I stood proudly looking down from Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City, UT, on August 11, 2012. One could not help but see that a view from where famous Pioneer Leaders of the LDS faith nearly 165 years before had used as a planning platform for the city that would come to be known as Salt Lake would enable the planning and estimation steps needed. I sat back on a rock admiring the view near a poignant and interesting marker marking the historic spot where the survey and landscaping mapping was…Continue
As a recruiter, understanding your candidate experience is essential. As a company it is vital. Not only will a bad candidate experience make you lose out on the top talent in your field, it will also affect your sales, brand and performance as a whole.
One Mystery Applicant survey found that a mere 19% of candidates surveyed were more likely to buy from or use the services of the…Continue
Do you really need to worry about mobile search?
Over the last five years people using search to find stuff on their mobile device has gown five times its size and this year if we look at Mobile Search spending "Mobile search spend in the U.S. increased 333% in the second quarter of 2012…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 5, 2012 at 6:03am — No Comments
A recent Mystery Applicant study gathered a small group of Bath Spa graduates, from the past two years, to try and gain an insight into how graduates are experiencing the current job market; what, for them, defines a great…Continue
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So why are so many career site owners still not maximising on this opportunity?
A respected peer technology company and one of the US's top online recruitment marketing solution providers, Jobs2Web, have recently published some very interesting data regarding their client base. This data relates to the success ratios of the various sourcing channels their clients use to direct hire in to the company.
From the analysis of their clients, recruiters needed to…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 30, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments
Let's assume you have spent your money wisely and purchased a content management platform (like ours - sorry it needed to be said) that is technically compatible with the needs of Google and its peers in terms of page indexing. Then the next thing you must get right is the linguistics you add to the site, that matches the linguistic styles of your ideal visitors. You will have determined who these…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Over the last few months Mystery Applicant has sponsored a series of seminars on the importance of measuring the candidate experience. The seminar ‘What are candidates saying about you?’ provided an ideal opportunity for senior HR professionals to network in a supplier-free environment as they learnt about, discussed and debated recruitment innovations around…Continue
Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Human Resources Oxford Dictionary definition plural noun: the personnel of a business or organisation, regarded as a significant asset in terms of skills and abilities
There is no doubting the essential role of HR within any business, large or small, however in this ever-changing digital age the increasing importance of technology within HR cannot be underestimated either. At every touch point in the recruitment and…Continue
Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments
As the first event held by the newly established South West and South Wales Recruitment Society, it was an undeniable success. Entering a room filled with lively chatter, curiosity took hold. It was easy to see why this event was so popular.Continue
Added by Laura Purt on August 28, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments
If people are a company's key to gaining competitive advantage, then this is the area where an employer brand strategy should be looking to generate the most traction.
To place the sole responsibility for your employer brand strategy with one department, be that HR or Marketing makes no sense at all. This is a shared responsibility and so needs a shared involvement. How many CFO's or COO do you know that have involvement in their company's employer brand strategy? Then ask why it is…Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 25, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
There has been a lot of buzz around candidate experience lately. Many organizations have begun to realize that if they want to attract top talent, they need to provide a positive candidate experience throughout the application process.
Industry thought leaders Gerry Crispin, Ed Newman,…Continue
In the current age, when we don’t know the answer to a question, we tend to turn to our good friend Google for the answer. In 2011 alone, Google performed a total of 1,722,071,000,000 searches – that’s an average of 4,717,000,000 searches per day! Needless to say, Google will be there to provide you with an answer to your question, but none of those 1,722,071,000,000 queries will tell you which candidate is the best fit for YOUR company. In fact, it might even provide an answer that is…Continue
You may not know it yet, but the people entering your stores, purchasing your products, and returning time and time again, may be the perfect candidates for your jobs. These people are your customers, and many retailers sometimes forget that their customers can be a valuable recruiting source. In fact, they may even be your best candidates because they are users of your products and services, which means they can best represent them to other customers, like themselves.
Here are 3…
Added by Samantha on July 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Online recruitment is a serious buzzword in the HR spectrum. Companies are becoming more and more aware of its importance and its prevalence in the market. 20% of the UK population are looking at a job board online more than twice every single day. This is a huge active market with advantages that can include improvements to corporate image, reduction in recruitment costs and a reduction in administration. So why is it that recruiters are finding it a challenge to integrate it…Continue
This post originally appeared on the Talent Technology blog: http://www.talenttech.com/blog/candidate-engagement-winners-losers-and-omgpleasechooseanewcareer
Once upon a time, before I knew anything about the recruiting industry, I found myself laid-off and looking for work. And in the midst of that…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about the Talent Acquisition technology trends, the candidate experience, Veteran hiring & recruiting, merging…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 1, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments
Since 1981, I have worked with over 3000 hiring managers across the United States. Most of whom have never been trained how to interview. If they haven’t been taught how to interview, they certainly have not been taught how to select the best fit. Therefore, they bring their own unique interview techniques and questions to the interview party. Of course, the candidates bring their own special treats to the interviewing party; and I will share some of those also.
If you have been around the HR & Recruiting blogosphere long enough (or been to enough conference booths) you’ve probably heard about Talent Networks or Talent Communities. Both were born out of the concept that every recruitment or sourcing campaign you run should not only be about finding applicants for a specific job but also be about building a collection of talent that you can engage with and leverage when recruiting for future positions. And while both aim to achieve this same…Continue
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