Jen Dewar's Blog (27)

Increase your Agency's Revenue by 10% - Without Doing 10% More Work

What if I told you that up to 10% of placed job candidates are not detected, resulting in over $1 billion in uncollected placement fees industry-wide?

What if I also told you that missed placements that have been identified within a year have a 78% chance of successful collection?

Would…

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Added by Jen Dewar on November 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Build an Army of Candidate Advocates for your Staffing Firm

According to CareerBuilder's 2014 Opportunities in Staffing report, 90% of candidates will encourage others to work with your firm if they had a positive experience, while 72% of candidates…

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Added by Jen Dewar on November 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

When Great Staffing Tools Unite...

Recruiters move fast. You have to. When a client needed to hire somebody yesterday, the pressure is on you to produce top talent as quickly as possible. Once you produce your…

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Added by Jen Dewar on November 3, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Survey: 70% of Recruiters Allow Clients To Steal Candidates

UK Recruiter recently completed a survey which revealed that 69% of recruiters submit candidates to their clients without following up, resulting in…

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Added by Jen Dewar on October 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The $1 Billion Problem in the Staffing Industry

Every recruiter knows it's bound to happen. At some point, one of your clients will hire one of your candidates without paying you. It's an age old problem in the staffing industry and many recruiters just consider it a cost of doing business.

But you may not realize just how big this problem really is. In case the title didn't give it away, these unidentified hires account for $1 billion dollars in missed placement fees…

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Added by Jen Dewar on September 12, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!

With all of the candidates you’ve likely found through your job postings, referrals and proactive sourcing methods, it may be a daunting task to try to communicate with all of them.…

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Added by Jen Dewar on March 19, 2014 at 3:21pm — 3 Comments

Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process

By the time you've created a compelling job…

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Added by Jen Dewar on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Get World Class Talent with Relocation Benefits

Great talent is hard to find because the demand outweighs the supply. Especially for tech companies, business is good and they need more software engineers to drive the production they have the demand for.

But they just can’t seem to fill their positions because jobs are being created much faster than they can…

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Added by Jen Dewar on February 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Sourcing Candidates with Twitter's Advanced Search

Twitter is, hands down, my favorite social network. It's a great source of information and learning, and a wonderful way  to connect with people who share similar interests. As a recruiter, it's also great…

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Added by Jen Dewar on October 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Facebook Recruitment: How Manpower Does It

While I usually encourage corporate recruiting departments to create a separate Facebook Career Page (to build a Talent Community and keep your recruiting messages targeted to that community), staffing companies have the unique benefit of being able to maintain a single page on Facebook. That's because they don't necessarily need to separate their messages between clients and candidates.

Manpower has really made the most out of their …

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Added by Jen Dewar on July 5, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Best Known "Secret" to Hiring Great Candidates, Faster

It's time to hire. So you write a killer job description, post it on the job boards, source additional candidates…

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Added by Jen Dewar on July 4, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Recruiters: To Get Great Candidates, You Must be Relevant

I can't even keep track of how often I get recruited for positions in business development and sales, but it’s gotten to the point where I don’t even want to respond anymore. Sure, the required skill sets are similar to mine, and I could probably be successful in them if I were to make a career move. But my entire work history is in marketing. I love marketing, and anyone who spent the time to look over my background would notice that.

So, when a recruiter reaches out to me for…

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 28, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments

3 Reasons to Use an App to Post Jobs on Facebook

If Facebook is part of your recruitment strategy, you probably already know there are several ways to post jobs on Facebook. You can post jobs to your personal Facebook network, or to a business page. But did you know that using an app to post jobs on Facebook can help you get better results? Read on for 3 reasons you should use an app to post jobs on Facebook.…

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Post Jobs on Facebook Marketplace (it's free!)

As more job seekers are starting to find jobs on Facebook, employers are increasing their presence to have the largest reach possible. A great way to extend reach and drive additional traffic to your job postings is by listing your open positions on …

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 16, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

What motivates employees to participate in ERP?

Sticky HQ did a survey to find out what motivates employees to participate in your Employee Referral Program, and found that the highest ranked incentive was a…

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Use Facebook Recruitment to Attract Employee Referrals

Facebook can be a great way to ask employees for referrals, as well as for your employees to find referrals. As a best practice, you should also allow those candidates to apply directly on Facebook. If you take any part of the process off of Facebook, you may find that they loose interest. If you’re going to ask…

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 9, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Elevate your Employer Brand through your Employees

Your employer brand is a major factor in your ability to recruit and hire top talent. According to the RolePoint  infographic below, 7 in 10 job seekers say the job and the company are equally important in deciding whether to accept a…

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Horrific Tale of Candidate Experience

I was just reading an article that I sincerely hope isn't true. It's written by a job seeker about his worst job interview. Here's how it begins:…

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Facebook Recruiting: How HP Does It

Companies are constantly asking how they can create a great Facebook Career Page to recruit top talent for their organization. Rather than simply telling them how to make a great page, it's so much easier to show them with live examples. Here's what we like about HP's page:

For one, they've created a dedicated page for HP Careers which they keep separate from their corporate marketing page. Their …

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 6, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why You Should Care about Employee Referrals

Employee Referrals are on of the biggest sources of external hires.

That’s because they’re one of the most cost effective ways to attract quality candidates – the reward to employees who referred your new hire are usually about 80% lower than the cost of agency fees. Your employees can speak on…

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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