January, 2018

Jump on Board with These 4 Recruiting Trends in 2018


The competition for great talent is higher than ever, and 2018 will prove to be yet another challenging year for talent acquisition professionals. Sixty one percent of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017, and 42 percent of employers are worried they won’t be able to find the talent they need. If you haven’t already jumped on board with the following recruiting trends, now is the time. Recruitment process

Recruiters: Pay Attention to 2018’s Hottest Job Trends


The technology industry’s 2018 job market could be significantly different from previous years, according to David Foote, chief analyst of Foote Partners LLC. 2018 will be a foundational year,” Foote explained. While the talent market will continue to be strong, companies are preparing for a tidal wave of disruptive technologies that will change the way businesses run, as well as the demand for technology professionals and the salaries they command.”.

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How To Reject a Job Applicant Without Making an Enemy!

Social Talent

You will always have to turn down more people than you place. That’s a fact of the recruitment industry. So the rejection part of the recruitment process is neither one you can ignore or one you should take lightly.

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BrightNews 2 – BrightMove Resume Parser Extension


In this issue, we promised to share one of the BrightMove features that our customers have indicated they find really useful. As a busy recruiter or hiring manager, we can use all the time saving tech we can get. If you are not already a fan - chances are you will soon be!

Live Webinar: What A Resume Hides – Avoid Toxic Hires with the Perfect Interview Process

It's not just the resume. In today's world, you have to screen for specific personality traits and behaviors to avoid potentially toxic hires. A toxic hire can have a perfect resume but can destroy your team, costing your business upwards of $12,000 a year. Sign up for this upcoming webinar to learn how to hire the right person, every time. Date: 1/25/18 at 11:00AM PT.

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Headcount Heroes: How RevZilla Boosted Employee Referrals to 47 Percent of Hires


Headcount Heroes don’t always wear capes. Left and right, talent acquisition teams exceed their recruiting goals without fanfare - whether it’s through reducing time to fill high-priority roles or building an entirely new interview structure from scratch. Last week, we shed light on our first team of Headcount Heroes: the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. They nailed an ambitious hiring target by successfully recruiting for 140 positions in 3.5 months. Recruitment process

Continuous Improvement: The Secret to Toyota’s Best Places to Work Win

Glassdoor for Employers

Candidates often think that the best part about working at Toyota is access to the latest and greatest vehicles — but Terri. Best Places to Work Employee Engagement Talent Acquisition Best Place to Work Company Culture Recruiting Toyota

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12 Little Victories That Only Recruiters Will Understand

Social Talent

We’ve talked about what really grinds our gears as recruiters. We’ve talked about the many emotions of an in-house recruiter. But let’s not forget that there are good times too, people.

6 Predictions for the 2018 Recruiting Season


By Louis Naviasky – CEO. The clock has struck midnight on a brand new recruiting season. Are you ready? Here at Bayard we are gearing up for another exciting year of helping employers recruit.

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The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

Smart Succession Planning: How AI Helps Find and Prepare Your Future Leaders


Having a trained and ready “bench” of future leaders — to fill key roles as employees move on or retire from your organization — is certainly an easy goal to get behind. Alas, it’s not always an easy goal to achieve.

Predictions Both Past & Present: The Evolution of an Industry from 2013-2018

Proactive Talent

Each year professionals from all business segments make predictions on what they believe will be a focus and priority in their industry. Before we jump into our predictions for recruiting and employer branding, we'll take a look back at the last five years to remind our readers of the evolution of our industry. HR & Recruiting Predictions (2013 - 2017) In 2013, LinkedIn told us to expand our mobile strategy in order to expand our talent pool and recruit more effectively.

Meet our 'Headcount Heroes': Recruiting Teams That Crushed Their 2017 Goals


Episode I: Rivkah Azoulay and François Morin, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. The month January is named after the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways, who is depicted with two faces: one looking into the past, the other into the future. Similarly, companies tend to spend January looking back at the successes and learnings of the past 12 months, while anticipating what lies ahead in the next 12. Data-driven recruiting

What Is Employee Engagement & Why Does It Matter

Glassdoor for Employers

I recently had the opportunity to speak about employee engagement and employment brand with students in University of San Francisco’s Master’s program. Employee Engagement Employer Branding Company Culture Employer Brand Glassdoor

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

7 Most Epic Ways People Have Quit Their Jobs

Social Talent

A workplace should be a happy environment. A place where laughing and smiling doesn’t result in 50 lashings of the whip. Unfortunately, that’s not always the way!


What it means to win gold in the Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards

Talent Sonar

Our team at Talent Sonar could not be prouder to win GOLD in the Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards —and in the category of our dreams: Best Advance in Unique Talent Acquisition Technology.

Employment Trends to Watch in 2018

JWT Inside

New millennial careers, female tech revolution, the 5G mobile network, retail unemployment crisis, social media ad regulation – you’ll find all this and more employment trends in The Future 100.

2018 Recruiting Trends: 9 Recruiting Strategies to Implement in 2018

Recruiting Blogs

This list of 2018 recruiting trends should be your guide for improving your recruiting strategy. Are you ready to implement these new recruiting trends or will you be left behind? We live in a candidate driven market. The way we recruit has changed.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

3 Essential Metrics to Focus On in Your 2018 Headcount Planning


If you haven’t yet locked in all your 2018 hiring goals, it’s not too late. We’re only at Day 2 of 365. Still, the earlier you get serious about headcount planning with your hiring manager, the smarter you'll hire

2018 Recruiting Checklist for Directors of Talent Acquisition


01/03/2018 // By deanna kane // Candidate experience. Is your team looking to recruit and hire top-notch employees? Is your budget tight and job requisition list a mile long? We have rounded up the top low or no-cost options to ensure the best talent looks at your company before the competition. This recruiting checklist will help you re-focus your recruitment marketing efforts, improve your company’s candidate experience and make top talent actively pursue your brand. Talent Pipeline.

News Roundup: More Employees Expected To Quit in Upcoming Year

Social Talent

Employee retention is always going to be a battle for companies in today’s working world. People don’t work for just one company anymore, they could work for multiple companies in their lifetime.

Talent & Vomit: An Analogy

Fistful of Talent

I hope that everyone’s holiday was better than mine. I spent Christmas night curled up on the bathroom floor at my parents’ house. I had food poisoning. I spent 36 hours basically replaying that scene from Bridesmaids. It is comedy gold, until it happens to you. I still don’t know how my body was able to find that much content to expel. Violently. I am not exaggerating this experience. For those of you that really need a visual aid to paint the picture, watch this clip. You’ll thank me later.

Winning An Unfair Share of Elite Talent: Recruiting Resolutions in 2018

Speaker: Jordan Burton, Founder of Burton Advisors LLC

The difference between “good” and “great” could not possibly be larger when it comes to talent. Truly elite performers—the top 5-10% in any given domain—can deliver 10x or more the results of an average employee, and can change the destinies of entire organizations. Jordan Burton of Burton Advisors has worked as a hiring advisor to dozens of high-growth companies and their venture capital investors over the past 10 years. In this session you will learn the tips and strategies he has shared with Silicon Valley’s top names in their quest for competitive edge in the war for talent.

2018 Social Media Changes & Trends

JWT Inside

As with all things digital, social media changes quickly. Keep up to speed with these predictions and upcoming trends in the way candidates engage with social platforms. Video Marketing – It’s stunning but not surprising that 80% of all internet traffic is expected to be video-related by 2019. That means people will expect to see videos telling them stories when it comes to just about every facet of their media diet.

Steve Jobs Was Right: We Should Really Be Recruiting For Experiences

Recruiting Daily

There are two concepts we can somewhat conclusively believe to begin this argument: There are some people who believe San Francisco will someday become what Detroit has become (and is now recovering from). A whopping 89 percent of the initial Fortune 500 doesn’t exist anymore.

The War is Over

ERE SourceCon

2018, the year of acquiring the best talent will once again be our primary focus. Corporate Sourcing Outsourcing Recruiting & Sourcing Types Social Sourcing & Recruiting Source the Web Sourcing Sourcing Function Talent Acquisition Featured

Why quality coaching is dying off in the recruitment industry.

Recruiting Blogs

I find it ironic the recent popularisation of coaching is having the detrimental side effect of reducing its use, particularly in recruitment. I’ve seen as coaching has become the buzz word for staff development, training is now often referred to as coaching, so real coaching is being squeezed out.

Recruiting Millennials: Unilever Goes Digital to Transform Its Graduate Hiring Program

Unilever leadership estimates that within three years, 60% of their worldwide employees will be Millennials.

10 Interview Questions EVERY Recruiter Should Ask Their Candidates

Social Talent

Interview Questions. Job interviews can be a headache for recruiters. This is especially the case when a recruiter comes out of the interview feeling like they didn’t ask the right questions. Asking the right questions is essential when determining who the best fit for the job.

4 Clever Ways HR Chatbots Are Used Today


Gartner predicts that we’re going to have more conversations with chatbots than our spouse by 2020, just two short years away. Chatbots are rapidly being embraced by organizations to fulfil time-consuming or repetitive administrative tasks.

Don’t Lower Your Cost Per Hire, Raise It (This Is Not a Typo)


Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about the damage done by typical cost-cutting in recruiting. Uncategorized Featured