On Wednesday, the big news at Talent Connect was that LinkedIn had gone mobile. But mobile access wasn't the only upgrade that LinkedIn's Recruiter product received, although this one received very little fanfare: recruiters who occupy a LinkedIn Recruiter seat can now post status updates directly onto…Continue
A company’s brand is who they are and what sets them apart. There are probably thousands of other companies in most industries, but there are only a handful of names that people will recognize. They will recognize those names because of clearly defined and successfully promoted branding. Even if a company offers the exact same services or products as the other guy, the company with the established brand will always do…Continue
Added by Angela Yu on August 14, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Company's dedicated largely to HR, should be excited for the new Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn movie, The Internship, that came out this past weekend. These two 40-something, tech illiterate Joe's are vying for a much coveted internship with Google. If their employer brand wasn't awesome enough, this movie made Google the employer of the century.
Viewers get an inside look at the perks of being a Google employee. We see slides, nap pods,…Continue
Added by Angela Yu on June 13, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments
Your employer brand is a major factor in your ability to recruit and hire top talent. According to the RolePoint infographic below, 7 in 10 job seekers say the job and the company are equally important in deciding whether to accept a…Continue
Added by Jen Picard on June 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Ok - so perhaps it is not all that innovative, but as an aspiring filmmaker (as if you have extra time between running a desk and family) and New York Film Academy grad I could not resist.
The popular online marketing place Etsy is…Continue
You’ve likely heard the buzz over Employer Branding. We’ve seen excellent articles detailing the steps to success, as well as …Continue
Added by Jason Webster on April 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
2013 is certainly the Year of the Employer Brand. 41% of companies have developed an employer brand strategy, but how do you measure the effectiveness of your employment branding investments?…Continue
Added by Angela Yu on March 27, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments
Most Careers pages are boring. As we pointed out last month, some remind you of a visit to the DMV. On the flip side, some employers do an outstanding job of making their Jobs section…Continue
Added by Jason Webster on March 7, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The stats are scary.
The average cost-per-hire is something like $5,000 USD.…
Recruiting is something that many folks simply happen in to. Expedia's Jeremy Langhan did, I did and countless other recruiters will tell you a similar tale. While some of us are naturally gifted and others need a bit more polish the truth is, there are basics that everyone needs to learn. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of corporate recruiting.
The secret hiring sauce is like any other finely tuned recipe, it changes subtly over time. It may have different high and low…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on February 26, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Human Resources is different than recruiting which is different than hiring. If you find yourself at a small company, chances are you may find yourself doing all three jobs, sometimes all in one day. Here are some basic primers on each job and how to manage them when you're wearing more than one hat in the hiring department.
Breaking down HR: in some corners of the internet you will find a nested menu of all the categories that HR has ever been responsible for. And then, if you are…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on February 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I've been spending a lot of time lately working on promotional / employer branding materials for the benefit of my employer. As part of this work, I learned that if you want to get a message across, audio branding - AKA the use of music as part of the message, is pretty important.…
Added by Michael Wright on February 21, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
Do you remember as a child always being told to ‘go outside and play’? We’ve all heard it, whether we liked to watch TV, read a book or play games, the outdoors was always a better alternative according to our elders. Though we didn’t realise it at the time, it widened our perspectives, expanded our…Continue
Added by Laura Purt on January 24, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments
In this past week’s 5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week, I highlighted a podcast with Valve Software’s Gabe Newell where he spoke about their unique workplace and employment culture.
First, I just want to say I’m a huge Valve fan and they make some of my favorite (and arguably greatest) video games in the world including the Half Life and…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 23, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments
2013 is a very special year for LinkedIn…the company started the new year off by breaking the 200-million member mark.
Now while that’s great news for the company and its shareholders, as well as many of its business-owner members, it can mean a bit of a challenge for you as a job seeker.
The good news is that as a member of LinkedIn, you have a HUGE audience.
The bad news is, you also face a TON of competition.
So how do you tap into the vast…Continue
Added by Amos on January 21, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments
As the “battle for talent” heats up in 2013, the buzz will be about the hot trends in Social Recruiting: Employer Branding, Mobile Engagement, Social Sharing, Talent Communities, and Recruitment Videos.…
Added by Jason Webster on December 28, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments
“We all know the power of negative word of mouth on image and reputation and what may have started out as an opportunity to communicate a strong employer brand may actually end up damaging it.”
Brett Minchington, …Continue
Added by Laura Purt on December 3, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments
Do you ask candidates for feedback on your recruitment process? Not just the successful ones but the unsuccessful as well?If you do, how in-depth do you go and how do you use the data to positively impact future recruitment? And if you don’t, you’re missing out...
Many people talk about how to manage recruitment’s black hole, understand it or even outwit it but what about…Continue
Added by Laura Purt on November 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
The traditional recruiting approach is to hire a third party recruiting firm or individual recruiter who writes boring job descriptions, throws “hail mary” listings on job boards and works their network.
There is nothing wrong with this, but if you want younger, tech-savvy employees, I believe you need to go to Facebook: home of 1 billion people!
Here are 5 companies that are leveraging their Social Recruiting efforts by doing a good job with their Facebook Careers pages. All…Continue
Welcome back. I got behind the proverbial eight-ball last week and was unable to finish this in a respectable time.Anyways we are back and ready to have a look at 'Aptitude'..The second half of the equation.
Like before, let s begin with a basic definition: According to Wikipedia: Aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered "talent". Aptitudes may be physical or mental. Aptitude is not knowledge, understanding,…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on October 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments