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12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now

Greg Savage

Many recruiters are adapting and re-skilling as the market evolves. Most are not. Indeed, the majority continue with tactics that don’t work. Here are the top 12 blunders I see recruiters making everywhere. How do you rate ? Candidate care Coaching recruiters Recruiter coaching Social recruiting candidate care good recruiting recruitment skills

5 Ways to Manage Awkward Interviews

Dice

We expect candidates to feel a certain amount of pressure when they sit down for interviews. But that conversation can prove just as awkward for interviewers, according to Flo Yee, a career transition consultant in New York who often works on corporate outplacement projects.

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5 of the Most Creative Recruiting Campaigns

ERE SourceCon

We love a good recruitment marketing campaign. In a world where passive candidates are saturated by job ads that don’t really motivate them to take action, it’s always great to see the few campaigns out there that really pique the interest. With LinkedIn requests and emails, candidates have the option to ignore so some out-of-the-box thinking, so to garner their attention can go a long way. Sourcing Talent Acquisition Featured

The Future of Recruiting: Tech Veteran Vipul Sharma Predicts the Changes That Will Shape the Recruiting World

Lever

This is a guest post by Mike Norland, head of growth marketing at Simppler. S imppler is a recruiting tech company that helps teams find and hire the best people within their employee’s network. Recruiting has undergone massive changes in recent years. As the digital economy has evolved, so has the talent marketplace, leading companies to think differently about their hiring strategy in order to prepare for the future. Recruitment process

Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

The Current State of Talent Acquisition at ERE's Fall Conference

Proactive Talent

Next week I will be emceeing ERE’s annual conference in New Orleans. To say I'm excited would be an understatement because the theme for the event is something near and dear to my heart. The theme this year, “Transform Your TA Department, Transform Your Business,” speaks volumes as to the current state of talent acquisition and why I started Proactive Talent Strategies.

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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. For some companies, self-appraisals are nothing more than a formality; But used correctly, they can have a big impact on your career. Performance Management

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Why the Right Media Mix is Critical to Recruitment Marketing Success

Recruitics

Editor’s Note: The following blog post contains a case study which demonstrates how Recruitics was able to dramatically lower a client’s cost-per-applicant, while simultaneously growing their applicant volume at an unprecedented rate. While the percent change and recruitment marketing strategy described herein are accurate, we have rounded cost metrics to protect our client’s anonymity. Advertising jobs online isn’t easy.

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Learn How to Post Jobs Like the Pros

JazzHR

There’s a lot to be excited about when your business is growing, but there are also some unavoidable pains. Take for instance, the pain of supply and demand. The more your customers want, the more agile you must be in order to meet and exceed their expectations. To keep pace with growth, CEOs and team leaders are often faced with hiring under pressure.

Why Do You Go To Work?

HarQen

If you’re thinking “um…because I have to. What a stupid question,” this post is for you. Unless you don’t have to work, chances are you work because you have bills, rent, a family or some combination of the three. You probably don’t have the choice of whether or not you work, but you do have a choice to enjoy going to work or dreading it. What do you enjoy about your job? “Oh Oh man, is this one of those ‘look on the bright side articles?’” Yes it is. Kind of.

Innovative HR Tech to Tackle New Compliance Challenges

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Prepare for New COVID Regulations & I-9 Reconciliation with our November 17th Webinar HR teams already juggle compliance standards for many governing bodies, but two important policy changes are creating new headaches for businesses around the country. Between the DHA requiring reconciliation of virtually-inspected I-9s and OSHA recommending organizations of 100+ collect and maintain vaccination and/or testing records, many employers are scrambling to build systems to comply with these new standards.

Recruiting Analytics: Candidate Sourcing Metrics

Talemetry

When it comes to recruiting analytics, candidate sourcing metrics can be hard to pin down. Sourcing is a function that is increasingly being brought in-house for many corporate recruiting organizations as candidates get harder to attract, but what should we be measuring to understand the value of our sourcing efforts and optimize it? candidate sourcing

18 red-hot tips for the newbie recruiter

Greg Savage

Every week I get a request from a newbie to the recruitment industry asking for guidance on how to succeed. It’s a tricky one because it’s a bit like asking the meaning of life, or the secret to being a brilliant parent. There is no easy, short, answer. However, here is my best road-map for […]. Coaching recruiters Recruiting Recruiters Recruitment Recruitment Skills recruiting recruiters recruitment recruitment skills

Screening Candidates Through Social Media

Dice

At this point, social recruiting is firmly ensconced in the toolboxes of most recruiters. Although it’s not the be-all and end-all of their work, more and more recruiters find social media provides them with a universe of qualified candidates that’s both wide in numbers and deep in specific skills. Used properly, and by taking advantage of tools such as Dice Open Web to search more efficiently, they can identify candidates who would never have otherwise made it onto their radar.

How to Get People to Respond to Recruiting Emails & Messages

Boolean Black Belt

When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, it’s gotten easier to find people but it’s gotten more difficult to get people to respond to emails, InMails, social messages and voicemails. The poor quality and lack of sophistication of most recruiter messaging, along with rampant spamming, certainly hasn’t helped. Unfortunately and yet somewhat thankfully, the bar of what people expect to receive from recruiters has been set fairly low, so the opportunity for improvement is massive.

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Where Are the Hourly Workers? Finding Hourly Applicants in Today's Labor Market

Learn about 6 compelling insights that are contributing to the current hourly shortage, and uncover 4 actionable strategies to help you boost applicant flow up to 9x - even in today’s labor market.

HackerRank and Lever Partner to Streamline Tech Recruiting

Lever

It’s no secret that engineering roles are some of the most challenging to fill. According to our recruiting benchmarks report , only 1 in every 134 engineering applicants is hired. But once your pipeline is flush with engineering candidates, how can you best evaluate a candidate’s technical skill set? Is reviewing a resume or conducting a phone screen really the optimal way to assess an engineer’s technical aptitude? Partnerships

Recruiting Your Future: Learning through Succession Planning

Proactive Talent

This morning my, 7-year-old, football obsessed, son asked me, “If Matthew Stafford steps down from the Lions QB position, will Dan Orlovsky have to take his place?” I told him that may not happen because the Lions (his absolute favorite team) will know that Stafford is retiring and will recruit and trade the right people in the months and years leading up to it to make sure they are ready once he vacates his spot. Isn’t this what we should do in every business?

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How to Ace Candidate Experience in 6 Simple Steps

Brazen Recruiting

Recent reports that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to an eight-year low is good news. But let’s be honest: for those of us in the talent business, it makes our jobs tougher. Previously, higher unemployment rates meant HR managers and recruiters enjoyed a larger, captive pool of candidates from which to choose. Employers could demand more from applicants, even encouraging gratis work as a carrot for possible future employment.

What's the #WOLAN Onboarding Method & Is It Right for You?

ClearCompany Recruiting

There has been a lot of discussion around the importance of employee onboarding, and honestly, we’ve been a big part of the noise too. If you’ve paid even a second of attention to all the hum, you probably know why those first few weeks of introductions are so absolutely important. If not, well, here’s a little synopsis, organized onboarding programs have been shown to improve. Employee Onboarding

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

4 Recruitment Marketing Trends to Watch in 2017

Recruitics

It’s safe to say that 2016 is a year that will go down in the history books, for better or for worse. For Recruitics, it’s been a monster year. Not only are we continuing our growth, but we recently launched Job Slot Optimization and have continued our roll out of End-to-End Analytics. And, as we head towards the end of this year, we’re very optimistic for 2017.

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Is your culture keeping pace with growth?

JazzHR

Start-ups are like special snowflakes. Each one is different and has a unique sense of culture during their infancy. But as start-ups grow in revenue and subsequently, size, many start to lose their cultural identity, former practices, and ideologies. If your company is flourishing and you’ve noticed some of the following occurring in your environment, you may be dangerously close to losing your culture: Silos.

Problems are Awesome

HarQen

Yesterday, our CEO played us this TED Talk about a man who lost his legs in a climbing accident and proceeded to build himself new ones. One of his messages to the crowd was “a human being can never be broken, technology is broken. Technology is inadequate.” That is something we say here at HarQen often, that recruiting technology is broken. That we can do better.

The Automated Candidate Sourcing Revolution

Talemetry

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How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual on-boarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, August 19th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

12 crucial recruiter tips. (In 10 words or less).

Greg Savage

A powerful two-minute read for all the desk recruiters out there. 12 tips. Each no longer than 10 words. Will lead you to fun and money. Click on the hyperlinks if you want more details on each concept. Walk away from shitty margins or clients who disrespect you. Here is how to do it) […].

8 Elements to Building Trust with Candidates

Dice

It’s not easy recruiting skilled tech pros today. With the job market weighted in their favor, most of them are itching to give you an earful about the flood of calls, emails and texts they get from recruiters who’ve barely glanced at their résumé. As a result, a certain degree of tension exists before an employer and candidate even start talking.

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LinkedIn Hack: How to Convert Your Profile Views into Candidates

Social Talent

Source: Sheila Scarborough/Flickr. Be honest – you love to see who’s looking at your Linkedin profile, don’t you? It’s perfectly ok to admit it – we all do! Maybe it’s the narcissist in us, but there’s just something strangely validating about knowing that someone has an interest in finding out more about you.

Example Reference Check Questions

Lever

By the time you’re doing a reference check, you’re attached. You have high hopes that the hours you’ve spent trying to fill your open role are about to pay off, and you’ll be devastated if a candidate’s references don’t give the glowing reviews you want to hear. Interviewing

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Introducing: OnDemand Recruiting™

Proactive Talent

We’ve all had these weeks. the Head of Engineering comes strolling by the Talent Acquisition team one fine Monday morning and nonchalantly says, “Hey team, we are planning for the build out of a new product and need to hire 20 engineers and 7 technical architects over the next 3 months.” Oh no! We know two things: we don’t have those candidates in the pipeline and our team can’t handle that kind of volume on short notice. OK, what do we do? New recruiters? No time. Retained or contingency search?

5 Reasons Internal Recruitment Is the Way to Go

Brazen Recruiting

Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. If you were in the Girl Scouts, you know that old campfire song by heart. The sentiment may seem trite, but it actually holds a valuable lesson for folks in human resources — appreciating the people you already have is just as important, if not more so, than bringing new people on board. I should know.

Get Job Offers Out Before 2017

ClearCompany Recruiting

Planning for the year ahead is all-consuming this time of year. While we’re busy wrapping presents, shopping for food items we’d never touch otherwise and sending out greeting cards at home; in our professional lives we’re tasked with figuring out what the year ahead is going to look like and planning for it. Nowhere is this harder to do than in hiring for the new year! Recruiting & Sourcing

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