All Blog Posts Tagged 'candidate' (357)

The Digital Candidate Experience: 5 Hacks for Recruiting Success

You already know that the way candidates look for a job is changing – now, most candidates are likely to look you up and research your company before they ever express interest directly to employers. Since the job search process happens completely online, this means failing to deliver an…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on July 14, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

Recruiters: If You Don't Want Cover Letters, Then Say So!!!

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:…

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Added by Donna Svei on June 8, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Current Major Issues Of A Recruiting Company

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…

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Added by Patricia Williams on May 7, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Long-Term impact of the Candidate Experience on Your Bottom Line

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…

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Added by Peter Clayton on April 23, 2015 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

You’ve Been the Candidate: So Think Like One [in Mobile]

There is a driving similarity between us marketers, HR managers and recruiters: Every single one of us has been a job candidate.

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…

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Added by Elyse Schmidt on April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Why Not Surveying Job Seekers Could Cost You

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…

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Added by Soapboxholland on March 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The 2015 #Recruitment Hashtag Calendar

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…

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Added by Mike Robinson on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Recruitment Marketing 101

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…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Aligning Candidate Experience to a Great Workplace with @GerryCrispin and @KimPeters

What do Deloitte, Genentech, Intel and Stryker all have in common?

 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…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

The Island of Misfit Tools

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,…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on December 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Selecting the Ideal Candidate for Your Company

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…

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Added by marie ochoa on December 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

SmartRecruiters and LinkedIn Expand Partnership

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…

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Added by David Smooke on October 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Make a Great Impression With Your Candidates



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…

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Added by Paul Slezak on September 8, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Why Recruiters Should Stay Close To Their Candidates During Their Notice Period

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…

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Added by Paul Slezak on July 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Here’s the recruiting scenario:

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…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm — 31 Comments

3 Important Lessons on the Candidate Experience from American Express

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 22, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

(WEBINAR) 4 reasons not to miss Improving Candidate Experience With Digital Interviews

We’ve all been job seekers at one point or another. And we’ve likely had a shitty experience for one reason or another.

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…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on July 21, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Grunts & Groans Sound Gross

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…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

3 Simple Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

Looking for a job is stressful – just ask Google. A search for ‘job search stress’ returns about 55,000,000 results.

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…

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Added by Kevin Hawkins on May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recruiting: just a series of conversations?

Want to get recruiters all riled up? Tell them they ARE sales people. Or, tell them they ARE NOT sales people. Then watch the PASSION ignite. 

Whatever label anyone identifies with, isn’t recruiting just a series of conversations?

We are all familiar with how the 4 Ps…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 8, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

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