushing those other emails further down and out of sight.

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Important Facebook Graph Search Developments

Boolean Black Belt

It is difficult to ignore the potential of Facebook when it comes to sourcing and recruiting given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. When Graph Search was introduced back in 2013, it was an amazingly powerful people sourcing tool. However, recent changes have somewhat reduced its efficacy. While some people might think that Facebook’s Graph Search is effectively dead, it is still very much alive.

Top 10 HR Conferences to Attend in 2016

Recruitics

With November now underway and the holiday season rapidly approaching many will begin to look to the year ahead. As you begin to ponder your New Year’s resolutions, remember to set the important goal of keeping up-to-date on, and ahead of, industry trends and best practices. The best way to accomplish this, of course, is to make sure you’re presence is felt at the most important conferences of 2016.

Big Data in Surprising Places

Arya Recruiting Robotics

In a world full of rapid technological advances, “big data” has become quite a buzzword in the technology field. But big data is too complex for most industries—it’s only used by those high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, right? Not quite. Here are four unexpected places that you’ll find big data analytics. Farms. What could big data possibly have to do with farming?

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What Non-Recruiters Don't Know About Recruiting

Lever

Many people start a career recruiting accidentally, because they aren’t sure what else they want. As such, there’s a common misconception that recruiting is a stepping-stone job that almost anyone can be successful in. Recruiting

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Recruit Like the Mongols

HarQen

I recently read this great blog post about the Mongol empire and it’s leader, Genghis Khan. The post states, “My intent behind writing this is to list their ‘core’ values. I leave to the reader to draw conclusions.” So naturally I applied these five “core” values to recruiting and hiring process improvement. Speed Above Everything [.]. The post Recruit Like the Mongols appeared first on Transforming Recruiting Into a Strategic Advantage with HarQen.

4 Ways to Better Connect with Passive Candidates

Talemetry

Think that passive candidates aren’t where your best hew hires are waiting? Well according to LinkedIn’s 2015 US Recruiting Trends report , globally, 75% of professionals consider themselves “Passive.” Your next great hire might already be employed because, let’s face it, great talent doesn’t stay unemployed for long. A passive candidate might not be furiously searching for a new position, but if the right opportunity came their way at the right time they are more than willing to investigate

Trending: Reverse Job Fairs

ExactHire Recruiting

Money makes the world go ‘round. And time is money. So it is no wonder that companies and job seekers alike look for ways to save time and money in finding the right employer-employee match. A newer fad that seems to be catching on in the recruiting world is a trend referred to as Reverse Job Fairs, or RJF. What Is A Reverse Job Fair? Job seekers set up booths with science-fair like flair.

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Does a College Degree Make a Candidate More Qualified?

Leoforce

As recruiters, it is our job to find the most competent person for the position we are filling. But does completing a higher level of education automatically bring a higher level of competence to a candidate? Companies are starting to challenge this notion. Beginning in 2016, the U.K. offices of the highly reputable business consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) will no longer require that their applicants have a college degree. Why is the fifth largest recruiter of graduates in the U.K.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing!

Greg Savage

This has become a cause of great hilarity for me, to be honest. So many buffoons predicting the demise of recruiters. Tech-legend wannabees, internal recruiters with a barrow to push, disaffected clients, and a host of other misinformed or biased loudmouths, all spruiking the end of agency recruitment. Some of it is so simplistic to […]. Future of recruitment LinkedIn Recruitment Recruitment Trends Coaching recruiters future of recruitment recruitment recruitment advice

How to Balance Cultural Fit with Diversity

ClearCompany Recruiting

Hire for cultural fit, but make sure there’s room for diversity. Because with a strong company culture, employees are happier and more productive and diverse teams outperform less diverse teams by an average of 35%. It’s decided: teams are to hire similar people with many differences. Confused yet? There’s no denying the validity of both fit and diversity in the hiring process, but where do we draw the line between too much of either or not enough of one? Cultural Fit diversity hiring

10 Biggest Changes to LinkedIn Groups You Really Need to Know About

Social Talent

On October 14th , LinkedIn began undertaking a massive overhaul of its current Groups feature. There are several important changes of note, many of which will directly affect how you use Groups today. So, for the sake of recruiters’ sanities everywhere, we decided to list and explain all of the most important changes being made to the feature in one place – this blog. What’s changed in LinkedIn Groups?

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Insights from LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Survey

Boolean Black Belt

Job boards vs. social media: What’s the most significant source of hire for companies globally? LinkedIn recently surveyed over 4,000 talent acquisition leaders in 31 countries, gaining insights into source of hire, quality of hire, quantity of hire, talent brand, the future of recruiting and more, so if you haven’t already downloaded and reviewed LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends e-book, I highly recommend you do so by clicking here.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Top 10: 2016 Staffing Conferences You Can’t Miss

Recruitics

Each year, American staffing companies hire more than 14 million employees for temporary and contract work, according to the American Staffing Association (ASA). In the U.S., there are about 17,000 staffing and recruiting companies, which altogether operate around 35,000 offices, creating stiff competition in the marketplace. That said, it is important for staffing companies to keep abreast of what’s going on in their industry.

Robot-Human Teamwork: Feasible or Fantasy?

Arya Recruiting Robotics

The topics of robotics and automation technology evoke strong emotions. You’re either pro-robot or pro-human. You’re either enthused by the prospect of making your life easier, and you embrace the positive things that are brought about by technology…or you reject all technology in fear of becoming infected by its 1984- esque dystopian nature. My thoughts on the controversy? You don’t have to pick one or the other!

How Lyft Hired for Hypergrowth: 19 Key Insights

Lever

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Ron Storn, VP of People at Lyft (You can listen to the full recording here ). He offered fascinating insights into how he oversaw Recruiting and HR as Lyft grew from 85 to 350 people in a mere 15 months. Here were some of my favorite takeaways from the conversation: Recruiting startups