10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself
JULY 28, 2014
Who am I to tell you how you can describe yourself? Nobody. So ignore me at your leisure. On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, your Twitter bio, your cover letter, and in spoken language, create a response in the reader, […].
14 Tips on How to Use Twitter for Social Recruiting
Boolean Black Belt
JANUARY 20, 2014
Twitter’s been around for nearly 8 years and has always been popular in recruiting circles, but there are still plenty of recruiters who don’t use Twitter to its full potential or are simply new to using Twitter for recruiting.
5 HR Game-Changers That You Need to Know About, Yesterday
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Everything about the Human Resources department has changed drastically in the last decade, and the evolution is still going on. The HR tech arms race, as some experts have called it, can be an intense one to keep up in. New and improved technologies are consistently hitting the market.
Winning The Talent War – A 2015 Recruitment Outlook
DECEMBER 4, 2014
At a recent recruiting conference, LinkedIn and KPMG ex […]. Recruiting Software Blog employer branding mobile recruiting social media social media recruiting
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.
When Is The Best Day To Post a Job?
APRIL 8, 2014
Let’s face it, we are creatures of habit. We have habits we continue to follow, even though the factors that lead to our initial habit no longer exist or are no longer relevant. This fact seems to hold true with Human Resources professionals and their hiring processes.
Resumes suck. Here’s the data.
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
EDIT: KeepSafe in San Francisco and Improbable in London are now both hiring engineers without relying on resumes!
5 Things Jobseekers NEED to Know About LinkedIn
MARCH 31, 2014
Okay, you’ve created your LinkedIn profile, updated all of your past experience and education, so you’re all set to go, right? Wrong. If you don’t actually DO something with your LinkedIn account and make the most of it, then you’re missing out.
Glassdoor’s 2014 Recruiting Budget: Revealed
Glassdoor for Employers
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
It’s 2015 planning time. It’s time to figure out your 2015 recruiting goals, strategies and tactics. It’s also time to nail down what budget and resources you need to hit those goals. And of course, you aren’t done until you’ve convinced your boss that your budget requests are reasonable!
Define Your Employer Value Proposition With These Questions
Your Employer Value Proposition will help you with recruiting, hiring and creating a great employee experience. Check out these 34 questions to ask your team to help inspire your process. Download Now.
36 lessons I learned from 2,000 client visits
JULY 14, 2014
Have I done 2,000 client visits? Definitely, at least that many. All over the world.* I did not count them, obviously, but one a week over my career, takes me well over that number. So did I learn anything? I like to think so. Do these resonate with you? Just doing a visit is not […].
How to Get Unlimited LinkedIn InMails
Boolean Black Belt
DECEMBER 30, 2014
What does LinkedIn’s new InMail policy mean for you? That depends on how effective your InMails are and the response rates you can achieve.
A Clear View of the Talent Lifecycle: Recruiting and Tools [Part 2]
OCTOBER 28, 2014
In part one we covered talent forecasting and the employer brand , along with the tools to support both. The final piece of the recruiting puzzle, is crafting a positive and lasting candidate experience. Any recruiter’s tool of choice in this endeavor is going to be a strong ATS.
Recruiter Talk – Implementing Recruiting Software
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Recruiting technology review website Software Advice re […]. Recruiting Software Blog hr software implementation best practices Recruiting Software recruitment software software advice software best practices software implementation staffing software technology advice technology implementation
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.
500,000 Mobile Job Applications In Only 6 Months!
Web Based Recruitment
MARCH 5, 2014
If you were wondering if job seekers would search and apply for jobs using mobile then this figure of 500,000 mobile job applications in only 6 months should hopefully go some way in convincing you!
Job Postings Are Not Dead (despite what Zappos is doing) – Part 2
JULY 10, 2014
Somewhere along the line, recruiting technology became ‘self-aware’, allowing organizations to mindlessly post all of their jobs to job boards globally, big and small. It was in the late 90’s and it was pegged as the solution to our sourcing challenges.
The ULTIMATE Recruiter’s Guide to Mobile for 2015
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
Mobile. It’s a little word that means big things and big change, particularly within the recruitment industry.
Good To Know
JUNE 20, 2014
About a year and a half ago, a good friend & colleague in the talent acquisition field connected me with Susan Miele, one of the top human resources pros in the world (as a side-note, if you ever have the chance to work with Susan, jump at it). We hit it off, to say the […]. Job Offer Jobs Leadership Martin's Career Thingy Mobiquity career Job Change
The Goldilocks ATS Story
When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.
5 Things That Will Keep HR Up At Night in 2015
The Hiring Site
DECEMBER 22, 2014
I host a show called DriveThruHR. I have done 1,000 podcasts where I have asked each guest to tell me what’s keeping them up at night. I’ve decided to bubble those things up to five recurring themes. Here are the five things that will keep you up at night in 2015: 1. Employees.
How Can We Save LinkedIn Publisher?
JULY 10, 2014
For years, LinkedIn has been my morning paper. Really. Every morning, I'd wake up, grab my cup of coffee and sit down to read through the articles on my LinkedIn homepage. The content was great for professional development, industry news, content curation and general insights as I kicked off my day.
10 Reasons Why There Is a Disconnect On LinkedIn Between Recruiters and Candidates
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Why do so many recruiters make wrong assumptions with regards to prospective candidates when they use LinkedIn?
Five recruiter ‘must haves’ (Infographic)
JUNE 30, 2014
Welcome to the first ever ‘Savage Truth’ Infographic. Just to mix thing up a bit. Short and sweet, too. Five recruiter essentials. Check you have them, won’t you? Thanks to Ross Coverdale of Head Resourcing for producing this Infographic. Have your say.
Sourcing vs. Recruiting – What’s the Difference?
Boolean Black Belt
APRIL 30, 2014
3 Ways to Gain a Competitive Edge in Hiring
MAY 19, 2014
About half of the companies polled in this year’s PayScale Compensation Best Practices Annual Report are having a difficult time filling skilled positions. Popular belief is that these hard-to-fill positions are strictly in the IT field –not so.
Applicant Tracking Basics – Why You Need an ATS
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Almost everyone in Human Resources knows what an applic […]. Recruiting Software Blog applicant tracking applicant tracking software applicant tracking system ATS best practices buyers guide system requirements
Would Any Of The Dragons’ Invest In Your Company?
Web Based Recruitment
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
A new series of Dragons’ Den (one of my favourite TV programs) is showing on the BBC this month. Whilst there are some great ideas and products for the Dragons’ to invest in a lot of the time they don’t invest.
#dontblameyourATS – A Movement
APRIL 2, 2014
by Ben Gotkin. I’m starting a movement, will you please join me. Far too much over the past several years, a certain inanimate technology has received a lot of grief, being blamed for everything from black-holes to being completely useless.
Top 5 Résumé Fails (Infographic)
OCTOBER 21, 2014
We’ve been dispensing a lot of CV and résumé advice over the last couple of weeks, mainly because we believe that better CVs benefit everybody.
Getting Away From Unicorns in Job Descriptions
Good To Know
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
I was reading a really interesting article in Forbes by Lou Adler, who I happen to think is very smart, about a time he helped a client recognize what he was looking to get done, as opposed to looking for a unicorn who could do everything. This is something we encounter a great deal in […]. Human Resources Job Descriptions
What I learned from reading 8,000 recruiting messages
JULY 29, 2014
If you’ve ever been involved in hiring software engineers, you know how frustrating the process can be. One of the toughest parts is getting candidates’ attention.