At the end of last year, ERE published an article called “9 Talent-acquisition Trends to Watch for in 2017.” I was excited to see one of the bullet points was as follows:
A/B testing will become a critical factor in the battle for talent. Do fewer candidates drop off during the application process if you reduce your number of screening questions? Is a candidate…
Added by Eric Putkonen on April 25, 2017 at 4:32pm —
Per the Global Recruiting Trends 2017 by LinkedIn, in the top 3 of recruiting metrics we see “length of stay” and “hiring manager satisfaction.” Both of these point towards quality of… Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on December 21, 2016 at 1:30pm —
Companies like FitBit have made us addicted to data. If you want to lose weight, you can use data to better understand your sleep and activity habits, and then make changes to reach your goals. By simply wearing their product and choosing from an array of applications, you are provided with… Continue
Added by Phil Strazzulla on March 16, 2016 at 1:30pm —
I need a favor.
So, I talk about it all the time. The path to real success in recruiting and talent management is data points - figuring out a formula that works, benchmarking then making incremental improvements. It seems pretty simple and when it comes to selling… Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on February 18, 2016 at 6:14pm —
We all know that employee referrals are one of the best sources of hire; however, referral quality beats referral quantity. But do you measure the quality of your employee referrals?
I have seen the same situation in several companies and heard it from multiple peers, many of the employee referrals are crap. We see referrals that don’t meet the minimum qualifications. We see referrals that are beyond what the position pays. We see referrals that…
Added by Eric Putkonen on December 22, 2015 at 12:47pm —
I don't give a hoot, yeah I said hoot, about how many candidates it takes to get a hire. You know why? Because after being in this industry for 15+ nearly years you learn something about what it really takes. I'm going to break this down for you dear readers. We've all been doing it wrong lately. And, here is something more. You can blame whoever came up with the stoopid… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 1, 2015 at 4:01pm —
Recruiters have lots of metrics that they are measured on, but the most worthless of them all is the Phone Time Report. This is the report that shows how much time a recruiter spends on the phone each day/week/month.
Some live by this report, and for the life of me, I just can't see why. It is filled with abuses and does not accurately reflect the production level or successes of a… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on April 1, 2014 at 1:30pm —
In an excellent Barron’s article from earlier this year titled “It’s Not the Earnings, It’s ‘The Metrics’ That Really Matter,” Tiernan Ray… Continue
Added by Mark Willaman on March 27, 2014 at 1:42pm —
If you read one of my recent posts, “Getting Started with Recruitment Marketing”, you’ll know my thoughts on the importance of analytics in a total recruitment… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 30, 2014 at 1:30pm —
Please note: This article originally featured on the RecruitLoop Blog.
If you measured every metric that every article on the web suggested you should measure to confirm whether you are employing effectively or not, you would end… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on October 9, 2013 at 9:40pm —
This blog post is bred out of a lot of conversations I’ve been involved with in the past few months around the Career Site and the overall candidate flow into the ATS application. I hope it helps you think about how these two resources flow together and the difference between the two. Also feel free to check out our White Paper on Career Site Optimization,… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 25, 2013 at 11:30am —
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 you’ll be getting 2 weeks full of content and we’ll be talking about hot corporate recruiting trends, micro-videos, mobile candidate experience,… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 12, 2013 at 10:30am —
If you are in the recruiting profession, it’s hard to get away from the candidate experience. It’s one of those hot topics right now that everyone is talking about. You go to recruiting conferences and you here speakers talk about the importance of treating candidates better (i.e. “As… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 10, 2013 at 11:30am —
If you are a recruiting organization and looking to improve your candidate experience, I urge you to apply for the Candidate Experience Awards. This will be a great way to learn new techniques and benchmark your candidate experience against the industry’s best.
It’s no secret that recruiting organizations are becoming more cognizant of the candidate… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 26, 2013 at 2:17pm —
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 software feelings, engaging tomorrow’s workforce, employment branding, A/B testing, sourcing and semantic SEO.
Also, a reminder. The Candidate Experience Awards are accepting applications for this year’s awards… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 21, 2013 at 11:29am —
One of the most common themes of the HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference last week (you can see my recap here) was the need for recruitment metrics as part of any recruitment strategy. Capturing data on your talent acquisition process is integral for… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 20, 2013 at 2:36pm —
On this blog and in our conversations with recruiting organizations, we talk a lot about having a “comprehensive recruitment strategy”. But in some of the conversations I have with folks, it’s not really clear what this means.
So let’s aim to clear this up!
It’s not just one thing
Now in the marketplace today, there are a number of voices locking into a few areas and stressing their importance. “You need to be doing Mobile”, “A CRM is a must”, “Social needs… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 22, 2013 at 10:07am —
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 —
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:
- Fosters innovation
- Promotes strong…
Added by Mark A. Leon on May 7, 2013 at 10:52am —
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
Added by Chris Brablc on March 27, 2013 at 11:55am —