Featured Blog Posts – March 2017 Archive (27)

Can We Please Stop Asking for Cover Letters Yet?

From what I can see, it seems most companies still ask for cover letters.  Isn’t this just one more hurdle and inconvenience to make applicants go through that really doesn’t add value?

Based on my experience, cover letters are not needed anymore.  I know I am not alone in this (from speaking with peers), but I have not read a cover letter in years.  By and large, we don’t care what is on the cover letter.  Everything we need to see should be on the resume.…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 31, 2017 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

So many tools, so many options… my recruitment marketer head might explode!

The world of recruitment and marketing software is massive and girl do I love a bit of software.

Many a time over my five years working in recruitment marketing I have felt like a new tool would fix everything. That we'd be more efficient, more successful…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

RECRUITMENT MARKETING : HOW TO WRITE GREAT JOB DESCRIPTIONS

What’s the secret to a great job description? Simplicity is key, as is clarity. Showing your company’s human side helps too.

The economy is rising again, and some companies are starting to hire for more roles . Finding good talent is one of the most common challenges companies face. When looking for the right person, a good job description is the first step you should take.

The bad news for job seekers is that the majority of job descriptions are long, rigid and…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 31, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Making Recruiting Relevant Again

Recruiting needs to be relevant. In this picture you can see the sun shining through the waterfall - it creates instant beauty, a different perspective, the perception adds a nice view which makes the picture relevant in your mind's eye.  Just like perception, recruiting must become relevant again. And I hope like…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 31, 2017 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Slam Dunk: How To Source Like An Athlete

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,” said hockey star Wayne Gretsky.

Those words couldn't be more relevant to Jenn Hall.

Hall has been in recruiting for a decade, sourcing for The Walt Disney Company, being a technical recruiter for Google, the…

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Added by Megan Flamer on March 30, 2017 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Put Me In, Coach: Why You Should Use Training to Attract Top Talent

In today’s business world, an employer looking to hire must start thinking like the coach of a sports team — a coach like Mike Babcock, famous for coaching the Detroit Red Wings, two Canadian Gold Medal Winning Olympic Hockey teams, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, selects players not only…

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Added by Chris Lennon on March 30, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Staffing After the Apocalypse: Recruiting Without LinkedIn

Recruiting without LinkedIn just isn’t possible.

We don’t need a website. Our company is on LinkedIn.

I don’t need an applicant tracking system. I source my candidates on LinkedIn.

You are a smart, savvy and successful recruiter. And…

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Added by Adam Appleton on March 29, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How Millennials Are Changing The Workplace

Millennials are on track to surpass baby boomers as the largest group. When this happens, millennials will be the dominant force in the workplace and in various other spheres of life. But even now, millennials are changing the workplace for the better. The great thing about this is that most of the changes will make life easier for employers.

More Democracy

Businesses are adopting a more democratic approach.…

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Added by Craig Middleton on March 29, 2017 at 11:55am — No Comments

The Difference Between RPO, Contingent, CPR (Customized Project Recruiting) and Executive Search: Which Search Firm is Right for You?

Is your company looking to add employees this year and do you have questions about the many different options within the search firm market?

CHROs and human resource professionals taxed with consistently maintaining, optimizing and expanding their talent supply chain may find themselves…

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Added by Tri-Search on March 23, 2017 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments

Improving Candidate Sourcing For A Better ROI

Efficient candidate sourcing is a major issue that all recruitment agencies, job boards and employers face. Everyone wants to improve their ROIs, but with such high costs and such dominant players taking over the industry, it is one of the biggest struggles in recruitment…

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Added by Jessica Potts on March 22, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Recruiters need to grow their client base. Yes, even you.

One of the most astonishing responses we encounter when informing prospective clients of the importance of having and maintaining a high-functioning, well-designed website is, “I have plenty of clients. I don’t need new ones.” I believe you’d be hard pressed to examine a…

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Added by Adam Appleton on March 21, 2017 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

4 Common Job Search Pitfalls To Avoid

Why You Are Not Getting Interviews (Even with All That Manger Experience)

As a principal in a national healthcare recruiting firm, I have read thousands of resumes. Some are good, some are excellent and some are just plain bad. The quality of the information you…

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Added by Roy Munk on March 20, 2017 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Sourcecon Spring 2017!! The Aftermath

Sourcecon Spring 2017!! The Aftermath

Sourcecon spring 2017 has come and gone and starting next week I will be posting my breakdown. For this post we will cover a few of the special events. 

The pre-Sourcecon training event done by the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 20, 2017 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Diversity in your workplace

Be deliberate about making it so

Unless you’ve been in a cave lately you have noticed the media making noise about diversity in the workplace. Some high profile companies have landed in hot water over a reported lack of diversity and even harassment. I truly…

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Added by Kimberly Lucas on March 17, 2017 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Diversity hiring might not be that hard.

The past month’s news brought yet another cautionary tale about what happens when companies deprioritize diversity. While we all claim that diversity matters, we put it on the backburner while we focus on revenue growth and product innovation. However, a new report from…

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Added by Vinayak Ranade on March 16, 2017 at 11:42am — No Comments

5 great features of an ATS

There's so much information out there about Applicant Tracking Systems, isn't there?

So many tools, so many integrations, so many ways an ATS can serve you.

So we're stripping it back down to basics with this post: Just 5 great features of an ATS…

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Added by Hannah Ovenden on March 16, 2017 at 8:52am — 2 Comments

Diversification in Tech: The Key to a Better ROI

As I discussed a few weeks ago, diversification within the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) sector is a major issue. Although the majority of the workforce is comprised of women, very few women have tech jobs. And a similar issue is posed with minorities. Diversification within the tech…

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Added by Pete Jay DuCharme on March 15, 2017 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

Why Are We Still Using Stock Photos on Our Careers Sites?

I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years. Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better. Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball on.

Last week, there was an article called “…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 14, 2017 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Forget Millennials – try the iGeneration!

Millennials are lazy, expect everything to be handed to them and they’re impatient about it. Well that’s what we’ve all read over the last few years. This isn’t another blog picking apart these points, mainly because I don’t agree with it, but also because I’ve begun to…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 13, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments

Solving the Search/"Spam" Problem

I wrote this in response to a clever post (although my jaded viewpoint usually sees these kinds of rants as picayune and entirely ignorant of the "Black Art" of recruiting and its enormous complexities: …

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 11, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

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