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
I am fortunate to have a warm and receptive boss that cares about my future and goes above and beyond to provide me with the tools and resources to gain the necessary skills to grow and work in a very satisfying environment.
With her cheerleader persona, focus on rewards and recognition and balanced workflow, she is a role model for the qualities that we look for in a “cool” boss. On a daily basis, I witness a leader that:
Added by Mark A. Leon on May 7, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments
If you are like me, this year’s March Madness has led to a lot of busted brackets and little hope of winning any of my bracket pools. But with all the upsets, have come some great teams and stories especially among the Cinderellas. With one of the best stories being Florida Gulf Coast.
From the coach and his supermodel wife to the players that barely played before the new regime to the university that was often confused with a Junior college, this team has been media gold and one of…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 the Source of Hire, outlawing HR, recruiters and refs, the value of sourcing and talent acquisition value mapping.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 22, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments
This picture of me was snapped recently at a local mall and it’s for realz! Can you believe it? Me, Leslie Mason, reduced to soliciting social media scores on the street corner. Am I the only person who measures their social success by their Klout score and what in the world is going…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 the Pope, measurement, finding content, LinkedIn and hiring for fit.
Also, here is…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Within any organization there are a number of things that you take for granted as being true in your process and strategy. Things that in thought may not appear to be a big deal but given a second look may have a considerable impact on your overall results. And in many cases, this is not done with intent but happens because you expect your technology and process to accurately handle these areas. The real problem is that some organizations don’t even realize they have a problem.
Added by Chris Brablc on March 13, 2013 at 10:24am — 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
As an industry, we are making huge strides in the way we measure and evaluate our recruitment marketing strategies. While efficiency metrics like time to fill and cost per hire are still part of the evaluation process, quality metrics that are tracking where organizations are finding their most qualified candidates and hires are becoming integral to strategic decision making.
However, even with these metrics there is room for growth. Over the past few years, there’s a push to move…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 5, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
We've had a lot of conversations with recruiting organizations over the past few months about their recruiting processes and strategies. And one feeling that keeps coming up is that they feel like they are becoming too process oriented. They feel hijacked by their requisition based…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
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With the information boom, candidates expect employers to provide them with the necessary information in order to make an informed decision on their careers. And while this happens via social recruiting, conversations with employees and information found on the internet (whether that’s sites like Glassdoor or message boards), a lot of the impression that candidates have for your organization can be gathered through your Career Site. And in many cases, it represents your…Continue
With the New Year, it’s about time we got to announcing our resolutions. If you are like me, I always look at the New Year as a chance to improve and with that come the forming yearly goals for myself. For 2013, in addition to the usual get in better shape and career oriented goals, I’ve reflected on some personal and overarching recruiting industry goals that I hope can be achieved.
Here are some of my resolutions for 2013:
Added by Chris Brablc on January 3, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments
With Christmas only a few days away, I figured it was a great time to get my wish list together for 2013. But this year it’s not about toys and gifts but more so about the ideas and strategies that I hope catch on in the new year. Ones that I think can help recruiting organizations derive more value out of the resources they have and in turn recruit more qualified talent into their organizations.
So without delay, here are the 10 things I want to see recruiting…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on December 20, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments
This is the second post in a series on Talent Networks. You can view the first post here, “What is a Talent Network?“.
In our last post, we set the stage for what a Talent Network is and the value it can provide to employers and candidates. In today’s…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on December 18, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
This will be a short article and by no means is meant to be comprehensive. However, as I’ve been talking with recruiting organizations, listening to their stories at conferences, and hearing tidbits through the grapevine online and through prospect meetings, there are a number of key insights I hear time and time again that I think can be very helpful.
So what are recruiting organizations doing that enable them to be successful. Here are a few general habits that they…Continue
The Candidate Experience is one of the biggest, most talked about topics in recruiting today and for good reason. With more candidates looking for work, companies are dealing with increased levels of potential employees for every job position they recruit for. This leaves them with more time needed to screen and interview candidates and less time to have one on one engagement with these candidates.
Obviously, one on one engagement with candidates would be preferable in the…Continue
With the close of 2012 only a few months away, many people are trying to everything in order before the end of the year. From buying presents for the holidays to getting your house ready for winter, there’s a number of things that need to get done before the end of the year. And somewhere on that list is a end of the year doctor check-up (I know it’s on mine) to make sure you’re healthy for the holidays and the beginning of the new year.
For organizations, the end of the…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 30, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments
A few weeks ago at HR Technology Conference there was a great session called “What’s Next? What Talent Acquisition Challenges are Seeking Technology Solutions?” with a tremendous panel of talent acquisition practitioners (for a more detailed look at insights from this panel, find them here.)
One idea that was brought up during…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 24, 2012 at 12:33pm — 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