As professional recruiters, we all strive to hit the mark on offering candidates the BEST experience possible when working with us and we all do our very best to make it happen; however, we also need to look at the other side of the recruiting spectrum. Are qualified candidates offering… Continue
Added by Jeanna Zivalich on May 8, 2013 at 10:30pm —
Look at the HR technology trends predicted for this year: cloud,SaaS, HR master data management, analytics. Hello, What about the actual users? Continue
They say that design has to be functional. Many products that look sensational or aesthetically near perfect but lacking in functionality end up not being used. The gadget technology space has been a witness to may beautiful objects that ended up being bought in big numbers initially but dumped soon after because the product…
Added by Renji Nair on April 18, 2013 at 7:51am —
I look at a lot of jobs/careers pages.
So you can imagine my surprise when I was perusing the “Jobs” pages of the Forbes Magazine Most Innovative Companies In The World — and found that many of them are sub-standard.
In particular, some of these innovative companies have jobs pages that remind me of the experience I have when I visit the Department of Motor Vehicles…
Added by Jason Webster on February 13, 2013 at 12:39am —
Think back to the most important item you ever bought. Whether it was a house, a car, an engagement ring or a much sought-after collectible, I’m sure you did your research - consulted reviews, comparison sites, friends, relatives and maybe even the experts. Every buy… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 8, 2013 at 9:34am —
I HAVE RETIRED!
I almost can't believe I am actually saying those words, but YES(!) I am retired.
My LinkedIn account is closed (can't seem to figure out how to actually close it so I just deleted everything) and I will no longer be on Twitter. This will be my last entry on Recruiting Blogs… Continue
Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on February 1, 2013 at 8:00am —
The recent decision by the RAD Awards not to shortlist, or appoint a winner due to the quality of the entrants for their candidate experience category raises some interesting questions regarding the candidate experience and its perceived place within recruitment marketing. The fact that the category was introduced… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on January 31, 2013 at 11:14am —
Roller Coaster enthusiasts are usually bummed by the extremely short track, wishing there were more ups, downs, and mega insane twists. While we can’t blame a thrill seeker for wanting a longer ride, maybe roller coasters are just meant to be short and to the point, and not drawn out, exhausting, and detrimental to those around it.
The NHL, it’s players, league officials, and fans of the game have just reached the end of their own long roller coaster ride. While the lockout… Continue
Added by Christopher Young on January 22, 2013 at 9:30am —
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Five years ago I started to learn surfing and I loved it from the first minute. Reflecting on it, it turns out there are some similarities between surfers and recruiters. When the conditions are good and smooth, surfers from all different levels of experience can have a good time and catch a lot of breaks. The swell is nice and the streams are soft.… Continue
Added by S-E on January 20, 2013 at 5:53pm —
“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 —
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 —
How do you communicate with your candidates? Do you know where they first heard of you, what spurred them to apply for the role or what their first impression was? In the vast communications landscape a candidate’s first sighting could have come from an array of sources. They, themselves, probably couldn’t tell you where their first influencer came from. Because of this companies must ensure they’re on top of their… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on September 25, 2012 at 6:00am —
How? By applying mobile optimisation to your email campaigns
Any business that needs to attract active or passive candidate talent to jobs or talent pools has or will at some time run a range of targeted email marketing campaigns. These targets may be from your own talent… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 12, 2012 at 11:00am —
If you do not know this already, then let me remind you and if you do know, I hope you are actually doing something about it! Correctly promoting job advertising content via your career site and other online channels represents your best opportunity of attracting accurately matched, active… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am —
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
Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 6, 2012 at 11:45pm —
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
Added by Laura Purt on September 6, 2012 at 8:00am —
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 —
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
Added by Laura Purt on September 3, 2012 at 10:56am —
First ask yourself the question; do I really need irresistible content on my career site pages and for my online marketing?
- You do if you want Google and its peers to value the content and give it authority when rating your page in search results
- You do if you want to engage…
Added by Martin Shaw on August 31, 2012 at 12:02pm —
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 —
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 —