All Blog Posts Tagged 'applicants' (20)

Why Big Data Can Be Recruitment's Best Friend

Big data, which is commonly measured in terms of volume, velocity and variety, is enticing to many but useful to smaller numbers.

The reason is that the sheer volume of data needs to be tamed and organized in order to deliver tangible and usable information. I

Is your organization…


Added by Dave on January 29, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Recruit on a Budget

One of the biggest costs a company can incur is replacing employees or adding new people as the business grows.

While it is exciting to see companies do well, the increase in salaries and other costs associated with new employees can also impact a budget. It is important that the company look for the best…


Added by Dave on October 9, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

Why Your Office Setting Does Matter When Recruiting

During the recruiting process, the candidates you interview may be performing their own interviews based on your business's office setting.

Whether it's the location of your office building or the working environment itself, it's possible that your office is turning away potential candidates.

In order…


Added by Dave on August 20, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Recruiter Poll Regarding “Active” Applicant Interactions

If an interested and qualified applicant contacted you directly (or was referred to you by a mutual professional connection) for one of your open/posted requisitions would you:

A) Call him/her ASAP to discuss

B) Email him/her ASAP to schedule a phone call when…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

Recruitment Nightmares- The Applicant Stalker

The policy in our company is all employee referrals get a phone call, regardless of qualifications, and I follow that policy.  Because I am so dedicated to this particular policy, I have come across this most recent employment nightmare.

Let me preface this story by reminding everybody that my voicemail actually says, “Hi this is Ryan… leave your name, phone number, and a brief message and…


Added by Ryan Mulrooney on July 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Do quality job posting sites exist anymore?

I don't know about anyone else out there, but I have not been receiving any quality applications from my job postings. Don't get me wrong, I don't necessarily rely on these postings 100% of the time for candidates, but I expect to get a few keepers out of them.

I have been doing my usual database, LinkedIn, referral, etc recruiting with these postings on…


Added by Michelle on March 21, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

6 Tips for Decreasing Application Abandonment

An abandoned shopping cart is THE WORST for online retailers.  So close to making a sale, but the customer just didn’t bite.

Maybe the shopper couldn’t find the shipping costs, and decided to skip it. Maybe an item was out of stock when they went to checkout, so they left the site feeling disappointed. Perhaps they had a question, but it was too difficult to contact…


Added by Jessica Lunk on January 19, 2012 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

Where to start differential sourcing for top talent in 2012

My blog


Hi guys, welcome to 2012! Now back at the wheel I have a few observations about how candidate sourcing will be this year and a little more energy to express my thoughts.

I have heard it said that if 2011 was the year of social…


Added by Sarah Calverley on January 17, 2012 at 1:46am — No Comments

Military Recruiting vs Corporate Recruiting

After servicing 33 years with the Air Force and the past 19 years in the Recruiting and Retention fields, I now find myself employed as a corporate level recruiter for a government contractor. I recruit for various positions on military installations (aircraft mechanics, civil engineers, electrical engineers, etc.)  and most of the Hiring Managers want applicants with a military background who have experience in their related fields.

Does anyone know of any employment web sites that…


Added by James F. Jeter on August 3, 2011 at 1:41pm — 11 Comments

The Process and Pitfalls of Education Verification

While employers have long conducted education verification checks on their employment candidates, it appears that increasingly more staffing and recruiting groups are being made responsible for conducting this and other background checks as part of the employment screening process.

Education history, of course, outside of criminal records, is one of the more significant searches.   For many positions,  education is not just a prerequisite but also vital to employment candidate's…


Added by Gordon Basichis on May 17, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Is a Cover Letter for Social Media and IT Jobs Necessary?

Cover letters can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a company that you want to work for.  A cover letter is usually sent in the body of your email with an attached resume when applying for a job.  They tend to be of great importance in this stage of your job search because it highlights your qualifications, skills, and why you would be an asset for the company.  Career Columnist Eve Tahmincioglu, says that…


Added by Shana Borwegen on March 3, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Drowning in job applications...

How do you manage your (unqualified) job applicants in a time-effective, courteous manner?

In my current position there are just far too many applicants to be able to personally respond to each of them, even if it's just sending out template email. So many are unqualified or have limited work permit approval in the US.. so we don't want them all going into our ATS.

But as someone who's applied for a job and received no response, I know that…

Added by Amy on November 2, 2010 at 12:04am — No Comments

The same thing that's dragged job boards down will kill off social recruiting (or why recruiters fail to grasp the concept of advertising)

Honestly, if I had a penny for every time I have read about how the job boards are dying I'd have ooh, let me see now, at least one of the Queen's English pounds sterling. And you know what? they are not dying of old age, they are being poisoned into oblivion by the very people who are meant to make them work - the recruiter.

Yes siree, it doesn't take much figuring out. Social media isn't the holy grail these gurus would have you believe it is. You post the same crap as you've been… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on July 20, 2010 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Facebook Fan Pages, What Are They Good For?

If your company is focused on hiring entry-level employees, being active on Facebook is an essential element of your overall recruiting strategy. Looking at Facebook demographic data from, one sees that 18-34 year olds are well-represented on this social networking site. One way to leverage Facebook is to connect with this demographic through the use of a… Continue

Added by Omowale Casselle on March 3, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

Respond to Your Applicants

That is all.

Okay, a little more. ; )

In the seasonal world, the turn of the calendar from December to January acts as the green light of a NASCAR race. Everyone truly interested in working summer jobs in great places gets on-line and starts applying. As employers, it's both a wonderful time and a stressful time as your in-box just tripled in size. I say embrace it and work the applications to the best of your…


Added by Kari Quaas on January 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Finding right person for the job harder than ever for recruiters

You would think that a recruiter's job would be easier than ever right now. Resumes from overqualified candidates coming in by the dozens. Job seekers eager to get back to work. Well, think again!

With 10% of the country looking for work and resumes flooding in, recruiters and human resource professionals are working harder than ever. According to some estimates, an open position that used to bring in 50 resumes is now bringing in as many as 250. Many job seekers are applying for… Continue

Added by David Blanton on December 15, 2009 at 11:42pm — 6 Comments


by Nanci Lamborn - Blogger/Writer - BrightMove Recruiting Software

This week I was planning to post the continuation of last week’s article about the pros and cons of hiring inside referrals. But a story I just read piqued my interest, sending me down memory lane to discover some truths about some ugly habits and some even uglier recruiting tactics that hopefully most candidates won’t have to endure.

In a story on Yahoo’s career articles…


Added by Michael Brandt on December 2, 2009 at 6:05pm — No Comments

SHARE IF YOU DARE. What is the value of prior employment references?

“References available upon request.” We are all extremely familiar with the phrase, or some variation thereof, indicating that a host of credible witnesses stand at the ready to affirm a candidate’s praises. Some modern day camps including the University of California at Berkeley and Emory University in Atlanta no longer recommend including the classic expression as a part of a polished and professional CV. It is now assumed that if the candidate is as fabulous as they claim, they will be able… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on October 20, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

BRIDGE OUT AHEAD! Applicants Burning bridges before they’ve been crossed?

One of the most interesting aspects of recruiting is the human interaction and the incredibly wide variety of personalities that we encounter. We all have our lists of applicant horror tales and candidate side-splitters when we gather around the Recruiters’ Happy Hour story swap. Eclectic and unique don’t even come close to describing it (I see your nodding smile). But this week I had a somewhat unfamiliar and unexpected interaction with a candidate, and after picking myself up off the floor, I… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on September 23, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments


While honesty is indeed the best policy, too many prospective employees tend to stretch the truth-- or not use the truth at all-- when they are making their resumes. If you are an employer, it can be beneficial for you to know about the most common lies you may find on a resume. If you are in the position of looking for a job, it is in everyone's best interest if you are factual and honest. No one wants to hire someone who lacks the integrity to be… Continue

Added by Todd Moss on May 13, 2008 at 12:33pm — No Comments

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