All Blog Posts Tagged 'recruiting' (2,162)

Busting Your Bracket: Why Recruiting Stats Are Crap

Do you have a March Madness bracket? I personally have a few running right now. My strategy to pick this time? Random.

My logic here is that every year before now, I’ve gone on ESPN and checked the predictions from the sportscasters. I have that little bit of hope that this could be the…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on March 27, 2015 at 1:53pm — 4 Comments

Video Interviewing and Your Recruiting Strategy

Let's be honest, if we took a look at the technology you're using to interview even 5 years ago, I bet it would look almost the same as it does today. Maybe a new platform or two but essentially the same sh*t, different year, despite the blogging community and a ton of startups who have spent…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on March 26, 2015 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Battles Worth Fighting

I shared two very different articles on Facebook this week. One was about a…

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Added by Amy Ala on March 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

Hey Business Owners, You're Doing Social Media All Wrong



By Eric Foutch

Even with all the information out there in support of social media for businesses, many are still convinced it isn’t worth their time or energy. They’re wrong, and if you’re not participating in social media, then so are you! Here are some major social media…

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Added by Maren Hogan on March 24, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

More Followers, More Work - Twitter Tactics for Recruiters

I’ll never forget how I was picked to be the social media expert at my first company. It was 2008 and I was working at a startup called VisualCV.com. I was hired as part of the sales team then moved to marketing when we realized we did in fact need a marketing team. Oh, startups.

Anyway, I…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on March 16, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Diversity fail: Why you should never trust CVs and Job Interviews

Companies with a diverse workforce perform better. A 2009 study by McKinsey shows a connection between gender diversity and financial performance of a company: a company in which the management is gender diverse (more than 30% women in top management of the company), for example, had a 53 % better EBIT margin. So far so good.

So how do you get a more diverse workforce? Well, you probably already know it: it all depends on fair personnel selection. Fairness…

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Added by Corinna Litera on March 16, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments

Employer Branding and Social Recruiting Stats You Need

Employer branding, employee engagement and social recruiting.

Three phrase in every talent acquisition professionals’ vocabulary. It’s also the three areas where most HR leaders are trying to build business cases for new initiatives that will keep their company on the edge of hiring…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on March 3, 2015 at 3:56pm — 4 Comments

My Job Seeking Experience

I knew finding a job was hard work, but I had never imagined that it would be this hard.  I have always believed in creating my own source of income, working for myself, and running the business how I wanted it to be ran. Sure I worked part time at a few grocery stores for extra money, but for the most part, I have always created my own source of income.  Over this past year however, I decided that I would have to get a "real" job, because I no longer had enough money to continue building my…

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Added by Johnny Andrews on February 21, 2015 at 2:27pm — 5 Comments

6 Screening Questions You ALWAYS Ask in an Interview

With the proliferation of articles out there on interviewing, you’d be tempted to assume that interviewing a new client is easy, or at least a skill that every hiring manager has down pat. Even seasoned recruiters and HR professionals have trouble occasionally with interviews. In my position, I see lots of behind the scenes data about interviewing, particularly screening…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Effective Twitter Analytic Tools

We’ve come across this time and again, not only that; it has got us wondering what the hype is all about and for something as futile as this? You might also be puzzled about why this particular topic is given as much importance as it has. Well this is all about the changing trends that I’ve been mentioning countless times.

Any which ways with the internet now replacing the traditional methods of recruiting, keeping in pace with these new developments is just as important. As a result…

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Added by Yusuf Pathan on February 19, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Salary Looks Great, But What Are the Perks? Drawing On Company “Extras” to Captivate Candidates

It’s becoming ever-more critical that sourcers and recruiters know how to sell their company or client to candidates without getting stuck in a monetary loop. This means understanding all of the non-compensation extras which can help you acquire amazing talent – a vital skill when salary alone is not your strongest selling point. 

Start by creating a list which documents everything that might matter to candidates, and…

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Added by Dana on February 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Recruiter's Guide to Inbound Marketing with @mattcharney @willrecruits + @cbrablc

You already know all about the intersection of recruiting and marketing. But leveraging marketing for maximum return on your recruiting results means going beyond just building an employer brand. It means making that brand – and the story behind it – compelling enough to convert passive visitors into qualified candidates.

When warm leads are coming…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 16, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

How To Become A Data Driven Recruiter

Everyone is talking about big data but there aren't enough people talking about how you might actually use that data for anything useful. Slap all the numbers you want in a PowerPoint deck - if it doesn't add up to more money or making your job easier, who cares?

So while the rest of the…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 11, 2015 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

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

Using SMS to be One of Your Recruiting Tools

Now your company can recruit faster and more efficiently thanks to SMS.

In the past, recruiters had to be part time headhunters, part time spies, sneaking around in pubs and water closets, hoping for just a few moments of privacy with job candidates. So…

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Added by Dave on February 4, 2015 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Find the Right App for the Recruiting Process

Recruiting the right talent is certainly not an exact science.

In many cases, you will hit the nail on the head, delivering the right guy or gal for the position. Other times, however, you will go back and review the process to see where things might have gone…

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Added by Dave on February 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Geeking Out Over Analytics

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The long-standing stereotype of the HR professional has been that he or she is more a ‘people person’ than a ‘numbers person,’ one who shies away from hard data, science and math. While this is somewhat understandable given that ‘human’ is embedded within the very job title itself, it is by long stretches an unfair…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on February 3, 2015 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Leave Marshawn Alone!

By now you’ve heard the news… Super Bowl 49 has come to an end. My beloved Hawks fell to the Patriots because of a…

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Added by Amy Ala on February 1, 2015 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Content Directory: How 106 Pieces of Content Lead to 3,000,000+ Views

Recruiting is acquiring talent for your interests. IMHO I built one of the better blogs about recruiting, the SmartRecruiters Blog. In my three and a half years running SmartRecruiters content marketing and social media, I've recruited and edited 250+ writers and our work amassed 3+ million pageviews. I'd like to share some tips on how I did it and provide you with a directory of top recruitment…

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Added by David Smooke on January 30, 2015 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting the Healthiest of Employees

As a recruiter, what do you look for in each and every individual that you try and recruit?

For some recruiters, the goal is to get the best educated/most experienced individuals. Others, meantime, look for the ones who not only offer experience and know-how, but…

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Added by Dave on January 29, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

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