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Why Recruiting Websites Lose Millennials and Why It Matters

Among the many buzzwords circulating throughout the recruiting and staffing industry, none perhaps is said with more trepidation and contempt than millennials. The term for many a hiring manager and seasoned recruiter conjures images of some bearded hipster who wants to bring…

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Added by Adam Appleton on September 14, 2017 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

The Machine Learning and AI Recruiting Future

The technological ecosystem is constantly evolving, and as it does, so do the various components of that ecosystem. As the world grows more decentralized and the power and proliferation of knowledge can equip the right persons with access to game-changing technology. In the worlds of industry and…

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Added by Adam Appleton on September 1, 2017 at 3:08pm — 2 Comments

Is LinkedIn Abandoning Recruiting?

As Microsoft continues to transform LinkedIn, it, by proxy, transforms the world of recruitment. What becomes more and more apparent, however, as LinkedIn evolves, is that Microsoft does not seem to find the value in LinkedIn as it pertains to recruiters. A continual push to not only push…

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Added by Adam Appleton on August 23, 2017 at 2:16pm — 4 Comments

Does your recruiting firm make a lasting first impression?

First impressions are vital. We know it. Our clients know it. As recruiters, we inundate our candidates with the importance and value of the first impression they have on potential employers, not to mention to the first impression an employer has on potential talent. However,…

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Added by Adam Appleton on August 2, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments

What does your retained search website say about your quality?

Having partnered with hundreds of recruiting firms representing a broad spectrum of industries and services, we understand that each firm has its own unique blend of expertise and audience. We have also found, however, that firms that share a similar focus or service often develop similar…

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Added by Adam Appleton on July 26, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments

5 Recruiting Website Services You’re Probably Missing or Misusing

If you’ve already realized the power your web presence can have on your ability to make placements, then you are miles ahead of many of your fellow recruiters. Presence alone is a powerful enough reason to tend to the customer-facing side of your website. But a properly designed website for…

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Added by Adam Appleton on July 21, 2017 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Recruiting Website SEO: More Than Just a Number

With any online endeavor, the topic of SEO always arises. In the past we’ve touched on the importance of organic versus manufactured SEO, making the case that trying to shortcut your way to SEO success is ill advised…

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Added by Adam Appleton on July 5, 2017 at 5:52pm — No Comments

The Right Way to do Recruiting Website Photos

The title of this post may be a little misleading as it implies there is a singular right way to do recruiting website photos. The photography that’s right for your staffing agency may not be what works best for another. With a variety of industries, niches…

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Added by Adam Appleton on June 30, 2017 at 3:55pm — No Comments

How Google Jobs changes recruiting

There’s nothing quite so ominous for an industry as when Google decides to focus its energy in that industry’s direction. As we stand in the dawn of Google for Jobs, it’s hard to say what it’s impact will be on the recruiting world or how Google Jobs changes recruiting, but as with most things Google, it is…

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Added by Adam Appleton on June 22, 2017 at 2:22pm — 5 Comments

The Candidates’ Case for a Better Recruiting Website

Recruiting and staffing is a people business. That’s why we love helping recruiters. We believe in the mission of connecting top talent with world-class organizations. We believe people make businesses better and stronger. If you’re a good recruiter (and we know you are), we know you enjoy…

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Added by Adam Appleton on June 20, 2017 at 5:42pm — No Comments

3 Best Practices for a Recruiting Website Blog

We’ve discussed the vital components missing in your recruitment website’s content. You like many recruiting and staffing agencies are vying for that coveted first page. Maybe you pore over SEO books and articles. Maybe you…

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Added by Adam Appleton on June 8, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

Is LinkedIn Ruining Recruiting for your firm?

Before I jump into this article, I’d like to take a moment to tell you about Betteridge’s Law of Headlines (it’s a real thing). The law states:  "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no." I tell you that to say this:  laws were made to be broken. And while…

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Added by Adam Appleton on June 1, 2017 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Get Out In Front of Back Door Hires

Having come from working a desk, we know the frustration of discovering a client has reconnected with a candidate you originally brought to them. This frustration is compounded when you confront the client, only to have them say they don’t feel they owe you a fee. If you’ve had any real…

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Added by Adam Appleton on May 16, 2017 at 4:49pm — No Comments

You're a good recruitment agency. Right?

A recent perusal of the internet’s famed “front page” lead me to a conversation regarding things we don’t want to do but feel we have to do. It wasn’t very far down the page before someone mentioned having a LinkedIn account. It took all but two replies to that statement to set people off on how…

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Added by Adam Appleton on May 10, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

5 Things Your Recruiting Website Content is Missing

The diversity of a recruitment website is vital to its survival in the digital ecosystem, but for recruiters who are already pressed for time to contact clients and candidates, maintaining that habitat can be more…

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Added by Adam Appleton on April 28, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments

Best Practices for Recruiters: Practice What You Preach

As recruiters, we often find ourselves in the position of lending advice. Whether it’s clients, candidates or colleagues, we take our industry knowledge and staffing experience and translate that into best practice tropes we pass on to the proper audience. But about best practices…

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Added by Adam Appleton on April 19, 2017 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Recruitment Websites: A Horse of a Different Color

Recruitment websites are as diverse as the clients who need them. Diversity is vital for survival. We’ve spoken at lengths about the importance of a…

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Added by Adam Appleton on April 13, 2017 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

4 Reasons Your Mobile Recruitment Website Isn’t Really Mobile

Maybe you went with the cheapest website design firm to put your recruitment website together. Maybe you did it yourself using a template site. Maybe your nephew put it together because he’s just so good with those things. And they all might have told you that your website was mobile…

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Added by Adam Appleton on April 5, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Staffing After the Apocalypse: Recruiting Without LinkedIn

Recruiting without LinkedIn just isn’t possible.

We don’t need a website. Our company is on LinkedIn.

I don’t need an applicant tracking system. I source my candidates on LinkedIn.

You are a smart, savvy and successful recruiter. And…

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Added by Adam Appleton on March 29, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Recruiters need to grow their client base. Yes, even you.

One of the most astonishing responses we encounter when informing prospective clients of the importance of having and maintaining a high-functioning, well-designed website is, “I have plenty of clients. I don’t need new ones.” I believe you’d be hard pressed to examine a…

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Added by Adam Appleton on March 21, 2017 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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