Every time a hire is made successfully, it’s a combination of the right opportunity at the right time for both the candidate and the organization. A candidate is at the right place to move to the next step in their career and the organization offers an opportunity that meets the thresholds that the candidate desires.
When both the candidate’s and organization’s needs match up, it’s a glorious thing. However, there are many instances in which the timing doesn’t meet up and…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Here’s a scenario that happens way too often. A company buys a brand-new shiny piece of software that they are really excited about all the functionality and think will have a great impact on their organization. They implement it with their providers help and then a few months later it’s sitting their available but most of the product goes unused.
Does this sound familiar? No matter if you are large or small this has probably happened at a company you’ve worked for and may be…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 12, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments
Recruiting is not just a quality game but it’s a numbers game as well. For any large to medium size organization recruiting is a continuous cycle of engaging and trying to find that right candidate for an open position.
Unless you have a dedicated sourcing team that proactively goes to find candidates that fit your organization, you are most likely relying on a recruitment advertising strategy of trying to reach the right candidates. With these initiatives, you are really…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 14, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments
Talent Networks or as they are sometimes called Talent Communities (we explain the difference here) are an important trend developing in the recruitment marketing space. The ability to capture candidates via opt-in and direct sourcing and internally build your own talent pools and pipelines is a game changer for many organizations. This is because having…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 1, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments
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
Added by Chris Brablc on April 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Added by Chris Brablc on April 17, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments
Yesterday, I had a brief but great conversation with Kyle Lagunas on Candidate Experience (which he’s going to be tackling on his awesome blog over the next few weeks). We talked about some cool things organizations are doing as well as major problems that exist in the industry with regards to Candidate Experience.
What became apparent in the conversation, however, was that we…Continue
Many recruiting organizations are starting to see the potential of social media channels in their recruitment marketing strategy. These channels provide the unique opportunity to engage with candidates on channels that they actively use and to begin two-way communication with these candidates.
The benefits of social recruiting are apparent from easier engagement with candidates to better employer…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 13, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments
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 talent community, employer branding, great employees, recruitment technology and HR Tech acquisitions.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 9, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Candidate Experience is one of the biggest hot button issues in recruiting. Most recruiters can agree it’s important, but there’s a lot of discussion on what you can to improve your overall candidate experience.
But while it’s important to think about what YOU can do to improve your candidate experience, the question that I think is just as important to answer is:
What can we reasonably expect candidates to do in order to apply for a…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 7, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments
In order to have a successful recruitment marketing strategy, you are going to have a lot of moving parts and tasks that are fundamental to your strategy. From job distributionto sourcing to social recruiting to screening candidates, your recruiters will spend their valuable time making sure these…Continue
With this week's #HRTechChat, we took an interesting look at HR Technology, gaps that exist in the marketplace and who drives product innovation. The most interesting part of the conversation however was a look into technology trends that we are seeing and where we thought the most innovation would be occur.
While there were a lot of great ideas that were thrown out and mentioned,…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 10, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
“We are getting too many applicants as it is”. This is a phrase I’m hearing more and more from recruitment marketing organizations. Organizations feel this way for a few reasons:
1. They feel their recruiters are swamped as it is and additional screening would just add to the work pile.
2. They are currently hiring candidates that are good or acceptable for…
Added by Chris Brablc on December 14, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments
There’s no secret that candidates are dropping off of the apply process today. Depending on your recruiting organization you are in the dark about these candidates or you have the proper recruiting metrics to understand how many are actually dropping off the process. No matter which one there’s one thing you know: candidates are dropping off at some point during the apply…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on December 1, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments
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. This week we’ll be talking about Siri, great recruiting blogs, sourcing, social recruiting, Talent Communities and resumes.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on November 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
I know I’ve been speaking a lot about Talent Communities on this blog lately but for this post I’m going to use a term I like better, which is Talent Network. A Talent Network is a collection of candidates that your organization engages with from a recruiting perspective. The engagement is bi-directional with the hope being that you not only engage with the individual but you are eventually able to engage with the individual’s network as well. It is not a community in the sense of the…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on November 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
So you’ve built up your Talent Community or Talent Network and gained a significant amount of followers on your Twitter profile and Facebook page. The question is what do you do next?
The answer to this question you’ve heard a thousand times: engage!
When I talk about engagement I mean a few things. First, it’s the bi-directional communication you have with a candidate to promote your company opportunities, understand their qualifications & skill-sets…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on November 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When you are starting to build your Talent Community (or Talent Network), it’s extremely important to think about this question. In understanding why candidates want to be part of your Talent Community, you can start creating communities & messaging that better appeal to your best target candidates.
So the question remains, when a candidate opts into your Recruiting…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on November 10, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Last week, I spoke about Talent Communities and inevitably what I envision them to be. But let’s take a step back and talk about what many organizations have in place today: Talent Pools.
For those unfamiliar with Talent Pools. Talent Pools are a collection of recruiting contacts separated by specific disciplines & other…Continue