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Hike Group Chat - Can Sourcing Play a Role in Identifying Fake Candidates while Screening?

The weekly discussions that we have are very insightful so if you aren’t already a member then you’re missing out on some insightful perspectives mind you. At Sourcing Adda we encourage our fellow Talent Acquisitionist to express their views on several Industry related topics.

The discussion we had this time shared some light on the…


Added by Sourcing Adda on November 30, 2015 at 1:26am — No Comments

10 Analytics every recruiter should follow

Numbers always facilitate an organisation to plan the efficiency of any activity. The same applies for hiring method as well. Using elaborated analytics reports bring out important insights to enhance the effectiveness of the hiring process.

Here are 10 analytics every recruiter should follow in their hiring process.…


Added by Mukul Agarwal on November 30, 2015 at 12:26am — No Comments

The Right Hello Can Mean All the Difference

Making the right first impression is one of the keys to succeeding in recruiting, but did you realize that the very first word you speak, "hello", can often make or break a relationship with a client or a candidate?

Whether on the phone or in person, how you go about…


Added by Dave on November 29, 2015 at 3:42am — No Comments


You apply for a job that seems like it would be the perfect fit for you then you get a small rush of excitement. A couple of days later you receive a call or an email from the hiring manager for the position you applied for! You hang up the phone and the interview is scheduled. Now you are feeling optimistic…


Added by Natasha Negahbanzadeh on November 25, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Why HR & marketing should join forces to attract staff

Bagels and holes. Hugs and kisses. Tom and Jerry.

It appears there’s a new force in the world of powerful twosomes - a yin and yang so perfect, you’ll be surprised you’ve not thought of it already.

The pair in question…


Added by Nina Cresswell on November 25, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

What is the one secret to successful recruitment?

You might think that recruitment is relatively easy – admittedly time-consuming, of course, but basically a simple task. All you have to do is sift through candidates’ applications, decide who you want to invite for an interview and then make your decision based on what happens in the…


Added by Alex Sebuliba on November 25, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hike Group Chat - Impact of Social Media in Candidate Selection

We use it on a regular basis, it has revolutionised the Talent Acquisition Industry as we know it, it’s at the tip of our fingers, we spend a great deal of our time on it and it keeps us updated with the current trends. Any guesses?

Yes, you’re right. We’re talking about…


Added by Sourcing Adda on November 25, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

3 Reasons to be Thankful For Your Talent Acquisition Team

When you are seated around the dinner table with your friends and family this Thanksgiving, and Uncle Dave asks what you are thankful for, your talent acquisition team might not be the first thing you say. So why not give thanks a few days early to the sourcing, recruiting and…


Added by Birch Faber on November 24, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Grammar and your CV: Top Tips

Even amongst experienced professionals, poor grammar and spelling in CVs and covering letters is disappointingly common. It suggests to your prospective employer that you have not paid sufficient attention to the nitty-gritty detail in your application, and can alone be responsible for…


Added by Marie Mendez on November 24, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

How to write a personal statement for your CV

A powerful CV will invariably include a personal statement, otherwise called a profile or career summary. The aim is to enable the recruiter to quickly identify the strategic value you can add to their…


Added by Marie Mendez on November 24, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

It’s never just a coffee (It’s interview Number 1)

So you are job searching. And in response to one of your proactive enquiries you receive a positive response: “Let’s meet up for a coffee

That’s nice you think. A chance to talk about the role and opportunity informally and off the…


Added by Jane Paine on November 24, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments

10 online tools to write a triumphant resume

t’s not that easy to get a good job these days. There are dozens of candidates and sometimes hundreds of them, applying for one single post. In this situation, your qualifications are not enough anymore. One needs to make an impression from the first look! And so, you must create an appealing resume that will determine HR persons call you right away.



Added by Julie Petersen on November 24, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments

Can I Speak to You for a Moment? It’s a Sales Man Here

The moment an unknown number flashes on your mobile phone and your true caller application shows that it could be from a sales agency, you slam the phone down or pick it up and say you are busy. But from the sales man's perspective, he was just trying to do a simple appointment setting. Yes, this is what every sales executive does as a first step in order to generate leads and gain more leverage in their sales figures. But the act of setting an appointment is not…


Added by Morna Collins on November 24, 2015 at 12:39am — No Comments

The Big Bang Theory of Social Recruiting

Social recruiting is the latest buzzword amongst recruiters. The user base of any social network is unquestionable.  Companies have started to utilize the power of social recruiting, but are still missing the tricks to make it most…


Added by Mukul Agarwal on November 24, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Right Recruits Prove a Necessity in the Business World

The recruitment process is oftentimes daunting, especially when it comes to sifting through the competition to find the right candidate.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways your business can find the best recruit the first time around.

With hiring help in mind,…


Added by Dave on November 23, 2015 at 6:57pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Build Your Own Purple Squirrel

Ah the elusive purple squirrel... you may not know it when you're writing the job description, but you've got someone in mind for the role.  Typically, recruiters have a set list of requirements for the job.  They've also usually got a list of things that they'd like their purple squirrel to…


Added by Catherine Miklaus on November 23, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Post Sourcecon Fall 2015!! Part 9

This is part 9 in my Fall Sourcecon roundup, highlighting the presentations at Sourcecon Oct 2015.


This post is on the 2nd Keynote of the 2nd day of Sourcecon  entitled “Personas: A Key Component of Your Recruitment Strategy By Allsion…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 23, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Empowering & Onboarding Candidates with Paperless Onboarding

Onboarding is about more than making a first impression. In order for onboarding to go smoothly, candidates need to not only have all their paperwork…


Added by Christine Marino on November 23, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

7 Questions Candidates should ask during HR interview [Infographic]

Added by Mukul Agarwal on November 23, 2015 at 12:54am — No Comments

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