The Startup Hiring Guide: Hiring for rapid growth from 5 to 50

Workable

I talk to high-growth startups every day and I keep hearing versions of “compared to recruiting, fundraising was easy”. We’ve spent the time to curate the best thinking on everything from employer branding and headhunting to the interview process. How to write job descriptions.

5 HUGE Lessons Recruiters Must Learn from 2014’s Biggest Outcomes

Social Talent

2014 was choc-a-block with lessons to be learned, tips to take note of and techniques to be applied to how we go about sourcing in 2015, and we want to make sure you didn’t miss any of them: Mobile Usage Surpassed Desktop. In 2014, mobile was no longer just an up and coming technology to be thought about in future terms. And the mobile phenomenon had quite the impact on the recruitment industry : Mobile changed job search. Mobile changed job boards.

Mobile 115
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

This Job Crunch is our Least Favorite Form of Exercise

Fistful of Talent

For four straight months this year, the number of open jobs outnumbered the people out of work in the U.S. There are no signs that this trend will slow down soon, which is great news for workers but makes our jobs even more difficult and crucial. Job boards, referrals, and even LinkedIn are all less effective than they used to be. In this record-low era, some users are so bombarded with recruiting messages, they are just ignoring them altogether. Have you heard?

Do You Have this Massive “Drop-Off” From Career Site to Job Descriptions?

Ongig

You’ve got a solid-looking company career site page like this: The “Hotel Lobby Theory” …yet your job description pages look something more like this JD below. My friend Eric Osterman (Recruitment Marketing Manager at CenturyLink calls it the “Hotel Lobby Theory” — the lobby needs to look pretty but if the room doesn’t look great, no one comes back! After all, their job is make your company/brand look great.

Taleo 40

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters

Arya Recruiting Robotics

Here are five New Year’s resolutions that every recruiter should make this year. Embrace social and mobile recruiting. You’ve heard about the importance of social and mobile recruiting, and you’ve been meaning to ramp up your tactics, but…no more excuses! Your first recruiting resolution of 2016 should be to create or enhance your social and mobile recruiting strategies. Let’s talk about mobile recruiting first.

Review of Jobsoid a Software Recruiting Tool

WizardSourcer

I had the opportunity to demo a fairly new recruiting software tool called Jobsoid. This tool is an all-in-one recruitment software that aims at simplifying the lives of busy hiring teams. It helps you find, engage and hire top talent for your job roles.

Tools 55

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]

Ongig

There are a ton of great HR/Recruitment blogs. Ongig, of course, has its own recruiting blog — you’re reading it right now! This includes general HR blogs, recruiting blogs, talent acquisition blogs, employer branding blogs and more. Recruiting Blog.

The Top 10 Problems TA Leaders Tell Me About

Ongig

My job is awesome. Disclaimer: Since Ongig is a job description platform, a higher-than average amount of people bring up job description-related problems with me. . 1) Job Descriptions. Coming in at #1 is the category of job descriptions in general. TA leaders come to me to chat about X sub-topics about JDs: Job Descriptions are too “Dull/Static”. Job Descriptions Need to be Written More Like Ads. Video Job Descriptions.

Video 40

6 Rules For Mobile Optimized Recruiting

Newton Software

Mobile Optimized Recruiting Made Easy. For the past several weeks, leading up to our #nowmobile Bootcamp , we’ve been exposing the rise of mobile recruiting through a series of blog posts that have cast a light on some shocking trends including the following: -The explosive growth of mobile internet usage and the rise of mobile-only internet users. The impact of mobile job search on the candidate experience and applicant to candidate conversion rates.

4 Guidelines for Optimal Job Application Conversion Rates

ExactHire Recruiting

Despite your efforts to write engaging job descriptions, post them far and wide and publicize your amazing corporate culture, your click-to-apply ratio is dismal. While the aforementioned items are undoubtedly important factors in the talent acquisition game, another critical component is the length of your job application. The proof is in the numbers, and it’s pretty staggering on both desktop and mobile devices. For mobile click-throughs, the completion figure is just 1.5

What Brandon Hall Group’s new report tells us about high-performance Recruitment Marketing

SmashFly

Last week, we shared a new report from Brandon Hall Group’s Kyle Lagunas on “ Key Components of High-Performance Recruitment Marketing,” available for complimentary download here. The report has been very popular with our community, I think, because talent acquisition leaders are ready to take their Recruitment Marketing strategies to the next level. The report is packed with best practices that modern recruiting organizations can learn from.

What Is Inbound Recruiting? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Jibe

Inbound recruiting is a methodology that uses digital marketing strategies to engage targeted groups of passive and active job seekers at different phases of the recruiting funnel. It combines elements of both employer branding and recruitment marketing to attract, nurture and convert candidates as well as to retain current employees. Inbound Recruiting Vs. Inbound Marketing – The Great Overlap. The job market has been no exception.

eBook 58

The Recruiting Strategy that Will Get You a Promotion In 2017

Jibe

We don’t necessarily want to be the ones to ever-so-bluntly say that your recruiting team is misallocating money, time, and other valuable resources. 80% of talent leaders agree that employer brand has a significant impact on their ability to hire great talent. 45% of 2016 budget was allocated to job boards, advertising and recruitment agency costs— only 8% was allocated to employer branding. It’s about time we had a talk.

eBook 42

Candidate Experience: A Crash Course for Modern Recruiters

Jibe

This article is designed to help beginner recruiters better understand and utilize candidate experience best practices across the recruiting lifecycle. Candidate experience refers to how job seekers perceive and react to employers’ sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding processes. It has proven to be directly tied to recruiting performance , making it one of the most highly regarded talent acquisition topics today.

Get Proactive: 5 Tips for Recruiting Beyond the Job Posting

Jibe

According to the MRINetwork 2016 Recruiter & Employer Sentiment Study , the majority of both recruiters and candidates indicated that we are in a candidate-driven job market, meaning that more roles are open than there are qualified candidates. Quality job seekers have an abundance of opportunities in the current market, and are using this to drive the recruiting process in their favor. Start With Your Job Posting. Manage Your Employer Brand.

eBook 43

HR Check In: Everything You Need to Know about Hiring in the Month of March

Jibe

Read this weekly round-up of hiring-related articles to learn everything you need to know for a successful recruiting month. So why not re-evaluate some of your tired recruiting techniques? From employer branding to social recruiting and mobile optimization, this week’s HR Check In covers it all. Friday’s Jobs Report: What’s Happening With Hiring? Wondering what the deal is with January’s “weak” job’s report?

Rebuilding Your Business and Need to Hire Fast? 9 Nifty ATS Tools

ApplicantStack Applicant Tracking

A mobile-friendly interface lets candidates apply, interview, and onboard remotely. Multiple job board accounts? An applicant tracking system is a specific type of recruiting software. It automates the hiring process from job posting to offer letter.

You Asked, We Answered: 7 Questions Recruiters Have About Career Sites

Jibe

It wasn’t always the case that these recruiting assets were so high on the priority list, but things (especially on the candidate side of the equation) have changed drastically in a short period of time. And those employers that have taken the time to improve theirs are starting to reap the benefits from mobile recruiting, SEO, employer branding, candidate experience, and more. Why should I care about landing pages for recruiting?

SEO 51

Everything You Need to Know About Job Application Trackers

CakeHR

Job application trackers or commonly known as Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are software applications designed to simplify your company’s recruitment process. ATS tracking serves as a centralized platform for viewing job applicants and tracking their progress through your company’s hiring process. Job application trackers also allow you to sort thousands of applicants based on the criteria you’ve set. Take advantage of employer branding.

5 HR Recruiting Techniques You Should Implement Now

ViziRecruiter

There are no easy answers when it comes to effective recruiting practices. At ViziRecruiter, we honed in on 5 top hr recruiting techniques that every organization will benefit from: Market to Hire. The best talent is not hanging out on job boards. Employed, passive candidates need to be made aware of an opportunity that is more valuable than what they currently have. Start Mobile Recruiting. Social Media Recruiting.

Podcasts to listen to: The most helpful 6 for recruiters

JobAdder

Recruitment Agency Software Login Get a Demo Applicant Tracking System Much more than an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), JobAdder helps agencies from startups to multi national enterprises make more placements. Recruitment CRM Stronger relationships lead to better outcomes. Temp & Contract Tailored to temp & contract recruitment; source, place and manage contractors with ease & speed. Recruitment SMS Add SMS to your communication toolkit to increase your response rate.

iCIMS 67

Why are you still using hiring spreadsheets?

Workable

But when it comes to tracking a high-stakes investment such as hiring, many companies still rely on a disjointed combination of email and Excel, rather than specialist recruiting software. It’s a time-consuming, frustrating, all-too-common scenario, which distracts from the real purpose of recruitment; making collaborative, strategic decisions about hiring great people. In its simplest form, recruitment is an extended conversation between existing teams and future hires.

Now is the Perfect Time To Tidy Up Your Systems

JobAdder

Recruitment Agency Software. Recruitment CRM. Tailored to temp & contract recruitment; source, place and manage contractors with ease & speed. Recruitment SMS. Recruitment Analytics. Recruitment AI/Automation. In-House Recruitment Software.

The Future of Applicant Tracking Systems: A Recruiting Roadmap.

Recruiting Daily

There is no single piece of technology that’s more universally despised throughout recruiting’s rank and file than applicant tracking systems. In fact almost every one of the many potential perils the average recruiter out there today faces on the talent battlefield can be more or less directly traced to the system that they’re forced to rely on, even at the expense of recruiting efficacy, efficiency and optimal outcomes. Recruiting Isn’t Broken.

50 most game-changing influencers in recruitment [also for IT recruiters]

Devskiller

That’s why we gathered a list of specialists in recruiting that you should listen to, who are worth your time. They are the people that change the ways of recruiting, finding new paths, streamlining recruitment process and squeezing out the most of recruiting funnels. On daily basis we focus on information for IT recruiters, but the mentioned specialists go far beyond it, being inspiration to the whole recruiting world. Generalists in recruiting.

The recruitment process: 10 things you need to master to succeed

Workable

We’d love to tell you that the recruitment process is as simple as posting a job and then choosing the best among the candidates who flow right in. There are 10 main areas of the recruitment process that, once mastered, can help you: Optimize your recruitment strategy. What is the recruitment process? Simply put, it includes all the steps that get you from job description to offer letter – and we’ve broken down all these steps into 10 focal areas for you below.

The Recruitment Process Checklist Every Recruiter Needs

Yello

Today’s employers are contending with a labor shortage and skills gaps, while racing to define what the future of work looks like. To efficiently and effectively identify, assess and hire talent, companies are investing in recruitment operations strategies to streamline their recruiting efforts, improve hiring processes, and speed things up. Adopting a standardized recruitment process checklist is key for any talent acquisition team. What can you offer as an employer?

Oldie but Goodie: The Time for Talent Analytics in Recruitment is NOW

SmashFly

On occasion we will share these posts to show how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go with recruitment marketing as an industry. And while a lot of the focus is on current employees or core HR (and should be), recruitment marketing and how you effectively and efficiently find your employees is just as critical. This article will focus on where Talent Analytics fits in your recruiting strategy and some insights into what you should be looking for.

The Best Talent Is Just A Gesture Away: Recruitment Apps That Have Redefined Hiring

Recruiting Blogs

The recruitment industry has come a long way from being the very traditional, process-oriented and simple sourcing and hiring era to the digital recruitment powered by social media, application tracking systems, candidates’ digital profiles and recruitment apps. At an estimate, 99% of job aspirants search the Internet for career opportunities in various ways, be it job boards, social networking sites like LinkedIn or mobile apps.

12 Recruitment Conferences You MUST VISIT in Summer/Autumn 2016

Social Talent

So, if you’re planning on attending a recruiting conference in July, August or September this year, we suggest making it one of these: Onrec Trade Conference 2016. If you’re an owner, director, or member of senior management at a job board, if you supply services like ATS to the online recruitment industry, or you provide software to the recruitment industry, this event should be on your radar! Social Recruiting Summit. Recruitment Agency Expo.

Everything I Learned About Recruiting, I Learned From Content Marketing

Recruiting Daily

There’s a cottage industry out there of industry analysts, speakers, consultants and bloggers dedicated to the HR and recruiting industry, and the fact is, these “experts” must be seeing something I don’t see about the industry they’re covering. How come recruiters spend so much time talking about really obvious stuff like “ candidate experience ” or “ mobile recruiting ?” Great recruiters tell a damn good story.

Social Recruiting Round-Up – November 2014

Social Talent

Hello and welcome to the pre-Christmas, November issue of Social Talent’s Social Recruiting Round-Up – a collection of the best blogs, infographics and new stories posted on the Social Talent blog in the last month. That was the question we asked back on November 11th, because 88% of employers say employee referrals are their No. What’s The Most Awkward Thing You’ve Ever Done in a Job Interview? Do Job Postings with Images REALLY Attract More Candidates? Quit Your Job!