With the Recruiting Innovation Summit this week in San Francisco, I thought it was as good a time to discuss innovation in our space and discuss how and why it comes about.
I’m not down there but our CEO Mike Hennessy & CSO Scott Fowle are, if you want to get your SmashFly fix.
So let’s get…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 15, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments
This will be a short post but one that I think is important to understand as you are evaluating your process and budget spend. For every one of your recruiting advertising sources, you are making educated decisions based on the…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 7, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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. In this article, we’ll be talking about recruiting headlines, finding the right talent, moneyball recruiting, hr technology trends and niche job boards.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on November 9, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments
With recruitment technology becoming more and more sophisticated, innovators are looking for ways to help recruiters and sourcers better manage their time and automate many of the time-sinking tasks that talent acquisition teams struggle with on a daily basis. But the automation is going beyond simple job posting, opt-in talent network building and automated notifications and becoming more strategic to full enterprise. It’s with these new abilities and functionality that recruiting…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 18, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments
If you haven’t heard, the big news this morning is that Indeed was acquired by Japanese internet firm Recruit. This news is important as Indeed is one of the most popular job destinations used by recruiting organizations today and any time there is a change with a job destination you count on to find qualified hires you should always take note.
As you can see in the press release, Indeed…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 25, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments
If you look at the HR Technology marketplace, you will notice that centralization is a big trend in the space. You see this in HRIS platforms, Talent Management Suites and Recruitment Marketing Platforms as well as the motivation for many of the acquisitions that have happened in the last year (SuccessFactors, Taleo, Kenexa, etc.)
While there are some niche…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 4, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments
When we talk about building a Talent Network, we speak a lot about providing a number of options and ways for candidates to opt-in to this network, whether that’s in job distribution campaigns, on the Career Site or a number of different locations. But the second half of that equation and just as important is your recruiters / sourcers proactively sourcing candidates into your…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 30, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
The last few weeks have seen me smack dab in the middle of the wedding circuit. I’m getting to that age where a number of friends and family members are starting to get engaged and married and there is no busier time than the last summer months (July & August).
It’s in these months that the churches and reception venues get most of their business and the ones that are the most hotly contested with all the couples vying for the best venues and deals. Couples that really…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 28, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments
Within a given recruitment marketing strategy, you will be crafting and sharing a number of recruitment messages and content that aim to provide value to your overall recruiting performance. From your job ads, to your Career Site landing pages to your email campaigns, your organization will be interacting with candidates consistently through the messages you produce from a recruiting perspective.
And while job ads are the most talked about form of messaging that people talk…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 14, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments
If you haven’t learned by now, I’m kind of a sports geek. Not only do I geek out for the NBA Draft but I also find the Major League Baseball trade deadline to be incredibly interesting.
It’s at this point in the MLB season that can make or break a team’s playoff chances. General Managers are currently deciding where their team stands in the playoff race and if they…Continue
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Corporate recruiters are posed this question every day. However, in today's recruiting environment the answer is becoming more and more complex. Not only are recruiters being continuously bombarded with new positions that need to be filled quickly with top quality talent but they are presented with a slew of options to use in order to recruit and source this talent that makes it even more confusing. (Not to mention trying to track all these sources with…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 21, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Yesterday as I was reading Glen Cathey’s post “What’s Wrong with Job Boards?“. In the post, he talks about job boards and how they can still be effective despite what you might hear about their impending demise. I encourage you to give it a read.
However, what intrigued me about the post is the Source of Hire Snobbery section. What Glen says is true, just because a candidate…Continue
Lately I’ve been watching a number of presentations by recruiting and sourcing professionals on their recruitment marketing strategy and how they are able to drive success at their organizations. Most if not all have a technology component that helps them drive innovation in their process.
With many of these organizations, they’ve been able to determine a successful recruiting strategy through a few key steps. Here is my simplified…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
When evaluating the success of your recruitment sourcing strategy, it’s important not to only focus on the final results in terms of time to hire and cost per hire but ultimately look at how you ultimately ended up with these results. In the end, you want to determine what strategies and sources contributed to your success and what ones were not worth your time. All so you can improve your strategy for…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 7, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments
The candidate experience encompasses every interaction with a candidate from first contact to ultimately hire (check out my latest post on this topic). From your employment messaging to your apply process to how you handle candidate feedback in the interview process, all these areas affect how a candidate views and engages with your company.
While every aspect of the…Continue
The recruitment marketing funnel is like any other funnel, it’s wide at the top and continually narrows with each step of the apply process. From reading the initial job ad to clicking to apply to finishing the job application, there are a number of key steps where a candidate has to either move forward with the process or lose interest and drop out.
It’s at these steps in the process that you have…Continue
With the rise of the international workforce in many organizations, there has been an increased need for technology to help drive international recruiting results.
As detailed in our recent press release, we’ve had a lot of conversations with our customers and prospects about international recruiting and helping them determine their overall strategy. Some of these organizations that have…Continue
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. In this article, we’ll be talking about lessons from Jay-Z, employment branding, recruiting collaboration, job advertisements and sharing Facebook passwords.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 23, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments
Recruiting organizations are faced with more sourcing choices today than ever before. And they are constantly looking for ways and insight to make sense of them.
It’s no secret that having the right data is extremely important to this process. If used properly, metrics enable companies to make crucial recruitment campaign decisions that successfully drive sourcing results.
However, it’s not just about capturing the “right” data but just as…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments