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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on February 23, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on February 16, 2015 at 1:59pm — 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
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on February 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on January 8, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on December 30, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on December 26, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on November 18, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments
What do you think of when you think about the perfect administrative assistant? If you’ve worked at a few companies I imagine you’re thinking about a specific person you’ve worked with before rather than some list of qualities. For me, it was Candace. Candace started managing our front desk and…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on October 27, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments
If you’re still inputting data into Excel or dialing for dollars off a well worn Rolodex, chances are that you’re not only behind the times – you’re also losing out on candidates, clients and the competition, too.
But if your processes are a blast from the past,…
Recruiting technology is trying to make recruiters better marketers.
For example, the…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on October 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
When it comes down to it, our writers are our everything. Our sites wouldn't exist without the great content you submit. So this week, we've taken a moment to acknowledge two of those people, not just the words they write for us.…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on September 30, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments