We know that many jobs are hard-to-fill and that you need data to back up your recruitment strategy. To help, we thought we'd demonstrate how you can use data analytics to build your hiring plan. In this example, we examine hiring demand and talent supply data for an IT Project Manager opening in Seattle,…Continue
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
As a recruiter, you probably spend a good deal of your workday, sending, receiving and decoding emails. The more you read, the more that come in. The more you send out, the more that need replies. This is called email hell, and it’s a vicious cycle. We know that we need to have constant…Continue
Today I dropped off Kennedy, my daughter, at Kindergarten just like I do every day. When I was walking her to class, I was deep in thought. Kennedy was holding my hand tightly and my 2 year old son, Trace, was in my arms. I passed the cross-guard and said “hello” just like I do every morning. I walked in…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on September 26, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Even with the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) delayed until 2015, companies are already looking for ways to get around the mandate. But they could find themselves in legal hot water if they adopt one of the most popular techniques - cutting employee hours.
Starting January 1, 2015, the employer mandate will require employers with 50 or more full-time or “full-time equivalent” employees to provide health coverage to its full-time…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
The world of job searching is getting tougher for candidates. It is taking employers longer and longer to pull the trigger on new hires. Even great candidates with all the right skills and values are left wondering and waiting by the phone. According to research done by economists Steven J. Davis, Jason Faberman and John Haltiwanger, vacancies are staying open far…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 16, 2013 at 8:30am — 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
Really, the last time I dropped by was March.....How is that possible? Well whatever the reason was, I'm sure it was a good one. The company underwent a transition from Radical Events to Social HR. And I grew from a lowly "Sourcers Apprentice" to a "Real Social One"We have picked up some really brave people to work alongside us; I keep my appointments, talk alot…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on August 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Between the numerous forms of social media, chatty coworkers, and the rapid onset of boredom in our society, it is no wonder that distraction is an enormous problem. In a recent study conducted by Sendouts, the greatest obstacle in the recruiting workplace was distraction, whether personal or external. However, this issue transcends…Continue
Added by Jessica Lunk on July 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
If you want to get paid, get paid more consistently, and get paid more often, you need to measure key metrics to highlight where your precious resources are best spent each day.
Here are three basic metrics to get you started:
Marketing Call Effectiveness
This is point A. To get a placement, you have to get a job order. Do you know how many calls you need to make before you obtain a job order or assignment - or are you just winging it? Measuring…Continue
Added by Jessica Lunk on May 9, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
While working a blended desk may sound easy in theory, it takes a special person to do it effectively. Not calling myself…Continue
Added by Zachary Sines on January 10, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments
Do you have a worksheet? As a busy recruiter, you are probably aware that systems and processes make your life easier, but it strikes me as funny the number of recruiters that don’t actually have a working job order, or worse still a job order that is not working effectively!
There are 2 main purposes to a job order, most recruiters think there is only one, to gain the information for the vacancy in a clear and detailed manner; but the other important part of the job order is to…Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on December 2, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Social Media is great for many things, for networking, branding your image, or just staying up to date on what’s going on in the world. The problem is that you can lose hours being on sites such as Facebook,…Continue
Added by Shana Borwegen on March 31, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
Added by Stephanie Bressan on March 28, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Happy New Year everybody!! As I was Facebooking and LinkingIn my New Year optimizim, I started pondering my peers and curiously wondering about their New Year recruiting resolutions. I have come up with a few resolutions that I would like to share (and keep).
1. Spend more time calling (presenting), set away distractors (email, pins, blogs, tweets, etc., etc.) from the actual phone and compartmentalize those modes of communication to times before calling my list or after…Continue
The final round of the 92nd PGA Championship is being played as I begin to write this. Tiger Woods started the day tied for 31st place. Unless you've been living under a rock you probably know more than you want to know about Tiger's fall from grace. We all learned about Tiger's personal life, his wife, his two children, and a succession of other women. We've watched his performance on the golf course. Clearly, right now, he isn't the player he once was. Frankly, given what…Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on December 21, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments