Sat.Jan 13, 2018 - Fri.Jan 19, 2018

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

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!

10 Groups to Join for Recruiters and Talent Sourcers


We know that today’s recruitment world, like much else, is changing rapidly and becoming more and more complex. To make things a little easier for you, we compiled a list of 10 great communities to join on Facebook and LinkedIn for peer-to-peer advice on recruiting and sourcing top talent.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

Study Finds That a Bad Onboarding Experience May Disengage Your New Hires

Recruiting Daily

I know this from personal experience: All the hard work recruiters do to land great talent can get washed away if the new employee has a bad onboarding experience when they start their new job.

Prediction 3: Treating employees like customers and empowering agile teams will become key HR strategies.


More than a clever turn of phrase, “treat your employees like you do your best customers” signals HR’s shift from managing processes to empowering employees and creating engaging environments in which they can thrive. And thanks to low unemployment rates and a strong economy, employees are now firmly in charge. Herb Kelleher, the legendary businessman […]. Leadership & Succession

Why Recruiters Should Also Wear the Hat of Marketers


A marketer can be defined as someone who advertises or promotes a product or service in order to generate demand and ultimately gain customers. Taken literally, that definition clearly only applies to marketing, but on a broader scope there is a lot of overlap between marketing and recruiting.

How to Source Amazing Developers That Nobody Else Can Find

Social Talent

As sources and recruiters, we live in the golden era of information. Never before has so much data been available for us to source some incredible candidates. Today, within 5 minutes, I can find anyone’s email, their professional history and what are they thinking and writing about.

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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.

3 Important Topics to Consider for Successful Recruiting


Knowing where to focus efforts may be a recruiting manager’s most important task. To do this, it’s necessary to keep up with the state of the profession as well as the needs of one’s particular company.

Prediction 4: Companies will need rewards packages their employees can love.


How likely are employees to recommend your company to a friend based on its rewards package? This type of question is probably familiar to you, as it’s the basis for calculating net promoter scores (NPS), a metric widely adopted by many organizations and used to measure loyalty between a customer and a company. But the […]. Rewards & Recognition


4 Things Employers Need to Do More of This Year


By Louis Naviasky – CEO. Now that the January hiring season is well underway I’ve been thinking about what tactics employers should be doing more of in order to recruit the talent they need.

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Why Soft Skills Are More Important Than Ever Before


When searching for your next new hire, make soft skills a priority over hard skills and experience.

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.

Why Passion is an Important Criterion for Hiring

NextWave Hire

When we think about the criteria for hiring or not hiring an individual, passion is rarely something that is put into the rubric. However, it is many times the number one corollary with high performing employees. With that in mind, we asked Dean Griess of Schwab Business Learning to share his thoughts on hiring “passionate” candidates. Why is passion an important criterion for hiring?

Prediction 5: The integration between work and learning will need to be seamless.


In many companies, learning is starting to break down the walls of the classroom and become integrated into the work that employees do every day. In 2018, however, this integration will take a leap forward—propelled by new technology and a fresh perspective on the importance of combining work and learning.[1] 1] Taking time out of work […]. Learning & Career


Is Text the Secret to Effective Hourly Recruiting?


Any company that hires hourly talent is aware that attracting and engaging that talent is a struggle. High turnover rates and historically low unemployment rates have driven application numbers down and made hourly hiring more competitive than ever.

Five Tips for Clickable Email Subject Lines


Boost your recruitment marketing email open rates with these five tips for more engaging email subject lines

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.

Get The Inside Scoop to Create Cracking Employer Branding Candidates Will Love

Social Talent

Recruiters say it again and again. Strong employer branding is one of the most effective ways of attracting excellent candidates.

Prediction 1: Agile organization models will start to go mainstream.


Why is “agile” organization design so important in 2018? Companies are only a few years into a decades-long shift away from corporate hierarchy into a world of “company as a network.” Embracing the idea of “team at the center” and building “squads and tribes” that help keep teams aligned is a profound and different model […]. Human Resources

The Biggest Recruitment Lessons of 2017

Undercover Recruiter

As we dive head-first into 2018, it’s worth putting away some time to take stock, reflecting on the lessons of the year gone by. High employment levels across the board have resulted in several emerging trends, including flexible working, pay increases and an emphasis on curated candidate care.

The Future of Recruitment {Podcast}

Greg Savage

Greg and Steve Walker of idibu talk about the future of recruitment, the necessity of change, the skills technology can replace, staying productive, and personal insights.

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.

How Changes in Net Neutrality might Influence the Recruitment Business


By Sarah Louise: Former President Obama championed what we call the Net Neutrality rules, and the Federal Communications Commission has recently restored the internet freedom. With the latest news in the Net Neutrality story, everyone can get some information on the new reforms and how they are implemented. However, the question here remains – how will these changes influence the recruitment business? Net Neutrality.

Prediction 2: Accelerating digital transformation will force new leadership models.


According to Deloitte’s latest research with MIT, more than 70 percent of companies today are transforming their products and services into “digital businesses.”[1] 1] This doesn’t mean they are just building apps and installing new systems. They are realizing they must transform their products and services to become more digital in nature, which in turn creates […]. Leadership & Succession

What Do You Do When You Need to Hire But Don’t Have the Recruiting Budget?

Recruiting Daily

The 2017 news cycle was exceptional: Tenuous geopolitical situations. Shifting trade policies. Natural disasters. De-regulation and tax reform. As we begin 2018, I predict that most HR and Talent Acquisition teams will soon be feeling the effects of last year’s headlines.