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The five biggest mistakes recruitment leaders are making now

Greg Savage

It’s a tough time to be a recruitment leader. So many challenges, so much change. In my work across the globe, meeting and advising Owners and Managers of recruitment businesses, five key themes have emerged. Don’t make these mistakes as a recruitment leader, and if you work for a company that habitually falls into these […]. Leadership Management Skills Recruitment Recruitment Skills Recruitment Trends Technology recruitment 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

Recruiting From Within: Expand Your Talent Pipeline While Driving Retention

Rethinking your internal employee career strategy can help you fill critical roles and retain your best talent. This eBook highlights the benefits of internal migration, outlines how to execute a virtual recruitment strategy, and provides tips to promote internal migration.

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 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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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

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.

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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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Retention Roadmap: Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover in 2022 and Beyond

Employees are now embracing lifestyle over work – with many migrating to other jobs to find opportunities that better align with their priorities. How can you retain your top talent? Get tips to keep your global employees happy, engaged, and productive.

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.

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

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.

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

Your Global Compliance Playbook: Onboarding Best Practices

A well-structured onboarding process plays a vital role in welcoming new employees and helps them quickly become productive, engaged, and loyal. This guide offers key practices to compliantly onboard your new international remote workers.

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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Improve Candidate Experience with This One, Simple Step

Brazen Recruiting

One thing that should be on every recruiter’s hiring checklist but often isn’t is the office tour. It may sound crazy for you to add a step to the interview process, which for some companies can be quite long, but the office tour can give recruiters and potential employees more information about each other than a standard interview can. Office tours can also save you work later by helping you to improve candidate experience now and reduce turnover later. Are office tours on your hiring checklist?

Talent Mining – Unearthing Value in Human Capital Data

Boolean Black Belt

There are people in the HR/recruiting industry who believe that searching databases, the Internet, and social networking sites to source talent is relatively easy and that it can be automated through the use of technology. While those people are actually right (to an extent), I am happy to say that unfortunately for them, it’s not that simple.

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Global Growth Playbook: Scaling a Remote-First Company

Today, nearly half of companies plan to continue offering some form of remote work flexibility to their employees. In this guide, we will explain what a remote-first company is and how you can quickly and efficiently pivot to this workforce model.

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

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.

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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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.

Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

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

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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The Automated Candidate Sourcing Revolution

Talemetry

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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

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

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?

How to Hire Outstanding IT Managers: 6 Skills to Look For

Brazen Recruiting

In our increasingly digital world, Information Technology (IT) help has moved from “nice to have” to “must have” at an alarming rate. In fact, Forbes lists “IT staff” as one of the 10 hardest jobs to fill in 2015. Hiring for IT isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Since these employees will touch every aspect of your organization, you need to recruit someone with a broad range of skills beyond “tech” or “data.”.

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Video: Discussing AI in Sourcing and Recruiting

Boolean Black Belt

I recently had the chance to participate in a Google Hangout with Jeremy Roberts of HiringSolved as an introduction to the speakers of their upcoming conference on Feb 7 in NYC (HIREconf). You can watch the recording of our chat here or play the video below to learn a little about my background and my thoughts about the evolving role of technology. Read More.

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