Plenty of explanations or excuses exist for why many in the recruiting industry decide to put minimal effort into creating a quality candidate experience. One of the most common gripes job seekers have is lack of follow up after they’ve applied for a position. Even worse, many applicants never hear any feedback whatsoever after interviewing. Or, the communication they receive along the way is vague, mystifying, and in some cases downright unprofessional.
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I was recently chatting with some HR professionals regarding the age-old question over whether active or passive candidates are better recruits. In my opinion, the recruiters preferring passive won the debate. Their argument was simply a matter of control. Sourcing for passive candidates puts the recruiter in the driver’s seat as they look for candidates with specific experience and/or skill sets.
Obviously there were other reasons why recruiters prefer passive candidates, but this…Continue
Added by Suzanne Vaughan on August 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The first week of July has seen a continuation of the UK’s monsoon season, as well as the release of the first in idibu’s new Native360 Series. A series of next-gen integrations designed using only webservices; the Native360 has been launched with the plug-in to the RDB ProNet system.
Well now, you may say, freak weather I’m happy to discuss, but why should I care about webservices and next-generation integrations? It’s a good question, and the…Continue
Added by Martin Bramall on July 12, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
I used to work for a staffing agency. A good one at that. One that tried hard to recruit good consultants, who, on the whole, tried hard to do a good job finding the right people for their clients. But I always had the feeling that I was nothing more than a middle man. I didn’t really add much value other than to do the donkey work the client could have done themselves if they had access to our database. My job was really a glorified cv sifter, searching through tons and tons of…Continue
Whether an employee of staffing company, a candidate working with a staffing company to find their next career, or a company that has hired the services of a staffing company, one had better make certain that it is E3 Certified. What is an E3 Certification you ask?
The E stands for EMPOWERMENT. The 3 represents the EMPOWERMENT of the following 3 groups:
Added by Reena Gupta on May 24, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
There are too many articles about applicant screening systems that discuss rejecting candidates because of something on their profile. It's been in the news a lot lately that employers have even been using the unethical practice of getting their applicants Facebook passwords during the interview process. In this blog post we wanted to address some of the…Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on May 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The reason I ask is, nobody seems to be happy with the one they’re using. Having attended many HR and recruiting conferences and events, I’ve noticed a consistent trend. When I ask someone what ATS they’re using, I here, “Unfortunately…[insert ATS name]. The ATS name varies, but the sentiment is the same. It’s rare to find anyone who actually likes using his or her ATS. Why is that? Weren’t ATSs designed to automate processes and make the life of a recruiter easier? They’ve been around for…Continue
When I listen to recruiters discuss sourcing some have an amazing attitude. They are like Labrador Retrievers on the search – pant, pant, pant, There! Other recruiters act almost like sourcing is an imposition. They want to try to find the easiest way to “screen out” candidates.
What is the correct attitude? Well, recruiters who understand that recruiting is a sales process, enjoy the hunt for the perfect candidate. Why is their attitude important?
You may have noticed that I have an active imagination…Enjoy the ride!
Remember when you finished your last box of cereal and decided to stop quickly on the way home to replace it? Dinner will be ready soon and this was going to be a very quick stop. What would happen if your fictional experience at the Grocery store was the same as a group of candidates visiting your corporate website looking for your list of openings and desiring to simply submit their…Continue
T he applicant tracking industry is being slaughtered in the press. Why? Because so many people are focusing on the automated resume ranking and parsing of keywords. Of the hundreds of features in an…Continue
It’s likely that you and your company will be interested in implementing a social staffing and collaboration strategy this year. Maybe you’ve done so already and kudos to you…you’re ahead of this ever changing curve. It’s glaringly obvious how social media has changed the way that recruiters and staffing professionals do business.
Recruiting: Here‘s how a search assignment used to work:
Receive a search assignment. Next, scour your internal database for qualified…
In recruiting we can’t all grow mustaches, but we can look at the applicant pool “just under our noses”. I pulled statistics on our myStaffingPro applicant tracking client base, and I found…Continue
Added by Julia on December 6, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments
As a company, I’m sure you are working hard to create positive relationships with all of your customers. We all know how important it is for future business and possible referrals. You might even be making a huge investment by engaging a public relations or marketing firm to assist with your market positioning. Did you ever consider that your applicants are customers too? Are you giving applicants the same respect and creating a positive experience for them during your application and…Continue
Added by Nathan Shackles on November 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
The nature of the global workforce has rapidly changed. The idea of getting a job from one company, working their for 30 years, and then retiring is long gone. Companies need to scale their workforce up and down in order to stay competitive and job seekers have to be more flexible and mobile as well.
This has placed a premium on the need for companies to increase their agility in staffing. Companies need to source, screen, select and on-board the right talent at an accelerated…Continue
Added by Nathan Shackles on November 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Earlier this year ApplicantStack partnered with Indeed and SimplyHired, the two most popular free job search engines on the web, to allow ApplicantStack customers to automatically feed their posted jobs to Indeed and SimplyHired. Since ApplicantStack automatically tracks of the…Continue
Elvis Costello said it best: "One day you're going to have to face the deep dark truthful mirror. And it's going to tell you things I still love you too much to say."
Well I don't love you at all. I don't know you, so here goes: Your career site blows.
I talk with a lot of people from a lot of corporate recruiting organizations. And when it comes to discussing their…Continue
I’ve had two experiences implementing executive recruiting systems, once at a boutique search firm and another at Lockheed Martin. In the former, we were moving from a paper-based system to a digital one. In the latter, the function was in start-up, so we had the luxury of beginning from scratch.
I learned a lot through both experiences. At the boutique firm, we…
Added by Caroline McClure on October 13, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments
Online recruiting organizations: Are you ready to stop hiding from candidates? You should be. Your brand depends on it.
With The American Job Act currently before Congress, employers would be subject to…