We’ve been the active candidate, constantly pursuing and looking. We’ve also been the passive candidate, researching the companies we like and waiting for the right role to…Continue
Added by Elyse Schmidt on April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on March 26, 2015 at 2:47pm — No Comments
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…Continue
You’d think that with all the talk about tools and technology out there, it takes the right system or software to compete for talent as a recruiter today. But let’s be real – at the end of the day, recruiters are in the business of building relationships. And when it comes to the human part of…Continue
The recruitment industry has seen a massive shift in the last few years with exponential growth and increased revenue in certain sectors. On the whole, Ciett found that the global revenue of recruitment agencies stands at over $350 billion, with over 200,000 recruitment agency branches across the globe, employing over 620,000 employees in 2013. Additionally, during the 12 month period ending August 21 2014, employment agency revenue…Continue
Added by Maurice Karpes on January 12, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments
A business, like any other complex system, runs only as well as its individual parts allow it to operate. That is why the hiring and recruiting aspect of ecommerce is one of the most important tasks a business owner or entrepreneur must learn to navigate and streamline. It’s well known that low-performing employees can drag down a business, but there are several strategies that can help mitigate the risk of hiring candidates not suited…Continue
Added by Owen Andrew on December 2, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Time travel is possible! How do I know? Because last night, I was transported back to 1982 as I went to see Journey in concert.
Back in 1982, just a freshman in high school at the time, I went to see Journey. They were my favorite band and Steve Perry was my favorite singer. Now, at the time, my…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on May 23, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Recruiting new staff is challenging and stressful…To avoid making hiring mistakes, it’s best to plan ahead. So apart from advertising the vacancies, looking at the time it takes to hire, getting the right number and quality of applicants and dealing with the admin burden, what else do employers need to look at? If handled properly, the hiring process can deliver a constant…Continue
Added by Irina Nagy on November 28, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments
If you’ve been to a HR conference the past few months, you more than likely have heard analytics and big data mentioned at least once or twice (and probably more than that.) And for good reason. Analytics represent a way for organizations to perform better on what they do every day. Providing the insights and knowledge that they don’t have today to improve tomorrow.
Makes sense right? The major problem for organizations is not determining that they need analytics but moreso how to…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 23, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments
For a few years now, I have tried to spread the word that recruitment strategies and processes would be undergoing a radical transformation away from what recruiters have been doing for the past 10-15 years. The shift in technology advances and possibilities, along with a new generational workforce would demand it.…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 12, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments
I live, eat, and breathe recruiting. I came into the industry in an entry level role and tried to learn as much as possible through asking endless amounts of questions and watching/listening to recruiters around me. I have done pretty well and have been fortunate to be successful in this world of mine. I am now a…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Gina Baxter.
Does your company have a compelling value proposition for passive candidates? If so, maybe it's time to reevaluate it. If not, maybe it's time you create it! In 2005, W. Chan Kim and…Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on July 31, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
In this quick presentation, Jim Stroud shares a strategy for how to use big data to target colleges to recruit from. If you do a lot of college recruiting, review this presentation and position yourself for longterm success.…
A recovery from the deep U.S. economic recession has reopened the wound of the talent shortage. Companies are seeing the repercussions of having not managed talent and rewards effectively in the downturn and now their high performers are looking for better opportunities at companies that not only have a successful brand and business model, but also have a modern talent strategy that supports them as a professional and across teams and the broader enterprise.
In this increasingly competitive candidate market, employers must now focus as much time on employer branding as would as they do on branding their products and services. Why? Well, if you want to create and deliver the best products and services you must promote your business to candidates in order for you to hire a high quality team of implementers.
As you may be aware, the best candidates will be choosing from several options and will select the employer that best meets their needs…Continue
Added by Sean McPheat on April 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I recently attended the #TonyRobbins Business Mastery course at the Excel in London. It consisted of 4 days packed with information, tools and techniques on building and growing a business that is continually innovating and performing at its peak, and the best ways to create an exit plan for yourself; be this through creating a leadership team that will enable you to step away from the day to day running of the business, or the…Continue
Added by Michael Bowden on January 11, 2013 at 10:40am — 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
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…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 11, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments
With only a few seconds before her presentation, Sarah White was gracious enough to grant me an interview at the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference about what she learned and what she shared with others. One key takeaway, "Its not all about social." Lesson learned: Don't be so caught up in social that you neglect other steps in the recruiting process.…Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on June 18, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments
You've done everything you need to build your social recruitment strategy, including creating social media accounts to share all career related news about your company. You've even found the time in your schedule to post regularly. But here's the problem: you can't think of anything to post on your company's career related pages. This happens to the best of…Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on June 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments