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Is the focus on Time to Fill hurting candidate quality?

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on February 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 1.26.13 to 2.1.13

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,…

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Added by Chris Brablc on February 1, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

6 Career Site Mistakes you may be doing today

 

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on January 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

A Few Recruiting Resolutions for the New Year

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:

Personal Resolutions

For myself…

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Added by Chris Brablc on January 3, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

All I Want for Christmas: Recruiting Edition

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on December 20, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Developing your Talent Network strategy - Part 2

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on December 18, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments

5 Habits of Successful Recruiting Organizations

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on November 20, 2012 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

The Different Levels of Engagement with Candidates

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on November 1, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

Is it time for your end of year recruiting check-up?

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on October 30, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Don’t forget about the Silver Medalists…

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on October 24, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Smarter Automation in Recruiting and Sourcing

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on October 18, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

The Candidate Experience is about Communication

With just less than 2 weeks until this year’s HR Technology Conference, one of the sessions that I’m most looking forward to is The 2nd Annual Candidate Experience Awards.  This session should provide some great insights on what some of the more forward thinking companies are doing with their recruiting processes to foster a better candidate experience (it should have a…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 27, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Indeed gets acquired and the importance of tracking your sources

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 25, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

The Recruiting Metric X-Factor: Candidates Submitted

As this season's X-Factor gets underway, another reality singing competition strives to find the next big act that has "it" - that je ne sais quois, the elusive x-factor.

As Simon and Britney judge the latest crop of wannabes, recruiters evaluate candidates and audition talent…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on September 19, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Gangnam Style going viral and your Recruitment Content

In today’s hyper connected world, it’s incredibly interesting how an unknown quantity can become an internet sensation in a short amount of time.  Just ask Korean rapper PSY.

Although he has been relatively successful artist in Korea for the last 11 years, you would be hard-pressed to find someone in the US that knew his name.  But now with his music video and song “Gangnam Style” (you probably want headphones if…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 18, 2012 at 2:28pm — 6 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 9.8.12 to 9.14.12

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 media strategies, social recruiting, RPO’s, trends affecting HR and Career Site SEO.

In case you missed it hear…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 14, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

What’s your recruitment metrics story?

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure to listen to three of our clients speak about their recruitment strategies at the Taleo World SIG this past week.  What really hit me is that each organization had their own unique story to tell about their recruitment marketing strategy.  One spoke about their need to innovate despite internal restrictive compliance and regulations.  Another spoke about their focus on…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 13, 2012 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Give your recruitment email marketing the edge over your Competition

How?  By applying mobile optimisation to your email campaigns

 

Any business that needs to attract active or passive candidate talent to jobs or talent pools has or will at some time run a range of targeted email marketing campaigns.  These targets may be from your own talent…

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Added by Martin Shaw on September 12, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Transforming your recruiting is a process not a quick fix

Yesterday, SmashFly CEO Mike Hennessy and VP of Sales & Customer Success Mary Grace Hennessy were featured guests on the DriveThruHR Internet Radio Show hosted by William Tincup and Bryan Wempen (you can listen to the recording here.)  On the show, they spoke about current trends in recruitment marketing and sourcing and William…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 11, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Your Job Advert - How to Maximise Online Visibility and Conversion Excellence

If you do not know this already, then let me remind you and if you do know, I hope you are actually doing something about it!  Correctly promoting job advertising content via your career site and other online channels represents your best opportunity of attracting accurately matched, active…

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Added by Martin Shaw on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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