Fewer Recruiters Care About Cover Letters
As recruiters get busier, and applicant tracking systems do the heavy lifting of resume screening, it appears that fewer HR Departments than ever care about cover letters. A recent SHRM survey of HR professionals found that only 22% of respondents considered it a mistake for applicants to omit cover letters:…Continue
Added by Donna Svei on June 8, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
During the previous years recruiting companies have seen many major alterations as technology and economical promotions have changed the way many companies used to hire. No doubt, there are always rising challenges that companies have to beat up, but it’s very important to have in knowledge the major issues…Continue
Added by Patricia Williams on May 7, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
I recently interviewed Tim Keningham, Global Chief Strategy Officer and EVP at Ipsos Loyalty. Tim is co-author of a terrific new book titled The Wallet Allocation Rule. At one point, our conversation focused on recruiting, and more…Continue
We’ve been the active candidate, constantly pursuing and looking. We’ve also been the passive candidate, researching the companies we like and waiting for the right role to…Continue
Added by Elyse Schmidt on April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
As an employer, you’re probably bombarded with applicants, maybe more than you can handle. But do you know how these job seekers found you or what the best channels are to reach them? How do you guide your recruitment marketing decisions? What information are you using to understand your job…Continue
The Recruitment Hashtag Calendar, updated for 2015. Maximise your social media reach. Find, connect and engage more candidates.
A great way to find and connect with potential candidates is to get involved in hashtag conversations. HRS have…Continue
As a marketer in a recruiters world, I clearly have a different perspective on this whole "candidate experience" thing. I'm less worried about getting people in the door and wondering how the hell you even got anyone to apply after those awful reviews. (Do you seriously have dry holiday parties? Forget it.)
The thing is, recruiters don't usually think about reviews and the candidates…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on February 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Easy. They have each won recognition in 2014 for not only creating a great work environment but translating that commitment to the treatment of their candidates – even the ones they don’t hire.
They’ll also be…Continue
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Rankin-Bass holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Despite its’ age, this stop-motion special still appeals to kids today and certainly evokes nostalgia amongst those who don’t believe in Santa any longer (sorry if I just ruined that for you).
There is a time and place for nostalgia and re-exploring our past,…Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on December 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Selecting an ideal candidate for any job opening is a difficult task. One of the biggest mistakes you can make managing a company is hiring inappropriate employees. A bad employee is always a burden, he or she will waste resources of your company, and most likely you will have to spend your time and effort again looking for a new employee. A good employee will eventually increase profits…Continue
Added by marie ochoa on December 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
SmartRecruiters becomes a more comprehensive applicant tracking system for LinkedIn sourcing and recruiting.
San Francisco – October 21, 2014 – SmartRecruiters, the company that empowers the new way of hiring, today announced an expansion of its integration with LinkedIn, which operates the world’s largest…Continue
Added by David Smooke on October 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
There are literally thousands of articles available for candidates on how to leave a lasting first impression throughout the recruitment process. Everything from how to craft an engaging cover letter; to how to make a résumé stand out; and even to…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on September 8, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
My flight home from San Francisco the other day was delayed by over an hour. It felt like every 10 – 15 minutes the boarding time would be pushed out, resulting in a mass sigh or groan of frustration from the all the passengers waiting in the departure lounge.
I wasn’t paying too much attention to the…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on July 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn
Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail
In his inMail…Continue
As a marketer, I’ve always been fascinated by the customer service experiences that I have as a consumer and the different methods used by companies to communicate with customers. I’ve had bad experiences and great ones and it was a very good experience yesterday that I would like to share as it provides some insight…Continue
We’ve all been in a situation like that at one point or another. You can’t connect on skype, the video interviewing platform doesn’t work or even something as simple as not knowing if you’re calling the hiring manager or they’re calling you. The company…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on July 21, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
After some recent scheduling inconsistencies causing a few extra absences from the gym, I was pumped to get my sweat on today. My energy level was revved up from the brief break, so I was eager to take advantage of the situation to get back in the groove.
My workout routine started out strong and I…Continue
Whether the job seeker is a member of the long-term unemployed, recently out of work, or even employed but exploring their options it’s important to understand that they are going through a…Continue
Added by Kevin Hawkins on May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Whatever label anyone identifies with, isn’t recruiting just a series of conversations?
We are all familiar with how the 4 Ps…Continue
Poverty, debt and obesity are complex and serious societal issues with multiple potential causes and no simple solutions. That’s why society looks for easy targets to blame.
Robots are also complex and serious, yet in a dramatically different way. Depending on the perspective, robots are either credited…Continue