All Blog Posts Tagged 'Talent' (380)

Feeding your Applicant Tracking System with Talent

There's been a lot of buzz lately around Talent Generation and as Recruiters, what we can do to ensure we drive the best quality candidates into our Applicant Tracking Systems. This is another great post by my colleague Mike Vilimek (@mikevilimek) about exactly this topic. Take a read...


I recently read a great article titled, …


Added by Stephanie Weirich on September 1, 2011 at 2:52pm — 5 Comments

3 stages of a successful Talent Network strategy!

Building your Talent Network isn’t just about getting as many recruiting contacts into your database as possible.  Instead it needs to be in getting as many interested AND qualified candidates as possible into your Talent Network.   But to do that you first need to quickly fill your Talent Network with candidates that you can qualify.  This is where the Talent Network building process begins.


Let’s take a look at how you…


Added by Chris Brablc on September 1, 2011 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Companies Recruiting College Grads May Need to Increase Their Budgets

I was recently talking with a friend of mine whose son is starting his sophomore year in college and just changed his major to Petroleum Engineering.  When she asked her son why he chose that major he informed her that is has the highest starting salary potential of any job for college graduates.  He obviously did his research as you will see… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on September 1, 2011 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

4 sourcing methods to begin growing your Talent Network!

As recruiting becomes more and more competitive across industries, it's becoming more important than ever to begin capturing qualified candidates and building your Talent Network.  Having your own Talent Network can help your organization improve your recruiting results and provides the following potential benefits:

  • Fill positions faster: Once you have a Talent Network in place, you should be able to fill some of your positions utilizing these candidates.  Once…

Added by Chris Brablc on August 30, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

What should be the goal(s) of your recruiting campaigns?

I talk with a good number of recruiting organizations about their recruiting goals and on several occasions I’ve asked the question “what are your main goals for a recruiting campaign?”.  The answer is almost always straightforward: “to make a quality hire.”


You can’t argue with that.  If getting quality people into your organization is not a priority, then you have more problems in your organization than just recruiting.  But when you are looking at the main…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 23, 2011 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

Linkedin cheats etc

Linkedin cheats etc


LinkedIn has become huge, and using it for sourcing has become even bigger. But of course sourcing within LinkedIn has limitations. Below are some tips, tricks, cheats that may help. Most are nothing more than utilizing the things you learned in my previous postings. But here they are more specialized.


So domain and site searches in search engines add…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


As some of you read in my post on research, using that research to improve your

search strings and sourcing is very important. You will lock yourself into a very small pool of candidates if you do not use the variables.


variables = changeable-for purposes of sourcing it means another word or set of words that will garner the same type of candidates ex “HP…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

3 ways to make sure your Talent Network doesn’t ignore you!

Every job distribution campaign you run is a great opportunity not only to make a hire but to build your Talent Network so you can make more hires (more quickly) in the future.


However, having a large Talent Network is not the goal unto itself.  It’s having a Talent Network that you are able to leverage and utilize your Talent Network to hire future employees that…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 9, 2011 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

3 Recruiting Success Stories

Every so often on this blog I like to highlight some of the companies that we work with that are doing some interesting things in their recruiting.  I highlight these companies as they are leveraging data and Talent Networks to drive innovation in their recruitment marketing strategies in a way that I believe can help other organizations potentially improve their recruiting processes.


Here are a few examples of companies that are utilizing their internal…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 4, 2011 at 9:47am — 7 Comments

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Most staffing professionals, hiring managers, and others who do interviews seem to be under a misunderstanding as it relates to interviewing. They feel that they are doing the interviewing and that is all. They do not realize that the candidate is interviewing us as well.


When you are interviewing a candidate the candidate is taking mental notes of everything said,…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Use past employees to find your next hires!

When you are building your Talent Network it is important to understand what types of recruiting contacts should be part of your Network.  Recruiting contacts can include those collected in dual purpose job ads, through sourcing campaigns, applicants that enter your ATS, social recruiting followers and most importantly your current employees.  One group of recruiting contacts that is forgotten and outright dismissed by organizations is your past employees.


When employees move…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 3, 2011 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting for Work Culture Fit - Improve Performance and Reduce Risk

Our job as HR professionals is to maximize employee engagement, enhance leadership, minimize risk and improve workplace process – all of which start with corporate culture and are directly influenced by recruiting strategy.

Please join Heather Kinzie, SPHR, GPHR on Thursday August 4th for an informative discussion on how Recruiting for Culture improves organizational focus, reduces short-term turnover and protects from employee conduct risk.

Webinar: Recruiting for Culture… Continue

Added by Stephanie Weirich on July 29, 2011 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!


I have done several postings on reporting and on matrices. In all of them I stress the importance of not using the stats alone to make decisions. The reason for that is because stats alone do not tell you the whole story. It is imperative you understand the WHY’s behind the numbers. If not you will fall into the hidden land mind that these reports and matrices create. You will make choices based on half…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What makes a Candidate Qualified?

While all recruitment marketing efforts are focused on hires, it's qualified candidates that we really want or need.  And the more, the better.  I've talked before on how to measure qualified candidates in your recruitment funnel but that only works if you know what a…


Added by Chris Brablc on July 26, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 6.25.11 to 7.1.11

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 candidate experience stories, sourcing, online recruiting surveys, Monster's new BeKnown and some cool info-graphics.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…


Added by Chris Brablc on July 1, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

A look into a perfect recruiting world!

You ever wonder what recruiting would look like in a perfect world?  What your recruitment strategy and process would be if you didn't have supply or demand problems in your recruitment funnel?


I have and here is what I think of when I visualize the steps of a perfect recruitment marketing process:


1. Job Opening: First and…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 30, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Bullhorn Reach – The Future of Social Recruiting



“Social Recruiting – Social recruiting is when companies and recruiters use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and and other social media sites to source and recruit candidates for employment.”

You can always count on for the most simplistic definition for everything in life. Thanks to CEO Stewie Griffin and CFO Elmo, we now know the true essence of this…


Added by Mark A. Leon on June 24, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Latest Version of Bond Talent to be Unveiled at SHRM 2011

Bringing enhanced talent acquisition capabilities, configurable workflows and an improved user experience, the latest version of Bond Talent will be unveiled at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference.

Minneapolis, MN (June 15, 2011) – Bond International Software will be showcasing the latest version of Bond Talent – the web-based talent acquisition and applicant tracking software application – at the…


Added by Tim Giehll on June 17, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

5 Recruiting Lessons you can learn from your Sales Team!

Earlier this week, I took a look at recruiting lessons you can learn from marketing professionals.   In today’s post, I’d like to take a look at some best practices that can be learned from your sales team to help you improve your recruitment marketing strategy.


As I said…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 17, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

5 Recruiting Lessons that can be learned from Marketers!

There is no doubt that recruiting is becoming a more strategic function within the corporate world.  Companies are continually looking to improve their recruiting strategy to help them bring in more talented people in a more efficient way.  With this need for better recruiting strategy they are looking for their recruiting organizations to evolve and become more strategic.


When we look at the continued evolution of the recruiting function, we continually compare it to sales,…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 15, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

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