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Call them purple squirrels or whatever you want, but finding candidates isn’t so easy. Your job is to find those (fill in whatever animal and color you want here), and to find them before they’re talking to someone else about another opportunity. But without the right skills, the hunt takes…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on May 12, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

The 4 Day Work Week: Your Ultimate Retention Plan?

Could a 4 day work week work for your company?

 Here’s the math: 4 days x 8 hours a day = 32 hour workweek.

No catch, no secret “well we work 10 hour days 4 days a week,” but a real live shortened work week. I can almost hear the nervous thoughts and I can confess,…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on May 5, 2015 at 5:05pm — No Comments

How To Create A Recruiting Meme

  1. Go to https://imgflip.com/memegenerator
  2. Scroll down past the creator to All Memes. Here you can see the most popular memes created recently and also see some of the available images. Another option? Just type a phrase into…
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Added by Katrina Kibben on April 13, 2015 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

OFFICIAL RECRUITINGDAILY, LLC MEME CONTEST RULES & GUIDELINES

OFFICIAL RECRUITINGDAILY, LLC MEME CONTEST

RULES & GUIDELINES

AKA - Our stab at being legal and legitimate.

CONTEST TIMELINE

Contest officially begins when we post the blog on RBC and all entries must be submitted by Friday April 17th at 5PM EST. Winners will be announced Monday, April 20th at 4:20ish PM EST.

CONTEST JUDGES

All of us at…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on April 13, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

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

How To Train A Hiring Manager

Let’s face it. As a recruiter, you’re out there on the front lines, rolling up your sleeves to source, screen and slate the top talent on the market. You’re able to do whatever it takes to find that always elusive purple squirrel, that needle in the proverbial passive haystack, and, against all…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on March 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 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

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

5 Lessons In Attracting, Onboarding and Developing Top Talent From The World’s Biggest Improv Theater

We've talked about looking to marketing and data scientists to improve recruiting, but what about people outside of your organization like actors? Yes, I said actors. Don't make a pun about actors and jobs - there's something to it.

That's why we've talked to Second City Improv Theatre…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 23, 2015 at 12:55pm — 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

Recruitment Marketing 101

As a marketer in a recruiters world, I clearly have a different perspective on this whole "candidate experience" thing. I'm less worried about getting people in the door and wondering how the hell you even got anyone to apply after those awful reviews. (Do you seriously have dry holiday parties? Forget it.)

The thing is, recruiters don't usually think about reviews and the candidates…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Old School Strategies for New Recruiting Challenges with @LevyRecruits and @MaureenSharib

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…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Aligning Candidate Experience to a Great Workplace with @GerryCrispin and @KimPeters

What do Deloitte, Genentech, Intel and Stryker all have in common?

 Easy. They have each won recognition in 2014 for not only creating a great work environment but translating that commitment to the treatment of their candidates – even the ones they don’t hire.

They’ll also be…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Hiring in retail, manufacturing or healthcare?

Retail. 

Manufacturing. 

Healthcare.

All industries that can be a constant struggle for recruiters to find great candidates.

So what’s the best way to reach job hunters in these and other industries traditionally underserved by LinkedIn’s business…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 8, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments

7 Sourcing Tools from 7 Sourcing Pros

As the year winds down, it’s typically a time of reflection. You spend the months of November and December looking at performance for the past year, spreadsheets and sitting in budget meetings that never end but even with all that planning, it’s hard to feel like you’re doing something new or…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 30, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Social Recruiting Wrap Up 2014

I’m not a big fan of the holidays or lists for that matter, but I had a bit of a Grinch heart growing moment this morning looking back on some of the best social recruiting posts on RecruitingDaily and RecruitingBlogs in 2014 - articles that I missed, and I’m sure some you overlooked…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 26, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Free Download: Boolean Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Call them purple squirrels or whatever you want, but finding candidates isn’t so easy. Your job is to find those (fill in whatever animal and color you want here), and to find them before they’re talking to someone else about another opportunity.

But without the right skills, the hunt takes time.

And you know the saying: "Time is money."

You need to be faster than the other…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

It's Not Over Yet: 9 Recruiting Tricks To Try In 2014

With budgets and headcount pretty much frozen until the new year, if you’re like most recruiting organizations, it’s time to actually take a deep breath – and a step back – while planning for what’s next for you and your recruiting organization in 2015.  

The inevitable end of the year slow down is also a great time to make sure that your professional recruiting skills can…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on November 18, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

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